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Dell G5 15 5590 review – aims high with its RTX capabilities

Dell G5 15 5590 review – aims high with its RTX capabilities

Dell’s new gaming laptops are lastly right here. Final yr, they launched an entire new collection of units, referred to as – the G-series. Nevertheless, whereas they have been making an attempt to fill some gaps within the price range gaming phase of the market, the opposite producers revolutionized the market, bringing extra modern-looking laptops with bezel-less screens and thinner chassis.

However, it’s Dell’s flip once more they usually not solely carried out an arguably extra interesting design, however additionally they stuffed RTX GPUs inside it. At the moment, we’re wanting on the improved G5 15 5590 “finances” gaming laptop computer. This gadget is available in all kinds of GPU integrations from the finances GTX 1050 Ti, as much as the best way to the RTX 2080 Max-Q. CPU-wise there are the standard suspects – Intel Core i5-8300H and the Core i7-8750H. Nevertheless, extra fascinating are the show choices – two Full HD IPS panels (certainly one of them – 144 Hz) and one 4K OLED show. Right here’s our impression on the laptop computer itself.

You possibly can examine the costs and configurations in our Specs System:


Specs Sheet

Dell G5 15 (5590) technical specs desk




15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS


128GB SSD NVMe + 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm


364 x 273 x 23.7 mm (14.33″ x 10.75″ x zero.93″)

Ports and connectivity

  • 1x USB Sort-C three.1 (three.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt three, DisplayPort, HDMI
  • 3x USB Sort-A (three.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet lan Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth Four.2
  • Audio jack three.5mm audio jack


  • Fingerprint reader
  • Net digital camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Audio system
  • Optical drive
  • Safety Lock slot

What’s within the field?

Dell sents out the G5 models in an unimpressive field, particularly in comparison with their opponents. Not that the field makes the efficiency, nevertheless it does make a great impression in any case. Anyhow, inside it, you’ll discover nothing greater than the laptop computer itself, the boring manuals and a 180W energy brick.

Design and development

At first look, Dell has carried out an all plastic construct for this yr’s G5 line-up. Nevertheless, on the within, you’ll discover aluminum overlaying the bottom of the gadget. Anyhow, once we examine it to the final years mannequin – the G5 15 5587 we see an identical development however executed in a extra trendy means. That stated, the laptop computer, typically, is narrower, thinner, however at 2.77 kg it sits a bit heavier than the two.5 kilos of the predecessor.

Opening the lid reveals the thinner bezels of the display – the rationale for the narrowness of the laptop computer. Sadly, although, you gained’t have the ability to open it up with a single hand. It additionally bends barely, once you twist it, however nothing too dramatic over right here. There’s additionally a slight hump on the hinge attachment place, which is seen in a closed place.

Simply above the keyboard, we now have an identical design function to costlier – G7 collection – a shiny end, housing the G5 emblem and an ultra-fast fingerprint scanner. Talking of the keyboard, the keys are somewhat smaller than our preferences. On the opposite aspect, the journey is suitable and the suggestions is tremendous tactile – players would really like it. Plus, it options the NumPad keys, in contrast to the Legion Y740 for instance.

Subsequent, under the keyboard – centered to the spacebar – there’s the touchpad. It really works and feels quick and correct, though the tough plastic texture shouldn’t be as nice as a glass cowl.

Apparently, on the underside, you gained’t discover something apart from the air flow grills. It’s because the opposite widespread inhabitants of the underside plate – the audio system – are moved to the entrance of the system.

Width Size Peak Weight
Dell G5 15 5590 364 mm (14.33″) 273 mm (10.75″) 23.7 mm (zero.93″) 2.77 kg (6.1 lbs)
Dell G5 15 5587 389 mm (15.31″) 275 mm (10.83″) 25 mm (zero.98″) (+5%) 2.61 kg (5.eight lbs) (-6%)
Lenovo Legion Y740 361 mm (14.21″) 265 mm (10.43″) 23.85 mm (zero.94″) (+1%) 2.20 kg (Four.9 lbs) (-21%)


Its I/O connections are unfold out on both sides of the system, plus a considerable half is on the again. First, on the left, there’s a USB Sort-C Thunderbolt connector, a USB Sort-A three.1 (Gen. 1) and a headphone jack. Then comes the again – it homes the facility enter, HDMI, USB Sort-A three.1 (Gen. 1), Mini DisplayPort and an RJ-45 connector. Lastly, on the proper aspect of the laptop computer you’ll discover one other USB Sort-A three.1 (Gen. 1) and an SD card reader.

Show high quality

Dell G5 15 5590 has a Full HD IPS panel with a mannequin quantity AUO AUO23ED (the identical as HP ProBook 450 G6). Its diagonal is 15.6″ (39.62 cm), and the decision 1920 х 1080 pixels. The display ratio is 16:9, and we’re taking a look at a pixel density of – 142 ppi, and a pitch of zero.18 х zero.18 mm. The display turns into Retina when seen at distance equal to or larger than 60cm (24″) (from this distance one’s eye stops differentiating the separate pixels, and it’s regular for taking a look at a laptop computer).

Viewing angles are wonderful. We provide pictures at 45° to guage picture high quality.

We measured a most brightness of 250 nits in the midst of the display and 240 nits as a mean for the entire space, with a most deviation of seven%. The Correlated Colour Temperature on a white display is 6280Okay – a bit of hotter than the optimum for the sRGB normal of 6500Okay, which isn’t dangerous in any respect. The typical shade temperature via the gray scale earlier than profiling is even hotter – 6140Okay.
Within the illustration under you possibly can see how the show performs from a uniformity perspective. In different phrases, the leakage of sunshine from the sunshine supply.

Values of dE2000 over shouldn’t happen, and this parameter is among the first it is best to examine in the event you intend to make use of the laptop computer for shade delicate work. The distinction ratio is nice – 1300:1.

To ensure we’re on the identical web page, we want to offer you slightly introduction to the sRGB colour gamut and the Adobe RGB. To start out, there’s the CIE 1976 Uniform Chromaticity Diagram that represents the seen specter of colours by the human eye, supplying you with a greater notion of the colour gamut protection and the colour accuracy.

Contained in the black triangle, you will notice the usual shade gamut (sRGB) that’s being utilized by hundreds of thousands of individuals in HDTV and on the internet. As for the Adobe RGB, that is utilized in skilled cameras, screens, and so on for printing. Principally, colours contained in the black triangle are utilized by everybody and that is the important a part of the colour high quality and shade accuracy of a mainstream pocket book.

Nonetheless, we’ve included different shade areas just like the well-known DCI-P3 normal utilized by film studios, in addition to the digital UHD Rec.2020 commonplace. Rec.2020, nevertheless, continues to be a factor of the longer term and it’s troublesome for in the present day’s shows to cowl that nicely. We’ve additionally included the so-called Michael Pointer gamut, or Pointer’s gamut, which represents the colours that naturally happen round us day-after-day.

The yellow dotted line exhibits Dell G5 15 5590’s colour gamut protection.

Its show covers solely 52% of the sRGB/ITU-R BT.709 (net/HDTV normal) in CIE1976.

Our “Design and Gaming” profile delivers optimum colour temperature (6500Okay) at 140 cd/m2 luminance and sRGB gamma mode.

We examined the accuracy of the show with 24 generally used colours like mild and darkish human pores and skin, blue sky, inexperienced grass, orange, and so on. You possibly can take a look at the outcomes at manufacturing unit situation and in addition, with the “Design and Gaming” profile.

Under you’ll be able to examine the scores of Dell G5 15 5590 with the default settings (left), and with the “Gaming and Net design” profile (proper).

The subsequent determine exhibits how properly the show is ready to reproduce actually darkish elements of a picture, which is important when watching films or enjoying video games in low ambient mild.

The left aspect of the picture represents the show with inventory settings, whereas the fitting one is with the “Gaming and Net Design” profile activated. On the horizontal axis, you can find the grayscale and on the vertical axis – the luminance of the show. On the 2 graphs under you possibly can simply examine for your self how your show handles the darkest nuances however remember that this additionally is dependent upon the settings of your present show, the calibration, the viewing angle, and the encompassing mild circumstances.

Response time (Gaming capabilities)

We check the response time of the pixels with the standard “black-to-white” and “white-to-black” technique from 10% to 90% and vice versa.

We recorded Fall Time + Rise Time = 29 ms.

PWM (Display flickering)

Pulse-width modulation (PWM) is a simple solution to management monitor brightness. If you decrease the brightness, the sunshine depth of the backlight just isn’t lowered, however as an alternative turned on and off by the electronics with a frequency indistinguishable to the human eye. In these mild impulses, the sunshine/no-light time ratio varies, whereas brightness stays unchanged, which is dangerous to your eyes. You’ll be able to learn extra about that in our devoted article on PWM.

Equally to different units, utilizing this panel, Dell G5 15 5590’s show doesn’t flicker at any brightness degree. This offers consolation in prolonged durations of use.

Blue mild emissions

Putting in our Well being-Guard profile not solely eliminates PWM but in addition reduces the dangerous Blue Mild emissions whereas protecting the colours of the display perceptually correct. Should you’re not acquainted with the Blue mild, the TL;DR model is – emissions that negatively have an effect on your eyes, pores and skin and your entire physique. You’ll find extra details about that in our devoted article on Blue Mild.


Dell G5 15 5590’s display has an IPS panel with a Full HD decision, snug viewing angles, good distinction ratio and a non-flickering backlight. As an obstacle could also be thought-about the slender shade protection.

Purchase our profiles

Since our profiles are tailor-made for every particular person show mannequin, this text and its respective profile package deal are meant for Dell G5 15 5590 configurations with 15.6″ FHD IPS AUO AUO23ED.

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Along with receiving environment friendly and health-friendly profiles, by shopping for LaptopMedia’s merchandise you additionally help the event of our labs, the place we check units with a view to produce probably the most goal critiques potential.

Office Work - screen profile

Workplace Work

Workplace Work must be used principally by customers who spend more often than not taking a look at items of textual content, tables or simply browsing. This profile goals to ship higher distinctness and readability by protecting a flat gamma curve (2.20), native colour temperature and perceptually correct colours.

Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed toward designers who work with colours professionally, and for video games and films as properly. Design and Gaming takes show panels to their limits, making them as correct as potential within the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 normal for Net and HDTV, at white level D65.

Health-Guard - screen profile

Well being-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the dangerous Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the unfavourable Blue Mild which impacts our eyes and physique. Because it’s customized tailor-made for each panel, it manages to maintain the colours perceptually correct. Well being-Guard simulates paper so the strain on the eyes is tremendously decreased.



Dell G5 15 5590’s audio system produce a loud sound. Nevertheless, the sound doesn’t sound very clear within the highs.


Yow will discover all the drivers for the Dell G5 15 5590 on their official web site:


Now, we conduct the battery exams with Home windows Higher efficiency setting turned on, display brightness adjusted to 120 nits and all different packages turned off apart from the one we’re testing the pocket book with. Our mannequin was outfitted with a 60Wh, Four-cell battery pack.

We have been capable of extract a unprecedented period of time for a gaming laptop computer – a bit bit greater than eight hours of net shopping, and about the identical time of video playback.

CPU choices

The CPU choices for this gadget are fairly simple – 4 core / eight-thread Intel Core i5-8300H or the six core / twelve thread Intel Core i7-8750H. Respectively, the previous works at 2.30 GHz Base frequency and Four.00 GHz in Turbo, whereas the latter clocks decrease on the Base – 2.20 GHz however reaches larger in Turbo – Four.10 GHz.

GPU choices

When selecting a GPU choice, you’ll be able to decide the GTX 1050 Ti, in case you are not likely pretentious about gaming. Nevertheless, in case you are shopping for this laptop computer for its graphical capabilities you must keep on with the RTX household. Right here the choices are the RTX 2060 (6GB GDDR6) and the Max-Q variations of RTX 2070 (8GB GDDR6) and RTX 2080 (8GB GDDR6).

Gaming checks

NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2060 is totally able to enjoying all the newest titles at most particulars and at respectable body charges. The efficiency is just like the GTX 1070.



Temperatures and luxury

Max CPU load

On this check we use 100% on the CPU cores, monitoring their frequencies and chip temperature. The primary column exhibits a pc’s response to a brief load (2-10 seconds), the second column simulates a critical activity (between 15 and 30 seconds), and the third column is an effective indicator of how good the laptop computer is for lengthy masses comparable to video rendering.

Common core temperature (base frequency + X); CPU temp.

Intel Core i7-8750H (45W TDP) zero:02 – zero:10 sec zero:15 – zero:30 sec 10:00 – 15:00 min
Dell G5 15 5590 2.86 GHz (B+30%) @ 79°C 2.91 GHz (B+32%) @ 85°C 2.99 GHz (B+36%) @ 90°C
Lenovo Legion Y740 three.39 GHz (B+54%) @ 75°C three.24 GHz (B+47%) @ 81°C 2.89 GHz (B+31%) @ 72°C
Alienware 15 R4 2.86 GHz (B+30%) @ 93°C 2.32 GHz (B+5%) @ 74°C 2.31 GHz (B+5%) @ 66°C
ASUS ROG GL503GE 2.89 GHz (B+31%) @ 66°C 2.89 GHz (B+31%) @ 69°C 2.53 GHz (B+15%) @ 71°C

Intel Core i7-8750H is but to be absolutely tamed by a laptop computer’s cooling. On this case, the Dell G5 15 5590 didn’t off to a great begin, particularly when in comparison with its direct competitor – the Legion Y740. Its clock speeds have been round 500 MHz decrease than the Lenovo, whereas the temperature was some 5C greater. Nevertheless, this wasn’t a development all through the whole check, since G5 15 5590 was capable of keep 2.99 GHz for the ultimate half. On the opposite aspect, the temperatures have been the scorching 90C, whereas the likes of Legion Y740 labored at 18C much less and simply 100 MHz decrease temperature.

Actual gameplay

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 2 min) GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 30 min)
Dell G5 15 5590 1400 MHz @ 72°C 1438 MHz @ 70°C
Lenovo Legion Y740 1526 MHz @ 70°C 1499 MHz @ 74°C

Dell’s G5 15 5590 was operating its RTX 2060 at marginally decrease clock speeds and across the similar temperature as its competitor. This partially explains the decrease common body fee in video games. Moreover – the G5 15 5590 was operating tremendous loudly, even for a gaming laptop computer.

Gaming consolation

Regardless of the loud followers, the laptop computer was truly very popular on the floor with the one area not affected by the warmth of the internals being the palm-rest space. We measured a fingerboiling 54C simply above the “zero” key. We advocate enjoying with gloves.


One other day, one other RTX laptop computer is available on the market. Dell has all the time been a robust contender on the gaming market, particularly because the acquisition of the Alienware model. Nevertheless, since they launched the G-series for extra reasonably priced gaming expertise they do supply one thing fairly fascinating. Nevertheless, it’s nonetheless not the system we have been hoping for. Sure, certainly it seems lovely on the surface – by the best way we like that these days, gaming laptops are being increasingly more undercover, however it simply lacks compared to another rivals.

To begin with, the 60Hz 1080p panel (AUO AUO23ED) is common. Nicely, it doesn’t use PWM and has an excellent distinction ratio, which is sweet, in fact, however on the opposite aspect, it covers simply 52% of sRGB and as a 60Hz show isn’t very nice for gaming. Fortunately, Dell has you coated with a 144Hz panel and even a 4K OLED choice. Nevertheless, these are coming at a worth… fairly actually.

Efficiency-wise we don’t have something to complain about. Each in benchmarks and in gaming, the laptop computer carried out very properly. Though, the RTX 2060framerates have been only a tad decrease than what we received with the Lenovo Legion Y740. One other tremendous quick function of the laptop computer is its fingerprint scanner – blazingly fast. Moreover, there’s a backlight (non-compulsory RGB) on the keyboard, which itself has an honest journey and tactile suggestions.

Okay, truly, there’s something to complain. With a view to offer you this efficiency degree, Dell has to push the RTX 2060 a bit of bit past the bounds of what their design can deal with. And we aren’t speaking concerning the cooling system in any respect (sure it was loud as hell, nevertheless it did its job fantastic) – we’re speaking concerning the warmth that reaches the outer physique. Extra exactly – the keyboard. It was the scorching 54C with the one factor cool sufficient being the palm-rest space.

Sufficient bashing for this pocket book. Let’s end this assessment with the superb battery life it was capable of extract from the smaller – 60Wh battery. In net searching, we acquired round eight hours, whereas throughout watching movies we received 10-15 minutes much less – undoubtedly an excellent outcome, particularly for a gaming system.


  • Distinctive battery life from the smaller 60Wh battery
  • Huge I/O choice
  • Snug keyboard with RGB choice
  • Lack of PWM (AUO AUO23ED)
  • Good construct high quality
  • RTX GPUs onboard


  • Has a scorching physique – actually
  • Will get loud underneath stress
  • Covers solely 52% of sRGB (AUO AUO23ED)

You’ll be able to verify the costs and configurations in our Specs System:

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