Dell G Series Gaming Laptops Get Nvidia RTX Makeover

As many suspected, Nvidia's Mobile RTX 2060, 2070 and 2080 graphics card have arrived during the annual tech show CES in Las Vegas this week. Now, Dell is announcing that the 2019 inductees to its G series gaming laptop lineup will all have configuration options with the new graphics cards. The new laptops, the G5 15, G7 15 and G7 17, will hit shelves January 29 starting at $999.99.

Dell G Series (2019) Specs

 Dell G5 15 (5590)
Dell G7 15 (7590)
Dell G7 17 (7790)
CPU

Up to Intel Core i7-8750HQ @ up to 4.1 GHz

Up to Intel Core i9-8750HK @ up to 4.1 GHzUp to Intel Core i9-8750HK @ up to 4.1 GHz
RAM8-16GB8-16GB8-16GB
GPU

Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q (8GB, GDDR6)

Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q (8GB, GDDR6)

Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 WITH Max-Q(8GB, GDDR6)

Storage

1TB 5400 RPM hard drive

up to

1TB PCIe M.2 SSD with choice of 500GB 7,200-RPM, 1TB 5,400-RPM, or 2TB 5,400-RPM HDD

1TB 5400 RPM hard drive

up to

1TB PCIe M.2 SSD with choice of 500GB 7,200-RPM, 1TB 5,400-RPM, or 2TB 5,400-RPM HDD

1TB 5400 RPM hard drive

up to

1TB PCIe M.2 SSD with choice of 500GB 7,200-RPM, 1TB 5,400-RPM, or 2TB 5,400-RPM HDD

Display Options (G-Sync optional)

15 inches, FHD, IPS, anti-glare, 220 nits  @ 60Hz

FHD IPS anti-glare, 300 nits @60 Hz

FHD IPS anti-glare @ 144Hz

UHD OLED, 400 nits, @ 60Hz

15 inches, FHD, IPS, anti-glare, 220 nits  @ 60Hz

FHD IPS anti-glare, 300 nits @60 Hz

FHD IPS anti-glare @ 144Hz

UHD OLED, 400 nits, @ 60Hz

17 inches, FHD, IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits @ 60Hz refresh rate

FHD, IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits @ 144Hz

Ports

3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A (including 1 PowerShare)
1x 2-in-1 SD
1x Headphone/mic

(Additional ports depending on GPU choice)

3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A (including 1 PowerShare)
1x 2-in-1 SD
1x Headphone/mic

(Additional ports depending on GPU choice)

3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A (including 1 PowerShare)
1x 2-in-1 SD
1x Headphone/mic

(Additional ports depending on GPU choice)

Battery Options60 or 90 WHr

60 or 90 WHr

60 or 90 WHr
Dimensions1 x 14.3 x 10.8 inches (23.7 x 364.3 x 273.4mm)
1 x 14.3 x 10.8 inches (23.7 x 364.3 x 273.4mm)
1 x 15.9 x 11.7 inches (25 x 404 x 295.8 mm)
WeightStarts at 6.1 pounds (2.8 kg)
Starts at 5.8 pounds (2.6kg)
Starts at 7.2 pounds (3.3kg)
Colors

Deep Space Black or Alpine White

Abyss Grey
Abyss Grey
PriceStarts at $999.99
Starts at $1,099
Starts at $1,380

The biggest change to the Dell G series laptops is their inclusion of Nvidia’s first Turing-based graphics for laptops. The new offerings all have options for the heavily anticipated mobile Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2070, or RTX 2080 graphics cards. If you don’t need the power or capabilities, like ray tracing, of the RTX cards, Dell is also offering configurations with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, as well as G-Sync. Both last year’s G5 15 and G7 15 offered reliable mid-level gaming, so we’re excited to see what these new machines can do, especially as being among the first laptops to rock RTX technology. 

The new G Series laptops feature different additional ports depending on which GPU you get, including an RJ45 jack and USB-C port for 1050 Ti buyers and USB-C, mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 3 for RTX shoppers. 

Storage options for each include a long laundry list of single- and dual-storage options featuring HDDs, SSDs and hybrid possibilities. 

Dell is also keeping its G series colorful, with offerings including black, white or gray with blue accents. But it’s also upped the color ante with all models coming with a four-zone RGB backlit keyboard that also claims to be spill-resistant.

We look forward to testing some of these gaming laptops in our labs ASAP.

Image credits: Dell

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