Dell G15 5520 Gaming Laptop
Specifications of the Dell G15 5520
Here are the specs of the Dell G15 5520 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Laptop Type||Standard non-convertible laptop
This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
The gaming-class laptop features a fast processor and a powerful video card needed for playing hardware demanding games.
The laptop offers high performance needed for heavier tasks like multimedia creation or design. On the negative side, high-performance laptops tend to consume more battery power than the standard ones. Read more about performance of this notebook in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
This is by far the most popular laptop screen size. It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
This laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
|Screen Resolution||1920x1080 pixels Full HD
Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.
This screen resolution provides a decent picture sharpness and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and apps. It's somewhat better than the popular Full HD. However, these resolutions aren't as good as the premium-class 4K and similar.
|Other Display Specs||IPS type
Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.
Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.
High refresh rate of 120Hz
The 120Hz display refresh rate is higher than the common 60Hz. It enables smoother movement of objects on the screen. It's important for gaming and watching fast-paced action and sports. The 120Hz rate also makes webpage scrolling much smoother than on the basic 60Hz displays.
High refresh rate of 165 Hz (optional)
The 165Hz display refresh rate is higher than the typical 60Hz. It enables smoother movement of objects on the screen. It's important for gaming and watching fast-paced action and sports. It also makes webpage scrolling much smoother than on the basic 60Hz displays. On this laptop, the 165Hz refresh rate feature is optional.
High refresh rate of 240 Hz (optional)
High display refresh rates enable smoother movement of objects on the screen. It’s important for gaming and watching fast-paced action and sports, as well as smooth webpage scrolling. The 240Hz display refresh rate is extremely high. It's much higher than the typical 60Hz, but also 120Hz and 144Hz, oftentimes used in gaming laptops. On this laptop, the 240Hz rate is an optional feature.
|About Laptop Display||Learn about laptop PC displays here.|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i5-12500H 12th Gen
The 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12500H is a powerful processor for gaming and other high-performance laptops. The i5-12500H, however, isn't as power-efficient as the mainstream laptop processors and it's slower than its Core i7 H-series counterparts.
Intel Core i7-12700H 12th Gen
The 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H is among the fastest laptop processors. It's commonly used in gaming and other high-performance laptops. Computing speed is the top priority of the i7-12700H, meaning it isn't as power-efficient as the ordinary laptop processors.
|About Processors||The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.
The multiple CPUs listed above mean you have multiple CPU options at the time of the laptop purchase.
|Graphics (GPU)||Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 4GB
The GeForce RTX 3050 is a real dedicated gaming-class video card. It's much more powerful than the basic and common integrated graphics processors and capable of running smoothly all modern PC games. However, there are even faster GPUs in the RTX lineup - the RTX 3050 Ti, 3060, 3070 and 3080. You should consider them if you want to maximize performance for gaming on high resolutions and high detail settings.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB
The GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is much more powerful than the basic and common integrated laptop graphics processors. It's capable of running smoothly all modern PC games. It's also slightly better than the standard non-Ti RTX 3050. However, there are even faster GPUs in the RTX lineup - the 3060, 3070 and 3080. You should consider them if you want to maximize performance for gaming on high resolutions and high detail settings.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 6GB
The RTX 3060 is a fast gaming-class video card. The RTX 3070 and 3080 from the same lineup are even faster for completely smooth gameplays on high settings and resolutions.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB
The RTX 3070 Ti is a faster version of the RTX 3070 high-end video card. It's among the best gaming performers, but it's slower than the top-tier RTX 3080.
|About Graphics Processors||Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.
The list above with multiple GPUs means you have multiple GPU choices at the time of the purchase.
|System Memory (RAM) Size||8GB RAM
The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2023. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.
16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
32GB is recommended for extremely heavy multi-tasking and special applications. For most users, everything above 16GB is an overkill.
|About RAM||System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.
The multiple options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different RAM choices.
Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
|Data Storage||256GB SSD
256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.
512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.
1000GB (1TB) SSD
1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.
2000GB (2TB) SSD
2TB is a huge storage capacity and rarely used in laptops. The size is for those who store a lot of large files.
|About Data Storage||Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.
The multiple storage options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different storage choices.
Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
|Keyboard & Input||Keyboard with dedicated number pad
There's a separate numeric pad located on the right side of the keyboard.
Keyboard backlight (optional)
Keyboard backlight makes typing in dark environments easier. On this laptop model, keyboard backlight is an optional feature.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
|Speakers & Audio||Stereo speakers
As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|Camera||Front-facing web camera
Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
HD 720p resolution
This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.
|Wireless & Networking||Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX wireless
The 802.11AX is the latest Wi-Fi wireless networking standard. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity.
Ethernet LAN port
The laptop has an Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to wirelessly connect the computer to Bluetooth peripherals like Bluetooth mice and keyboards, as well as to smartphones, and other compatible devices.
|USB Ports||1 x USB-C
A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.
3 x USB Type A
Three full-size USB ports.
|Video Output Ports||1 x HDMI
HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
Video out via USB-C
The laptop can deliver digital video output via USB-C.
|Media Card Reader||None
The laptop has no SD card slots. For reading from and writing to SD and microSD memory cards, you'll have to use a separately sold memory card reader via a USB cable.
|Other Features||Thunderbolt 4 (optional)
Thunderbolt 4 is a high-speed peripheral connectivity technology for compatible devices. The Thunderbolt connection goes via USB-C interface. On this laptop, Thunderbolt is optional.
|Battery||56 WHr capacity
86 WHr capacity
|About Battery||Both battery capacities are excellent. However, the notebook's powerful components can consume a lot of power, especially under heavy load.
The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
|Windows Version||Windows 11 Home
Windows 11 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition.
Windows 11 Pro
Windows 11 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows 11 Home.
A typical laptop warranty.
|Year of Release||2022|
|Country / Region||Worldwide
The listed specs are general / worldwide specs of the model. Some of its specs may vary depending on the particular configuration and region.
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