Dell is rebranding its Inspiron gaming laptops to its new G series, with the resulting option including machines that offer gaming performance for a low price.
The new series includes the G3, G5, and G7, and it is clear that compromises were made to accommodate the lower price points, notably the use of plastic, a non-removable battery, and, at least on the low-end models. regular hard drives.
These aren’t so-called “gaming” laptops with entry-level AMD or Nvidia GPUs. Not at all.
The G series comes with GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1060, even on the base G3 model. So you’re getting serious gaming chops.
Dell G3 15 and G3 17
The G3 is the most liberal variant of the trio, configuration-wise. It has either a 15.6 or 17.3-inch 1080p IPS display on the front. It has an impressive 22.7 mm waistline, available in Black, White, and Blue, depending on the model.
Underneath, you’ll find the new 8th-generation i5-8300HQ and i7-8750HQ, with up to 32 GB DDR4-2666 memory, and up to 1 TB of hybrid, HDD and SSD options.
Graphics options include GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti, and GTX 1060 with Max-Q design.
Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi ac, HDMI 2.0, 2 USB-A 3.1, USB-C 3.1 with optional Thunderbolt 3, Ethernet, and SD card reader.
Dell G5 15 and G7 15
The G5 and G7 will be available only in 15.6-inch versions, though, with either 1080p or 4K panels. The former is 25mm in terms of thickness.
Under the hood, you get same processor, storage and graphics options as the G3 for the G5. On the G7 you get an optional Core i9-8950HQ, Intel’s latest and greatest on laptops.
RAM options are docked at 32 GB DDR4 2400MHz for the G5 while G7 ups that to 32 GB DDR4 2666MHz.
Dell G5 15 and G7 15 will be available in Black and Red, with an optional fingerprint scanner.
Pricing starts at $749, $799, and $849 for the G3, G5, and G7, respectively, which might just be low enough for people who like themselves some Overwatch or Dota 2 on the go.