Dell G5 15 5590: a PC gamer with an interesting price-performance ratio - The360 Technology

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    Dell G5 15 5590: a PC gamer with an interesting price-performance ratio

    Dell G5 15 5590: a PC gamer with an interesting price-performance ratio

    The Dell G5 is still one of the best mainstream gaming laptops on the market with its high performance, a variety of component options and user-friendly design.

    This is either the best time to buy an entry-level gaming laptop, or the worst. Intel and Nvidia have both updated their products, which means that if you opt for a new model like the Dell G5 15 5590, you get the latest components. And since the G5 comes from Dell's consumer games range and not from its Alienware brand, you'll get it at a good price, starting at 999 euros.

    Although the basic model offers a good value for money, it is better for the long term to buy a version with a better graphics card. On the other hand, you can potentially get more for your money if you opt for the G5 15 5587 from last year, which is a very good machine and whose price starts at 778 euros.

    Still, the 5590 offers a refined and more compact design, with some key ports located at the rear, which makes it more convenient for travel and life on a desk connected to peripherals. The finer screen edges give it a premium look and its autonomy is more important. In short, whether you opt for the model of 2018 or this year, the G5 15 is still one of our best recommendations for a gaming machine at this price.


    The chassis is smaller and thinner than before, thanks in part to reduced borders around the screen. There are fans in the back, on the sides and below, but none of this is terribly obvious. The system is rather noisy when playing, but it is forgotten the rest of the time.

    The backlit keyboard has a numeric keypad. It lacks a little deflection, but is good for typing and playing. The touchpad works well too. We would have liked it to have dedicated buttons, but at least it did not make us want to change for a mouse.

    The G5's Full HD matte display is nothing special, but it offers good color, contrast and off-angle image quality and is relatively bright. The refresh rate is 60 Hz, which is very good given the graphics cards used. The two top-of-the-range configurations at 1.800 and 2.000 euros offer a 144 Hz display that makes better use of the performance offered by the GeForce RTX 2060 and 2070 here.

    An external display can be connected via the HDMI 2.0 port on the back with the power jack, Gigabit Ethernet port, and USB 3.1 port. On the left side, a USB-C DisplayPort with another USB 3.1 and a headphone jack. On the right, a third USB 3.1 port and an SD card reader.

    More FPS for less

    We tested the base version of the G5 with a ninth-generation Intel Core i5-9300 and the new GeForce GTX 1650. The Intel chip did not do much compared to the 8th generation. In contrast, the benefits of the GTX 1650 are a little more noticeable, offering better speeds than the old GTX 1050 Ti.

    It is unlikely that you will reach 60 frames / second at 1.920x1.080 pixels, but you will be able to go more than 30 frames / second with current games. However, if you want to see coming, better to opt for a configuration with the GTX 1660 Ti or ideally the RTX 2060.

    The G5 held a little over 8 hours during our endurance test. A surprising performance for a gaming machine and a very good surprise.


    The Dell G5 15 of 2019 is an interesting option to consider for those who love its refined design and the presence of the latest chips Intel and Nvidia. Versions with GTX 1660 Ti or RTX 2060 cards are also safe.

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