Site Title

Dell G5 15 5500 Gaming Laptop

MSRP 840 USDNEX score 65%

Product Gallery

Photo 0of Dell G5 15 5500 Gaming LaptopPhoto 1of Dell G5 15 5500 Gaming LaptopPhoto 2of Dell G5 15 5500 Gaming Laptop

Product Overview

G5 15 5500 is the mid-level option in Dell's 2020 G-series gaming laptop lineup. Sharing many features of the G3 15 3500, it offers more powerful graphics options and RGB chassis lighting.
Powered by 10th-gen Intel Core H-series processors, up to NVIDIA RTX 2070 with Max-Q graphics, and up to 144Hz IPS FHD display, the G5 15 5500 is a low-cost option that delivers strong gaming performance.
Dell also markets the G7 15 7500 as the next step-up. The G5 15 can also be configured with an AMD processor under the model name G5 15 SE 5505.

<

>

X

Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Bright 120 Hz display with good color gamut coverage
  • NVMe SSD
  • USB Type-C and 2x USB Type-A ports
  • Thunderbolt 3
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • CPU performance could be better
  • Slow SD card reader

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 65% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Solid gaming performance
  • Good battery life
  • Decent CPU performance
  • Sleek design
  • Bright 120 Hz display
Cons
  • Mediocre GPU performance
  • No Thunderbolt 3
  • Screen isn’t the best
Read More

Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Variants:
GTX 1650 Ti
GTX 1660 Ti and above

Connectivity

GTX 1650 TiPorts
2x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 2x USB + 1x Audio combo + 1x HDMI 2.0 + 1x SD card + 1x USB-C + 1x RJ45
GTX 1660 Ti and abovePorts
2x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 2x USB + 1x Audio combo + 1x HDMI 2.0 + 1x SD card + 1x Thunderbolt 3 + 1x MiniDP + 1x RJ-45 Killer Networks E2500V2
Wireless Connectivity
Intel WiFi 6 2x2, Bluetooth 5.1

Construction

Battery | Capacity
51 or 68 Wh
Camera | Front
720p at 30 fps HD camera
Colors
Interstellar Dark
Form Factor
Clamshell laptop computer
Microphone
Dual-array microphones
Speakers
2 tuned speakers

Dimensions

Size | Depth
10" (254 mm)
GTX 1650 TiSize | Height
0.85" (21.6 mm)
GTX 1660 Ti and aboveSize | Height
0.96" (24.5 mm)
Size | Width
14.4" (365.5 mm)
Weight
5.18 lbs (2.34 kg)

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:9
Brightness
250 nits or 300 nits
Display Diagonal
15.6"
Display Type
IPS, matte
Refresh Rate
60 Hz or 144 Hz
Resolution
FHD (1920 x 1080)

Function

Audio
Nahimic 3D Audio for Gamers
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB, 1660 Ti 6GB, RTX 2060 6GB, or RTX 2070 8GB w/ Max-Q
Keyboard Backlight
RGB backlit
Operating System
Windows 10
Processor
Intel Core i5-10300H or i7-10750H
GTX 1660 Ti and aboveRGB Lighting
12-zone chassis RGB lighting

Performance

Memory | Capacity
8 or 16 GB
Memory | Type
DDR4 2933MHz
Storage
Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD

Production

Debut
2020

Related Products

Thumbnail of product Dell G7 17 7700 Gaming Laptop

Dell G7 17 7700 Gaming Laptop

G7 17 7700 is the flagship of Dell's 2020 G-series gaming laptop lineup. A step below the Alienware m17 R3, the G7 17 7700 shares much of the design elements and feature set with the G7 15 7500. Like the G7 15 7500, the G7 17 7700 comes in an aluminum ...
NEX score 58%
Thumbnail of product MSI GS66 Stealth Gaming Laptop (10th-Gen Intel)

MSI GS66 Stealth Gaming Laptop (10th-Gen Intel)

MSI GS66 Stealth is a 15.6-inch premium ultra-portable gaming laptop that can be equipped with up to 10th-gen Intel Core i9 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics, and 300Hz display. To take full advantage of these powerful chips, the GS66 Stealth...
NEX score 65%
Thumbnail of product Dell G7 15 7500 Gaming Laptop

Dell G7 15 7500 Gaming Laptop

G7 15 7500 is the most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop in Dell's 2020 G-series. Powered by up to Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics, the G7 15 7500 delivers more performance while being thinner and lighter than its lesser stabl...
NEX score 62%
Thumbnail of product Dell G15 5511 15.6" Gaming Laptop (2021)

Dell G15 5511 15.6" Gaming Laptop (2021)

Dell G15 5511 is an affordable 15.6-inch gaming laptop that targets price-sensitive consumers who needs occasional power to get things done. An incremental update of the G15 5510, the 5511 switches out the 10th-gen Intel chips for 11th-gen Tiger Lake u...
Thumbnail of product Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610 16" Laptop (2021)

Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610 16" Laptop (2021)

Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610 is a sleek 16-inch laptop powered by 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake processors. One of the first Dell laptops to move back to the 16:10 aspect ratio, the Inspiron 16 Plus gives us hints at the direction that Dell will take its mai...
NEX score 68%
Thumbnail of product MSI Stealth 15M Gaming Laptop (Intel 11th Gen, A11S)

MSI Stealth 15M Gaming Laptop (Intel 11th Gen, A11S)

MSI Stealth 15M Intel 11th-Gen is an ultra-thin, ultra-portable 15.6-inch gaming laptop that measures a mere 16mm / 0.63-inch thin. Powered by 11th-gen Intel Core i7-1185G7 with up to RTX 2060 graphics, the new Stealth 15M does not compromise in perfor...
Thumbnail of product HP OMEN 16z-c000 16.1" AMD Gaming Laptop (2021)

HP OMEN 16z-c000 16.1" AMD Gaming Laptop (2021)

HP OMEN 16z-c000 is an AMD-powered 16.1-inch gaming laptop. It is the sister model of of the OMEN 16t powered by Intel; as such, the OMEN 16z features a similarly-designed, sleek aluminum chassis that gives the machine a more premium look and feel than...
Thumbnail of product MSI GS75 Stealth Gaming Laptop (10th-Gen Intel)

MSI GS75 Stealth Gaming Laptop (10th-Gen Intel)

MSI GS75 Stealth is a 17.3-inch premium ultra-portable gaming laptop that can be equipped with up to 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics. To take full advantage of these powerful chips, the GS75 Stealth features MSI's ...
NEX score 66%
Thumbnail of product Dell Alienware x15 15.6" Gaming Laptop (2021)

Dell Alienware x15 15.6" Gaming Laptop (2021)

Dell Alienware x15 is a powerful 15.6-inch gaming laptop that supersedes the m15 series. It resembles the m15 R4 unveiled at CES earlier this year; however, unlike the case with the m15 and m17 series, Dell is now making an effort to distinguish the x1...
NEX score 76%
Thumbnail of product MSI Stealth 15M A11UX Gaming Laptop (2021)

MSI Stealth 15M A11UX Gaming Laptop (2021)

The 2021 MSI Stealth 15M A11UX is a slim 15.6-inch gaming laptop powered by 11th-gen Intel Core i7-11375H CPU and NVIDIA RTX 3060 GPU. It improves upon the A11SX unveiled in 2020 primarily in offering H-series Tiger Lake processor and RTX 30-series gra...
NEX score 67%
Thumbnail of product MSI GP75 Leopard / GL75 Leopard Gaming Laptop

MSI GP75 Leopard / GL75 Leopard Gaming Laptop

MSI GP75 Leopard is a 17.3-inch gaming laptop powered by 10th-gen Intel Core processor in an aluminum chassis. Its sister model with a plastic chassis is the GL75 Leopard. Both can be configured with either NVIDIA GeForce GTX 16-series or RTX 20-series...
NEX score 59%
Thumbnail of product MSI GT75 Titan Gaming Laptop (Intel 10th Gen, 10SF)

MSI GT75 Titan Gaming Laptop (Intel 10th Gen, 10SF)

MSI GT75 Titan Intel 10th-Gen (10ST-477) is a full-size gaming laptop that shares much of the same features with the flagship GT76 Titan. This powerful rig features up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics and Intel Core i7-10750H processor. MSI has endo...
NEX score 80%

Related Articles

Thumbnail for article Guide to Dell's Late-2020 Laptop Lineup

Guide to Dell's Late-2020 Laptop Lineup

Our guide to choosing a laptop in late 2020 in terms of Form Factor, Display, and Power from Dell’s Alienware, XPS, Inspiron, and Dell Gaming lineups.
30 Nov 2020

External Reviews

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score 58%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The Dell G5 15 5500 performs as expected for a laptop of its class when it comes to gaming. As a non-RTX card, ray tracing and DLSS are out of scope for the GTX 1650 Ti. While gaming, only the right palmrest tends to get somewhat warmer than usual while the left palmrest and trackpad area remain cooler than skin temperature.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Bright 120 Hz display
  • Good battery life
  • Decent CPU performance
Cons
  • Mediocre GPU performance
  • No Thunderbolt 3

t3[2]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
Dell G5 5500 has an Intel Core i7-10750H processor, a current favourite in gaming laptops for its generous speed and decent turbo boosting capabilities. The screen is one of the most critical components of a gaming laptop given that it's typically going to be exploited to its fullest. It's a 144Hz FHD screen using what Dell calls 'WVA', or Wide Viewing Angle. Its scores in 3DMark just about match those of the Acer Nitro 5.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Solid gaming performance
  • Decent battery life
Cons
  • Screen isn’t the best
  • No Thunderbolt 3

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Dell G5 15 5500 Laptop Review: Aspirational mid-ranger let down by a sub-par display. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-G5-15-5500-Laptop-Review-Aspirational-mid-ranger-let-down-by-a-sub-par-display.505204.0.html. 2020-12-24. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Dell G5 15 5500 review: a classy mid-range gaming laptop with great poise. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/dell-g5-15-5500. 2021-01-22. Retrieved 2021-10-20.

Neofiliac places the utmost respect for your privacy. We use no cookie whatsoever beyond that needed for the proper functioning of the website.

The MSRP provided on this page may not apply to all regions equally. For the current price, please refer to the Price Comparison section.

*This page contains affiliate links to third-party merchants such as Amazon, eBay, and Rakuten. When you make a purchase using the supplied links, we will receive a commission.

***These key takeaways ("pros" and "cons") and summaries are identified from third-party review by our AI using advanced language models.

Comments

Please login before adding comments. Now supporting Sign in with Google and LinkedIn!