Dell G7 15 (7590) Hands-on
During an event held by Dell last week, they unveiled their latest G series laptops aimed at gamers: the G3, G5, and the G7. If you’re interested in reading about the other variants, as well as their key differences, then click here. Today, Dell sent us the G7 to play with, so we can give our initial thoughts.
On top, we have the reflective Dell logo whose colors change with the angle of the light. It’s simple, small, and effective. The absence of typical gamer laptop angles and curves is a very welcome design choice.
On the left, you get a Thunderbolt 3 port, USB 3.1 Type-A port, and the 3.5mm headphone/mic combo.
On the right, you have an SD card reader and another USB 3.1 Type-A port.
Located at the back are the power in, HDMI 2.0, USB Type-A, Mini DisplayPort, RJ45 port, and the wedge lock slot.
Beneath, you can find two large rubber feet spanning the entire length of the laptop, and the intake vents.
The Dell G7‘s keyboard is full-sized, with shorter arrow keys and the Nav keys located on top of the NumPad. The key switches are your typical scissor-switch with chiclet keycaps. The keys are also lit individually, with 16.8 million RGB support. You get a standard trackpad on the lower left side of the laptop.
To turn on the laptop, press the button that sits on top of the keyboard. A cool feature implemented on the Dell G7 is that the power button also doubles as a fingerprint scanner for added security and convenience.
The display sits on top of one stiff, but wobbly hinge that needs two hands to operate. Due to the nature of the design, the display can only be tilted up to around 135°. The Dell G7 has a 15.6-inch IPS display running at 144hz and is capable of 300 nits of brightness.
The bottom bezel is thick, which I’m thinking is by design to help level out the display with your natural sitting position. The side bezels are slim, as well as the top despite housing both the webcam and microphones.
In terms of performance, our model of the Dell G7 came with a 144hz IPS display, Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, and 16GB DDR4 RAM running at 2666MHz. On paper, it looks like a great portable gaming and productivity machine.
The Dell G7 15 starts at PHP 113,990. Stay tuned for our in-depth review to see just how well the Dell G7 performs in both synthetic and real-world games.
Dell G7 15 (7590) specs:
15.6-inch FHD IPS display running at 144hz, 240hz
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
Intel Core i7-9750H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB, RTX 2070 8GB
16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
WiFi 802.11 ac 2×2
Dual Array Digital Microphone
3 x USB 3.1 Type-A
1 x USB Type-C/Thunderbolt
1 x SD/MicroMedia Card Slot
Wedge Lock Slot
3.5mm Headphone/Mic combo
60Whr, 90Whr battery
19.9mm x 364.3mm x 273.4mm