Dell G5 15 SE 5505 Review: AMD Ryzen Gaming Laptop
AMD is in a position where it has been catering some of the very best gaming laptops without any compromise. Irrespective of whether you like gaming or not, the Dell G5 15 SE 5505 is one of those superior models that suffice all your computing needs.
Majority of the users who have bought and used this device have said that while the device does come with one of the best CPUs, the GPU of this device is really underwhelming. For a price point starting at just $879.79, this is one of the most affordable gaming devices with the AMD Ryzen processors.
But, that price does come with a catch. While the AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series processors are super efficient and amazing, the AMD Radeon RX 5600M GPU doesn’t necessarily live up to the expectations when compared with the NVIDIA GPUs.
Even with all of these, the Dell G5 15 SE still does manage to win hearts over and we are here to give you a quick rundown of the reasons why.
Design and build
If you have used Dell before, you will know that there devices are not the lightest in the market. They are known for their chunky design and build, which is exactly what happens with this one too. The iridescent silver paint makes the device look stunning and a lot more expensive than what it actually is.
The curved accents around the sides further allow for an even more ergonomic design and come with the curved hinges for easier opening. The plastic is definitely an underwhelming factor yet again. The interiors of the device are nothing earth shattering and has a simple and plain design.
It does come with the RGB backlit keyboard, which again is one of the highlights of the device. The lid of the device does come with narrow bezels but it could definitely be a little narrower.
The device itself weighs around 5.18 pounds, which is quite heavy in comparison to all the other devices that are available in the market but that is how Dell works.
Next up is the display of the Dell G5 15 SE. It comes with the standard 15.6” full HD anti-glare display with a refresh rate of 144Hz, which ensures that you don’t miss out on any frames of the visuals.
The device also sports a screen resolution of 1080p, which again embodies the characters of the game colorful and bright, not something that you will normally come across.
The device nailed at 108% of the sRGB color gamut, which assures that the visual experience with this device is going to be nothing but the absolute best. Pair that with the 301 nits of brightness, it surpasses the quality test in comparison to some of the other available devices in the market.
It is a non-touch display, so if you were expecting otherwise, we are sorry to disappoint.
Coming round to the performance of the Dell G5 15 SE, this is one of those affordable gaming devices that packs in a lot of efficiency. Sporting the new AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series processors along with the AMD Radeon RX 5000 Series graphics, this is one of the best when it comes to the efficiency and performance.
The 16GB DDR4 SDRAM integrated in the device allows you to multitask without any glitch at all.
The device has crushed the performance rate of some of the leading and expensive gaming laptops, including the ones sporting the latest Intel Core i7-9750H processors. When tested, the device could easily trans-code a 4K video in a matter of 6 minutes, which is nothing short of amazing.
The device also comes integrated with up to 512GB SSD which is fast and efficient and completely glitch free. It translated to 410 megabytes per second which is nothing that compares to the overall experience unlike anything else.
When it comes to a gaming device, the one thing that everyone is skeptical about is the battery life. You wouldn’t have to worry about that with the Dell G5 15 SE, mainly because of the fact that it packs in one of the longest battery lives that you would come across.
And, it is all because of the AMD Ryzen processors.
Even with high speed usage and heavy duty gaming, the device does last for around 7 hours, which is pretty impressive when you compare the battery life with the other available gaming laptops with similar configurations.
When it comes to a gaming laptop, one of the common complaints that user have is with the heating system. The faster the device heats up, it makes the device become slower. The Dell G5 15 SE has been designed with efficient heat management, which is one of the main reasons why this gives such longer battery life and efficient gaming experience.
The device manages the heat very well, ensuring that you wouldn’t have to worry about the overall quality of the gaming experience at all.
Aside from all the main features, this gaming laptop excels in terms of the accessory features too, especially when it comes to the keyboard, touchpad and even the audio. The keyboard is quite comfortable to type.
The RGB lighting further makes this a viable option even for the kind of affordable price point that it comes with. The touchpad, on the other hand, is a downside. But, well, if you have a separate mouse, connect it to the device.
Pricing and availability
The Dell G5 15 SE comes at a starting price of $879.79, which is not just affordable but quite well priced.
But, we would suggest that you pay a little more and get the best configuration of the lot. As for availability of these gaming laptops, they are both available on dell.com.