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[Best Buy] Dell G5 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Ryzen 5 4600H/256GB SSD/8GB RAM/Radeon RX 5600M - $1099

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Apr 14, 2006
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[Best Buy] Dell G5 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Ryzen 5 4600H/256GB SSD/8GB RAM/Radeon RX 5600M - $1099

Saw this in the Bestbuy flyer, but really haven't heard too much about the RX 5600M GPU.
Don't see many offerings with a dedicated AMD graphics chip.
Bestbuy says $100 off ($200 off the Dell website price) which isn't a huge discount, but from the reviews I looked up, it seems like a decent deal for a laptop with a solid CPU and a GPU that seems on par with a GTX 1660Ti.
Display seems OK for the price range, nothing special, but there's worse out there.
It also doesn't look quite as 'gamer' as the ASUS and Acer options, which is a good thing if I'd like to use it for work.
Thinking about pulling the trigger, but wondering if there's any feedback out there I should know about.
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Dec 26, 2012
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Here is a detailed review of the same model but with higher spec and a Ryzen 7-4800H
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Going-all ... 090.0.html

Overall they seemed to like the model and the price/spec ratio but cooling seems to be a weak point.

1100$ for an GTX1660ti / GTX1070 / RTX 2060 Max-Q level of performance is quite nice. Not the best amazing deal ever but still quite nice.
Definitly get a second SSD though because 256Gb is not gonna go far when you download games.
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Aug 13, 2019
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Can you upgrade the RAM? Not sure if 8GB is going to up hold in the future, I doubt it even holds up today
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Redcontrollers wrote: Can you upgrade the RAM? Not sure if 8GB is going to up hold in the future, I doubt it even holds up today
Pretty sure you can. The G series is their gaming versions below Alienware etc. I think for this it is 32gb officially and 64gb unofficially.

As for OP, just be glad it is Best Buy and you can return or exchange if you have any issues. Dell itself has some of the worst customer service in the modern industry.
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Mar 15, 2019
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5600M dedicated card???

This is smoking hot deal
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Feb 28, 2020
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If this was a 2x8GB RAM config everyone would go nuts.
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Oct 21, 2006
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Price is fairly hot due to the 5600m, which should operate just under a gtx 2060. I'd like to see build quality though, it looks like pretty plastic junk.
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Apr 22, 2020
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Not a bad deal for the specs. Would of pulled the trigger if there was a 10% cash back.
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RAM is probably upgradeable. Respectable deal.

It's of course a strong build, it's the form factor that kills it for someone looking to use it in highly portable environments.

Otherwise strong as a cheap desktop replacement.

The Ryzen 4600H is a monster CPU as well.

Thanks OP.
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Nov 21, 2005
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10/100 ethernet? If that's accurate this is a terrible laptop.
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hawkbox wrote: 10/100 ethernet? If that's accurate this is a terrible laptop.
Well it's almost for sure a typo and has gigabit, but also that's not really as big a deal for most users as you might think. Depends on your needs but if it's just internet then it wouldn't make much of a difference.
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Lemonsquash wrote: Not a bad deal for the specs. Would of pulled the trigger if there was a 10% cash back.
Dell student Unidays or equivalent?
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hawkbox wrote: 10/100 ethernet? If that's accurate this is a terrible laptop.
If this isn't a typo it's indded a crappy network card but then again it also has a Wifi6 AX1650 wireless card and more and more laptops are removing the network jack alltogether.
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Oct 7, 2004
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This laptop has been on sale for almost 3 weeks now. I've had my eye on it since it first went on sale. I might end up pulling the trigger, but we'll see. I'd love to actually see it in person though. The Best Buy right by my house supposedly has it in stock, but it's not on display. The only thing really holding me back is the 15.6" screen. My laptop is 17" right now, and while I hated it at first, the extra size is both noticeable and useful.

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