[Video Review] Dell G15 5515 – they finally fixed the cooling issues


Dell G15 (5515) in-depth review

Dell is one of the manufacturers that can benefit from having a separate gaming division, that has a ton of experience. And as of lately, they are slowly but surely taking parts from the Alienware series, and bring them to the more affordable G-series gaming notebooks. However, previously, we were not really impressed by Dell's work in the gaming laptop market. And more often than not, the reason for that was the cooling solution. And this was the puzzling part, given the available Alienware technology sitting literally next door. In addition to that, we were not really impressed by the we[...]

Pros

  • Relatively affordable
  • 2x RAM SODIMM + 2x M.2 PCIe slots
  • The display doesn't flicker at any brightness level (Innolux 7XGNJ-156HRA (CMN1522))
  • 120Hz and 165Hz display options
  • Improved cooling
  • Decent battery life

Cons

  • Heavier and thicker than the competition
  • Two USB Type-A 2.0 ports (in RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti models)
  • Covers 54% of sRGB (Innolux 7XGNJ-156HRA (CMN1522))
  • Not the best input devices

[Video Review] Dell G15 5515 – they finally fixed the cooling issues - Specs

  • Innolux 7XGNJ-156HRA (CMN1522)
  • Color accuracy  5.5  3.4
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 1000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 2x 2280 M.2 NVMe slots  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro
  • Battery
  • 56Wh, 3-cell, 86Wh, 6-cell, 56Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 357.26 x 272.11 x 21.21 ~ 24.90 mm (14.07" x 10.71" x 0.84")
  • Weight
  • 2.81 kg (6.2 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.1
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000, 2500 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual Array Microphones
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W, Nahimic 3D Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

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