Laptop announced date: 15th June 2020
Last reviewed: 5th August 2020
There are so many variables influencing gaming laptop prices. The hardware they have in them can be adjusted and as soon as we change it it becomes hard to know how one laptop compares to another. This laptop review will take a look at how well the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K can run today’s latest games and what sort of frame rates this Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K might achieve. Then we will look at its release price and summarise how good its price in regards to its gaming performance. From there you can compare this laptop and get a good idea of whether this is a good value choice for your gaming needs today and into the future.
Is the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Not for gaming
Processor - With the Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz processor in this laptop its excellent for 2021 gaming, capable of running today’s game processor system requirements. The 6 cores that this processor has is excellent and very capable for today and future AAA gaming.
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. Your GPU VRAM is important in modern gaming. The laptop’s GPU here has 4GB of VRAM which is just OK by todays game requirements. There are laptop GPU solutions with much more VRAM, which would be better if you are looking for a gaming laptop right now.
System Memory - This laptop’s 32GB of RAM is excellent for 2021 gaming.
Screen Size - The 15.6" screen on this laptop is a good size for a 2021 gaming laptop. In our minds, if you have a smaller 1.5Kg or larger 3.5Kg laptop with you, it's always going to be a lump to transport. And so for a gaming laptop we would rather see the games more clearly on a larger 17inch screen, upon arriving at a destination, rather than compromise a game’s experience. But for some it will be the other way around. Fortunately there will be something for everyone in the laptop marketplace.
Refresh Rate - If you want a gaming laptop then aim for a refresh rate that is more than 60Hz. If you don't clearly see the advertised laptops screen refresh rate then assume it is 60Hz. This would mean that the laptop will be capped at 60FPS when running games. The higher the refresh rate and the FPS then the smoother the game plays as it delivers more images a second to your screen and makes movement feel more responsive in game. 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.
Getting the right graphics card for this mobile gaming machine will be one of our key focuses. As we know it can be tricky to break this down, but we will be looking at how this laptop hardware can run across demanding and popular modern games and therefore how well the price of the machine stacks up against other gaming laptops. A few of the modern demanding or popular games we will be looking at will be, Grand Theft Auto VI, Battlefield 6 and Resident Evil 8. Seeing how these games run on the laptops native 4K resolution at ultra will certainly give us something tangible to consider and compare from. This laptop has the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile in it. Of the 500 most demanding games around today this graphics card is capable of running 324 games at minimum system requirements and 0 games at their recommended system requirements.
During our research for the next best gaming laptop purchase we decided to compare Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB 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.
We review performance and allocate a P2P rating out of 10 that will adjust over time as the prices for hardware adjust. This laptop is currently given a 6.6 for P2P. Looking at how this configuration of the XPS 15 (2020) laptop compares against other laptops within its range we can see it currently is placed at the 9th spot. Those laptops that are closer to the top 1st place of the model range are considered better gaming laptops regarding performance and laptop price.
Show Laptop Specifications
|Processor||Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile|
|RAM||32GB DDR4 2933MHz|
15.6" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB 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||26%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1799.99||25%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$1,729.00||24%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1849.99||22%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1949.99||20%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1599.99||3%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1699.99||3%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2199.99||2%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2249.99||0%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2349.99||0%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2099.99||20%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$1999.99||21%|
|i5-10300H 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1199.99||41%|
How about we compare our Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop to the laptop with the leading P2P rating out of all laptops and see how it compares. Today's best gaming laptop for Price to Performance is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 ($999.00) and our laptop is 157% worse if we directly compare the price to performance rating against that best hardware performance to value laptop. Another great model is the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which we have priced at $853.00. Our XPS 15 (2020) laptop is 143% worse on Price to Performance.
If you are wondering if this laptop is relatively well endowed in the CPU department then let's take a look at how it stacks up against the current best priced CPU focused laptop available today, to see its relative performance. We will choose the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz laptop for our CPU comparison tests as that laptop currently has the best CPU in it at the cheapest laptop price. Its CPU is the Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz which we will compare to our review laptop’s Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz processor. Our performance comparison shows the top end laptop CPU to be 45% better in performance compared to our laptop’s processor.
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.
How about we compare our laptop processor performance against Resident Evil 8 recommended processor requirement? Our laptop gets 3% worse performance. Next let's check the top game of the moment, Grand Theft Auto VI, which shows the review laptop’s cpu against that game’s system specs gets 9% better performance. We also see the 17% better performance from our laptop cpu when looking at the game Battlefield 6 for it’s processor requirements.
You will likely be considering buying a graphics and pixel crunching laptop perhaps to meet the latest and future game requirements. We will therefore be wondering how our XPS 15 (2020) review laptop competes against other GPU centric laptops in the gaming laptop market. To give us a bit of insight we will compare our laptop with a leading GPU performance laptop and see how its graphics capability performs against it. We choose the Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz laptop as one of the best GPU laptop performers today to compare graphics ability with our laptop. This puts a GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile video card from that laptop, one of the best laptop graphics cards available at the moment, against our review laptop’s GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile. This comparison shows that laptop to be 126% better comparably in performance as our review laptop.
Currently 0 games of the top 500 most demanding games today (recommended graphics requirements) can run on the review laptop’s GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile. Or 324 games of the top 500 most demanding for minimum GPU specs can run on it.
A game’s listed recommended GPU requirements are a good way to compare the performance of our laptop graphics card. Lets see today's popular titles up against our laptop graphics. First off let's look at Battlefield 6 which shows our laptop video card has 54% worse performance than it. How about Resident Evil 8, where we see our GPU is 54% worse. Then there is 67% worse performance when compared against today’s most popular title, Grand Theft Auto VI.
The gaming mouse with today’s best price to value that would go well with the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Its current price is $12.99. During these recent weeks we have been looking over the price trends of this mouse and noticed that it has increased in price by $12.99. Further to our mouse information, this mouse had a lowest price recorded by us of $11.99 dated on 15th Aug 2020.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|**||Redragon M711 Cobra||$19.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.99|
|***||Logitech MX Master 2S||$57.95|
Of our price tracked headsets, the gaming headset that catches our eye today, to go well with the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop, is the HyperX Cloud Stinger. Today this headset is priced at $39.99. As a point of interest this headset has increased its price by $39.99 over the past two weeks. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $25.98 recorded at 12th Mar 2020.