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Some Dell G3 15 3590 owners have been reporting weak, bulging or broken hinges on their laptops

Some Dell G3 15 3590 owners have been reporting weak, bulging or broken hinges on their laptops
Some Dell G3 15 3590 owners have been reporting weak, bulging or broken hinges on their laptops
Users have been experiencing hinge issues on their months-old purchase that they are claiming to be a design flaw on the budget gaming laptop from Dell.
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The Dell G3 3590 is one of the company's least expensive gaming laptops available in contrast to the mid-range G5 and G7 series and the higher-end Alienware series. In our review of the system, we noted its slightly creaky hinges and fragile ventilation grilles along the rear of the chassis, but we didn't think too much of them since the G3 is supposed to be an affordable option for gamers.

Unfortunately for some users on the official Dell Community forums, the creaky hinges of the G3 3590 have grown worse over time to the point of bulging or becoming loose. The three-page long thread is filled with similar stories of newly purchased units exhibiting faulty hinges. We can't confirm the issue ourselves since we had the test unit for only a few weeks, but we did notice that hinge rigidity would became weaker when opening the lid to its maximum angle which could lead owners to open the lid at a wider angle than the chassis was designed for.

To Dell's credit, they have been responding directly to the concerned users in the thread. If you happen to be an owner of the G3 3590, then the issue would certainly be worth exploring and double-checking.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-03-19 (Update: 2020-03-19)