DELL G7

Dell G7 review – Alienware on a Budget ?

This is the Dell g7 review. We finally have a white and blue gaming laptop like a refresh or an update from the dell inspiron 75-77 from last year.

The dell Inspiron laptop which is a really big seller.

So, the Dell G7 is kind of like version 2 of it if you want to call it.

But it’s been re-branded and it’s not an Inspiron product which is quite nice.

Now, the white material on the lid is actually way nicer than I thought it’d be.

it’s not a glossy plastic as it looks. It’s a satin finish that looks kind of pearlescent almost.

 It’s a really nice looking color and the blue color on the logo of this dell g7 is metallic and has a kind of greenish aqua reflectiveness to it.

If you like blue and if you like white you’re gonna love the aesthetics on this dell g7 laptop.

DELL G7 SPECS

  • CPU:- Intel Core i7-8750H 9.
  • GPU:- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5) 50.
  • Display:- 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS.
  • HDD/SSD:- 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm.
  • Ports:- M.2 Slot. 1x PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe M.2 slot (2280, M-key)
  • Storage :- Intel Optane PCIe Gen 3 x2, NVMe [16/32GB]
  • RAM :– 8GB DDR4, 2666 MHz.

BUILD OF DELL G7

The build quality of this device has actually improved from last year.

It was well built last year it’s even better this year.

 The chassis has been reinforced and I’m not seeing much flex when I press down on the keyboard deck.

which is actually nice to see on a device that’s predominantly plastic.

The hinge was never a problematic hinge or anything despite it being closer to the center.

But, it has actually been improved it feels a little bit stiffer and more robust than the previous version the 77-75 from last year.

The keyboard deck itself is in dark navy blue and the keyboard lighting is also blue.

dell g7

I’m glad they didn’t go with the red because red light on this would have just destroyed the aesthetics.

But, I don’t love that blue light despite my love for blue I feel like it would have been better with a white light.

Because the blue wavelength is actually a little more tiring on your eyes.

If you’re using this thing at max brightness on the keyboard lights and you’re using it late at night it can get a little tiring.

So, other things that have changed the screen is it’s gotten thinner bezel ever.

DELL G7 DISPLAY

Bezels on this is slightly thin then the previous version.

But, the panel itself is actually a much nicer panel.

So, the dell g7 is now using the Auo 63ed panel which is actually one of my favorite panels on budget gaming laptops.

The display has got respectable brightness and the color gamut out of the box is pretty good.

But, the feature that makes it special is the fact that you can overclock it.

So, coming out of the box it runs at 60 Hertz.

That means your games are gonna be capped visually at 60 frames per second.

DELL G7

This is a overclock-able panel and this might void your warranty.

But, this is a panel that can theoretically be overclocked to like a hundred.

But, I really like the panel the bezels are a little bit thick and the color of the plastic that dell used is black.

Which doesn’t match that kind of metallic navy blue they have on the keyboard deck.

There’s a little bit of color mismatching going on.

which it’s not the worst thing. but, it would’ve been nice if this was blue as well.  

WEBCAM

The G7’s 720p integrated webcam is passable in a pinch. It’s rife with visual noise and somewhat-accurate color.

so I wouldn’t recommend using this camera for livestreaming, but it’ll be fine for a video chat or two.

The camera did a good job of capturing the reddish orange in my dress, but the light green took on a grayish pall.

At least I could make out the fuzzy ringlets in my hair.

PORTS ON DELL G7

The port selection is kind of standard the one that sticks out is the Thunderbolt 3 port.

On the right, you’ll find two USB 3.1 ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI 2.0 and a headset jack.

Dell G7 review - Alienware on a Budget ?

There’s an additional USB 3.1 port on the left alongside an Ethernet port, a 2-in-1 card reader, a Noble lock slot and the power jack.

This supports four lanes of PCIe, the internals of the dell g7 laptop are very easy to get into. 

INTERNALS

it’s a single screw and that screws mounted on a c-clip.

You couldn’t even lose a screw if you tried and I feel like more devices should be built like this really easy access for the user.

DELL G7

Inside you have access to the two RAM slots and nvme a two and a half inch SATA and they’re using the Intel 9564 Wi-Fi which is a fantastic card.

I’m actually surprised at using this instead of some cheaper.

BATTERY

The battery is 56 watt hours.

It’s not a huge battery you’re gonna get around four and a half hours of battery life with the screen at 215 nits.

 It’s kind of like a mediocre battery life it would have been cool if they’d gone with that big battery from two years ago.

The dell 75-76 that laptop had a 74 watt hour very big battery.

This is kind of like middle-of-the-pack average kind of battery life.

It’s still respectable though the things that haven’t changed.

SPEAKERS

So, the speakers are always quite good on this particular device.

This dell g7 laptop doesn’t have a sub like some of the older Dell laptops.

But, the sound quality is good and speaker location up front is nice.

KEYBOARD AND TRACKPAD

The keyboard feels pretty much unchanged to me if there were improvements it’s very subtle.

The lay out was good I’ve always liked the layout on this.

But, the keystrokes they’re a little bit softer and just not as responsive as some of the higher-end gaming laptops.

DELL G7 TRACKPAD

It is a decent keyboard though especially for the money and I’d rather have a softer mechanism like this than a crappy layout from other laptops.

Trackpad

The trackpad here is also unchanged.

It’s got Windows precision drivers with a plastic surface the tracking experience is nice the button mechanics are also good.

It’s a very clean and simple button nothing like super complicated.

It’s crazy that a device like this at this price point has a better trackpad experience than some devices that are double the price.

PERFORMANCE AND THERMALS

Performance on dell g7 laptop is great.

The device I have had is the six core 8750 H. 

CINEBENCH

It’s an awesome processor for multi-core applications.

The GTX 1050 Ti it also delivers really strong performance for the money. You can get a 1060 mm q config if you wants more kick.

The thermals are also excellent no throttling and stress tests with very reasonable fan noise. 

DELL G7 PROS

  • Strong overall and gaming performance
  • Striking design
  • Good battery life

DELL G7 CONS

  • Dim display
  • Shallow keyboard

CONCLUSION

There’s a few things that I don’t like about this laptop primarily.

It’s the thickness the bezels are a little bit thick and the device was thick and in 2020 a lot of companies are aiming for thinner and lighter.

The dell g7 looks not as elegant as some of those other laptops out there.

But, it does have its advantages because if any of a device it’s a little bit thicker, a little bit heavier, it’s just gonna be a little more durable.

If you treat your laptops more rough then maybe consider something like this because it’s just gonna last a little bit longer. 

DELL G7

Now, this is a device that I’m obviously very partial to because of its color.

But, despite that, even if they kept the red and black from the previous version this is an amazing laptop.

It’s got great components, it’s got a really good thermals and a really nice screen that you can potentially overclock.

The dell g7 got a lot of good stuff going for it.

Especially, at this price point another thing I like about dell g7 laptop is that it’s a second-generation product right like the 75 – 77 from last year.

I would consider the first generation they’ve done a lot of stuff on the inside to just kind of improve the build quality and the overall product .

It’s nice to see a 2nd gen as well as this one has and it’s white and blue.

 This was all our review of the dell G7. Hope you guys liked the dell g7 laptop review you’ve loved it I feel like.

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