Dell G7 7590 RTX 2070 MQ (Max-Q) Review – Hail The New Gaming Beast

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How are you fellas, this is Ashish from GadgetRaja Team and today we are going to review a gaming beast, Dell G7 7590 RTX 2070 MQ. Announced and showcased in CES 2019, Dell G7 is a budget to mid-tier gaming laptop that replaces last year Inpirion 15 700 series. The first thing which struck my mind about this series is its naming convention, “G7”, which is not only less confusing but also seems to be a bit more professional and tailored towards gamers.

So, for a long time, I have had plans to find a “suitable” alternative to my Acer Predator Helios 300 G3-572. Now, when I use a term like “suitable” I mean a powerful, modern and gaming optimized laptop which is more than capable of handling AAA+ titles without breaking a sweat.

Thankfully, I got an opportunity to visit CES. I went to every brand corner to find their latest lineups. Before going to the CES I heard the rumors that Dell was planning to introduce their all-new lineup and I was super excited about it but unfortunately, I missed their live event. Even though I missed the event, I got the opportunity to test their G7 series in-hand and that was the point I knew I had found my next gaming laptop.

In-depth Review Of Dell G7 7590 RTX 2070 MQ

image of dell G7 from CES event

Dell has really stepped up its game with its line of gaming laptops. Their all-new G7 series is no exception. It comes in a premium looking metallic body with blue accents which really looks aesthetically pleasing.

Display

Right off the bat, I was attracted by the model’s 15.6-inch display with comes with an impressively narrow bezel. A 15.6-inch display, to me, is the perfect ratio to get a semi-immersive experience with a laptop without sacrificing portability altogether.

That being said, I came into it knowing the previous models display itself didn’t impress too much. However, Dell heard the complaints of the previous model’s screen not being bright enough and revamped it in this iteration.G7 is capable of hitting 300-nits which is more than bright enough for an incredible experience even with ambient lighting. It also happens to feature excellent viewing angles given it’s an IPS display.

However, where the display really shines is with it’s response time. Dell G7 display is capable of hitting 144Hz which makes playing First Person Shooters (FPS games) on it an absolute pleasure. This alone makes the display incredibly desirable for those that value performance more than anything in games.

Performance

image of dell g7 laptop internal hardware

I know you only wanted to read this section.

Processor

The G7 features an absolute beast of a processor. It comes equipped with an 8th generation Core i7-8750H processor which has a base clock speed of 2.20GHz and is capable of hitting 4.1GHz with Turbo Boost. Built with 14 nm semiconductor technology, it comes with 6-cores and 12-threads.

Furthermore, it has a TDP of just 45watts and comes with 9MB L3 cache for fastest performance.

Ram

This particular model came with 16GB of DDR4 RAM at 2666MHz which is more than enough for anything that you could realistically throw at it. For me, it handled playing even the most RAM heavy applications with ease including having a resource-hog like Chrome open in the background.

Storage

One of the biggest areas of improvement I noticed was with quick boot times, loading times and smooth transitions when accessing programs on my SSD. This unit features a blazing fast 512GB of M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD.

This is one of the fastest drives on the market and it features plenty of space for the average gamer to have multiple big games on it without needing external storage. This makes playing all kinds of games on-the-go easy without the need to constantly re-download things.

Graphics Card

This is perhaps the most important aspect of any gaming laptop. Luckily, Dell didn’t disappoint with the graphics card they chose for it. This model features NVIDIA’s latest GeForce RTX 2070 with 8GB of GDDR6 with a Max-Q design.

screenshot of techpowerup showing nvidia rtx 2070 with max-q

This ensures that you are going to get the absolute best performance on some of the latest game releases. This is especially true with NVIDIA’s constant game-update drivers that release. You will even be able to take advantage of the newest technology called ray tracing which can help to future-proof your gaming laptop for the next generation of gaming.

Given all of the variables included, the laptop performed exceptionally well in every game I managed to throw at it. If you are a big Fortnite or Call of Duty player, you will be happy to know that this laptop is capable of getting you excellent and steady performance with a great frame rate.

While playing multiplayer games on WiFi is never ideal, Dell gaming laptops have excellent connectivity. Plus, it comes with the ability to upgrade to The Killer 1535 which features Extreme Range technology which can add additional signal amplifiers to the unit which can provide an extreme range for those that need a strong WiFi connection for reduced latency and better all-around performance.

Build Quality

The build quality on the 7590 model hasn’t changed much compared to the previous iteration. However, the latest model does come with a much more conventional looking material used on the lid which features full metal construction and finish. Not only does this make the design much more adaptable to business environments, but it also makes the case itself much more durable. I personally enjoy the finish and the aesthetics of this model over the previous.

Benchmarks

Below you can find a bunch of the benchmarks which I did with quite a few AAA game titles. For the sake of benchmarks, in all games, the graphics settings were set to Ultra with the resolution of 1920p x 1080p.

What types of games did I choose for the test?

I mainly choose AAA open-world games because they need a bit more processing from GPU size. Why, well because they have a vast, explorable set of maps in which gamers as players can do literally anything (within the foundations of the options available in the game). Do, note that I have tried my best to choose only those games which really and impressively uses close to accurate physics to simulate different aspects of the scene, has the immersive and vivid environment and uses dynamic lightning.

Here are the results.

Game Title Low FPS (1%) Average FPS
Far Cry 5 64 85.5
Star Wars Battlefront 2 80 111.2
Dirt 4 63 79.6
Middle Earth: Shadow Of War 49 76
Watch Dogs 2 42 56
Mass Effects Andromeda 55 81
Battlefront 1 71.6 106.5

Final Verdict

Overall, this is easily one of the best gaming laptops that you can find on the market, especially for the price. Dell has really come into its own since the acquisition of the Alienware line. Dell has managed to merge it’s exceptional knowledge and expertise at building professional PCs with the Alienware’s brand known for pushing the envelope at introducing PC’s with high-level gaming performance.

Their new gaming line does not disappoint. Whether you are looking to play Fortnite with a competitive advantage on-the-go at 144Hz or you are looking for a gaming laptop that will provide a steady performance for years to come, this is the model for you. Dell has really outdone themselves with the new Dell G7 and I couldn’t be happier with my purchasing decision. The price to value ratio they managed to provide with this laptop is exceptional.

Review

Display - 85

Performance ( RAM, Processor, GPU ) - 100

Build Quality ( Frame, Keyboard Stiffness ) - 100

Battery - 100

Price - 90

95/100

A perfect budget-medium gaming laptop available with multiple RAM, CPU, GPU options. Choose the variant that suits best to your budget and enjoy the latest AAA gaming titles with best graphics settings without worrying about the frame rates.

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