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Dell G7 17 7790 review – when a large gaming laptop is on a diet

Dell G7 17 7790 review – when a large gaming laptop is on a diet

All make area for the brand new gaming massive man. It’s referred to as the Dell G7 17 7790 and as you already know in case you learn our devoted article, it’s principally the bigger brother of G7 15 7590. These days, 17-inch gaming laptops are getting thinner and lighter. Nevertheless, this man right here is neither of them. Nicely… sure it isn’t a cumbersome Alienware, however it’s nowhere close to MSI GS75 Stealth. It’s extra of a direct enemy with the Legion Y740 (17″) and ASUS ROG GL704, which we examined not some time in the past.

With a purpose to be aggressive on this market, there are two obligatory conditions – no less than Intel Core i7-8750H and an RTX GPU. On this case, each of them are current and you’ve got a selection between the GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2070 Max-Q and the RTX 2080 Max-Q. In fact, in case you are on the finances, Dell supplies you with the choice of Core i5-8300H variant with the already confirmed however unpretentious GTX 1050 Ti.

Let’s take a look at whether or not the G7 17 7790 is able to deal with the gaming market head-on, or it journeys miserably on the best way up.

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


Specs Sheet

Dell G7 17 (7790) technical specs desk


Not obtainable


17.Three”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS




404 x 296 x 25 mm (15.91″ x 11.65″ x zero.98″)

Ports and connectivity

  • 1x USB Sort-C 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?

We obtained the Dell G7 17 7790 in a big, boring cardboard field. It has some extra protecting cardboard inside, whereas the laptop computer is positioned inside a thick plastic protecting bag. As of the charger, it’s a 180W unit with the basic barrel plug.

Design and development

Nicely, on the surface, the laptop computer definitely appears good. Sadly, although, there’s not a single metallic piece on the panel – every thing is plastic. This makes the three.27 kg chassis simply bendable and there are some squeaking noises coming from it throughout transportation when opened up, reminding us of the Pavilion Gaming collection of HP. At the very least the 25 mm profile could be thought-about as a constructive function of this relatively costly gadget.

Opening up the lid is straightforward utilizing even one hand, which is good, however not sudden, given the load of the system. By the best way, Dell is following their design from final yr, nevertheless, now we see lots of stripes on the outer strike. We discovered it to be a potential filth magnet as nicely – no less than it seems good.

Subsequent, follows the keyboard. One other function – one other disappointment. Whereas it has a backlight and optionally available RGB one, we will’t move the truth that the keys are tremendous small, in comparison with the Legion Y740 for instance, whereas the important thing journey could be very brief. On the brilliant aspect, there’s a clicky really feel to them so throughout gaming you’ll discover the suggestions very properly… should you handle to hit the best key in fact. Moreover, there’s some slight bend of the keyboard space throughout typing, which is a bit disagreeable.

Above the keyboard, there’s a shiny floor, housing the G7 emblem and the facility button/fingerprint reader combo. By the best way – this is likely one of the quickest ones available on the market. On the opposite aspect of the keyboard is the touchpad, which has an honest measurement. Additionally it is quick and correct.

On the underside aspect, you possibly can see cut-outs proper beneath the followers to provide sufficient air consumption, whereas the audio system are user-facing and are mounted on the entrance aspect of the chassis. Scorching air, respectively, comes out of the again and from the nook sides of the gadget. By the best way, the aspect drills are tremendous tiny, in comparison with those on Lenovo Legion Y740 for instance.

Width Size Peak Weight
Dell G7 17 7790 404 mm (15.91″) 296 mm (11.65″) 25 mm (zero.98″) Three.27 kg (7.2 lbs)
ASUS ROG GL704G 399 mm (15.75″) 274 mm (10.98″) 26.four mm (1.05″) (+6%) 2.90 kg (5.7 lbs) (-11%)
MSI GE73VR 7RF 419 mm (16.50″) 285 mm (11.22″) 29 mm (1.14″) (+16%) 2.80 kg (6.2 lbs) (-14%)
Acer Predator Helios 500 428 mm (16.85″) 300 mm (11.81″) 38.7 mm (1.52″) (+55%) four.00 kg (eight.eight lbs) (+22%)


Dell G7 17 7790 is provided with the whole lot you’ll be able to probably want within the I/O choice. They’re saying that they’ve put a lot of the ports on the again so that you’re palms are freed from obstacles, however truly, we’ve seen corporations do higher job putting the ports to the again – just like the HP Omen 15 (2018).

Anyhow, on the fitting aspect, you will discover a USB Sort-C Thunderbolt connector, a USB Sort-A Three.1 (Gen. 1) and a headphone jack. Shifting to the again we see the facility plug, an HDMI port, USB Sort-A Three.1 (Gen. 1), a Mini DisplayPort and an RJ-45 connector, whereas the correct aspect is house to the SD card reader and one other USB Sort-A Three.1 (Gen. 1).

Show high quality

We received the Dell G7 17 7790 in a configuration with a 60Hz Full HD IPS display, mannequin quantity AUO B173HAN-9K35D (AUO429D). Its diagonal is 17.Three″ (43.94 cm), and the decision – 1920 х 1080. Moreover, the display ratio is 16:9, the pixel density – 127 ppi, their pitch – zero.1995 x zero.1995 mm. The display might be thought-about Retina when seen from at the least 69 cm (from this distance, the typical human eye can’t see the person pixels).

Dell G7 17 7790 has snug viewing angles. We’ve got offered photographs at 45 levels to guage high quality.

The utmost measured brightness is comparatively excessive – 303 nits (cd/m2) in the midst of the display and stays on the similar 283 nits (cd/m2) common throughout the floor with a most deviation of 10%. The Correlated Shade Temperature on a white display and at most brightness is 6840Okay (common) – barely colder than the 6500Okay optimum for sRGB. The typical colour temperature by means of the gray scale earlier than profiling is 7020Okay.
Within the illustration under you’ll be able to see how the show performs from uniformity perspective. The illustration under exhibits how issues are for operational brightness ranges (roughly 140 nits) – on this specific case at 46% Brightness (White degree = 142 cd/m2, Black degree = zero.11 cd/m2).
Values of dE2000 over shouldn’t happen, and this parameter is among the first it is best to examine for those who intend to make use of the laptop computer for colour delicate work (a most tolerance of ). The distinction ratio is excellent – 1380:1 (1320:1 after profiling).

To ensure we’re on the identical web page, we want to offer you just a little 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 forth 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 commonplace 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 as we speak’s shows to cowl that properly. We’ve additionally included the so-called Michael Pointer gamut, or Pointer’s gamut, which represents the colours that naturally happen round us every single day.

The yellow dotted line exhibits Dell G7 17 7790’s colour gamut protection.

Its show covers 91% of the sRGB/ITU-R BT.709 (net/HDTV commonplace) in CIE1976.

Our “Design and Gaming” profile delivers optimum shade 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 forth. You possibly can take a look at the outcomes at manufacturing unit situation and in addition, with the “Design and Gaming” profile.

Under you possibly can examine the scores of Dell G7 17 7790 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 suitable one is with the “Gaming and Net Design” profile activated. On the horizontal axis, you will see that the grayscale and on the vertical axis – the luminance of the show. On the 2 graphs under you’ll be able to simply verify for your self how your show handles the darkest nuances however take into account 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 = 30 ms.

Well being impression – PWM / Blue Mild

PWM (Display flickering)

Pulse-width modulation (PWM) is a simple strategy to management monitor brightness. Once you decrease the brightness, the sunshine depth of the backlight is just not 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.

Dell G7 17 7790 doesn’t use PWM to regulate the brightness of its display, thus making it snug and protected (on this facet) to be used in prolonged durations of time.

Blue mild emissions

Putting in our Well being-Guard profile not solely eliminates PWM but in addition reduces the dangerous Blue Mild emissions whereas holding the colours of the display perceptually correct. For those who’re not conversant in the Blue mild, the TL;DR model is – emissions that negatively have an effect on your eyes, pores and skin and your entire physique. Yow will discover extra details about that in our devoted article on Blue Mild.


This configuration of Dell G7 17 7790 has a Full HD 17.Three-inch IPS panel with snug viewing angles and really sufficient default settings. Furthermore, it has a comparatively vast colour protection – 91% of sRGB and it doesn’t use PWM to regulate its display brightness. All of this makes the 60Hz refresh fee, the one drawback of the panel.

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 G7 17 7790 configurations with 17.Three″ AUO B173HAN-9K35D (AUO429D) (FHD, 1920 × 1080) IPS.

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Learn extra concerning the profiles HERE.

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 as a way to produce probably the most goal evaluations attainable.

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 shade 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 attainable within the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 commonplace 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 adverse 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 drastically decreased.



Dell G7 17 7790 has loudspeakers. Nevertheless, they’ve just a little deviation within the low frequencies, whereas the mid and highs are clear.


Yow will discover all the drivers for the Dell G7 17 7790 on their official web site:


Now, we conduct the battery checks 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. Dell G7 17 7790 on this configuration makes use of the identical 60Wh battery just like the G5 15 5590.

Given the larger measurement of its display, although, the G7 17 7790 was capable of get 7 hours and 50 minutes of net shopping and round 6 hours and 20 minutes of video playback – not dangerous for a 17-inch gaming laptop computer.

CPU choices

As of but, there are solely two choices out there – four-core/eight-thread Intel Core i5-8300H and the extra highly effective Intel Core i7-8750H (six-core/twelve-thread). They not solely differ within the variety of cores however within the quantity of cache as properly – 8MB to 9MB, respectively. Moreover, they’re constructed on the identical Espresso Lake-H 14nm structure and are rated at 45W TDP.

GPU choices

GPU-wise, 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 it is best to persist 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 exams

Dell G7 17 7790 exhibits respectable efficiency with the RTX 2060 GPU.



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 similar 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 G7 17 7790 2.54 GHz (B+15%) @ 76°C Three.09 GHz (B+40%) @ 83°C Three.01 GHz (B+37%) @ 85°C
ASUS ROG GL704G Three.49 GHz (B+59%) @ 92°C Three.41 GHz (B+55%) @ 95°C Three.20 GHz (B+45%) @ 87°C
ASUS TUF FX705 Three.57 GHz (B+62%) @ 88°C 2.98 GHz (B+35%) @ 87°C 2.75 GHz (B+25%) @ 80°C
Lenovo Legion Y730 Three.43 GHz (B+56%) @ 91°C Three.23 GHz (B+47%) @ 94°C 2.69 GHz (B+22%) @ 79°C

Equally to the smaller G5 15 5590, Dell G7 17 7790 begins off with a comparatively sluggish begin – round 1 GHz right down to the ROG GL704. This, nevertheless, leads to low temperatures originally of the check, which is sweet, because it provides just a little headroom for the GPU. With the time passing, the Core i7-8750H slowly however certainly obtained on top of things and on the finish of the check it was solely 190 MHz right down to the ASUS behemoth and 260 MHz as much as the TUF FX705. Nevertheless it received as much as temperature and like an previous diesel it wanted half an hour to succeed in 85C.

Actual gameplay

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 2 min) GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 30 min)
Dell G7 17 7790 1432 MHz @ 73°C 1462 MHz @ 73°C
Lenovo Legion Y740 1526 MHz @ 70°C 1499 MHz @ 74°C

Right here, we see a little or no deficit within the frequency, in comparison with Lenovo Leigon Y740. On the similar time, the temperature was fairly fixed all through the complete check interval, nevertheless noise-wise… huh. It was LOUD. Truly, we discovered it to be an ideal check bench for the noise canceling headphones. You’re welcome, Bose.

Gaming consolation

Right here there are excellent news and dangerous information. The excellent news is that the palm-rest space is cool always. Nevertheless, the dangerous is that that may’t be stated for the remainder of the floor of the laptop computer. Particularly the world across the “O” key (similar location because the G5 15 5590), the place it reaches 56.9C. We knew that G7-series was going to be scorching, however this obtained us stunned.


Dell has completed so much with this price range Alienware. Nevertheless, we don’t actually assume they’ve carried out sufficient to differentiate this gadget from its extra finances brother – the G5 – regardless that we examined solely the 15-inch G5 15 5590. We have been astonished how these units obtained virtually the identical leads to each single check we threw at them. Moreover, they’re extremely popular on the floor and, await it – on the very same spot. OK, apparently, Dell just isn’t very artistic with their new units.

That stated, we don’t imply G7 17 7790 shouldn’t be a superb laptop computer. To begin with – it has an incredible efficiency – all the things we anticipated from it – it did it simply. Though we aren’t positive how the extra highly effective GPUs are going to carry out, and if the outer physique goes to deal with the warmth.

So, subsequent, we’ve got the battery life, which is quite spectacular for a 17-inch gaming laptop computer. It reaches round eight hours of net shopping and 6 hours and 20 minutes of video playback. Moreover, there’s a vibrant, colourful show (AUO B173HAN-9K35D (AUO429D)). It covers 91% of sRGB, has nice brightness and fortunately doesn’t use PWM to regulate the brightness. Furthermore, its default settings are sufficient and with the assistance of our Gaming and Net design profile, it’s completely usable by net designers.

The whole lot right here is good, however sadly there’s an space through which the G7 17 7790 is enormously crushed by the ASUS ROG GL704. Its the keyboard. Whereas each of them supply non-compulsory RGB backlight, Dell’s machine has a nasty design by any means. Its keys are small, they’re shallow and furthermore, the bottom bends if you sort – disagreeable.

So the underside line is that in case you are a fan of Dell’s laptops otherwise you play principally with a controller you’ll be high quality. In truth, you’re going to take pleasure in this laptop computer. Nevertheless, in case you are a typical PC gamer, you’re higher of with the ROG GL704, or the 17-inch Legion Y740.


  • 91% sRGB protection (AUO B173HAN-9K35D (AUO429D))
  • Exhibits wonderful performacne
  • RGB keyboard choices
  • Doesn’t use PWM to regulate display brightness (AUO B173HAN-9K35D (AUO429D))


  • Its floor heats up excessively
  • Loud noise throughout gaming
  • Dangerous construct high quality of the keyboard space

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

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