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Dell G5 15 5590: Good price/performance ratio coupled with some drawbacks

Dell G5 15 5590: Light and shadow
Dell G5 15 5590: Light and shadow
With the G5 15 5590-PCNJJ, Dell has an interesting gaming laptop on offer. For 1,000 Euros (~$1,112), buyers receive a Core i5-9300H and a GeForce GTX 1650 for a combination that is able to run almost all games at high settings.
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The Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ is a true bargain in terms of price/performance. While most gaming laptops cost more than 1,500 Euros (~$1,668), this 15-inch device was made with price-conscious gamers in mind. The Core i5-9300H and the GeForce GTX 1650 form a balanced duo that, at the native display resolution (~1,920 x 1,080), only comes close to its limits in demanding titles. Thanks to Nvidia's Optimus technology, the battery life is good as well.

That said, prospective buyers should be aware of a few shortcomings. As our review has shown, the entry-level model of the G5 not only comes with a very slow card reader, but also includes an SSD with weak write speeds. Furthermore, users will have to contend with a panel that offers low luminance and pale colors. CPU throttling, which occurs in many 3D applications, is frustrating as well. On top of that, the case is creaky.

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Marius Schell
Marius Schell - Tech Writer - 268 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
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Florian Glaser, 2019-10-27 (Update: 2019-10-26)