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Dell G5 15 SE Laptop [AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Radeon RX 5600M, 8GB DDR4, 512GB M2 NVMe SSD] - $1350.86 Delivered @ Dell

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HONEY7EPP5

Not a bad deal considering how powerful the CPU+GPU combo is… Dave2D Review/Ryzen 7 4800H 144Hz variant
- AMD Ryzen 5 4600H ~ Intel Core i7 9750H
- AMD Radeon RX 5600M ~ Nvidia RTX 2060 Max-Q

The only downside is that the screen is only 60Hz which may be a dealbreaker for some…

Full tech specs:

AMD Ryzen™ 5 4600H Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Graphics
Windows 10 Home (64bit) English
AMD Radeon™ RX 5600M
8GB, 2x4GB, DDR4, 3200MHz [UPGRADABLE/NOT SOLDERED]
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display
3-Cell Battery, 51 Whr (Integrated)
Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2x2) 802.11ax Wireless and Bluetooth 5.1
Color Choice: Supernova Silver Cover with mDP and with USB-C

Used to be $1,798.99, after EOFY 15% sale and code: HONEY7 (7% off) + EPP5 (5% off) = $1,350.86 (saving $448.13)
Don't forget cashbacks! (though unsure if will work with the promo code)


Deal expired. The codes will continue to work but they can no longer be combined.

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          Depends what your aim is. If you want 60fps gaming the Dell is perfect, while the Asus has better cooling and less noise, and Intel cpu's remain the better choice for high fps gaming, higher turbo clocks of 4.5ghz for 9th gen and 5ghz for 10th gen compared to 4ghz of 4600h will limit max fps, which isn't an issue for 60hz, but if your aiming for 144hz or especially 240hz then you will be looking at Intel and nvidia (again for higher clocks compared to equivalent amd).

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            @TRANCE: Not true comparing Renoir to mobile Comet Lake. The Intel chips never hit those frequencies in games (or any sustained workload) and usually hand around 2.5-3.9ghz depending on the laptop and the specific chip. Rarely, if ever do the intel chips hit 4Ghz+.

            It's hard to make direct comparisons between Renoir and Intel right now because no one has compared laptops with the same chassis. The chassis and how well it can dissipate heat makes a big difference, if you look at the intel Dell G3 and older TUF laptops with intel they were trash with Intel because they couldn't keep thermals/power in check, only becoming viable with AMD chips.

            A cheap Intel laptop like the intel variant of this would probably see clocks in the 2-3ghz range and would probably suck for high FPS gaming.

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    120Hz and it's a goer

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      120Hz panel is now available to buy on Dell AU.

  • -2 votes

    Starting @2.5kg, these are not very portable. Looking for a laptop less than 1kg for powerpoint work. Any good deal?

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      look into Microsoft surface, I think they are slim and a deal is going on right now

    • +4 votes

      u even lift bro?

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        Maybe gunny is a granny?

    • +2 votes

      2.5kg for a gaming laptop is portable, it doesn't weight a tonne mate.
      At this price, it's a steal, you can upgrade the NVMe SSD and RAM yourself.

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      Looking for a laptop less than 1kg for powerpoint work.

      What part of Gaming laptop don't you understand?

      Virtually anything can run PowerPoint presentations for goodness sake.

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    This is a great price.

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    I read this review earlier this morning. It looks like heat could be a problem. NOTE: They reviewed the 4800h

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-G5-15-SE-with-AMD-Ryzen-7...

    As is the first laptop (and only laptop in 2020) to use Smart Shift to balance power and thermal load between CPU and GPU I imagine software patches will improve things in future, but right now with the information in the review about cooling design, I'm looking elsewhere.

    Still good value if you're up for the early adopter gamble?

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      I don't think this is a major issue, look at Intel 8750H and 9750H and now 10750H have have heat issue, and the CPU throttle, best to undervolt to fix heat issue with Intel. For AMD not sure if you can undervolt, probably can't. But I don't think it a major issue for most of us.

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        I guess it depends on how much load you're running on it. If nothing intensive it will probably run just fine. This was a load test review.

        I currently max CPU with business tasks and this is a gaming machine. Any insights on performance impacts of throttling one of these to keep in safe thermal range?

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      That model has the 4800h not the 4600h that is in the model in this post. Not the same laptop at all. But definitely worth being wary of!

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    Does anyone know when the HONEY7 or EPP5 code expired?

    • +1 vote

      still working for me

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        Yup, bought one, was afraid if I don't make the jump now that the code will be expired soon.
        Worth getting additional 1yrs warranty for $51($44.88 after code applied). Total of 2yrs warranty.

        • +1 vote

          Looks like EPP5 no longer works :(

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            @trothwell: Wow…Glad I made the purchase before EPP5 code expired.

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    For those who are a tad more adventurous may consider the option to upgrade/replace the display panel yourself for a 120/144Hz one if there is one that fits (or potentially one from the higher tier model). I've seen other people doing that on their old G5 with success.

    I've also replaced my Dell XPS 15 9570 (8300H iGPU only variant) FHD display assembly with a 4K touch display assembly bought on Taobao for AUD$300 and it works perfectly fine and didn't break anything (after my careful installation). Was also in touch with a Dell repair technician last time and he told me that I was able to get it upgraded by Dell as well for AUD$500, but I guess this is better if you don't wanna get your hands dirty or/and (potentially) void the warranty. Therefore I'm hoping that there will be an option for the high-refresh rate display replacement for this particular model…

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      wow. how risky is that?

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        Replacing the display assembly (not to be confused with display panel, display assembly = panel + shell/cover/bezels) wasn't as risky as long as you're not clumsy with things. I was literally following a YouTube video lol although the instructions were in the service manual. Here's a Dell G5 SE Service Manual for your reference.

        Speaking of replacing laptop display panels, I've done it once on my Thinkpad X260 (TN 1366x768 panel to an IPS 1080p panel) and it wasn't as hard besides opening the bezels to reveal the panel itself… It's aight.

      • +5 votes

        Just wait for deal on 144hz/120hz version. Savings not worth the hassle if you have to diy to bring it up to your desired spec.

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          True, depending on what game you play, for FPS gaming or fast-moving game, then yes 144hz version is good. For me playing Tactics or Strategy game or adventure game, then I don't want to spend extra on something I don't need, which is why they have 2 versions for us to choose…Wish we have more option to pick like the Dell US store.

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          do you reckon we will see something similar deals soon? with 16gb and 120/144hz? and would it be over 1500?

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            @baldur: Probably quite a bit more 144hz 16gb , does that model also have upgraded proccesor? Eventually you should see deals as it's Dell after all but this is still crazy good value.

            I think what they were saying that this base version will come with 120hz for a marginal amount more like $50.

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    btw this dell g5 15 se 2020 model has two usb 2.0 ports on the right hand side, a usb 3.2 gen 1 port and usb c on the left hand side. not impressed with the two usb 2.0 ports in 2020 but the rest looks pretty solid

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      I think for a budget gaming laptop, it's reasonable, beside the 2 USB 2.0 port will be used for an external mouse, which is perfectly fine.

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    Only viable options were intel x750h and gtx/rtx 1660ti + for higher end gaming laptops for ages. Good to see AMD getting stuck into the mobile market and giving it a good shake up, both on proccesor and graphics side.

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    how is the battery life? and does it support Instant-On function like on Surface Laptop?

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    Can I connect 3 displays to the mDP, HDMI and USB-C ports? Is an additional wireless display also able to be connected? Total 5 displays?

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    Seems like an awesome deal. Very similar price to what a desktop with the same specs would cost.

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    Looks like the 5600M bats with the RTX2060 which is pretty impressive for the price. But all that extra gaming power would be lost on the screen…such a pity…would definitely pull the trigger if it had a higher refresh rate option.
    These should run cooler than Intel counterparts because of lower power draw?

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      No it runs hot check YouTube videos more than asus tuf. As the display blocks the vents but the refresh rate is a problem as if you wait you can get a better display at same price. This is what i think

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        Yeah I watched jarrodstech review on it. Runs up to 100 degrees. Must be a dell issue. Best to wait.

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        I think you're referring to the variant with 4800h in it. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-G5-15-SE-with-AMD-Ryzen-7...

        This model has the 4600h.

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          Do you reckon it won't be so hot? Won't be gaming but looking for a photo and video editing machine.

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    Good spec, good price. Only if it was 2 kg or less. I'm planning to go back to uni and will have to carry this alongside with my work laptop so the lighter the better

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      Expect to pay double for a gaming laptop that is 2kg or under.

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    How is the build quality on dell machines i would ignore the fact that it runs hot but does it really provide good quality of hinges and display?

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    Looks like Shopback just went from 3% to 10% cashback. Wondering if this will work with the codes :/
    https://www.shopback.com.au/eofy-sale
    https://www.shopback.com.au/dell-australia

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    EPP5 no longer seems to be working.

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      Ya i tested it didn't work for me anymore. I was about to order it finally no worries will wait for another deal. Right now this laptop is really running hot it might get improve in future

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        I'm not sure if this model was running as hot that was the 4800h

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    How does this compare with the ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA506 - GTX RTX
    That is available for $1389 + $13.06 for delivery to Melbourne
    Link to deal is "https://www.zotim.com.au/shop/asus-fa506ii-hn138t-tuf-gaming-156-fhd-ips-ryzen-5-4600h-8gb-512gb-win-10-home-asu-nbk-fa506ii-hn138t?campaignid=8607549352&adgroupid=92074919732&network=u&device=c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItO6d_e-C6gIVmH0rCh2RSQTgEAkYASABEgIg6vD_BwE"

    I was tempted to post that as a deal but I have never posted a deal before and didn't want to make a bad start

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      The ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA506 - GTX RTX got terrible screen response time, and panel color sRGB 62.50%, Dell one is 99% sRGB.
      The GPU GTX 1650 Ti is no match for 5600M, which is twice as fast or faster. The only thing the Asus has is 144hz.

      Dell got WiFi 6 (AX) and Killer Network Card, also Bluetooth 5.1 vs Asus Bluetooth 5.0 and Just Wifi AC.

      Clearly the DELL is much better valued for money.

      You better make up your mind, before all additional discount code expired.

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        No you forgot the thermals and build quality i would say and if content creation is not your focus then that display is 144hz

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          True, but as long as the build quality is Ok, then I'm fine with that, can't expect too much from a cheap Gaming laptop. Gaming laptop like the Intel chip always have thermal and throttling issue, AMD is on the same boat in term of heat.

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    Has anyone been able to use both HONEY7 and EPP5 codes? It seems like you can only use one of them.

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      Ya they stopped it now and at the current price it's not worth. The laptop has a design flaw which increase the temp more than 100 and it's not a rgb keyboard and only 60hz.

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        No different to Intel i7 overheating and throttling issue.

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    Anyone got their shipped yet?

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      Received mine today, only been running for a few hours but it's still pretty hot

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        How is it? How's the screen?

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          It's alright, you can tell it's 60 Hz but not too big of a difference
          Comparing to my work DELL XPS 15 9560 it's definitely not as good but this is a beast in it's own right

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            @Mr Bargain Hunter: Thanks mate. I got replacement screen coming from USA , glossy IPS. No specs for contrast ratio, brightness, or colour gamut. But I prefer glossy. Still 60fps. Never had higher than 60 hz because I'm not that hardcore and usually just like adventure games/RPG

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            @Mr Bargain Hunter: Got mine on Friday 26th June too. It does run hot, however thing is a beast, so much faster than my 2018 G5 15 i8750h + GTX 1060 Max Q. The screen is brighter and more colourful then the 2018 G5, the bezel is thinner. The size is so much smaller and weight 2.4KG to be exact vs 2.65KG on the 2018 G5.

            I'm running 1080p Ultra setting with 70-100fps on most games.

            To keep the heat down and CPU throttling I disabled Turbo Boost, which run constantly 3GHz, which keep CPU temp around 85C. Framerate drop only a few frames, so worth disabling turbo boost.

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        Hey mate,

        I'm reaching out just as I did buy this deal but I'm currently having it crash all the time per this problem:

        https://www.dell.com/community/Inspiron/Inspiron-G5-15-SE-ne...

        Wanted to check with you if you were having anything similar?

        Cheers

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          Yes I was having the blue screen of death every 5 minutes. They had a go updating my software but that didn’t work. They said they were going to send in someone to replace the entire motherboard but by the time that’s all done it’ll probably pass the 30 day period so I requested a refund

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    There is an app called Ryzen Controller which allow you to adjust CPU setting to lower the temperature, check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n5lKZ502TY&feature=emb_logo

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    https://youtu.be/KVB_ZWXL-h0

    Pretty decent finding from Jarrod tech.

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    Latest Bios 1.3.0 from Dell seem to have resolved the black screen, pc rebooting, and game crashing issue for me.

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    Anyone else having the blue screen of death problems ?

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      Yup. Returning it to dell; reccomend you do the same.
      They told me it's not a "known fault".