Dell G15 5520 released with CPU and GPU upgrades plus numerous configuration options
Dell has refreshed the G15, a 15.6-inch gaming laptop that the company upgraded to the 5510 and 5515 last April. Predictably, Dell has settled on the model number '5520' for the new G15. Incidentally, the G15 5520 shares its model number with the Latitude 5520, introduced at CES 2021, and the even older Precision 5520.
According to Dell's website, the G15 5520 starts with an Intel Core i5-12500H, a 12-core Alder Lake-P processor Dell complements with an RTX 3050 GPU. Additionally, the base model comes with 8 GB of single-channel DRR5-4800 RAM, a 256 GB NVMe SSD and a 1080p display that peaks at 250 nits and has a 120 Hz refresh rate.
For reference, Dell charges US$899.99 for this configuration, which also has a 56 Wh battery and a 180 W AC adapter. Dell offers numerous hardware options though, including 16 GB of dual-channel RAM, a 1 TB SSD and an RGB-backlit keyboard. By default, the G15 5520 ships with a regular backlit keyboard.
Moreover, you can configure the G15 5520 with a Core i7-12700H, which is available with an RTX 3050 Ti, RTX 3060 or RTX 3070 Ti. By contrast, Dell only offers the Core i5-12500H with an RTX 3050 or RTX 3050 Ti, both low-powered GPUs that have 4 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. Furthermore, you can equip the G15 5520 with one of three displays. Dell ties these display options to certain configurations, outlined below.
- Display 1: 1080p, 120 Hz, 250 nits (US$899.99 configuration)
- Display 2: 1080p, 165 Hz, 300 nits (US$1,499.99 configuration)
- Display 3: 1440p, 240 Hz, 400 nits (US$1,999.99 configuration)
Separately, all configurations come with the following ports. Please note, some configurations have 86 Wh batteries and 240 W AC adapters. The G15 5520 is available in Dark Shadow Grey and Obsidian Black too.
- 1x 3.5 mm jack
- 1x HDMI 2.1
- 1x Power in
- 1x RJ45
- 1x Thunderbolt 4/USB Type-C port with DisplayPort with alt mode
- 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A