Dell G3 15 was released in 2018, marketed as a budget gaming laptop, with a starting price point of $749. It measures around 5 pounds, which was heavier than other laptops at the time.
The general rating is between a 3 and 3.5 out of 5. The Dell G3 15 is reviewed to have good performance, with the ability to handle most games. It is said to have an improved battery life compared to other budget laptops.
When first released, many thought that it was a worthwhile budget laptop with a good battery life and performance, but lacking in display and audio. The main complaint was its dim and fuzzy display screen and overheating. A lawsuit regarding Dell G3 and G5s overheating problems and battery problems began in 2020 (according to Dell G3 and G5 Overheating Investigation). It has not appeared in court yet.
The Dell G3 15 gaming laptop comes in the colors, blue, black and white with a 15.6 inch frame with a blue Dell logo in the middle of the back. Service tag label is on the middle underside. Dell carried a 17 inch version of the G3 and came in blue and black. Other features include:
- Thicker with an easily bendable frame.
- The charging port, HDMI, Ethernet, two USB 3.1 ports and a 3.5 mm headphone jack are on the left side.
- An SD memory card, a Noble lock security slot, and USB 2.0 port are on the right side.
- The power button is in the right hand corner above the end key with a fingerprint reader.
Dimensions and Weight
- Height: 22.7 mm
- Width: 380 mm
- Depth: 258 mm
- Weight (approximate): 2.35 kg
- Processor: 8th Generation Intel Core i5/i7
- Chipset: Mobile Intel HM370 chipset
- Slots: Two SODIMM slots
- Type: Dual-channel DDR4
- Speed: 2666MHz
- Configurations Supported - Per memory module slot: 4 GB, 8GB, and 16 GB
- Configurations Supported -Total memory: 4 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home(64-bit), Windows 10 Professional (64-bit), and Ubuntu
- Network: One RJ-45 port
- USB: Two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, One USB 2.0 port, One Thunderbolt 3 port (optional)
- Audio/Video: One HDMI 2.0a port, One headset and microphone port
- M.2 card: One M.2 slot for the 2230 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo card, One M.2 slot for the 2280 solid-state drive (PCIe 3x4 NVMe)
- Resolution: Still image: 1280 x 720 pixels, Video: 1280 x 720 at 30 fps
- Diagonal-viewing angle: 74 degrees
- Type: One SD-card slot
- Cards Supported: Secure Digital (SD) card, Multimedia card (MMC)
- Resolution: Horizontal: 1229, Vertical: 929
- Dimensions: Width: 105 mm, Height: 80 mm
- Type: 4-cell “smart” lithium-ion (WHr)
- Voltage: 11.4 VDC
- Charging Time: Approximately 4 hour when computer is off
- Type: 15.6 inch FHD non-touchscreen
- Maximum Resolution: 1920x1080
- Panel Technology: In-Plane Switching
- Dimensions: Height: 0.179 mm, Width: 223.8 mm, Diagonal: 396.24 mm