Dell G5 15 (2020) i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2 review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: G5 15 (2020)
Laptop announced date: 1st May 2020
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
Gaming laptops are often expensive when compared to similar specced desktops. So today’s Dell G5 15 (2020) i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2 laptop review will be focusing on helping us demystify it’s performance capability in relation to its price. We will take a look at some of the latest demanding games to see the types of FPS returns we could expect to see for this mobile gaming price point.
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Is the Dell G5 15 (2020) i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Not for gaming
Processor - This laptop’s Core i5-10300H 4-Core 2.50GHz CPU is OK for modern 2021 AAA gaming. As time moves on this CPU will quickly start to struggle with modern game requirements. AAA games are increasing the number of cores that they can use during the running of a game. This laptop processor has 4 cores, which is a good number of cores for modern gaming.
Graphics Card - The GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile is not for modern gaming. Perhaps some modern indie games might run on it. 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 - A good amount of RAM for gamers, this laptop has 8GB and is capable of running plenty of new release titles during the 2021 gaming year.
Screen Size - This screen size, which is 15.6", is a good amount for a laptop panel for modern 2021 games. Often 17inches is ideal for dedicated gaming laptops, but this is the more popular size for portability versus in-game screen viewability. We will go for a 17 inch screen size when choosing a laptop for gaming. And while the larger the screen the less portable the machine, the bigger screen balances out with better in-game viewability. And that is more important when wondering whether to go with a 1.5 Kg laptop or a 3.5Kg laptop for gaming for us.
Refresh Rate - A gaming laptop wants to have a higher refresh rate to accommodate more frames per second(FPS) in the games it runs. The refresh rate is like a hard cap on the games deliverable FPS. The better the refresh rate the more FPS the laptop can deliver in games, up to the panels refresh rate hertz, and then the sharper the in game play is when the player moves about. 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.
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the Dell G5 15 (2020) i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2 laptop
Getting a good price to performance gaming laptop is what we are all trying to do when looking for our next mobile machine. The key component in this is usually the graphics card. So we will of course be considering this hardware setup and how well it could run modern popular games like Far Cry 6, New World and Battlefield 2042 to help us know if this graphics card and laptop is a good price to performance point. We do this by considering the gaming frame rates achieved at its native 1080p resolution while the games would be running at Ultra video settings. With the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile inside this laptop, this graphics card solution will be capable of meeting 313 games at their minimum system requirements and 0 games at their recommended system requirements of the top 500 most demanding games around today.
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Comparing Dell G5 15 (2020) i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2 to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
During our research for the next best gaming laptop purchase we decided to compare Dell G5 15 (2020) i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2 will compare across all permutations of the G5 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.
Our price and performance review leads us to allocate all laptops a P2P rating out of 10, which is relative to all laptops for comparison purposes and gets adjusted over time as the prices for hardware adjust and new more capable hardware is created. This laptop is currently given a 9.2 for P2P out of 10. Here we look at how our version of this G5 15 (2020) laptop compares against the other laptops in the range. This laptop is currently 5th 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.
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|Processor||Core i5-10300H 4-Core 2.50GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile|
|RAM||8GB DDR4 2933MHz|
15.6 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
Dell G5 15 (2020) i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1329.99||9%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1379.99||7%|
|i5-10300H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$919.99||3%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1479.99||1%|
|i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$839.99||0%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1,998.99||38%|
The best performing laptop for Price to Performance is currently the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop. So if we compare this Dell G5 15 (2020) i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2 laptop to that laptop we can see that it performs 60% worse on Price to Performance rating. Out of interest, the top P2P laptop currently has a recorded price of $999. How about we also look at the 2nd ranked laptop for excellent Price/Performance ratings, which is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and has a recorded cost of $1049. We see our G5 15 (2020) laptop scores 40% worse against it for price to performance.
How does the Dell G5 15 (2020) i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2 laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
CPU performance is always going to be something we are interested in, when looking to buy a new laptop. So if we compare this G5 15 (2020) laptop to a CPU focused laptop, we will pick today’s top CPU performing laptop at the cheapest price point, then we can use this as a good measuring point for our laptop in question. Using the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop for the best CPU laptop performer comparison tests with our laptop. This puts the top end Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor from that laptop against our review laptop’s Core i5-10300H 4-Core 2.50GHz, and this comparison shows that laptop to be 120% better in performance compared to our review laptop.
Our laptop’s CPU can currently run 0 of today’s top 500 demanding games meeting their recommended processor requirements. This figure is 432 for the top 500 minimum requirement games that can be run by the Core i5-10300H 4-Core 2.50GHz.
Today’s games are getting more demanding so let's see how our gaming laptop performs against their recommended cpu system requirements. First off we have the New World which currently our Core i5-10300H 4-Core 2.50GHz is 4% better next let's see how well it runs against Battlefield 2042. We can see it is 16% worse. Ok finally lets see it against Far Cry 6. Here our laptop is 48% worse.
How does the Dell G5 15 (2020) i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2 laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Graphics power is a primary laptop hardware area for consideration and so let's check our G5 15 (2020) by comparing it against a top GPU focused laptop thats available today. Today’s MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K 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 2080 Super 8GB to compare against our GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile card. The top end laptop’s GPU currently delivers 118% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile.
Our laptop’s GPU can currently run 0 of today’s top 500 demanding games meeting their recommended Graphics Card requirements. This figure is 313 for the top 500 minimum requirement games that can be run by the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile.
Some of the most popular games today are really the primary benchmark for any laptop’s ability, so we thought we should compare our laptop GPU GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile against Far Cry 6. This video card performance comparison saw our laptop deliver 41% worse performance against the game’s recommended GPU system requirements. Then we have New World and our laptop was 5% worse in graphics performance and another popular title today is Battlefield 2042 which we saw our review laptop get 48% worse compared to our laptop gpu.
The Dell G5 15 (2020) i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2 has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
This Dell G5 15 (2020) i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2 laptop has a 15.6" physical screen size and displays 1920 pixel by 1080 pixels tall native 1080p resolution. Is this 1080p laptop good for your needs though or should you instead be looking to buy a 4K screen mobile PC rather than this? 4K laptops would likely come with a 60 FPS cap on games, set by the laptop screen’s 60Hz refresh rate. So regardless of what the hardware is capable of in the 4K laptop they couldn't push their FPS beyond that screen refresh rate. Now AAA games today when played at Ultra graphics settings and a 4K resolution likely don't have hardware capable of 60 FPS anyway. It’s worth noting that the Dell G5 15 (2020) i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2 panel is available with the following panel refresh rates 60Hz.
As a somewhat last resort a gamer could lower a game’s displayed screen resolution away from the 4K laptop’s native pixel count. Dropping down to 1080p or maybe 1440p would deliver more frames per second in game and help provide a more stable FPS in modern AAA games. But taking this action, moving away from the native 4K resolution, immediately reduces game graphics definition and makes it look blurry. Not an ideal situation on a new gaming 4K laptop. But if the laptop does have the hardware to run today's AAA titles at 4K resolution, a normal sized portable PC comes with a 15 or 17 inch panel. This might not be physically big enough to make the most of the splendors of your game. It would of course look great still, but perhaps a dedicated monitor for your desk, one that isnt 60Hz restricted would accommodate that gaming scenario.
However, you could be after watching 4K streaming content on your laptop, while on the move. Then perhaps the 17inch laptop screen and 4K resolution is going to net a more enjoyable experience than a 1080p alternative.
As you can probably gather from the information above, its probably not worth the extra cash for a 4K laptop if gaming is your Laptop purpose. 1080p is likely plenty and has enough alternative gaming options for when you want better resolution. It feels like you might not get what you were after if you picked up a shiny new 4K laptop, then was needing to lower game resolution, while getting blurry in-game experience and achieving a max 60FPS when you could push the hardware into better frame rates.
Today’s best 1440p desktop monitor for a laptop is - ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS
Here is today’s best priced 1440p gaming monitor that could accompany the Dell G5 15 (2020) i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2, ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS that is currently priced at $311.99. Our cheapest tracked price for the desktop 1440p monitor was $229.99, which we recorded on 9th Mar 2021.
Today’s best 4K desktop monitor for a laptop is - Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz
Today's best priced 4K gaming monitor comes with a 144Hz refresh rate. It is the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz and is currently priced at $618. We price track a number of carefully chosen laptop peripherals and during these past couple of weeks we saw that this 4k monitor has seen a slight price increase, but despite that it is still better quality to value compared to our other favourite monitors. Its recent price increased by $618, so perhaps it can be found a little cheaper elsewhere at the moment Our 4k monitor price tracker recorded and marked its lowest price on 13th Nov 2020, it reached the lower price of $549.99.
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Maybe you are hoping to enjoy your 4K streamed movies and TV shows while on the move. And if you have access to this 4K content and it's your prime use for your new laptop then perhaps it's worth considering a 4K panel, rather than this 1080p.
For now in the laptop space, it looks best to stick with 1080p panels. This way your laptop’s physical size remains practical and portable, 17inch laptops are plenty big enough. And at the moment you will still have to lower game resolutions down from 4K, on the bigger hitting AAA titles, that would then get playable, but sub par visuals and you would still hit the 60FPS cap if your hardware could go beyond 60FPS.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Dell G5 15 (2020) i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2 laptop
Of the mice we monitor and price track, today’s top mouse is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, priced at $12.99. Another interesting point about this mouse is that as we price track it we can see it has dropped in price by $32.26 during these past two weeks. Looking over our tracked prices for this mouse, it was at its lowest price on 15th Aug 2020, which had it priced at $11.99.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||IBats X8 gray 9 Btns||$12.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.99|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$49.29|
You could pick up a headset to go with the Dell G5 15 (2020) i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2. In our spotlight at the moment is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround, which today is $36.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $34.99.