When it comes to gaming laptops, they all end up being about on par with the rest in their price range. However, there are always some that stand out. For the Dell G7 15, this is no easy task. The laptop really offers impressive specs and a design that I personally appreciate. But at Rs. 2,07,990, this machine is definitely not in the price range where compromises are going to be acceptable. So if you are thinking of getting the new Dell G7 15 7500, read on.
Like I said, the G7 offers specs that impress on paper. You get a high-end processor and RTX-compatible GPUs, although there isn't a 30-series yet. Plus, you get other awesome stuff. Looked.
|Processor||Intel Core i9-10885H|
|Display||15.6 inch Full HD;
300Hz refresh rate
|Storage||1TB PCIe M.2 SSD|
|GPU||Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1|
|Ports and I / O||SD card reader, 2x USB Type-A ports, 1x USB Type-C port, Mini DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0, RJ-45 Ethernet port, headphone jack|
When closed, the Dell G7 doesn't look like there are any design flairs at all. Don't get me wrong, it looks really good in its all-black chassis, with a simple Dell logo on the cover, a few air vents on the sides and two on the back with a really nice design. The chassis is however a fingerprint magnet, as you can see in the image below.
While I appreciate how stealthy this laptop looks, it's only when you open it that the real design shows. For one thing, the hinge here is not your usual type. Dell used an origami hinge where the back of the hinge opens slightly when you open the laptop cover. This, Dell claims, contributes to stability as well as better airflow through the body of the laptop.
Whether it is, I can't be sure, but it really doesn't hurt. The screen is surrounded by thin bezels on all sides except the chin; which is pretty much standard on laptops now.
You also get a pretty well-laid out keyboard. There's no numeric keypad here, which is fine with me, but some 15-inch laptops do, so it's worth noting. What I really like about this, design wise, is the inverted T layout of the arrow keys instead of the compact sized arrow keys that I hate using on my MacBook Pro.
Dell has also equipped the power button here with a fingerprint scanner, which means you can log into your computer with the Windows Hello feature in Windows 10. There is no infrared scanner here, therefore facial recognition is not an option.
Another point of appreciation for me is the very large trackpad. It's one of the few Windows laptops I've used that has a trackpad that I don't downright hate.
Other than that, there is the usual stuff here. You get ports spread across the sides of the laptop, a few vents for airflow, and that's about it.
Speaking of design, I must mention RGB. Dell doesn't keep things as understated as some other gaming laptops, but the G7 15 doesn't have outrageous RGB either. You get an RGB strip on the front, and the keyboard has customizable backlighting, so you can change those colors as well.
The Dell G7 7500 comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD display. When it comes to laptops with Full HD screens, this one is really good. The matte finish means you can use it without glare issues, and the panel is really impressive overall. It gets dramatically bright when you want it, and really really dark when you need it, all without breaking a sweat.
The G7's screen also offers excellent viewing angles, and thanks to the 300Hz refresh rate, everything feels really smooth and smooth. Obviously, this applies to games, but even the Windows UI animations and transitions look better on this screen than most. It also does a really good job of separating shades of color, which is not done very well by a lot of screens.
Under the hood, the G7 brings powerful hardware for your gaming needs. You get a 10th generation Core i9-10885H processor. It is paired with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD, and an RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card. What that means on paper is that this laptop will handle whatever you throw at it and do it just fine.
The great thing is that the laptop doesn't let you down. Even with long hours of play, the G7 doesn't seem to want to quit. What I suspect has something to do with thermals here, the laptop seems to maintain high performance for hours. I really wanted to try Cyberpunk 2077 on this laptop, but decided against it. I stuck with my usual test games, Far Cry 5 and PUBG, and as you might expect this laptop can handle them with ease. However, PUBG seems to be using a lot more resources than it should.
I tried running PUBG in each graphics preset, just to see how it worked. Personally, I would recommend sticking to Medium or High for a smooth experience. While the G7 easily runs PUBG in Ultra as well, I noticed some dropped frames and random lag in these settings. It's not something you would want to face, so stick with high graphics.
In Far Cry 5, too, the G7 easily handles playback at the highest graphics settings. As you can see in the game's benchmarks here, the laptop gets an average frame rate of 91 fps in Ultra on Far Cry 5. Lower it if you want higher frame rates or less risk. of scraps of images.
Although, to be honest, I played Far Cry 5 on Ultra on this laptop for a while and it didn't drop any frames or lag.
In areas other than gaming, the Dell G7 really holds its place. I edited a few videos using Premiere Pro on this machine and it can easily play 4K footage and render it just fine. Unfortunately, I wasn't using Premiere Pro for the purpose of testing the laptop, so I didn't measure the render times, but they were very fast nonetheless.
When it comes to everyday tasks like browsing, writing, etc., there has never been any doubt about this laptop's ability to handle it all.
I mentioned in the design segment that I like this keyboard for the inverted T arrow keys. However, there is more to this. It is actually a very comfortable keyboard to use and type. The keys are spaced far enough apart to prevent accidental key presses, and the response is really great when you're actually typing on this keyboard. All the good stuff.
I would have liked even more not to have the top-to-bottom keys right next to the arrow keys. This really defeats the purpose of a full size arrow key layout, as you are just as likely to accidentally hit the page up / down keys instead of the up arrow, for example. example.
As I mentioned before, the backlight of this keyboard is customizable. There is a 4 zone RGB under the keyboard. Granted, there's no per-key customization here, but the Alienware Command Center does some really nice things with 4-zone RGB too, so if you're after that you've pretty much covered.
The trackpad here is fine too. It's really spacious, which means plenty of room for Windows 10 gestures if you like to use them a lot. It's also very responsive, which is great, and the G7 does a great job of rejecting the palm on the trackpad. So much so that even with this huge trackpad, I haven't yet accidentally touched while typing or using the keyboard in general.