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Dell G7 17 i7-10750H 16GB RAM 512GB SSD RTX 2070 144hz Display $1999.20 Delivered @ Dell eBay

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Seems like a good price for the new G7, it's $3499 on Dell website.

Original Coupon Deal

10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10750H (12MB Cache, up to 5.0 GHz, 6 cores)
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 8GB GDDR6
16GB DDR4-2933MHz, 2x8G
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
17.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 300 nits 144Hz 9ms 72% color gamut with Eyesafe® technology
1yr Ltd Hardware Warranty InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
US International 4 Zone RGB Backlit Keyboard
Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2x2) 802.11ax Wireless and Bluetooth 5.1
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  • +1 vote

    Does this have an extra 2.5" drive bay to stick a bigger hard drive into? Thanks

    • +6 votes

      Replying to myself.. there is a spare 2.5" Bay.. sticking a bigger drive into it when I get it. lol..

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        Appreciate yoself

      • +1 vote

        Where did you find that info? I read somewhere last week it didn't have room for a second hard drive?

        • +1 vote

          Important amendment

          Umm.. I think I screwed up (I'll admit it). I was reading the manual and the Youtube videos on the "G7 17 2020" model and only noticed it was the G7-7790 one with the classical dual hinges.

          https://youtu.be/NbVasGTT1oM?t=83
          Manual:
          https://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/g-series-17-7790-laptop_setu...
          Both shows a distinct drive bay

          The model in this deal is newer than this.. it is the G7-7700 (Don't ask me why the hell they used a lower number but this one is the right own with the single middle hinge:
          https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-au/product-support/prod...

          Manual:
          https://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/g-series-17-7700-laptop_setu...

          Quoting:
          Your Dell G7 7700 supports various storage configurations, depending on the computer configuration ordered.
          If your computer is shipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti graphics card, it has one of the following storage options:
          ○One 2.5-inch hard drive (for computers shipped with 3-cell, 56 WHr battery)
          ○One 2.5-inch hard drive and one Intel Optane Memory M10 (for computers shipped with 3-cell, 56 WHr battery)
          ○One M.2 2230 or M.2 2280 solid-state drive (for computers shipped with 3-cell, 56 WHr or 6-cell, 97 WHr battery)

          NOTE: The solid-state drive is secured to the system board by a solid-state drive bracket that is specific to theform factor of the solid-state drive. If you are replacing a solid-state drive, ensure that the new solid-state drivehas the same form factor. For example, replace an M.2 2280 solid-state drive with an M.2 2280 solid-state drive.

          If your computer is shipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti, RTX 2060, RTX 2070, or RTX 2070 Super graphics card, it has one ofthe following storage options:
          ○Up to two M.2 2230 solid-state drives
          ○Up to two M.2 2280 solid-state drives
          ○One M.2 2230 solid-state drive and one M.2 2280 solid-state drive

          ARGH.. Bloody Dell model numbers.. I've already pulled the trigger as well.. Oh well.. I need to pay a bit more for a 2TB M.2 then.. :(

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            @bchliu: Thanks for the info. I am also thinking about adding a 2nd M.2 SSD. I think this G7 has nothing in the 2nd M.2 Slot. Some people online say we have to provide our own bracket for the 2nd M.2 SSD? What is your understanding on this?

            • +1 vote

              @bypeng: If you download the Service Manual as per my link and go to Pg 25, you will find the instructions on how to change out the SSD slots. The diagram does show both slots available along with the brackets. The diagram does show the lower wattage model with the smaller battery which DOES require a separate bracket for the 2.5" drive and a ribbon cable to attach the SATA to on the motherboard. I think should be safe to put in the 2nd SSD in this laptop since it does say up to two M.2.2280s in the links.

              I'm more curious to know what is the original SSD that it comes with more than anything - Tempted to get a 2TB NVME to replace it and then get another 2TB SATA M2 later on as the secondary drive.

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                @bchliu: I did read the manual. But all the section about the SSD all say “ This procedure applies only to computers shipped with an M.2 2230 solid-state drive installed in the SSD1( or 2) slot.” Since for us the slot 2 will be empty, that why I ask about the brackets. Guess we can only find out after we get it.

                • +1 vote

                  @bypeng: Nah.. pretty confident the 2nd bracket is there along with the heat spreader / covering by the looks of the diagrams. Considering they are advertising "up to two M.2 SSDs supported", it should be fine.

                  What would be interesting is if we can retrofit the unit with a smaller battery and fit the 2.5" Bracket back in at the cost of less battery time? Maybe might not work when the 2070 is sucking full power with the CPU?

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                @bchliu: I think it doesn’t matter which SSD comes with the machine, the bracket is universal for both 2230 and 2280.

                • +1 vote

                  @bypeng: Page 30 of the Service manual shows how to move the bracket from 2230 to 2280. I believe the 2230 is in reference to Intel Optane installed on some lower models that have 2.5" Mechanical HDDs in them. There's other pics of a smaller 2230 being removed in these sections and that's what it is.

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    How many external displays can be run off the HDMI, MINI-DP and USB-C ports? All 3 at once?

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      I think after gen 6 Intel i serious CPU with built-in GPU can support 3 display output in the same time.

  • +7 votes

    what an amazing deal!

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    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/324146601046

    Hi all, Not much knowledge about technology, just want to know is this a good deal? Thanks

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    Hi there,

    I'm just giving a heads up that I recently bought the G5 SE and had nothing but issues so returning it.
    It may not be the case with this lappy as it is not the same specs, but nevertheless worth giving a heads up.
    Given its not the AMD build that I have you'd hope that similar issues would not show.

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      May I ask what was the issues with G5 Se had? I was planning to buy but missed.

    • +3 votes

      I have a Dell G5 SE with the AMD Ryzen 4800h and 5600m. I don't have any issues with it.

      *Just made sure that BIOS was up to date via the "Dell Update" tool.
      * It originally came with Freesync disabled, but I just downloaded the latest Radeon G5 SE Driver from the AMD website to enable it:

      https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-d...

      *Use Display Driver Uninstaller to clean out the previous drivers and install the new ones fresh.

      I have tested all the ports without problems. I have also connected external monitors via HDMI and Display Port to benchmark and play games, with 3DMark Time Spy/Fire strike and Overwatch without issues.

      Also tested the battery with PCMark10, set to Modern Office. I get exactly 6hrs out of it with WiFi enabled and set to best battery life. It's provided with a 51wh battery but can be upgraded to 68wh.

      I did noticed that service manual for G5 SE 5500 does seem to show the Intel version, in terms of internals, rather than the AMD version and is different.

      It does get warm, like the Intel based gaming laptops I have had before, but I just reduce that by using a tool called Ryzen Controller

      https://www.ryzencontroller.com/

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        Hey there,

        I can confirm that I had over 30 shutdowns in the space of a week and I did the same as what you did.
        I don't think it was every laptop that had something wrong with it, but I definitely did.
        I also had to do a hard reset (wipe everything and restore) at one point due to a driver upgrade.
        Again; I'm returning the laptop today and am disappointed (although if it had worked, obviously would have been happy with it as very powerful for its price)

        https://www.dell.com/community/Inspiron/Inspiron-G5-15-SE-ne...
        https://www.dell.com/community/Inspiron/New-Dell-G5-15-SE-55...

        Cheers,
        Dan

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          Forgot to add to my previous post. There is also a registry hack from this Asus G14 review which works on the Dell G5 SE to help lower temperatures.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oS8kbG-oZU&feature=youtu.be

          It's around the 4:42 min mark. After you enable the registry hack, you will have "Processor performance boost mode" option under the power plan by going to "Change advanced power settings". Setting it to "Efficient Aggressive" helps lower temps a lot whilst gaming, with minimal effect. If you just need more CPU grunt set it to "Aggressive".

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            @shellshocked: Thanks mate,

            I think the trouble was that it wasn't even getting hot; it was just shutting down! Not on anything too intense gaming wise either.
            Either way Dell have refunded me and I have bought a desktop instead to just avoid these laptop form issues

  •  

    Hey guys, what do you think of this Alienware at $2719? Similar specs and perhaps another $700 worth of cooling and build quality?
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dell-Alienware-M17-R2-Gaming-Lap...

    • +2 votes

      The G7 is definetely better with a newer 10th Gen processor…

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        There's minimal difference between 9th and 10th, it's more or less just a marketing rebrand. And it's working apparently.

    • +2 votes

      Agree, and the Alienware comes with a 2070 max q variant which wouldn’t be as good as the G7’s 2070 (mobile) variant (depending on the wattage as well). And it comes with the 10th Gen i7. Here’s a good website to compare specs.

      https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-9750H-vs...

      • +1 vote

        1) that is a terrible website to compare specs. The 9th and 10th gen are functionally equivalent. Especially when you're using sustained loads like gaming

        2) the G7 is maxq too

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      Inferior in quality

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      interesting

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP! Whilst a very good deal, there has already been leaks of RTX3070/3080s and I’ll probably hold on to my GTX1060 laptop for now.

    • +4 votes

      Why dont you wait for RTX 4070 or 5080s?

      • +1 vote

        I get your point but because 3070 is set for a release soon? And I’m also waiting for the wave of AMD gaming laptops to come, done with the Intel 14nm (no matter how many pluses they add) process. Oh and being the first RTX cards, FPS really takes a hit with RTX on… yeah so I have my reasons to wait.

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          Look its ok if 3070 is a huge step from 2070. Certainly dont if its like what intel does with their chips from 9th to 10th gen. 10th gen is virtually just a rebrand.

          Also think if the processor / gpu / battery life technology balance is good enough to provide semi decent battery life for a more powerful GPU.

          Until Ryzen brought 7nm chips, the cap on battery life was relatively low when coupled with more power drawing gfx cards.

          Personally something like a 1660ti and Ryzen 4800h, should suit most purposes for the near future.

          If you need something more powerful - probably almost looking at laptops that are nearly desktops or very expensive 4/5k laptops - if you can afford it, great.

      • +2 votes

        Why would you be in any rush to upgrade from a 1060 to a 2060? They are only a generation apart.

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    AU $2,499.00
    just saw the extra 20% off =$1999

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      I bought from Dell at $2,450 last week sale, now the eBay 20% sale to $1,999 :(

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        I almost did the same - I feel for you. Can you return and rebuy on Ebay?

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        i feel for ya, i was close to pulling the trigger also..

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        Have you used the laptop? Any feedback?

        • +7 votes

          Yes, the laptop is good, very light for a gaming laptop and thinner than the previous generation.
          144Hz is so smooth, even using it for web surfing. TouchPad is actually glass, not plastic. Also the RGB lightning, make it look so premium.
          Laptop can get fairly hot when gaming, between 92-97C. Build quality is good. For a 17" it's not much bigger then most 15" laptop.
          the RXT 2070 Mobile is a beast, I measure the wattage it's showing around 110w, so it's definitely Non Max Q.
          For this price, it's a steal, everyone who purchases it for this price will be extremely happy.

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            @kml22: How's the battery life?

            • +1 vote

              @nataz6: I haven't tested that yet, was on AC Power Adapter all the time.

          • +4 votes

            @kml22: NOTE: The SSD is set to RAID, if you want to later add on another NVMe SSD, you won't be able to do it unless you format and reinstall windows..Recommend, you go and change it to AHCI, you will get a warning, that you may have to reinstall windows, which you will have to, so go and reinstall windows, and save yourself the hassle down the track.

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              @kml22: before googling, what is RAID? is is bad? good?

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              @kml22: Maybe a silly question, but how do you reinstall windows 10? Does it come with installation media? Otherwise, how do we reactivate the win10?

              • +1 vote

                @bypeng: Its automatically activated when you go online, I think it's on BIOS and Microsoft server.

          • +1 vote

            @kml22: This is giving me great hope that its the full size 2070. Absolute bargain if so, can't wait for mine to arrive!

            • +1 vote

              @j-scrizz: Tempted to buy now hearing that! 110w is the max-p specs if memory serves.

              • +2 votes

                @Jacko3000: Do it mate, you'll be kicking yourself down the track if you don't get this deal.

                • +2 votes

                  @kml22: Do you know if the 144MHz panel is g-sync?

                  • +1 vote

                    @iratepirate: Hmm..this one got Nvidia Optimus…so I can't really see the Driver setting under Nvidia Control panel, as the display come through the Intel UHD GPU..

                    • +1 vote

                      @kml22: If it is g-sync when you open nvidia control panel under display will be "setup g-sync" open that and it will say if the screen is compatible.

          • +1 vote

            @kml22: @kml22 great review! how / what do you use to measure heat and wattage?

          • +1 vote

            @kml22: Hey mate, have you run into any issues at all with the laptop?
            After the experience I had with the G5 15 SE, I'm a bit hesitant to go with Dell again lol XD
            Have you experienced any of the same issues on this laptop so far?

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            @kml22: Have you tried overclocking the GPU with MSI afterburner? Also could you please try to undervolt to see how much it reduces thermal while gaming - link for instructions :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWDA9J112hk

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              @ozbdude: I don't think undervolting is possible on this laptop because of the plundervolt vulnerability. I believe Dell have disabled undervolting on all 10th gen Intel laptops, as have most other manufacturers.

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                @Dipaty: Thanks Dipaty, any idea about the overclockability? I already have asus rog gl704gw with i7 8750h (which is why I bought Dell thinking the new i7 would be good step up), rtx 2070 mobile which I can easily overclock to 1800mhz, confused whether to keep that or sell it and keep this dell, would be a big disappointment it dell gpu don't overclock well as I mainly use laptop for gaming

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    Is there any G7's in the 1600,1700 range?

  • +2 votes

    I have confirmed from Dell. this is a 2070 Max-P

  • +2 votes

    https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/help-me-choose/cp/hmc-g-seri...

    Seems pretty definitive that it's a Max-Q

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      That is interesting.

      i'm kinda leaning on your documentation/link, then a dell rep from a chat window..

      • +1 vote

        Reps usually don't know what they're talking about. Outsourced customer service reps in the Philippines who don't even work for dell, they work for the company who Dell outsources to.

    • +1 vote

      This does imply it's a Max-Q..

  • +2 votes

    Bring back the G5 SE special! :(

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    Really good price wish I bought this