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Dell refreshed G5 and G7 gaming laptops with 8th gen Intel processor and Nvidia GeForce GPUs

09 January 2019 2

This year at the CES show almost all PC manufacturers upgraded their laptops with the latest 8th gen Intel hardware. Dell recently upgraded Alienware lineup gaming machines with the latest hardware, however, the best thing is that's not the only gaming laptops Dell is going to upgrade at this year CES show. The company also wraps off the cover from new G5 and G7 lineup gaming laptops with the latest Intel 8th gen processors and Nvidia's GPU for the top-notch gaming experience. Apart from bringing the latest hardware, the company also reduced the overall footprint of both the G-series laptops.

The latest G-lineup laptops come with 4-zone RGB keyboard, its backlighting can also be customized. Last but not least for better viewing experience both the G-series laptops comes with G-Sync display panels with a refresh rate of 144Hz. Unlike most of the latest laptops, both the new G-series machines will be up for sale from January 29th, 2019. Starting with the superior variant G7.

Dell G7

As the name suggests the G7 variant is superior to the G5 in terms of size. The G7 will be available in two sizes including 15-inches with the model number (G7 15 7590) whereas the larger sibling will have 17-inches panel (G7 17 7790). The company claims the new G-series laptops are significantly thinner than the predecessor.

In terms of display the G7 15-inches model is available in two configurations, the base model has Full HD resolution with either 60Hz or 144Hz refresh rate. The top-tier model comes has Ultra HD OLED panel with 2160 x 3840 pixels resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. The 17-inches variant is available in Full HD variant only.

Under the hood, you can choose between three Intel 8th-gen processor variants including Core-i5, Core-i7, and Core-i9. The base model has 8GB RAM whereas the top of the line variant comes with up to 16GB RAM with up to 1TB HDD storage, 1TB SSD or hybrid storage with 2TB HDD and 1TB SSD. As Graphics processing unit you can choose between four Nvidia GeForce GPUs including GTX 1050Ti, RTX 2060, RTX 2070 and RTX 2080.

As far as the battery is a concern, both the G7 variants can either have 60Whr or 90Whr battery cell. Both are available in only Abyss Grey color. The connectivity ports are 3 USB 3.1 ports, HDMI 2.0 port, MicroSD slot, and dual-channel Ethernet port. The 15-inches variant base model price tag is $1,099 whereas the 17-inches variant is slightly expensive at $1,380.

Dell G5

The Dell G5 sports a 15-inches display panel. The base model display has Full HD screen resolution with either 60Hz or 144Hz refresh rate. The top of the line model comes with Ultra HD display with 60Hz refresh rate.

In the hardware department, the base model has Intel's 8th gen quad-core Core i5 chipset whereas the top-tier model has a hexa-core Core-i7 processor. The Nvidia's GPU options remain same as the G7 models. It is also available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB RAM options. As far as the built-in storage is a concern the G5 will be available in 1TB HDD, 1TBB SSD or you choose hybrid storage with 2TB HDD and 1TB SSD. The connectivity ports and battery options are same like the G7 series.

For those who are looking for something different and special, the company released an SE variant of G5 15 in special Alpine White color. On the other hand, the standard model is only available in Deep Space Black color only. The base model of the G5 starts at $999.

Do share your thoughts regarding the new upgraded variants of Dell G5 and G7 in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more CES updates.


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