Dell G7 17 RTX 2060 Gaming Laptop £1299 @ Dell
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Dell G7 17 RTX 2060 Gaming Laptop £1299 @ Dell

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Refreshed 6th Feb (Posted 2nd Feb)
One of the cheapest RTX 2060 laptops I've seen, hopefully get some good feedback if it's a good deal, I'm after a new laptop


Dell G7 17 Gaming Laptop
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX2060
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 8300H Processor (Quad-Core, 8MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
Windows 10 Home 64bit
17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS 300-nits Display
8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2400MHz
128GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (Boot) + 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive (Storage)
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RickDoyle23 m ago

That's like six times the price of a PS4. That's a lot of money. I know …That's like six times the price of a PS4. That's a lot of money. I know the PS4 isn't the pinnacle of gaming prowess, but it's still a capable machine, even in 2019. Is this future proofed for several years, do you think?


Difficult to say. The PS4 doesn't have a screen. Also it doesn't have a battery. I think a better comparison might be with a Vauxhall Zafira, a second hand one will cost about six times this, but you can fit 7 people in it... But again, no screen. It's a minefield.
60hz screen - what is the point to have a powerfull gaming laptop with that refresh rate screen?
8gb ram in 2019? a joke
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bitcoin517 m ago

Lovely, lovely bit of kit, for the money, the build and the card, well …Lovely, lovely bit of kit, for the money, the build and the card, well worth the money, but I cannot understand, why they went to all this trouble, with the new 17" G7 and did not stick the UHD 4K panel in it!!! I have seen the i7 variant of this and it looks stunning and just flies, so should imagine for gamer's it will be heaven, the i5 is not far behind it and for a lot less, you get the same screen and 2060 gpu in this deal ;-)Are you a gamer or just want a decent fast laptop?


Maybe because your eyes won’t notice the difference on such small screen !?
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zebz0014 m ago

Maybe because your eyes won’t notice the difference on such small screen ! …Maybe because your eyes won’t notice the difference on such small screen !? [Image]


I'm not sure how this myth gets around. Honestly if you compare two identical laptops side by side and one has a 4k panel it's a night and day difference.

Not that I'm actually that fussed about having 4k on a laptop screen, I'd rather have 1080p with a better battery life myself.
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Josh.Rogan15 h, 11 m ago

Difficult to say. The PS4 doesn't have a screen. Also it doesn't have a …Difficult to say. The PS4 doesn't have a screen. Also it doesn't have a battery. I think a better comparison might be with a Vauxhall Zafira, a second hand one will cost about six times this, but you can fit 7 people in it... But again, no screen. It's a minefield.


Indeed but at least the Zafira's computer has more ram but then it costs more as you say..
Keelan_16 h, 39 m ago

CPU bottleneck as well with a gpu like that


You clearly don’t know what your talking about sorry
Jackboo12 m ago

You clearly don’t know what your talking about sorry


I wouldn't pair anything higher than a 1060/580 with a quad core with no hyperthreading, never mind an underpowered laptop version.

I had a 4690k and 980ti and the bottleneck was real, this has a weaker CPU and more powerful GPU.
vulcanproject1 h, 2 m ago

Quite a bit of software has problems with scaling. Windows does not do GUI …Quite a bit of software has problems with scaling. Windows does not do GUI scaling at all well, and a raft of software is not well adjusted for it at this level since 4K screens connected to a PC is still rather new. The experience is kind of unpolished. Even later revisions of stuff like Photoshop CC have a fixed UI scaling option of 200 percent in the settings for when you use it on a 4K display. You might use 125 percent for a 4K on a 17 inch screen but I would say you are in a tiny minority! That's way too small for such a little screen. You must have either eagle eyes working for more than an hour with that or a nose short enough to press to the screen. I have neither.I don't believe this machine is a good choice for a 4K screen as a gaming laptop. I get why a few people will go on about it, because it's HUKD and they don't really understand the practicalities of actually using a laptop like that or the trade offs you have to make.


See. Its you that doesn't understand that other people have other priorities when it comes to a laptop. You're not some high and mighty pc god that knows everything about everyone. I doubt I'd be in the minority wanting a better screen for a 17 inch laptop at this price, nor do I need to press my nose up against the screen to see a difference. I can tell every time.

It might not suit you, and I accept that if its a pure gaming laptop then it probably is a good buy. However, if you admit you don't have "eagle eyes" then its clearly not for you to comment on how big a difference there is between 1080p and 4k at this screen size (I have what I'd consider normal vision by the way) . The so called trade offs of having a higher resolution screen are well worth it for a lot, and the scaling issues you mention are improved all the time. 1080p ain't getting better down the line....
johnw8411 m ago

See. Its you that doesn't understand that other people have other …See. Its you that doesn't understand that other people have other priorities when it comes to a laptop. You're not some high and mighty pc god that knows everything about everyone.


I'll stop you right there, since my first post highlighted that this is about personal preference....However if you think that 125 percent scaling on a 17 inch laptop screen with 4K is 'normal' then indeed, you are way off what the majority must considers an average scaling factor.

This is simply based on the fact Microsoft/OEMs themselves default to 250 percent in Windows configured for machines like that. Might be slightly conservative, but ballpark for most users. Also backing this is most software I have witnessed (my example was the widely used 2018 photoshop) has a fixed 200 percent UI. Legacy software support is far worse!

We can also go into more specific talk about how 4K is bad when scaled in Windows because at the default scaling it does not produce an integer number of pixels. That's why 1080p looks like crap on 4K displays. There is no half a pixel. I am no fan of Apple but they are smart choosing these 'weird' native resolutions for a reason, they give integer numbers on Retina screens when scaled say 200 percent......

Certainly I'm not stopping anyone buying a 4K display on a small laptop if they have professed eagle eyes, enjoy bad scaling or poor software support. I'm just pointing out the numerous problems with them.
zebz00117 h, 31 m ago

Maybe because your eyes won’t notice the difference on such small screen ! …Maybe because your eyes won’t notice the difference on such small screen !? [Image]


I don't believe that for one second. I have a 55 inch telly and sit less than 10ft away - I can certainly notice the difference between 720p/1080p/4k!
Keelan_46 m ago

I wouldn't pair anything higher than a 1060/580 with a quad core with no …I wouldn't pair anything higher than a 1060/580 with a quad core with no hyperthreading, never mind an underpowered laptop version.I had a 4690k and 980ti and the bottleneck was real, this has a weaker CPU and more powerful GPU.


clearly you have not a clue about i5 8300h = 4 core 8 threads CPU, that processor is on pair with i7 7700hq and it is more then enough to power rtx 2060
8GB of RAM... are they having a laugh?
dasBOT23 m ago

clearly you have not a clue about i5 8300h = 4 core 8 threads CPU, that …clearly you have not a clue about i5 8300h = 4 core 8 threads CPU, that processor is on pair with i7 7700hq and it is more then enough to power rtx 2060


36982025.jpgTotally agree, tho I did wonder if it would be enough at 1st

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pcspecialist.co.uk/not…15/


Starting Specification: £1,354.00 inc. VAT

  • Intel® Core™ H-Series CPUs
  • GeForce RTX 2070
  • 144Hz FHD Panel (1920 x 1080), 72% NTSC
  • RGB Backlit Keyboard
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • HDMI Output Connection
  • Mini Display Port
  • Multi-colour backlit touchpad
  • Grey Brushed Aluminium Finish
  • GeForce RTX VR Ready!
  • Wireless Fitted as Standard
Was looking at this for myself, with a few tweaks, any thoughts?
Edited by: "Scarecrow24" 3rd Feb
Scarecrow2421 m ago

https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/proteusVI-rtx-15/Starting …https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/proteusVI-rtx-15/Starting Specification: £1,354.00 inc. VATIntel® Core™ H-Series CPUsGeForce RTX 2070144Hz FHD Panel (1920 x 1080), 72% NTSCRGB Backlit KeyboardSuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 2HDMI Output ConnectionMini Display PortMulti-colour backlit touchpadGrey Brushed Aluminium FinishGeForce RTX VR Ready!Wireless Fitted as StandardWas looking at this for myself, with a few tweaks, any thoughts?


Looks good depending on your budget, then you start adding extra Ram and storage and the price starts going up a fair bit. Just my observation, someone that's more computer savvy than me all give a better opinion
Scarecrow241 h, 34 m ago

https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/proteusVI-rtx-15/Starting …https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/proteusVI-rtx-15/Starting Specification: £1,354.00 inc. VATIntel® Core™ H-Series CPUsGeForce RTX 2070144Hz FHD Panel (1920 x 1080), 72% NTSCRGB Backlit KeyboardSuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 2HDMI Output ConnectionMini Display PortMulti-colour backlit touchpadGrey Brushed Aluminium FinishGeForce RTX VR Ready!Wireless Fitted as StandardWas looking at this for myself, with a few tweaks, any thoughts?


Careful, that comes with 4gb ram by default. Some users on here will be apoplectic with rage if they see that.
Otherwise looks good.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 3rd Feb
jaydeeuk110 m ago

Careful, that comes with 4gb ram by default. Some users on here will be …Careful, that comes with 4gb ram by default. Some users on here will be apoplectic with rage of they see that.Otherwise looks good.


4gb ram, single 128gb normal SATA SSD, if you add everything will be 1500 so is it really such a deal? clevo chassis are horrible they always overheat. plus drivers/bios support is close to zero
Keelan_3 h, 22 m ago

I wouldn't pair anything higher than a 1060/580 with a quad core with no …I wouldn't pair anything higher than a 1060/580 with a quad core with no hyperthreading, never mind an underpowered laptop version.I had a 4690k and 980ti and the bottleneck was real, this has a weaker CPU and more powerful GPU.


I went from a 4790k & 980ti to a 7820HK & GTX 1070 laptop. With a slight overclock on the GPU it was on par with the desktop 980ti.

The notebook 2070 is on par with an overclocked notebook 1070. (My firestrike graphics score with a 1070 is marginally better than a stock 2070 laptop).
kamikazilucas9 h, 23 m ago

why on earth would something like this only have 8gb of ram


Has anyone got some benchmarks for similar specced machines comparing 8GB with 16GB (or more) RAM? I assume it is easy to diasable some Ram via BIOS or whatever so anyone should be able to benchmark the difference if they already have the additional RAM.
How much does this weigh? I’m after something that’s no more than 2kg
Freezing.
Could get a Pixelbook AND an Xbox for that.
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If it had had a 120/144Hz screen, I'd have recommended this all day long; as it is, you need an external screen to get the best out of it.
That said, if you move it on the go a lot, this isn't half bad, and I suspect the 8300 (from memory actually slightly faster than the previous gen i7-7700HQ) and 2060 will allow you to maintain 60 FPS on virtually all games at high settings, especially once you throw in an extra 8GB RAM; its a very competitive entry price for a 2060 laptop, when as memory strikes me, when 1060s first arrived, the laptops were typically £1400-1600.
Edited by: "alexrose1uk" 3rd Feb
peakbear33 m ago

Has anyone got some benchmarks for similar specced machines comparing 8GB …Has anyone got some benchmarks for similar specced machines comparing 8GB with 16GB (or more) RAM? I assume it is easy to diasable some Ram via BIOS or whatever so anyone should be able to benchmark the difference if they already have the additional RAM.


If you look on youtube there are some good 4/6/8/16 GB RAM comparisons. PUBG as one example was noticably smoother with 16GB from memory.
I have a similar laptop and I feel restricted with the 256GB SSD, 128GB would have to be replaced, you would need another 8GB of ram and a 5400rpm drive for downloads etc will be slow, also going for 1TB instead of 2TB will have saved them about £2 so very stingy.
Edited by: "MIDURIX" 3rd Feb
dasBOT21 h, 21 m ago

60hz screen - what is the point to have a powerfull gaming laptop with …60hz screen - what is the point to have a powerfull gaming laptop with that refresh rate screen?8gb ram in 2019? a jokecold


I think its when you connect it with a monitor (that supports higher frequency) - get all the benefit there
Scarecrow243 h, 27 m ago

https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/proteusVI-rtx-15/Starting …https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/proteusVI-rtx-15/Starting Specification: £1,354.00 inc. VATIntel® Core™ H-Series CPUsGeForce RTX 2070144Hz FHD Panel (1920 x 1080), 72% NTSCRGB Backlit KeyboardSuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 2HDMI Output ConnectionMini Display PortMulti-colour backlit touchpadGrey Brushed Aluminium FinishGeForce RTX VR Ready!Wireless Fitted as StandardWas looking at this for myself, with a few tweaks, any thoughts?


If you wanted a gaming laptop, the rtx 2070 is much better for only 60 odd quid more...
GAMMO22 h, 16 m ago

I'm a gamer, I had the 1060gtx Hp Omen, but I couldn't get the temps down …I'm a gamer, I had the 1060gtx Hp Omen, but I couldn't get the temps down to what I was happy with, sent it back for a refund and am now looking for something new


Go on YouTube and look at throttlestop (undervolting) that helps bring the temp down, also helps extend the battery life
Joeban9212 m ago

Go on YouTube and look at throttlestop (undervolting) that helps bring the …Go on YouTube and look at throttlestop (undervolting) that helps bring the temp down, also helps extend the battery life


I did all that, and I I got the temps down nice enough the fans didn't sound like jets, that all fine and dandy but I don't see why I should have had to do that Tbh. I'm waiting to see reviews of the new laptops with newer gpus to see if the temp problems have been solved. I'm even looking at building my own desktop games machine tbh.
SteamyWee22 h, 47 m ago

Dells in general are not good with heat, but the new Alienware M15 and M17 …Dells in general are not good with heat, but the new Alienware M15 and M17 are supposed to have made a breakthrough in the heat department. Unfortunately they are rather expensive at the moment compared to the more budget friendly gaming laptops.


That's false the new alienwares are also plagued from the factory, don't belive everything you watch on YouTube...

Guy with 10 years experience dealing with alienwares daily!

It's a essential to repaste all alienwares or laptops for that matter
Edited by: "ryan.cope" 3rd Feb
zebz00122 h, 33 m ago

Maybe because your eyes won’t notice the difference on such small screen ! …Maybe because your eyes won’t notice the difference on such small screen !? [Image]



According to that, I need a 90" tv to see the difference of 4K
ryan.cope27 m ago

That's false the new alienwares are also plagued from the factory, don't …That's false the new alienwares are also plagued from the factory, don't belive everything you watch on YouTube...Guy with 10 years experience dealing with alienwares daily!It's a essential to repaste all alienwares or laptops for that matter


As I said specific models mentioned. Plus I'm not going to be told my info is fake from a guy who can't even spell
SteamyWee9 m ago

As I said specific models mentioned. Plus I'm not going to be told my info …As I said specific models mentioned. Plus I'm not going to be told my info is fake from a guy who can't even spell


All alienwares overheat post 2012 models ending m18x r2 when the real alienware team were sold off to Dell. So do some research, didn't realise you were a proof reader... And don't chat rubbish the new 15 and 17 go upwards of 90 degrees under load they are complete trash. The area 51m is their new flagship machine and even that has been restricted power to the cpu and gpus to keep heat down. I've had every alienware out about 10x over through work... So buy a new 15 and learn the hard way... And post back here your temps
Edited by: "ryan.cope" 3rd Feb
bitcoin523 h, 46 m ago

Lovely, lovely bit of kit, for the money, the build and the card, well …Lovely, lovely bit of kit, for the money, the build and the card, well worth the money, but I cannot understand, why they went to all this trouble, with the new 17" G7 and did not stick the UHD 4K panel in it!!! I have seen the i7 variant of this and it looks stunning and just flies, so should imagine for gamer's it will be heaven, the i5 is not far behind it and for a lot less, you get the same screen and 2060 gpu in this deal ;-)Are you a gamer or just want a decent fast laptop?


What's the point of having a 4k screen on a laptop? There's barely any noticeable difference between 1080p and 4k on a screen that size. (And yes, I do own both a 1080p laptop and a 4k laptop)
Uns23 h, 27 m ago

I'm not sure how this myth gets around. Honestly if you compare two …I'm not sure how this myth gets around. Honestly if you compare two identical laptops side by side and one has a 4k panel it's a night and day difference.Not that I'm actually that fussed about having 4k on a laptop screen, I'd rather have 1080p with a better battery life myself.


It is noticeable if you look closely, but at normal viewing distance it is barely noticeable at all, especially for most consumers
RickDoyle22 h, 37 m ago

That's like six times the price of a PS4. That's a lot of money. I know …That's like six times the price of a PS4. That's a lot of money. I know the PS4 isn't the pinnacle of gaming prowess, but it's still a capable machine, even in 2019. Is this future proofed for several years, do you think?


Well, not quite 6 times the price of a ps4 but it is a considerable amount of money. However, a ps4 isn't portable like a laptop, a laptop can do much more than just play games and the games will run a lot better/faster at a higher framerate than a ps4, without having to reduce or limit the graphics settings of the games.

As for future proof, no computer is future proof for several years, consoles included. Hence the ps4 pro being released...
robmclarenfan1 h, 25 m ago

According to that, I need a 90" tv to see the difference of 4K


According to that, I’m quite positive that you and some people in here can’t read that graph;)
So tempted, but all I need a new computer for is for video editing from the GoPro. My old i7-2600 just isn't up for it any more, and the 2Gb ATI graphics card is pants! Decisions, decisions.....
Dell and gaming laptop should be a misnomer to anyone who has even the slightest clue what they're talking about

Unless dell have seriously raised their game in the past few years, which i know they havent
And in case anyone is wondering, my name is a nod to the legend that is

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raiderturbo40 m ago

Well, not quite 6 times the price of a ps4 but it is a considerable amount …Well, not quite 6 times the price of a ps4 but it is a considerable amount of money. However, a ps4 isn't portable like a laptop, a laptop can do much more than just play games and the games will run a lot better/faster at a higher framerate than a ps4, without having to reduce or limit the graphics settings of the games. As for future proof, no computer is future proof for several years, consoles included. Hence the ps4 pro being released...


The PS4 has been out since late 2013. I'd say it has weathered the storm these past 6 or so years well enough.
The PS4 Pro was just a bit of Botox for people with bigger TV's or better eye sight. Rather pointless in my opinion!

The old girl is getting a bit tired now, but it's got another year (two max) before it's took out into the back field and shot in the face.

Still, I'd expect that a laptop that costs £1300 would last 3-5 years before you're looking at upgrading. A dear do, if not!
Good luck with this, I bought identically specced laptop from Ebay for £540
stanlenin37 m ago

Good luck with this, I bought identically specced laptop from Ebay for £540


Doubt that very much. Let's see a link to what you bought...
afroylnt9 h, 56 m ago

Indeed but at least the Zafira's computer has more ram but then it costs …Indeed but at least the Zafira's computer has more ram but then it costs more as you say..


Need to watch, the Zafira processors are prone to catastrophic overheating failures.
bitcoin52nd Feb

Lovely, lovely bit of kit, for the money, the build and the card, well …Lovely, lovely bit of kit, for the money, the build and the card, well worth the money, but I cannot understand, why they went to all this trouble, with the new 17" G7 and did not stick the UHD 4K panel in it!!! I have seen the i7 variant of this and it looks stunning and just flies, so should imagine for gamer's it will be heaven, the i5 is not far behind it and for a lot less, you get the same screen and 2060 gpu in this deal ;-)Are you a gamer or just want a decent fast laptop?


4K? 17"? You make sense!
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