The Dell G7 and G5 series of gaming laptops are getting a refresh! Here’s a look at what the four 2019 Dell G7 and G5 gaming laptops will introduce, and how much they will cost.
The 2019 Dell G7 + G5 Gaming Laptops
The Dell G7 and G5 gaming laptops are designed to offer an affordable alternative to the premium Alienware gaming laptops. The 2018 Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop we reviewed was certainly impressive in its own right.
The 2019 Dell G7 and G5 gaming laptops will be upgraded with the latest 8th Generation Intel CFL-H quad– and hexa-core processors, and new NVIDIA graphics. They will also offer optional GSYNC support and 144 Hz display panel
For the first time, the new 2019 Dell G7 and G5 gaming laptops will come with Alienware Command Center pre-installed, and a keyboard with customisable 4-zone RGB backlighting.
Dell is also introducing the 2019 Dell G5 15 Special Edition in the Alpine White colour. It has a clear panel at the bottom, to show off the blue fans of its cooling system!
2019 Alienware Command Center
The new 2019 Alienware Command Center that will be pre-loaded into every new Alienware and the 2019 Dell G7 and G5 gaming laptops will include new features like :
GPU overclocking and underclocking
Allow changes to take effect at the system level
CPU, RAM and GPU overclocking will now work together, in conjunction with system temperatures
2019 Dell G7 + G5 Price + Availability
In the United States, the 2019 Dell G7 and G5 gaming laptops will be available starting 29 January 2019, with the following starting prices :
Dell G7 17 : $1,380 onwards
Dell G7 15 : $1,099 onwards
Dell G5 15 : $999.99 onwards
Here are some direct purchase links for your convenience :
Here in Malaysia, the 2019 Dell G7 and G5 gaming laptops will be available at the end of February 2019. Their local price is yet unknown. We will update the article, as and when we receive new information from Dell.
1 x HDMI 2.0
3 x SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen Type-A including 1 with PowerShare
1 x Thunderbolt 3 Port (USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with support for 40 Gbps Thunderbolt and DisplayPort)
1 x Noble lock slot
1 x 2-in-1 SD (UHS50) / MMC, RJ-45
1 x Headphone / microphone
Widescreen 720p Webcam with Dual Array Digital Microphone
2 x tuned speakers; audio processing by Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Full-size, spill-resistant keyboard with numeric keypad
56 Whr, 4-Cell Battery
130 Watt Power Adaptor
180 Watt Power Adaptor
(NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q only)
389 mm wide
274.7 mm deep
24.95 mm thick
Licorice Black / Alpine White
2Yr Premium Support : Onsite Service with Accidental Damage
Dell G7 15 (7588) Price List
The 2018 Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop is available in four (as of October 2018) configurations, although you can customise it too :
Unlike many gaming laptops, the Dell uses an IPS panel with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That means better colour and a wider viewing angle, at the expense of a longer response time and higher cost.
It has an anti-glare coating, but lacks a higher refresh rate or anti-tear technologies like NVIDIA G-SYNC or AMD FreeSync. What this means is – your games will look great, but you will have to live with a longer response time, and some tearing in FPS games.
At the top of the display is a wide-angle 720p webcam with a dual-array digital microphone.
Dual-Tone Colour Scheme
The 2018 Dell D7 15 (7588) comes in two colour options – Alpine White or Licorice Black. The Alpine White colour option is the more interesting of the two, because it is a dual-tone colour scheme. It has a white top and sides, with a black underside.
Licorice Black is a more professional-looking colour option. It’s plain black, like most business laptops, allowing you to game while pretending to work hard at the office… 😉
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More Dell G7 15 Key Features
Keyboard + Touch Pad
The Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop comes with a full-sized keyboard with a numeric keypad. The keys are all back-lit in blue, with the WASD keys specially-highlighted.
It also comes with a rather large touch pad, which is oddly offset to the left. The offset touch pad makes it a bit harder to use, but let’s be frank – no sane gamer would be using the touch pad.
The Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop has a touch fingerprint sensor built into the power button.
Like current smartphone fingerprint sensors, it is fast and supports all-aspect fingerprint detection, making it really easy to log into Windows, and start gaming!
The Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop comes with a plethora of connectivity options. On the left side, you will find a Noble lock slot, the power port, an RJ-45 LAN port, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port and an SD card reader.
On the right side, you will find a 3.5 mm audio port, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, a single USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C / Thunderbolt 3 port, and a HDMI 2.0 port.
On the wireless side, it supports dual-band 802.11ac WiFi with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
Dual Drive Storage
Our Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop came with dual storage drives – a fast 256 GB Toshiba KSG60ZMV256G NVMe SSD and a 1 TB Seagate ST1000LM035 hard disk drive with a 5,400 RPM spindle speed.
Right out of the box, the SSD drive has 188 GB of available storage, while the hard disk drive has 931 GB of available storage.
Dell offers a smaller 128 GB SSD option, but we highly recommend sticking with the 256 GB SSD because you will run out of space pretty quickly on the 128 GB, and the SSD loads games much faster than the 5400 RPM hard disk drive.
What’s truly impressive is how long it lasted. When we tested its predecessor, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming, we only managed to game for 45 minutes. The mobile gaming time has more than double with the 2018 Dell G7 15 – we played for just over 2 hours!
Dell G7 15 Gaming Performance
We tested the Dell G7 15 running on battery, and it delivered 2,822 on the 3DMark FireStrike test.
This is not a very good score, but it is the secret of how the Dell G7 15 managed to last 2 hours of gaming.
On Main Power
If you really want the Dell G7 15 to roar, plug it into the main power, and it more than triples its gaming performance. Specifically, it scores 9,916 on the 3DMark FireStrike test – 3.5X higher than on battery power!
The Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop is a refreshing new approach by Dell. Instead of tacking onto the Inspiron line, they rebranded it under the new Dell G line, with a new design.
It now sports a new sleeker design, with beefed-up gaming and cooling performance. Its hexa-core Core i7-8750H processor and GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q graphics is more than fast enough to deliver high frame rates on its full HD display.
Dell also went with an IPS panel, when many gaming laptops opt for TN panels with a high refresh rate and a low response time. This means you will enjoy better colours and a wide viewing angle, which is great if you do more than just game.
The Dell G7 15 checks off many of the standard gaming features – a backlit keyboard, a solid state drive for fast boot-ups and game loads, a pair of decent speakers, and fast wired and wireless connectivity. To top it off – it has a longer-lasting battery – good enough for about 2 hours of gameplay.
Of course, there are tons of other gaming laptops with the same specifications. What’s really impressive though is its affordability. Even this top-of-the-line model costs less than RM 7,000 / ~US$ 1,750. This is a great deal for those who want to enjoy gaming on-the-go, but could not afford a decent gaming laptop.
The Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop is designed to offer an affordable combination of gaming performance, and they didn’t appear to cut too many corners to do it. That’s why we think it deserves our Reviewer’s Choice Award. Congratulations, Dell!
Where To Buy The Dell G7 15 (7588)
The 2018 Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop is available in four (as of October 2018) configurations, although you can customise it too :
Dell teamed up with Marvel Studios’ for the Ant-Man and The Wasp film. From Ant-Man’s and The Wasp’s suits to Hank Pym’s Lab, technology plays a lead role throughout the film.
Dell Helped Bring Ant-Man and The Wasp To Life!
Behind the scenes, Dell hardware played a vital role in creating the visual effects in the film. Marvel Studios enlisted VFX vendors, several of which utilised a breadth of Dell technologies, including Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, and Dell Precision workstations, as the core infrastructure to provide the immense computing power and storage capacity necessary for visual effects designers to bring the movie’s characters and places to life.
Among others, artists at the VFX studio DNEGrelied on Dell Precision workstations for front-end operations. In their Vancouver studio alone, more than 300 Dell Precision 7910 workstations were used to create the visual effects in Ant-Man and The Wasp. They also used :
Dell EMC PowerEdge R630 rack servers with MD3460 RAIDs
Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e Blade Server Enclosures
Hundreds of Dell monitors
Dell’s Latest Technology Stars In Ant-Man and The Wasp!
Technology plays an integral role in the Ant-Man and The Wasp, so it’s fitting that fans will be able to see the new Dell G5 15, a powerful gaming laptop, and the award-winning XPS 13, on the big screen when the film hits theaters. In the film, Dell devices make several appearances in settings like Hank Pym’s lab and at the X-CON security offices.
The Dell “Ant-Man and The Wasp” Advertising Campaign
Dell just launched a global advertising campaign around the Ant-Man and The Wasp movie. The campaign integrates the new Dell G5 Gaming Laptop and features print, digital advertising, and out-of-home placements. Marvel Studios fans can also catch a glimpse of the new Dell G5 Gaming Laptop in Dell’s newest TV spot.
Marvel Custom Comic Book Featuring Dell Computers
Ant-Man and The Wasp fans can now enjoy even more Ant-Man and The Wasp adventures with an exclusive custom comic featuring Dell computers. The comic is distributed both digitally on marvel.com/dell and on Dell social channels.
Ant-Man and The Wasp World Premiere
Dell’s new G series high performance gaming laptops played a leading role at the world premiere of Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp on June 25 in Los Angeles. Guests walking the red carpet had an opportunity to feel like they have shrunk… next to a giant 7’ Dell G5 15 laptop.
Dell G-Series Price + Availability
The new Dell G-Series Gaming Laptops are now available at the following prices :
Dell just launched six new Windows 10 gaming laptops based on the new 8th Generation Intel Core processors – the 2018 Alienware 15 and 17 laptops, and the new Dell G-Series gaming laptops. Check out the full details below!
The 2018 Dell Consumer & Gaming Tech Briefing
Dell invited us to an exclusive tech briefing on their 2018 consumer and gaming devices. We recorded it so you can join in the tech tech briefing yourself, as well as the Q&A session!
2018 Alienware 15 And 17 Gaming Laptops
The 2018 Alienware 15 and 17 gaming laptops come with the new 8th Generation Intel Core i5, i7, and i9 processors with up to 6 cores, enabling overclocking up to 5.0 GHz for the first time. To extract maximum performance from the Intel processors, Alienware added the improved Cryo-Tech v2.0 cooling technology, with 50% thinner fan blades and a vapour chamber.
Alienware also incorporated the next-generation Alienware Command Center that helps novice and experienced gamers optimize, overclock, and tune Alienware PCs and peripherals. The new Alienware Command Center also gives gamers complete control over the 2018 Alienware 15 and 17 laptops’ 13 programmable lighting zones that support full RGB values with up to 16.8 million colors.
In addition to the iconic space grey colour, the 2018 Alienware 15 and 17 will also come in a new Epic Black colour option.
New Dell G-Series Gaming Laptops
Dell announced the new G-Series of affordable gaming laptops. These new game-ready laptops are equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs, 8th Gen Intel Core processors, thermal management solutions, intelligent content prioritization software, anti-glare IPS panels, and other complimentary features.
Dell G3 15 and 17
Coming in 15 and 17-inch sizes, Dell G3 15 and 17 laptops are powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 up to 1060 Max-Q, up to 8th Generation Intel Core i7 CPUs, dual fans and dual drives with SSD options
Their 2×2 WiFi antenna design provides great wireless performance, while the SmartByte software prioritizes gaming and video content keeping them smooth, even during large file downloads
Encased in a refined chassis with a silky matte exterior finish, the laptops boast a sleek 22.7 mm (15″) / 25 mm (17″) profile
The Dell G3 15 is Dell’s thinnest gaming laptop to date
Dell G3 15 will offer three color options (Black, Recon Blue, Alpine White) and Dell G3 17 will offer two color options (Black, Recon Blue)
Dell G5 and G7 15
The Dell G5 and G7 15 come in a sleek 25 mm thin 15-inch chassis, with powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPUs with Max-Q Design technology
The systems feature 6GB GDDR5 dedicated memory, up to 6 core performance with 8th Generation Intel Core processors (with up to Core i7 on the G5 and i9 on the G7), dual fans, and dual drives with SSD options
The Dell G7 15 will offer optional 8th Generation Intel Core i9 CPU and UHD display (3840×2160) configurations, available in late April 2018
Killer 1×1 networking optimization (supporting up to 2×2) or SmartByte software responsively prioritize content downloads for liquid smooth gaming and streaming
Designed to push heat and noise away from the user, Dell equipped a front air intake and rear exhaust vent to the laptops’ frames to keep players cool, and able to game longer
The Dell G5 and G7 15 will also offer an optional IPS UHD 4k panel for a premium on-screen experience
Dell G5 15 is available in either Standard Black or Beijing Red flavors, and Dell G7 15 is available in either Standard Black or Alpine White
Pricing & Availability
These Dell gaming laptops are available with immediate effect :
2018 Alienware 15 and 17 are available in US, China and Europe, starting at $2,399.99 and $3,699.99 respectively
Dell G7 15 is available globally starting at $1,099.99
These Dell gaming laptops are available starting 16 April 2018 :
Dell G3 15 and 17 will be available globally starting at $749.99 and $1,099.99 respectively
Dell G5 15 will be available globally starting at $949.99