Dell releases a number of gaming laptops every year beneath its Alienware model, however we shouldn’t neglect concerning the gadgets it makes in-house. They embrace the G15, which focuses on informal avid gamers and has simply had its 2022 refresh.
Whereas the brand new model seems to be very similar to its predecessor, there are some key upgrades beneath the hood. Chief amongst them is a transfer to the Ryzen 6000 Collection, with a selection of Ryzen 5, 7 or 9 CPUs accessible.
That places the G15 within the first wave of gadgets to be powered by AMD’s newest processors. Alongside 8-, 16- or 32GB of DDR5 RAM and SSDs starting from 256GB to 2TB, efficiency needs to be stable.
However how properly it fares whereas gaming will depend upon the graphics card you select. There are 4 choices from Nvidia’s succesful RTX 30-Collection, starting from RTX 3050 on entry-level fashions to RTX 3070 Ti on the excessive finish. The latter is probably the most highly effective discrete GPU we’ve seen on a G-Collection laptop computer up to now.
There are three show choices right here, though all are 15.6in LED panels. You possibly can select between Full HD (1920×1080) at 120Hz, Full HD at 165Hz or QHD (2560×1440) at 240Hz. All ought to ship an immersive gaming expertise, however brightness could also be a difficulty for some folks. The most cost effective configurations can supposedly solely attain 250 nits, whereas 400 nits on top-spec fashions means out of doors visibility shall be a difficulty.
Gaming efficiency all the time takes successful when on battery, however Dell affords a selection right here relying on how lengthy you’ll spend away from a charger. A 56Wh cell is typical of recent laptops, however this may be upgraded to 86Wh. Each help quick charging through a standard DC port at 180W or 240W.
It’s joined by USB-C (for connecting to exterior shows), USB-A and HDMI on the again, however the ports don’t finish there. On the perimeters, you’ll discover a additional two USB-A ports, ethernet and three.5mm headphone jack. It means there’s nonetheless loads of room for giant fan grilles, which can be discovered above a full-size keyboard with separate quantity pad.
Nevertheless, to make room for all this, the gadget is comparatively cumbersome. At nearly 27mm thick and over 2.5kg as a beginning weight, it’s definitely not probably the most transportable 15in laptop computer. However that’s most likely not what you’re shopping for it for.
The Dell G15 shall be accessible in chosen international locations in Europe, the Center East and Africa from 21 April. There’s no phrase on a launch date elsewhere, however we solely have US pricing for now. Beginning at $899.99 (approx. £690), it seems to be set to be a contender for our price range gaming laptop computer chart.
Alongside the G15, Dell additionally formally launched the Alienware m15 R5 and m15 R7. Each will value in extra of $1,500, so are designed for enthusiast-level avid gamers.
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