New Dell G5 Goes Full AMD + Radeon at CES 2020
, Along with that. The new XPS 13 is here finally with a 1610 aspect, ratio which looks simply stunning so lets get into checking out what new laptops Dell had on show at CES 2020. Lets start out with the G5 15 Special Edition gaming laptop. I'm, not exactly sure of all Possible specs it will be available with yet, but I have confirmation that the G5 will be available with the 6 core 12 thread: Ryzen 5, 4600H or 8 core 16 thread. Ryzen 7 4800H processors, along with Radeon RX, 5600M graphics. Ill, definitely put these options to the test and compare against the Intel and Nvidia competition once Ive got them for benchmarking.. The top of this G5 looks kind of grey under normal light, but depending on the angle, you're viewing it from it's, actually quite shiny with a sort of rainbow finish within. On the left from the back theres, the power input mini DisplayPort and HDMI outputs USB Type. A port, ethernet and Type C port with DisplayPort support.. The right has an SD card slot, 3.5mm audio combo jack, two USB Type: A ports and a lock slot.. The back just has some air exhaust vents near the corners with the G5S logo in the center.. Underneath there are just the usual air vents towards the back and speakers up near the front. Battery size wasn't mentioned, but as it's available with an optional 2.5quot, hard drive, it's, probably the same 60 watt hours we've seen before, but it could also have a 90wh option.
Well have to see.. The screen is a 15.6quot 1080p 144Hz panel and, like the other new AMD laptops, I've seen so far uses FreeSync, which is a great addition as it offers smoother. Tear free gaming. Inside the keyboard and touchpad appear to be the same as the previous Intel based G5. It looks like the same 4 Zone, RGB keyboard. For the most part, the design looks similar to the new G3 gaming laptop that I've previously reviewed at least visually on the exterior anyway, and its a bit different to the previous Intel based G5. That Ive reviewed on the channel last year.. The interesting part is of course, the use of AMD Ryzen and Radeon CPU and GPU. But unfortunately we won't know more about how these actually perform in games until later.. You'Ll definitely want to make sure you're subscribed to the channel to see my full review once I've got one for hands on testing.. I asked if there were any plans to give the AMD treatment to the G3 or G7, but was just told that they're unable to comment on possible future products. So for now just the G5.. The new AMD based G5 15 Special Edition will start at 799 USD for the entry level specs, whatever those are – and I was told it would be available in April.. The model I was filming was also an engineering sample, so some small changes could happen before then., Depending on the price of the 8 core model.
This could be a great option for multicore workloads and given many modern games are starting to take advantage of more cores. It'S great to see more options featuring these new higher core count, AMD Ryzen CPUs becoming available.. I found it interesting that this AMD version of the G5 wasn't worthy of a mention in the Dell presentation event. I guess they did have big Intel logos on show the whole time, so I guess they're just easing into that AMD life and dont want to make their bigger partner upset. But hey, who knows just an observation that I thought was weird.. The new XPS 13 9300 was also on display. The obvious difference when looking at it with the old model side by side is the addition of a 1610 display which takes up more of the available space, giving the new model a 6.8 higher screen to body ratio.. There are a few other smaller changes, but for the most part, it's similar to the previous XPS 13, but with a nicer display and slightly bigger touchpad.. I know the screen in particular is a welcome change over the previous 16 by 9 options. Based on the comments of my previous XPS, 13 review., As for Alienware, they didn't have anything new to announce in terms of gaming laptops. There were just some m15 and m17 laptops on display. My guess is the higher end options like these won't refresh until the Intel 10th gen H series is ready later this year.
With that said, I can't recall the last time off the top of my head Dell used AMD components in their gaming laptops, so its a Welcome addition to the G series lineup.