Thoughts on the new dell G7 17in?

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  1. Lambda808

    Lambda808 Notebook Consultant

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    Hello. I couldn't seem to find any threads on this laptop that just came out. I'm in the market for a new laptop and was interested in this one so thought I'd get some feedback. This might be a dumb question, but what is the point of this G series if Dell have Alienware? I found it strange as it competes with their gaming line.

    Anyway, I'm looking for a 17" laptop that will be my main computer for work. Im a video editor. Need to be able to edit 4k raw footage smoothly in premiere pro and Davinci resolve. I also like gaming obviously. I travel constantly hence why I need a laptop have to stay mobile. I've been using Alienware the last few years. But I've seen all sorts of problems with their new line so I took interest in the g7 and possibly the xps17 (the thin size is appealing). Let me know your thoughts, there really doesn't seem to be much info online about the new G7. Any input or advice would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Sabs47

    Sabs47 Notebook Consultant

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    I places my order they day it was made available on Dell's website. Still waiting on it to be shipped. I believe reviewers don't have a model to work on yet. Coming from a Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED so this will be an interesting change
     
  3. Ed. Yang

    Ed. Yang Notebook Evangelist

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    Without AMD internals, the new G7 will fail to grab attentions from buyers of other brands since Dell's mid-end gaming laptops does not priced competitively when compared to Lenovo, Acer, Asus, as well as others.
     
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  4. Sabs47

    Sabs47 Notebook Consultant

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    Just got mine today. Build is solid. I got the G7 17 with i7 and a 2070 super. Its a rather heavy laptop but its definitely built like a tank. Battery life is mediocre about 2 hrs. My biggest gripes
    - 2 usb ports. Seriously? 2 usb ports? There is a ton of real estate on the side that is wasted so now i'll have to go get a usb hub
    - It has an additional NVME slot but either they forgot to give me a bracket for it or they want people to buy the brackets. Either way i didnt get one so I had to find a work around in order to install an additional hard drive.
     
  5. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    That one opinion. I am sure they will sell just fine. I would not touch an ASUS with a 100 ft pole.
     
  6. Ed. Yang

    Ed. Yang Notebook Evangelist

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    U probably had a lemon from Asus in the past, just like what i had with Fujitsu yrs ago...
    My experience with my Asus quite good. The first generation Transformer T100 still survives till today... Despite the screen is showing signs of degration, with corners getting "not light up", the battery still strong to give me roughly 5hrs of computing time...
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    No. sorry, I had 3 of one device and one of another and all four crapped out well within the warranty period and Asus did not honor their warranty. I would never buy anything from that hackjob of a company.
     
  8. corteen

    corteen Notebook Consultant

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    We’re you able to get a bracket ? I have the same machine, so far I am impressed with the quality and performance but I want to add an additional SSD for storage.
     
  9. Sabs47

    Sabs47 Notebook Consultant

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    It's going to be the same bracket that Dell uses in all their laptops. If you go to Amazon or Ebay it's available when you search for the 2280 heat sink.

    Unfortunately I sent mine back. I was getting thermal throttled while playing any game so I ended up going to AW instead
     
  10. laptopnoob678

    laptopnoob678 Notebook Consultant

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    I had the same experience

    Ironically it was their "TUF" range
     
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