Dell’s XPS line has become synonymous with consumer laptop luxury, but the US company has been steadily building a strong reputation for capable gaming hardware. The Alienware range leads the way in this regard, but the G series has proven that great gaming laptops don’t have to break the bank.
The latest addition to the lineup comes in the form of an updated G15, although its launch is limited to China for the time being. Dell has redesigned the device to be more industrial-looking, but the most intriguing thing here is the new ‘…with speckles’ colour options. Both the Phantom Grey (pictured) and Spector Green models use flecks of what Dell calls ‘low VOC waterborne paint’ to offer a unique textured look and feel. Aside from provide a more interesting sensory experience, the company says this makes the device more durable.
Elsewhere, the other key confirmed feature is GPUs from Nvidia’s RTX 3000 series. We’d always expect dedicated gaming laptops to have a discrete graphics card, although the choice of Nvidia’s more affordable range reflects its expected lower price point. The processor it’s paired with hasn’t been revealed, although something from Intel’s Tiger Lake is most likely.
As the name suggests, the display is still around the 15in mark (15.6 to be precise), complete with a refresh rate up to 360Hz. We don’t know an exact resolution, although the screen has been awarded low blue light certification, which should reduce eye fatigue.
The fans are fairly noticeable in the above image, and they form part of the new and improved thermal design. Dell says it has borrowed some of the technology from the Alienware range, where devices are effective at preventing overheating. There are three performance options in total, with the high-end variant offering 115W of thermal design power (TDP). You also get the option for a 4-zone RGB keyboard on some models.
Many other G15 specs is still unknown, but Dell says more information will be revealed at a webcast in late March. A global release is expected next month, but UK and US pricing isn’t yet known.
In the meantime, check out our best gaming laptop chart so see what it’ll be up against.