Dell made some big announcements at CES this January, including a completely revamped gaming lineup. From introducing a brand new design language called ‘Legend' to refreshing its budget-friendly G-series, there was a lot to get excited about. Today, we'll be focusing on the new G-series, more specifically, the Dell G7 15 7590 gaming laptop.
The Dell G7 15 7590 is quite slim for a gaming laptop, measuring a smidge under 20mm in thickness. However, at around 2.5kg, it is still heavy. The model we tested has a 15.6-inch full-HD (1920x1080) IPS panel with a 144Hz refresh rate. The panel has good viewing angles and colour reproduction, and the matte finish doesn't attract many fingerprints or reflections. There are front-firing stereo speakers with Nahimic's Sound Centre software for tweaking in-game audio. This is accessible through Dell's Command Centre software.
The Dell G7 7590 is available in multiple configurations, and the one have for review features an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8750H hexa-core CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, a 256GB NVMe SSD with Windows 10 installed on it, as well as a 1TB storage drive, and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU.
The laptop boots very quickly, and you're all set to go about your business within a minute. There's a fingerprint sensor too, which works with Windows Hello, for logging you into the system. Benchmark and real-world performance are very good. While gaming, we found that the laptop's palm-rest area didn't heat up but the keys did get warm. Battery life is a bit weak, which we were expecting. With actual usage, working within Chrome, streaming music through Spotify, and with the backlight on level one, we managed to get less than three hours of runtime.
|Model||G7 15 7590|
|Model Name||G7 15|
|Dimensions (mm)||19.90 x 364.30 x 273.40|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Battery Capacity (WHR)||60|
|Processor||Intel Core i7 8th Gen 8750H|
|Base Clock Speed||2.2 GHz|
|RAM Slot (Unused)||1|
|Graphics Processor||Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060|
|Dedicated Graphic Memory||6GB|
|Dedicated Graphic Memory Type||GDDR6|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n/ac|
|Finger Print Sensor||Yes|
|USB Ports||3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.0 (Type C)|
|Multi Card Slot||SDXC Card Reader|
|Lock Slot||Kensington Lock Port|
|Headphone and Mic Combo Jack||Yes|