The G3 series by Dell is marked by low-budget 15-inch and 17-inch gaming notebooks – where the G stands for gaming. The Dell G3 15 is a light and stylish device with an impressive GTX 1050 Ti GPU based on Nvidia’s Pascal architecture. This is complemented by a new Core i5 CPU that can clock up to 4.0GHz.
The Dell G3 15 is a cross between an entry-level gaming laptop and a classic business notebook. While this device might not suit the hard-core gaming faithful – the higher-end G7 series should do that, the G3 15, however, delivers decent performance for its price.
That’s too much of a preamble, so, let’s dive into the details.
The Dell G3 15 is an elegant device with a 380 x 258 mm footprint, and at 22.7 mm, is one of the slimmest gaming notebooks available. The notebook weighs about 2.5 kg which is on the light side of the scales for a gaming laptop.
The G3 is made of plastic and is available in three color options: Recon Blue, Licroice Black, and Alpine White. A long hinge connects the lid and the lower half of the Dell G3 15.
The G3 15 sports a 15.6-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution. The screen brightness is poor and suffers from poor color accuracy.
The display comes with anti-glare protection with a wide-viewing angle.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The keyboard on this notebook is a full-sized chiclet one with a numeric pad. The keys have shallow key travel with low feedback. The keys have ample spacing and is backlit with a three-level blue backlighting.
Next is the touchpad. Outlined in blue – as per the color option – and lacking clickable buttons, the touchpad offers uninterrupted gliding and quick response when using.
The combination of the Intel Core i5-8300H and the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti (with 4GB of VRAM) ensures that the G3 15 handles almost anything thrown at it. This processor combination is complemented by 8 gigs of DDR4 RAM and 1TB of hard disk drive.
A 56Wh battery provides juice for the G3 15 which should give up to 4 hours of usage. The average-wattage battery is a testament that numbers are not so important in telling how long-lasting a battery will be.
Ports and Connectivity
The only available ports on this device (G3 15 3579) is the USB 3.1 port, Gigabit Ethernet port, an SD card reader, audio combo jack, and HDMI 2.0 port.
Intel’s Wireless 9462AC Card is on board for Bluetooth 5.0 and Dual Band Wi-Fi connections.
Pricing and Availability
The G3 15 is a cheap gaming option for casual entry-level hard-core gamers. Pricing for the laptop begins at around $900, which is not so bad.
Specs at a Glance
|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Display Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-8300H|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home OS|
|Dimensions||380 x 258 x 22.7 mm|
The Dell G3 15 3579 is a wonderfully-crafted low-budget gaming laptop. Although lacking premium elements, the laptop still does well to leave a good impression. The notebook is definitely not an eye-catcher for a hard-core gamer but offers promise with the high-performing internals.
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