Dell G3 15 Gaming Laptop Review: More FPS For Less

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class="cnetReview row" section=""> Sarah Tew/CNET The G3 15 is Dell's entry point for its gaming laptops, at least for those not sold under the company's Alienware division. This is the step-down model from the G5 15, which won an Editors' Choice award from us last year, but don't take that as a knock. Despite being lower end, Serverpkv the G3 and G5 have some component overlap. You can essentially get the same configuration and similar performance for less money by going with the G3, even if the design isn't as polished or sturdy feeling. 

7.8 Dell G3 15 3590 Gaming Laptop
$800 at Dell CNET may get a commission from these offers. How it stacks up
Dell XPS 13 (2019) 8.7 $1,685 Acer Aspire 5 (2019) 8.0 $512 HP Stream 14 7.1 $185 Like

Good performance for the money

Thin and light for a gaming laptop
Don't Like

Flimsy build compared to Dell G5

Display color could be better
At least, that's the case for the G3 I tested, which sells for $792 with current promotions, while the same component mix in the G5 is $852 at the moment. That's not a huge savings, but it's something. Once you get beyond this configuration though, the price difference gets even smaller and the decision more difficult. Here's why the G3 is still worth a look. 

Dell G3 15 3590

Price as reviewed $949

Display size/resolution 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 display

CPU 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-9300H

Memory 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 2667MHz

Graphics 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650

Storage 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

Networking 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0

Operating system Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

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