As one of the most famous laptop manufacturers in the world, but in the mid-range gaming segment, Dell has not made a big deal in Vietnam. This is partly because the Alienware brand is so ingrained in the subconscious and partly because the affordable NSX products do not have very competitive features.
However, it can be seen that Dell has quickly realized its weaknesses and the new mid-range gaming laptops launched in 2019 actually have a lot better quality, from external build, configuration to The price has also been ‘close’ to the much more common ground, partly creating a foothold in the hearts of gamers.
And this article will basically evaluate a very reasonable gaming laptop from Dell, which is the G5 version of 2019.
The appearance of the actual Dell G5 looks very elegant, not as colorful as the usual gaming laptops. The product has its own luxurious beauty, especially with the pure white version. Of course, you can still find strong highlights on this laptop, such as very sturdy build.
The ports of the Dell G5 are arranged on both sides and behind the machine, relatively convenient for gamers who like to plug in any mouse. Bringing the power port, HDMI and LAN back is really ‘worth the price’.
The left side with USB C, USB A, audio jack.
The right side has a memory card reader and USB A.
The back has power, HDMI, USB A, LAN and kensington lock.
Overall the device is quite large and thick, just like gaming with a large heat sink. Of course, it’s designed to run games well, not thin and light.
The hinge of the Dell G5 is really good, sturdy and sturdy, so easy to lift it so it won’t shake at all. However, we still can’t open this laptop with one hand.
Inside the machine is a whole black tone, quite different than the outside, the full size keyboard is slightly concave down from the surface. The keyboard on this Dell G5 is quite good, moderate spacing and good bounce, moderate stroke, but the button is a bit small, so it takes a little time to get used to it can increase the click speed without wrong.
A big plus is the keyboard has a blue backlight, good brightness makes typing in the dark not difficult.
The touchpad of the Dell G5 is large, smooth, and receives many points very well. 2 physical buttons are sunk below, press a little hard. Anyway, gamers still need to bring an external mouse, so the touchpad is almost just a bit fireproof.
Dell G5 has a beautiful 15-inch screen, standard colors, high brightness but thick and solid edges, not designed as ‘overflow’ style like the fashion laptops. In addition, there is a webcam on the top, not ‘pushed’ down.
Going into performance, we will first introduce the configuration of this Dell G5, this mid-range version is equipped with Intel Core i5 9300H CPU, 8GB RAM and VGA GTX 1650.
Some simple benchmarks:
The 3D Mark score is quite good.
Cinebench is also delicious.
Moving on to the gaming section, Dell G5 can really handle popular titles like PUBG, DOTA 2, CS: GO or LMHT to some average games like Monster Hunter: World, Call of Duty, Final Fantasy .. . deliciously.
Here we test fast with DOTA 2 max settings:
And PUBG is at Medium level:
It can be seen that the Dell G5 operates very sweet in games, with the CPU running at high power creating smoothness in the virtual world. However sometimes there are heat and up to 100 degrees C. When fighting games, everything is relatively noisy, whirring wind but not much effect.
Currently, the ‘affordable’ version of the Dell G5 costs about 23 million VND in Vietnam – relatively comfortable compared to the performance. See more at the store ThinkPro.