Dell's New G Series Gaming Laptops

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  1. GoHack

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    Hi,

    Waiting a couple of days w/o any post here, I figured I'd start one.

    Dell just announce their new G3, G5, and G7 series of gaming laptops.

    The G3 is to start out at $749, the G5, $799, and the G7, at $849.

    The G3, G5, and G7 laptops have access to the Nvidia GTX 1050, the 1050 Ti, and the 1060 Max-Q GPUs, eighth-gen Intel processors (on up to the new 6 core i9 CPU in the G5 and G7), an optional 4K display in the G7, and a 17-inch version of the G3. The G5 and G7 even have Killer networking.

    The Alienware's were also tweaked w/the 15" and the 17" models, bringing them up to date with eighth-generation processors, including the i7 and i9 CPU's, w/the i9 being said to be factory overclockable up to 5GHz. :)

    The only one now available, is the 15" G7 model, w/the new 8th Generation i7-8750H Processor (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 3.9GHz w/ Turbo Boost), together w/the Nvidia GTX 1060 w/the Max Q Design technology, 6GB GDDR5 video memory, and supports 2666 MHz DDR4, up to 32GB. The rest will be officially released on the 16th of this month.

    Here I just received my 7577 just last week. I'm tempted to send it back and order the 15" G7, w/the i9, when it becomes available on the G7 model.


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  2. GTRagnarok

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    It looks like the G5 is basically a specs update of the Inspiron 15 7577. And the G7 appears pretty much identical to the G5, except it offers the i9-8950HK. I wonder how it differs internally, if at all, to warrant that.
     
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  4. GoHack

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    Here's the Dell G7 15 Setup and Specifications Guide.

    On page 15, it shows the G7 (7588) supporting Intel's Optane memory.

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  5. Maleko48

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    I will be jealous of the better clock speeds but that chassis can still only dissipate approximately 45 watts of power before saturating and cooking. I think burst tasks will see a nice improvement but full-tilt gaming will still be dependent on the power curve of the CPU and how well it undervolts.

    The optane point is moot to me. Battery life will almost certainly be better with lower base clock and higher peak clock speeds.
     
  6. GoHack

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    Well, I went and ordered an Alienware 15 R3 laptop today instead of going w/the G7, for about what I paid for my 7577, thanks to Dell's on going sales, and the corporate discount I got. I also got an additional $100 discount, thanks to my being a loyal customer. This is my forth Alienware which I have purchased.

    As much as I would of liked going with the R4 w/the i7-8570H cpu, I had to draw the line at a maximum price which I was willing to go. Outside of the cpu, they appear to be identical systems.

    The only option I went for, outside of the i7-7700HQ cpu, was going w/the FHD (1920x1080), 120Hz, TN+WVA, Anti-Glare, 400-nits, NVIDIA G-SYNC Enabled, Non-touch display. Hopefully, I won't be disappointed. Outside of that, it comes w/16 GB (2x8) DDR4 (2400 MHz) memory, the GeForce 1060 w/6 GB DDR5 memory, a 1 TB 7200 rpm HD, the Killer 1435 WiFi, and Windows 10 Home.

    I would of liked to go w/Win 10 Pro, the faster 2666 MHz memory, and the bigger 99 Wh battery, but I had to draw a line, taking into account that all these could be easily upgraded later.

    I have a Samsung 960 EVO 250 GB M.2 NVMe SSD, so I didn't need to buy another SSD w/the laptop.

    The Alienware 15 also comes w/two full-size M.2 PCIe/SATA slots, and one half-size M.2 PCIe/SATA drive, while the 7577/G7 comes w/just one full-size.

    When it comes to the Wi Fi, the only difference I could see between the Killer 1435 and the 1535, is that the latter comes w/Bluetooth 5.0 vs. 4.1. I don't use Bluetooth anyway, and I normally have it shut off in the Device Manager, so the $25 cost difference wasn't worth it. If I should ever need to upgrade the 1435, I can easily upgrade it.

    One thing I like w/the Alienware laptops, vs. the 7577/G7, is the Alienware Graphics Amplifier, which can be used w/them thanks due to their proprietary external graphics port. I can only "assume" at this point, the same w/the 7577/G7, w/their Thunderbolt 3.0 connector, that the Razer Core V2 Thunderbolt 3 external graphics enclosure, or something similar, could be used.

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    Got any hard info regarding your last paragraph?
     
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    I can only assume that the Razer would work on the 7577/G7, w/their Thunderbolt 3.0 connectors, but w/o trying it, nor reading anything about someone having tried it, I can't confirm it.

    I made a correction to my post, since I don't have any hard info regarding my previous paragraph. Thx.
     
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    I also snagged the r3 from the outlet 7700hq, 16ram, 1 tb hdd for $932 with discounts. The upgrade cost to the r4 is outrageous and I don't feel to spend 1200 extra.
     
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    Is this a Alienware thread or about the new G series laptops?
    I’m done buying AW due to there very poor cooling and uneven CPU core temps being out of whack due to the crappy tripod heat sink design, maybe the new models fixed the issues but screw them ,I’m not dropping another $2000+ for a maybe fix , it has to run like a $2000 laptop not some piece of junk that you have to work over and fix yourself.

    Now the new G-Series from Dell is more inline of you get what you pay for, I’m not crazy about the design but the new color scheme with blue instead of red is so much better looking ( words cannot describe how happy I am about them getting rid of the red illuminated keyboard ) I’ve come to the conclusion that buying a cheaper model that’s good enough every couple of years is a better fit than buying a very expensive laptop and hoping everything works as it should.( with discounts and sales I’ve had the older models with GTX 1060 MQ -i7,16 GB Ram in my cart for under $800, yes the red trim and keyboard stopped me from ordering I hated it that much...lol)
    For me anyway....
    I’m still waiting for reviews on all the models G3,G5 and G7,the one thing I want is a good 1080P screen that bright and doesn’t looked washed out.

    The G3 should go on sale April 16, personally that’s the model in my eyes that looks better than the G5,( better meaning the form factor not build materials) just not sure how build quality is between models or if one is louder or runs cooler than the other.
     
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