Dell G3 in house! What do you need to know?

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  1. Chk

    Chk Notebook Consultant

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    Are you planning on re pasting and undervolting? Seems easy enough when I took off the back cover to remove the heat sink.
     
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    I’m doing all of that right now. Just applied new paste and retesting. Going LM on this one later today.
     
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    Fantastic, can't wait to see your results!
     
  4. Kahoyman

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    That's a bummer. How far does the screen go opened? Can it to 180 degrees?
     
  5. B0B

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    It cannot do 180. Pretty normal clamshell range of motion.
     
  6. B0B

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    2 tear downs complete with the 2nd sporting Liquid Metal as I type. Spoiler alert......LM in the ONLY way to go on the G3.

    Thankfully it's a breeze to tear down.
     
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    Hopefully this thing will be easier to tear down then the 7577
     
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  8. Kahoyman

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    Hey Bob, watched your review on YouTube. Great video! Thorough as always. However I have a few more questions.

    1. How many m.2 slots are there?
    2. If I replace the panel with just a 60hz one but with better color accuracy, will I retain the brightness controls? If you have suggestions, please share them as well.
    3. If with the same configuration and price, would you rather get the g7?

    Thanks a ton and you're a gift to the laptop community.
     
  9. B0B

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    Only 1 m.2 and 1 2.5. If there was more I would have included it in the review. You can also see this in the teardown should you need it.

    Never count on retaining brightness controls when upgrading your display to a higher refresh rate but just a 60hz to 60hz has been fine most of the time.

    My thoughts on the G3 over the G7 were included in the review...I think lol. I like the simple aesthetic of the G3 and prefer it for that reason as well as the layout for the I/O plus its internal setup is far superior. It's just a better design with some actual thought.
     
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  10. SammyJankys

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    Hi BOB. Great youtube review! What are the differences between G3 and xps15, a part of the battery and the aesthetics? Is it worth spending $500 more for an xps 15 versus a G3 with similar characteristics? Thanks

    PD: I do not need the laptop for playing but high-performance
     
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