The Dell G5 15 5500 is a 15.6-inch gaming powerhouse that offers affordable RTX gaming, with on-site warranty!
Find out why we gave it our Reviewer’s Choice Award, and why this could be the gaming laptop you have been waiting for!
Dell G5 15 Series : What Is It?
The G-Series is Dell’s range of affordable gaming laptops, with the G5 15 as the mid-range option with a 15.6-inch display.
The Dell G5 series laptops come with more powerful processor and graphics options with beefier cooling, than the entry-level G3 series.
Dell G5 15 5500 : Specifications
First, let’s take a look at the specifications of our review sample, which is the top-of-the-line model.
|Dell G5 15 5500|
|Display||15.6-inch TN display|
– 1920 x 1080 pixels (141 ppi)
– 144 Hz refresh rate, 19 ms response time
– 300 nits max brightness
– 72% NTSC colour gamut
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Home|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10750H|
– 6 core, 12 thread, 45 W TDP
– 2.6 GHz base, 5.0 GHz boost
|Memory||2 x 8 GB DDR4-2933|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB)|
|Storage||512 GB SK hynix BC511 PCIe SSD|
|Camera||0.92 MP webcam (720p video)|
|Audio|| Realtek ALC3254 with Nahimic 3D Audio|
2 x 2 W speakers
|Connectivity||LAN : Killer E2500 Gigabit|
Wi-Fi : Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
|Ports||1 x RJ-45 LAN port|
1 x Thunderbolt 3 port
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x HDMI 2.0 port
1 x mini DisplayPort 1.4b
1 x audio port
|Card Reader||SD Card Reader|
|Security||Wedge-shaped lock slot|
Capacitive fingerprint reader
|Keyboard||4-zone RGB Keyboard with G Key|
– 18.7 mm x 18.05 mm key pitch
|Touchpad||105 mm x 65 mm touchpad|
|Battery||4-cell polymer (68 Wh)|
|Charging||240 W charger|
– 19.5 VDC @ 12.31 A
|Dimensions||364.46 mm wide|
254.0 mm deep
31.13 mm thick
Dell G5 15 5500 : Price + Availability
The Dell G5 15 5500 is available in the Interstellar Dark Cover colour, with a starting price of RM 4,499 (about US$1,083 / £847 / A$1,486 / S$1,482).
Here are some online purchase options :
Dell G5 15 5500 : Box Contents
The Dell G5 15 5500 comes in a no-frills brown cardboard box. Inside, all you will find are these items :
- Dell G5 15 5500 laptop
- 240 watt charger + cable
- Dell G5 Quick User Guide
- Safety and Regulatory Information
Dell G5 15 5500 : Hands-On Experience!
The Dell G5 15 5500 is designed to offer RTX gaming, at an affordable price point. So the first thing you will notice its thick plastic chassis and heft.
This is no thin and light laptop, not at 31 mm thick and a weight of 2.65 kg… and that’s not even counting the large and heavy 240 watt charger!
Our review model was powered by the Intel Core i7-10750H, a 6-core, 12-thread processor with a clock speed that goes up to 5 GHz.
It’s paired with 16 GB of DDR4 memory, and the the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory. More than powerful enough to handle any game you throw at it.
144 Hz Display
The Dell G5 15 5500 comes with a 15.6-inch TN display with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and a 144 Hz refresh rate.
Thankfully, it’s paired with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics, which should have no problem driving the high refresh rate for most games.
The Dell G5 15 5500 is spacious enough to support both a M.2 socket (for a PCIe SSD), as well as a 2.5-inch drive bay (for a hard disk drive).
Our review sample came with the 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD from SK hynix. Dell also offers a 512 GB Intel Optane storage option in some countries.
This is more than enough storage for a gaming laptop, but if you need more, there is a 1 TB SSD option, as well as a 2 TB hard disk drive option.
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