Dell has recently launched a lot of products to add to its ever-widening portfolio, among them, the new G5 15 gaming laptop series is one of the most promising ones. With the latest CPU and GPU horsepower, the new G5 15 gaming laptops are ready to take on the competitors in the market.
Interestingly, Dell has gone for both AMD and Intel options for the G5 15 except what we saw with the G3 15 gaming laptops. Dell has differentiated a lot of things with two of the variants which is quite unfair, giving the Intel laptops the extra edge when it comes to customizations and features.
The Dell G5 15 5505 SE which is the AMD variant of the G5 15 features a variety of processor options including AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, Ryzen 7 4800H, and Ryzen 9 4900H as well. The unique thing is, Dell has paired these Renoir APUs with dedicated AMD Radeon RX 5600M GPU with 6GB VRAM, making it the first-ever Renoir + Navi 10 combo.
On the other hand, the Dell G5 15 5500 Intel-powered gaming laptops gives you the choice of Core i5-10300H and Core i7-10750H CPUs. Obviously its paired with discrete NVIDIA GPUs, up to GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q with 8 GB VRAM and starts from GTX 1650 Ti with 4 GB VRAM.
Apart from the hardware, there are some key differences between both the variants in the form of RAM, Intel ones feature 8-16 GB 2933 MHz RAM while AMD variant feature 8-16 GB 3200 MHz RAM with both having the option to expand up to 32 GB.
On the storage front, you get up to 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD while if you opt for dual storage then Intel has a variety of options to choose including HDD + SSD combo while AMD variant has only SSD + SSD combo only. Then there are the chassis 12-zone chassis lighting options on Intel variants while AMD ones have the common 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard.
The biggest difference between both the variant comes when it comes to display options, the Intel ones have options up to 300Hz FHD display with 3000 nits of peak brightness. While the Dell G5 15 5505 SE offers up to 144Hz FHD display with 300 nits of peak brightness.
When it comes to port, the Dell G5 15 has almost similar selections like the Dell G3 15, depending on the type of GPU used, the HDMI 2.0, USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 2.0, SD card slot, headphone jack remains constant. With GTX 1650 Ti variant you get USB Type-C with DisplayPort along with 1×1 Gigabit Ethernet.
For variants with GTX 1660 Ti onwards also feature a Thunderbolt 3 port, a mini-DisplayPort, also a 2×2 Killer E2500 v2 Gigabit Ethernet port. On the AMD front, the USB Type-C with DisplayPort remains constant with the other standard ports.
Also, when it comes to connectivity, the WiFi 5 + Bluetooth 4.1 is standard while you can opt for WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1 as well with both Intel and AMD laptops while the Intel variants enjoying some extra optional benefits as well.
The base variant of G5 15 comes with a 51 Wh battery with an optional 68 Wh battery as well. Both the Intel and AMD variants of the Dell G5 15 will be available from May 21st with a starting price of $829.99.
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