Laptop announced date: 15th June 2020
Last reviewed: 5th August 2020
Today's gaming laptop review, for the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K, will be taking a good look at how well its price compares to the hardware we find inside it. We will also have a look at the type of gaming performance it gets when running today’s more demanding games and help you judge if this is a gaming laptop that is worth your cash.
Is the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Not for gaming
Processor - This processor is excellent, and it meets and runs AAA titles released during 2021 with little problem. This CPU comes with 6 cores, which is excellent providing it extra resource to chew through game processing when required.
Graphics Card - This graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, is a poor gamer choice for 2021 AAA games. Look elsewhere for a gamer focused laptop. This GPU has 4GB of VRAM. This is considered an OK amount of VRAM for some of the modern game releases. If you are a gamer then perhaps look for a laptop with more VRAM.
System Memory - This 8GB of RAM is a good system memory option for a gaming laptop in 2021, as it can run a number of AAA games smoothly.
Screen Size - By our standards our review laptop’s 15.6" panel is considered good for modern 2021 gaming. There are larger laptops but with this laptop you will get a good balance between portability and gaming viewability. The screen size provides a gamer with larger menus, whereas the resolution of the panel provides definition. Our gaming laptop screen size of choice would be a 17 inch. But that's because we focus on gaming over portability and the bigger you go, the less portable your laptop becomes. In our minds, whether you are carrying a smaller 1.5 or larger 3.5Kg laptop with you, it's always going to be a lump and we would rather see the games better when we arrive. But that choice is not going to be for everyone.
Refresh Rate - Refresh rates can be hard to see, when the laptop reseller doesn't make it clear. Assume 60Hz if this is the case. Ideally for a gaming laptop you want 120Hz. This means the games you run can get up to 120 frames per second, assuming the hardware inside them is powerful enough to deliver that FPS. The refresh rate caps a games deliverable FPS even if the hardware can deliver more FPS than the Hz. Now after those thoughts on refresh rates, today’s review laptop has a 60Hz refresh rate, where we would say that is passable as a gaming laptop panel. For gaming we would consider getting a laptop with a higher refresh rate if our budget would stretch to it.
With this gaming laptop we will be exploring how well it can run modern, demanding and popular games that are out now or will be coming out over the coming months. Currently we will want to understand its gaming performance compared to its overall laptop cost and we can do this by looking at how it could run popular games like, Grand Theft Auto VI or Resident Evil 8. We will be seeing how it deals with these games in ultra graphics settings on its laptop screen resolution of 4K. Now this comes with the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile installed as the mobile graphics card, and at the moment it is capable of running 325 games at their minimum graphics system specs and then running 0 recommended specs of today’s top 500 most demanding games.
During our research for the next best gaming laptop purchase we decided to compare Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K will compare across all permutations of the XPS 15 (2020) model range. This will give us a good sense of how well it sits in terms of cost to performance within its own lineup, and will better help us decide if this laptop represents good value to us today.
The Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K gaming laptop is currently getting a 5.2 on our P2P rating out of 10. Higher is better and this figure will adjust as new hardware and prices shift over time Here we look at how our version of this XPS 15 (2020) laptop compares against the other laptops in the range. This laptop is currently 12th in this range for hardware value. Laptops closer to the 1st position of the model range represent the better gaming performance bang for your buck.
Show Laptop Specifications
|Processor||Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile|
|RAM||8GB DDR4 2933MHz|
15.6" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1699.99||52%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1799.99||51%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$1,729.00||50%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1849.99||47%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1949.99||46%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1599.99||25%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1699.99||25%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2199.99||23%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2249.99||21%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2349.99||21%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2099.99||1%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$1999.99||0%|
|i5-10300H 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1199.99||17%|
Looking outside of this range lets us compare the Price to Performance rating of the very best laptops we have listed. Today's top laptop model for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and the price we have for it is $999.00. Our Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop’s price to performance is 210% worse when comparing it with the top laptop, purely on a performance for money basis, and as we know lots of things go into our decision when choosing the right laptop for us. How about we also look at the 2nd ranked laptop for excellent Price/Performance ratings, which is the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and has a recorded cost of $853.00. We see our XPS 15 (2020) laptop scores 193% worse against it for price to performance.
Now we will see if our laptop compares favourably against the top CPU performance focused mobile PC that is currently available. This top tier processor focused laptop is currently the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz. With a Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz CPU in it that performs 45% better compared to our laptop’s Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz.
The Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz processor found in this machine can currently run 463 games of the top 500 most demanding games right now. This is basically how many recommended game system requirements our laptop cpu beats in performance today, but we will update this figure as new games come out. This is 500 games when looking at beating minimum system requirements.
Recommended processor requirements for modern games increase all the time, so we thought we would compare the performance of our laptop CPU to some popular games of today. First off there is Battlefield 6 and our laptop CPU delivers 17% better performance compared to that game’s requirement. Next we have Resident Evil 8 in which we see our laptop processor has 3% worse performance compared to the game's CPU specs. And then there is 9% better performance when we put our laptop cpu against Grand Theft Auto VI recommended specs.
Shall we see if our review laptop holds out favourably against a top GPU performance focused laptop PC that is currently available. Today’s Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz comes with one of the more powerful laptop graphics solutions available for game crunching at the moment, making it a good one to compare against our review laptops GPU. We will use its GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile to compare against our GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile card. The top end laptop’s GPU currently delivers 126% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile.
The GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile Graphics Card found in this machine can currently run 0 games of the top 500 most demanding games right now. This is basically how many recommended game system requirements our laptop GPU beats in performance today, but we will update this figure as new games come out. This is 325 games when looking at beating minimum system requirements.
Recommended graphics requirements for modern games increase all the time, so we thought we would compare the performance of our laptop graphics card to some popular games of today. First off there is Battlefield 6 and our laptop GPU delivers 54% worse performance compared to that game’s requirement. Next we have Resident Evil 8 in which we see our laptop graphics has 54% worse performance compared to the game's video card specs. And then there is 67% worse performance when we put our laptop gpu against Grand Theft Auto VI recommended specs.
Incidentally our price track research shows us that a good gaming mouse is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Its price tag today is $12.99 and is topping our price tracking charts as a best value mouse. Another interesting point about this mouse is that as we price track it we can see it has dropped in price by $37 during these past two weeks. Another point of reference for this mouse, is that our lowest recorded price for this mouse was on 15th Aug 2020 where it was costing $11.99.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$15.99|
|**||Redragon M711 Cobra||$19.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$49.22|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$59.99|
A headset that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. Of the headsets we price track, it is one of the best valued headsets today and currently priced at $39.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $34.99.