Dell G5 15 on sale for $880 USD with 10th gen Core i7, 144 Hz IPS display, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics, 16 GB RAM, and Thunderbolt 3
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Dell G5 15 on sale with 10th gen Core i7, 144 Hz IPS display, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics, 16 GB RAM, and 512 GB NVMe SSD for $880 USD (Source: Dell)

Dell is ridding last year’s budget model for a fairly low price considering the balanced specifications. Some users may not like the visual design of the system, but the easy serviceability and Thunderbolt support are admirable nonetheless.

Dell is currently knocking off hundreds of dollars on its 15.6-inch G5 15 gaming laptop likely to make room for the impending G15 revision. The deal is notable for its 144 Hz refresh rate display and 16 GB of RAM whereas most other gaming laptops for under $900 USD typically come with half the RAM, slower graphics, or a 60 Hz panel only. The system even comes with Thunderbolt 3 which is a rarity for a gaming laptop in this price range.

Based on our time with a review unit from Dell, users may have mixed feelings about the thick plastic design and somewhat heavy chassis. After all, the G5 is home to Dell’s budget gaming models in comparison to the upper mid-range G7 series or flagship Alienware series. Luckily, the bottom panel is easily removable for quick RAM and storage upgrades as needed.

  • Intel Core i7-10750H CPU
  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti w/ 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • 512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (1x M.2 2230/2242, 1x 2.5-inch SATA III bay)
  • 16 GB DDR4-2933 MHz (2x SODIMM)
  • Killer AX1650 Wi-Fi 6
  • USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 3, mini DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, 3x USB-A, RJ-45
  • 24.5 x 365.5 x 254 mm
  • 2.34 kg

Allen Ngo, 2021-03-16 (Update: 2021-03-16)

After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There’s a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I’m not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.

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