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Dell's G15 and G15 Ryzen Edition both offer the elusive RTX 3060 and much more

Dell G15 Side
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Dell G15 Ryzen

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What you need to know

  • The Dell G15 arrives on April 13 globally.
  • The Dell G15 Ryzen Edition arrives on April 30 in China and May 4 globally.
  • Both models will have configurations with prices starting at $799.

Two different Dell G15s are coming. One is equipped with AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors and the other features 10th-gen Intel processors. There are minor differences between the two outside of their CPUs, including that the standard G15 will have more color and GPU options, but the general makeups of both will be similar.

The G15 (sans Ryzen) will have a slight edge for gaming purposes since it's slated to eventually receive a 300 Hz display panel option, though specifics on when that panel will arrive are scarce. For those who can see the difference in refresh rates past 144 Hz, it might be worth holding out for.

Pricing for select configurations of both G15 models will start at $799. The G15 will arrive globally on April 13. The G15 Ryzen Edition will launch in China on April 30 and globally on May 4.

Dell G15Dell G15 Ryzen Edition
Operating SystemWindows 10Windows 10
Processor10th-gen Intel Core i5-10200H quad core processor (up to 4.1 GHz)
10th-gen Intel Core i7-10870H hex core processor (up to 5.0 GHz)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (up to 4.2 GHz)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H (up to 4.4 GHz)
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 4GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 6GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 6GB
Display15" FHD with 120 Hz refresh rate (250 nit)
15" FHD with 165 Hz refresh rate (300 nit)
15" FHD with 120 Hz refresh rate (250 nit)
15" FHD with 165 Hz refresh rate (300 nit)
Memory8-32GB, 2933 MHz, DDR48-32GB, 3200 MHz, DDR4
StorageUp to 2TB PCIe NVMeM.2 SSDUp to 2TB PCIe NVMeM.2 SSD
CameraIntegrated widescreen 720p webcam with dual-array digital microphoneIntegrated widescreen 720p webcam with dual-array digital microphone
Audio2 tuned speakers with Nahimic 3D Audio for Gamers2 tuned speakerswith Nahimic 3D Audio for Gamers
ConnectivityIntel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, 2x2 802.11ax
1x1 Gigabit Ethernet
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x, 2x2 802.11ax
1x1 gigabit ethernet
PortsGTX 1650:
1x HDMI 2.0
2x SuperSpeed USB 2.0 Gen 1 Type-A including 1x with PowerShare
1x SuperSpeed USB 3.2
Headphone/Mic
1x RJ45

RTX 3060:
1x HDMI 2.1
2x SuperSpeed USB 2.0 Gen 1 Type-A including 1x with PowerShare
1x SuperSpeed USB 3.2
1x Thunderbolt 4/USB-C Display Port Alt-Mode
Headphone/Mic
1x RJ45
1x HDMI 2.1
2x SuperSpeed USB 2.0 Gen 1 Type-A including 1x with PowerShare
1x SuperSpeed USB 3.2
1x USB-C Data/Display Port Alt-Mode
Headphone/Mic
1x RJ45
Battery56 WHr, 3-Cell Battery (integrated) with express charge
86Wh, 6-Cell Battery (integrated)
56 WHr, 3-Cell Battery (integrated) with express charge
86Wh, 6-Cell Battery (integrated)
DimensionsGTX 1650:
0.98 x 14.1 x 10.4 in (24.9 x 357.2 x 272.8 mm)
RTX 3060:
1.06 x 14.1 x 10.4 in (26.9 x 357.2 x 272.8 mm)
1.06 x 14.1 x 10.4 in (26.9 x 357.2 x 272.8 mm)
Weight5.39 lbsTBD
ColorsDark Shadow Grey
Specter Green with speckles
Phantom Grey with speckles
Obsidian Black (coming later)
Specter Green with speckles
Phantom Grey with speckles
PriceFrom $799From $799

There are still some unknowns about the G15 line, such as the starting weight of the Ryzen Edition and whether that edition will receive a 300 Hz display panel at some point in the future to match the Intel variant's 300 Hz display, which lacks a release date. Unknowns aside, there are enough concrete details to establish the G15 as a good potential way to snag an RTX 3060 for portable gaming.

That's really the long and short of it: if you're looking to get your hands on a hard-to-find GPU like the RTX 3060 and don't mind it in the body of a stylish gaming laptop, the G15 is an avenue to meet that goal. Will it be one of the best gaming laptops? Will its lower-end configurations be capable of rivalling the value of gaming laptops such as the HP Omen 15? We'll find out soon enough.

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to robert.carnevale@futurenet.com.