Dell G5 15 5587-M2NXM
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Reviews for the Dell G5 15 5587-M2NXM
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 76% features: 68% display: 78% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 52%
Model: The Dell G5 15 5587-M2NXM is an entry level gaming laptop. With Coffee Lake and a good mid-range GPU, Dell presents the G5 15 as a gaming notebook for the limited budget. Dell offers everything a gamer needs. There is a small SSD-drive for the operating system, programs and the leaving space for no more than one game. However, it comes with an additional 1 TB HDD as a data container. As for the most important for gaming, the laptop has the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 in the Max -Q version, which offers an important performance boost compared to the 1050 Ti. So, the Dell delivers good performance and most current games are fluently playable. As for the processor, it has an Intel Core i5-8300H installed, paired with 8 GB of RAM. The processors has a TDP of 45 watts, four real cores and a good basic and turbo tact. To offer an attractive price for this laptop, Dell was forced to skim down some of the hardware specifications. This is obvious in the small SSD-drive, and a borderline good display. The display of the laptop is an IPS panel with stable viewing angles and good contrast. However, the brightness of the display is below average at 230 cd/m², and the coverage of the color space is more than modest (61 % of the sRGB). Hence, it is not ideal for outdoor use or tasks that require color accuracy such as graphic and video editing.
The good battery life deserves a special mention. It offers almost 7 hours of continuous video playback and 4.5 hours of productive work, which will allow users to not stick to the outlet. However, it was not possible to get rid of the heavy weight of the thick case. The laptop isn’t ideal to be brought around since it is quite heavy at 2.8 kg. Dell offers a couple of choices of interfaces, which are three USB 3.0 Type-A and one USB Type-C with Thunderbolt-3 support. Although there is no alternative DisplayPort connector, thanks to HDMI and DisplayPort via USB Type-C, the user has all the features to connect an external monitor or TV. In addition to the two-stage keyboard illumination, there is a presence of a fingerprint scanner. It also has a full-size SD card reader and an RJ45 port. As a conclusion, Dell was able to provide a gaming laptop with a good graphics card at an affordable price. Although Dell was forced to offer a low storage SSD and an entry-level display panel, it is acceptable for the price it offers. The laptop is ideal for gamers who are on a tight budget.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q: Efficient high end graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the same GP106 chip as the normal GTX 1060 for laptops but at slower clock speeds. Offers a approx. 15% lower performance but much lower power consumption.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i5-8300H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates four processor cores clocked at 2.3 - 4 GHz (3.9 GHz with 4 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
72%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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