Dell G5, G5 SE 2020 unveiled with Intel and AMD processors respectively

Dell G5 5500 and 5505 2020 launched price nepal availability

The world may be talking about the new XPS series, especially the XPS 17 2020, but it isn’t the only device that Dell has unveiled this week. Alongside the new XPS series, Dell has also added to its G-series of cheap gaming laptops. The highlight is the option for both Intel and AMD processors in the latest G5. Let’s take a closer look at the specs, expected price in Nepal, and the availability of the latest Dell G5 5500 and G5 5505.

Dell G5 5500 Overview

Processor and Memory

Dell G5 5500 comes with the 10th Gen Intel Core processor with the option to choose between Core i5 – 10300H and Core i7 – 10750H. Both are Intel Comet Lake processors based on Intel’s 14nm++ CPU architecture. But the Core i7 offers six core and eight threads, and higher clock frequency (2.6GHz to 5.0GHz) compare to 4 cores / 8 threads and 2.5GHz to 4.5GHz clock frequency in the Core i5. The device can have up to NVIDIA RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU.

Users can choose between 8GB and 16GB of DDR4 RAM. The RAM is user-upgradeable to up to 32GB. The laptop will come with at least 128 GB SSD, which can go up to 1TB in the high-end model. Similarly, for dual storage options, you get to choose up to the combination of Teton Glacier 512GB SSD ad 32GB Intel Optane memory.

Dell G5 5500 2020

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Display

The G5 features a 15-inch Anti-Glare panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display is LED-backlit and has a brightness level of 300 nits. There is also an expensive model with a 144Hz WVA panel with the exact resolution and brightness level. You can choose from basic full-size keyboard up to 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard with Game Shift key at F7. You even get 12-zone chassis lightening on variants with GTX 1660Ti and RTX GPUs.

Battery, Ports, and Others

All the variants feature 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x SD card reader, wedge lock port and a headphone/mic combo port. The variants with GTX 1650 Ti come with USB-C Display port and RJ45 port (Gigabit Ethernet). The models with GTX 1660 Ti or better GPU include 1 x Thunderbolt 3 port, mini Display Port, and RJ45 port (Gigabit Ethernet with Killer Ethernet E2500V2). Depending upon the model, you will get either of 51 WHr (3-celled) or 68 WHr (4-celled) battery. It comes with 2 x speakers tuned with Nahimic 3D audio and an HD webcam with dual array digital microphone.

Dell G5 5500 Specifications:

  • Dimension: 21.6H x 365.5W x 254D-mm, 2.34 kg (starting ) / 24.5 x 365.5 x 254-mm (1660 Ti and above)
  • Display: 15.6″ Anti-Glare LED-Backlit, 300 Nit, 60Hz /144 / 300 Hz
  • Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080)
  • Keyboard: up to 4-zone RGB keyboard
  • Processor: 10 Gen Intel Core i5 – 10300H / i7 – 10750H
  • RAM: 8 / 16GB DDR4 – 2933MHz (up to 32GB)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (4GB GDDR6), GTX 1660 Ti (6GB GDDR6), RTX 2060 (6GB GDDR6), RTX 2070 Max-Q (8GB GDDR6)
  • Battery: 3-celled 51 Watt-hours / 4-cell 68 Watt-hours
  • Storage:
    – 128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD (single configuration)
    – up to Teton Glacier 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB 5400 RPM HDD (double configuration)
  • Webcam: Widescreen HD 720p Web-cam with two digital array microphone
  • Audio: 2 x speakers tuned with Nahimic 3D audio
  • Connectivity: up to 2 x 2 Gigabit Ethernet with Killer Ethernet E2500V2
  • Ports:
    – 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x SD card reader, wedge lock slot and a headphone/mic combo port (all models)
    – USB-C Display port and Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port (GTX 1650 Ti)
    – 1 x Thunderbolt 3 port, mini Display Port, and Gigabit Ethernet with Killer Ethernet E2500V2 port (GTX 1660 Ti or better GPU)
  • AC adapter: 130W or 240W AC adapter

Dell G5 SE 5505 Overview

The Dell G5 SE or the Dell G5 5505 is similar to the regular G5 in lot ways expect that it comes equipped with AMD’s Ryzen 4000 processors and misses out on some of the features.

Performance and Memory

There are three processors to choose from – Ryzen 5 4600H, Ryzen 7 4800H, and Ryzen 9 4900H. The later two comes with eight cores and sixteen threads each while the Ryzen 5 has only six cores and twelve threads. Compared to Intel Core i7-10750H, the Ryzen 9 4900H has a higher number of cores and threads, and higher base clock speeds (at 3.30 GHz). The single-core turbo speed is lower at 4.40GHz compared to 5.0GHz in the Intel counterpart. But Ryzen 4900H has 4.00GHz on all cores, which is higher than Intel’s 3.20 GHz. For graphics, Dell has included AMD Radeon RX 5600M.

Dell G5 5505 SE 2020

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Design and Others

The Dell G5 SE is available in two display options. Both of them feature LED-Backlit Anti-Glare panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The top-model comes with a 144Hz refresh rate and a brightness level of 300 nits while the base variant comes with a 60Hz refresh rate and a brightness level of 220 nits. There is also an option for a 4-zone RGB backlit WASD keyboard, but the SE models miss out on chassis lightening. You get either of 51 WHr (3-celled) and 68WHr (4-celled) battery.

Dell G5 SE 5505 Specifications:

  • Dimension: 21.6  x 365.5 x 254-MM, 2.34 kg starting weight)
  • Display: 15.6″ Anti-Glare WVA LED-Backlit, 220 / 300 Nit, 60Hz /144Hz
  • Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080)
  • Keyboard: up to 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 4600H / AMD Ryzen 7 4800H / AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
  • RAM: 8 / 16GB DDR4 – 3200MHz (up to 32GB)
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5600M
  • Battery: 3-cell 51Watt-hours /  4-cell 68 Watt-hours
  • Storage:
    – 128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD (single configuration)
    – 512GB Class 35 PCIe M.2 SSD  + 512GB Class 40 PCIe M.2 SSD (double configuration)
  • Webcam: Widescreen HD 720p Web-cam with two digital array microphone
  • Audio: 2 x speakers tuned with Nahimic 3D audio
  • Connectivity: 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1 / Killer Wireless 1650x 2×2 AX + Bluetooth 5.1
  • Ports:
    – 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x SD card reader, headphone/mic combo port , USB-C Display port, RJ45 , Mini-Display Port
  • AC adapter: 240W AC adapter

Dell G5 5500, G5 SE 5505 Price & Availability

Dell G5 5500 ad G5 SE 5505 will be available from May 21 through Dell’s official website, with a starting price of $829.99. We expect the starting price of Dell G5 5500 / 5505 to be around NPR 1,25,000 when it launches in Nepal.

Dell G series model Price in Nepal (Expected) 
Dell G5 5500 (base variant) $829.99 (Rs. 1,25,000)