Dell G5 15" Gaming Laptop with 120Hz, GTX 1660 Ti, i7 10750H CPU, 16GB 2933MHz RAM, 512GB M.2 SSD $1378.99 Delivered @ Dell

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Hi guys, I have been looking for a new gaming laptop for a while now and I’ve just found this Dell G15 on sale, it seems a pretty good deal (I7, 16GB ram, 1660 Ti) for under $1400.

Specs:

10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10750H (12MB Cache, up to 5.0 GHz, 6 cores)
laptop
Windows 10 Home English
videocard
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6
memory
16GB DDR4-2933MHz, 2x8G
harddrive
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
color
Interstellar Dark Cover with mDP and Thunderbolt 3

There’s also a G15 Ryzen edition for under $2k with Ryzen 7 5800H and RTX 3060 in what seems to be an Alienware case, which should be good for the thermals.

https://www.dell.com/en-au/work/shop/business-laptops-ultrab...

Edit: Lovekeanu discount code works with the Ryzen bringing the price to around $1,817.21, which is a great deal for a full powered RTX 3060 (115W)

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Comments

  •  

    That g15 in the light
    Colour with rtx looks pretty cool

  • +10 votes

    Isn't there a class action in the U.S. due to the G3 and G5 chassis not having enough cooling and overheating.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/dell-g3-g5-overheati...

  • +5 votes

    unfortunately Dell cheaped out on display panels for gaming machines for 3 generations in a row. 120hz sounds nice, but not bright enough at 250nit, and crappy color space coverage

    and Dell bought lots of this panel, I see it everywhere.

    I got a 144hz 17" 300nit panel with full sRGB coverage and oh boy do games shine on it. also fantastic for photo/video editing, or just watching movies

    good screen is just as important as good CPU/GPU

    • +3 votes

      300 nits is still pretty rubbish tbh.

      • +5 votes

        300nit is a standard, my friend

        you need 400nit for some outdoor use, preferably 600nit, and best outdoor readable screens are 1000nit

        but sitting inside, close to a window on a sunny day 300nit is minimum for comfortable work with text

        not many people need more than that

    • +2 votes

      What do you expect for gaming laptops under $2k? There has to be a sacrifice somewhere. It's either that or pay for some pos graphics card laptop with a 1650… I know I'd rather have a good graphics card than a primo screen. You can always plug the laptop in to another screen but you can't plug another graphics card into the laptop.

      •  

        just do a search for 1660ti on Ozbargain and you will see how many laptops you will find with good 144hz panels well, well under $2k

        I am not saying all of them have great GTG or sRGB coverage (Metabox sure does), but more 144hz panels have good parameters than 120hz ones.

      • +2 votes

        https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/gaming-and-games/dell-g5-15-...

        didn't have to go far for an example.

        $1449 (with code LOVEKEANU) gets you g5 15 with:
        - 6 core i7
        - 2070 Max-Q
        - 144hz 300nit FHD panel
        - dual channel 16GB RAM
        - 512GB SSD

        and we're talking less than $100 more expensive than this unit in question here.

        •  

          Man that's awesome value. That's how much I paid for my g5 with a 5600M albeit that was a year ago :)

  • +9 votes

    Dell is becoming a shitbox factory now……………..

    •  

      Tell me about it

      •  

        what do you expect when the competition is being killed off, quality?

  •  

    Is there similar but in thunderbolt 4?

  •  

    F.I.Y: The 1650 Ti (mobile) variant in this is around 20% slower than a regular 1650 desktop card, which BTW is the lowest performing GTX card sold today, so don’t expect to run latest or the greatest games on this. The RTX 3060 mobile on the other hand is around 2x faster than this 1650Ti, which IMHO is a much more capable gaming notebook, therefore worth that extra $450 if you are after a “gaming laptop”.

    • +2 votes

      1660ti. Not 1650. I agree its not good value though.

      •  

        Oops, my bad.. 1660Ti (mobile) isn't too bad it seems…. its faster than a 1650 Super desktop and about 10% slower than a 1660 Desktop.

        •  

          very confused now with the correction, so whats the order of which is better

          • +2 votes

            @Balls: 1660(desk) > 1660ti(mob) > 1650(desk) > 1650ti(mob)

    •  

      F. I.Y?

      But how does 1660Ti compare to 3060?

      • +1 vote

        Roughly 5500 in 3dmark timespy versus 8300

        About 35% faster in gaming

  • +3 votes

    I had 3 dell's last year (xps 17, xps 15 and the Alienware R17) and one of my students got the G7 gaming laptop. The three I had were top of the line models and all had more issues than I've ever had with any laptop ever straight out of the box. The student returned his as well due to excessive over heating.

    Only positive thing I will say about them is it was minimal difficulty returning all those bung models and the Alienware had a nice keyboard (which I am missing now). Unless they pick up their quality assurance and stop cheaping out I would not recommend a Dell at the moment especially their lower models.

    •  

      When did your student return the G7?

      •  

        what kinda issues did you have with the XPS?

        • +1 vote

          Xps 17 had issues with ports not working / recognising SSD's, it would power on over night randomly when it had been shut off so it would cook itself in my laptop bag, general overheating as well was an issue even in day to day usage (I can't remember all the issues but it did kill me to return it as I loved the screen).

          Xps 15 had screen flickering straight out of the box so that was sent back straight away.

      •  

        A couple of months after he had issues with it. He replaced it with a good Razer 15 deal he snapped up. Has been happy ever since.

        •  

          When exactly? There's been a few firmware upgrades to address thermal issues.

  • +2 votes

    The only thing turning me off the 3060 model is the screen but at $1817 buying the 1660 Ti model at $1378 is comparatively poor value including resale wise

    For this 1660 Ti model probably better off going with the Legion 5i for $1599 with a 144Hz screen especially if you tweak the 2060 to 115W you're looking at something like 20% better GPU performance than the 1660 Ti but because the Ryzen 5800h is a bit faster it'll probably be something like 10-15%

    Also don't forget 3% cashrewards

  • +1 vote

    Just negging to highlight issues with cooling since there are class actions mentioned by other posters

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/10604461/redir

    This laptop throttles and you likely won't get full performance

    The 3060 model is a different chassis so would potentially be a safer buy

  •  

    With the 3060 model, does anyone know what the model exactly is? Trying to find reviews/other peoples experiences with it.

  •  

    I own 3 Dells. The G15 with the 5600M, the 8940 with the 3070 and the alienware with the 3080. Love all 3 of them. Never had any problems with any of them and the price I bought them for is absolutely amazing.

  •  

    Just keep in mind, this dude had his order pushed back till November, dunno if thats true or normal, but its insane.

    taffy711
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/630944
    Recently cancelled my Dell order after they pushed delivery back to November so hoping for an alternative. Thanks.

  • +1 vote

    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/asus-tuf-gaming-a15-15-6-...

    What about this instead? 5% off JB gift cards brings it down to a similar price.

    •  

      The Dell is still better because it has a full powered (115W) 3060 while the Asus has got a 90W version.
      That being said, I’m actually buying the TUF A17 from JB HiFi because of the interest free payment options and because I prefer a bigger screen.

      •  

        Does that power difference actually make any significant difference?
        And wouldn't more power likely be throttled/heat-up anyway (coz Dell)?

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        • +1 vote

          Yeah, it does make a difference, around 10 to 15% depending on the game you’re playing.
          It’s actually the opposite, if they put a low powered version in the laptop, it means the cooling is not enough to deal with the full-powered version.
          Plus, the Ryzen Edition uses an Alienware chassis so cooling won’t be a problem.

  • +2 votes

    Trust me on this one….. go for anything else. The cheap and nasty laptop with dells lack of customer care is all I can say. The screen is also shockingly bad.

  • +2 votes

    https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/gaming-and-games/dell-g5-15-...

    might be a better choice for some? less than $100 dearer, upgrades you to:
    - 144hz 300nit panel
    - 2070 Max-Q

  •  

    I've had nothing but issues with my Dell G5 since i got it a year or so ago and their customer service is trash. Buy anything but Dell

  •  

    Anyone has valid coupon code? LOvekeanu is expired now. Please drop me message. Thanks