Dell G15 refreshed with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and a choice between AMD Ryzen 5000 or Intel Comet Lake-H processors
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Dell has refreshed its G15 gaming laptop series with two new models. Last month, the company teased that a G15 refresh was incoming, but it did not confirm at the time that it intended to sell two models. The pair share a chassis and contain many of the same components, but there are a few key differences between them. For one, the G15 5515 is available with AMD Ryzen 5000 processors, which Dell markets as the G15 Ryzen Edition.
Specifically, Dell offers the Ryzen 5 5600H or the Ryzen 7 5800H, which are 6-core and 8-core processors, respectively. By contrast, the G15 5510 comes with the Intel Core i5-10200H or the Core i7-10870H that Intel launched last year. Intel has not delivered Tiger Lake-H45 processors yet, forcing Dell to use Comet Lake-H processors again.
Additionally, the G15 5510 comes with slower DDR4 RAM, 2,933 MHz compared to 3,200 MHz in the G15 5515. Oddly, Dell will only sell the G15 5510 with up to 16 GB of RAM despite it supporting up to 32 GB. The G15 5515 can be configured with 32 GB, by comparison.
Moreover, both machines are available with the 115 W variant of the GeForce RTX 3060, although Dell does not explicitly state this in its technical specifications for some reason. However, the G15 5510 will be available with a GeForce GTX 1650 too, a Turing-based card that has 4 GB of GDDR6 VRAM.
Incidentally, the GeForce GTX 1650 model is 2 mm thinner than the GeForce RTX 3060 ones; Dell is yet to confirm how much lighter the entry-level model is, though. Currently, all we know is that the G15 5510 weighs a minimum of 2.45 kg. It is worth stressing that GTX 1650 configurations do not come with a USB Type-C port, for some reason.
In saying that, both models will be available with 56 Wh or 86 Wh batteries, along with up to 2 TB of PCIe NVMe storage. The G15 5510 and G15 5515 are only available with 1080p panels, too. The default panel tops out at 250 nits and 120 Hz, but Dell offers a 300 nit panel that operates at up to 165 Hz. Neither support touch input, though.
The Dell G15 and Dell G15 Ryzen Edition will both start at US$899.99. The G15 5510 will launch earlier than its Ryzen Edition sibling, though. According to Dell, the G15 will arrive on April 13 globally, while the G15 Ryzen Edition will hit the shelves on May 4. Both machines will be available in Specter Green and Phantom Grey 'with speckles', but the G15 5510 comes in Dark Shadow Grey, too.