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[Dell] Dell G7 15 Gaming Laptop /w 9th Gen i7 and GTX 1660 Ti $1649.99

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[Dell] Dell G7 15 Gaming Laptop /w 9th Gen i7 and GTX 1660 Ti $1649.99

Aluminum body
Just released 9th gen 6-core i7 cpu
Also just released GTX 1660ti that's almost as fast as an RTX 2060
IPS display (no g-sync) - 144hz unconfirmed
8gb dual channel ram (no empty slot)
128gb nvme + 1tb 5400rpm

Additional Discounts:
Take an additional 10% ($165) off if you have a Unidays coupon, making it $1484.99. If not, there's a $50 off $1000 ebates coupon.
8% ebates that you may or may not get if you use the unidays coupon.
3% back in Dell Advantage reward on a future Dell purchase (has expiry date)

Review:

Vs Y740


Main Competitor:
The Lenovo Y740 is around the same price range, runs cooler, and has a G-Sync screen. Lenovo laptops take forever to ship though.
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Was excited until 8gb ram...too bad. Still a good deal
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The G7 is such a bulky laptop with incapable cooling for 2019. The Lenovo Legion Y740 is the way to go.
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The G5 deal looks attractive too.
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Thanks for the post op.

I'm going to wait to see the pricing for the 9th gen y740 and y540 before I make a decision.
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chrischris84 wrote:
May 20th, 2019 2:07 pm
Was excited until 8gb ram...too bad. Still a good deal

Seriously, Whats with that? only8GB of ram with no free slot?
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chatbox wrote:
May 20th, 2019 2:10 pm
The G7 is such a bulky laptop with incapable cooling for 2019. The Lenovo Legion Y740 is the way to go.
Did they improve the cooling from the Y730 as that was the worst of 2018
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i got.the g5 i7 2060 8g, i would say it is the woste laptop that i ever buy. fans is loud all the time with droping frames on playing overwatch. rtx2060 man! the temp gets hot even the fans loud all the time. i called dell to return the g5, they tells me to update the driver and give me 70 dollars. i updated and seems getting better so decide to keep it.
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How do you know that you're getting the 144hz display on the G7? My configurations are only showing one monitor and it does not specify.

Thanks for any reply
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chrischris84 wrote:
May 20th, 2019 2:07 pm
Was excited until 8gb ram...too bad. Still a good deal
People who want more than 8GB ram for gaming don't understand how ram is used for gaming. 8GB system ram is enough. In fact, there have been tests showing that 12GB ram performs with lower fps than an identical system with 8GB. The RTX 2060 comes with 6GB GDDR6 ram itself too. Focus on the ram speed not the amount as long as it's a least 8GB.

A genuinely crappy spec of this system is the 1tb 5400rpm. Tear that shit out and put a decent SSD in there.
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l4rate wrote:
May 21st, 2019 3:34 pm
People who want more than 8GB ram for gaming don't understand how ram is used for gaming. 8GB system ram is enough. In fact, there have been tests showing that 12GB ram performs with lower fps than an identical system with 8GB. The RTX 2060 comes with 6GB GDDR6 ram itself too. Focus on the ram speed not the amount as long as it's a least 8GB.

A genuinely crappy spec of this system is the 1tb 5400rpm. Tear that shit out and put a decent SSD in there.
That’s because 12 gb ram makes no sense since it wouldn’t be dual channel. 8gb ram isn’t good enough for a gaming laptop in 2019, some games use 6+ gb by themselves.
I’m aware most games are ok with 8 gb today, but an increasing number are not so it would seem important to go with 16gb if you want to play upcoming games.
Here is the difference in battlefield v between 8 vs 16



Edit: you can use odd numbers of ram sticks in flex mode in the right situations, ymmv.
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HOT and HEAVY. Enough said. Price is right though. I suspect once 10 series laptop stocks are depleted these will be normal prices around holiday season this year.
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@l4rate you’re just flat out wrong. Not in 2019 and never again will 8GB be good enough for a high end gaming laptop

@KevinC268 good backed up response, thx
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Cancel y540 for this since someone in the other thread said the g5 is better? So g7 is a no brainer!

smackioio wrote: ↑ No it does not, another reason to go G5. IMHO, the G5 has much better battery life , has Thunderbolt 3.x and contrary to what some people were saying on this thread, the G5 runs cooler than the Lenovo. I am talking about the G5 with i5 9th Gen CPU and 1650 GTX. The 17" would obviously eat more battery than a 15" and hence the reason Lenovo has a bigger sale on the 17" screens. Usually Lenovo has good cooling but in some cases G5/G7 (new generations just out like the SE one) have slightly better cooling (more cooling pipes)
With an RTX 2060 you'll really see the not so cool Lenovo for sure. 99C CPU will be there for sure in Ultra Games.

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