When last year Dell introduced its Inspiron Gaming PCs, it appeared like a no-brainer. Instead of heavily leaning on flashy lights or the wild cases that the users see on Alienware systems, the lineup of affordable gaming desktops and laptops of Dell, all with initial costs well under 1,000 dollars, were simply focused on delivering superior quality graphics at full HD without requiring to spend a ton of money.
One thing that never actually seemed to fit, however, was the Inspiron tag that has been largely the home for uninspiring mainstream PCs targeted at small business and students as opposed to anything related to gaming. That is why, in addition to including new configurations and models to family, Dell provided its low-cost gaming line a new name known as the G-Series.
Available in two sizes involving 15 and 17-inch sizes, the family of G-Series comes in three different tiers including the base G3, the mid-range G5, and the high-end G7. The G3, of course, is the cheapest of the bunch, initially starting at 750 dollars for a 15-inch version or 800 dollars for the 17-inch model. It can also be upgraded with extras like up to 16GB of RAM, Nvidia 1060 Max-Q GPUs, and new 8th-gen Intel CPUs.
Stepping ahead, the G5 begins at 850 dollars and is available only in a 15-inch body. The users can upgrade it to a six-core Intel i7 chip and dual SSDs, while the 15-inch G7, which is also starting at 850 dollars goes all the way up to an overclockable Intel Core i9 CPU and a 3840 x 2160 UHD display.
On the exterior part, the systems are pretty plain, but a short time analysis of them, felt like they were quite solid. Unlike the company’s other gaming brand Alienware, there is no configurable RGB lighting built into the cases and keyboard of the systems in the G-Series. Instead, the users would need to get a choice of red, blue, or white accents colors, so they better be sure that they really like that color before they make the purchase.
As said by the company, it wanted to spend less amount of time worrying about the looks and put more effort providing worthy gaming features like the matte anti-glare displays and new front air intakes that should assist in the reduction of the fan noise and eliminate the thermal issues from putting impacts on the graphics performance. That said, the company claims that at 0.89-inches thick, the 15-inch G3 really is the thinnest gaming laptop the company has ever designed.
Apart from the new G-Series laptops, Dell even made announcements of a few enhancements and improvements to its other PC lines including the updated 8th-gen Intel CPUs on Alienware laptops and the XPS 15, with the latter even getting a slight boost in the graphics, all thanks to a new optional Nvidia 1050 Ti GPU.
All of these rebranded and revamped laptops would be made available later this spring in the mid-April, with specific models such as the 15-inch G5 going on the sale today.