Dell G3 15 3579 / G3579 15.6″ Gaming Laptop

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The Dell G3 15 3579, also known as G3579, is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop PC. It is a high-performance notebook, but also an entry-level machine by gaming notebook standards. The Dell G3 15 3579 / G3579 features a Full HD IPS screen and powerful higher-mid range video card options – the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB and GTX 1060 (Max Q) 6GB. Faster GTX 1070 and 1080 are not available on this model. Processor options include the 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8300H quad-core and i7-8750H six core. They are among the fastest laptop processors on the market currently. The laptop has two RAM slots, with a total of up to 16GB of offered RAM capacity. There’s also a 16GB Intel Optane memory option (for data storage speed boost), but if you choose Optane you will have only one available RAM slot. For data storage, the Dell’s 3579 / G3579 provides a solid state or a hard drive, or a combination of both. SSD capacity is up to 256GB, while the HDD is 1-Terabyte. The laptop has a 4-cell 56 WHr capacity. That’s a decent capacity, but the notebook’s internal components consume more power than the average mainstream laptop. The Dell G3 15 3579 has optional keyboard backlight and is made of plastics. It comes in black, “recon blue”, or “alpine white” color. A nice perk is optional Thunderbolt 3.0 interface.

Besides the G3 15 3579, Dell offers a larger 17.3-inch version of the laptop – the G3 17 3779.

Specifications

Here are the specs of the Dell G3 15 3579 / G3579 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.

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Laptop Type

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.
Screen Size

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.
Screen Resolution

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.
Touchscreen

This laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
Other Display Specs

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.
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-8300H 8th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)

Intel Core i7-8750H 8th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)
Graphics (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 dedicated video card (able to run all games, but may not be smooth on high detail settings in heavy games)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB dedicated video card (able to run all games, but may not be smooth on high detail settings in heavy games)
System Memory (RAM) Size

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.
Data Storage

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.



1TB is an excellent storage capacity, but HDD is a slow type of storage.



This is an excellent capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.



This is an excellent capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.
DVD Optical Drive

Keyboard & Input

The keyboard has backlit keys and a separate numeric pad on the right side of the keyboard.



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.
Wi-Fi Wireless 802.11AC

The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.
Ethernet Network Port Yes

This laptop has an Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
Bluetooth Yes

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
USB Ports 2 x USB 3.1

A pair of 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.
Media Card Reader SD card reader

The laptop has a slot for full-size SD memory cards, used in many digital cameras. You can also use microSD cards with a card adapter.
Other Features Intel Optane memory (speeds up hard drive storage) (optional)

Thunderbolt 3.0 (optional)

Thunderbolt 3 is a high-speed peripheral connectivity technology for compatible devices. The Thunderbolt connection goes via USB-C interface. Today, a faster Thunderbolt 4 version is available. On this notebook, Thunderbolt is optional.
Battery 56 WHr capacity
Weight 5.6 pounds
Height 0.9"
Width 15"
Depth 10.2"
Windows Version

Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.



Windows 10 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows Home. Windows 10 Pro upgradeable to the latest Windows 11 Pro for free.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty.

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User Reviews and Q&A

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Current rating: 4 out of 5 stars
  1. Question

    Cosmo Furr

    I have a Dell G3 that lists the usb-c port as optional and did not come with one.
    Does the standard motherboard have the port and is it just a matter of having the soldering skills to attach the port and drill out a hole in the case for it? Or was the optional usb-c a daughter card? Is there an upgrade path to install the usb-c after market?

  2. 4 out of 5

    Fariz H P

    I don’t know why but I got one with 4GB RAM, and I thought it really needs an upgrade. So, I upgrade it with another 4GB and it works fine now.

  3. Sri

    When I bought Dell G3 15 BTX 3579 (Loki G 15), it was mentioned:

    Item Number Item Description Quantity
    210-AOVS Dell G3 15 BTX 3579 (Loki G 15) 1
    340-AGIK Documentation (ENG/French/Multi) 1
    370-AEEC 16GB (1X16GB) DDR4, 2666MHz; up to 32GB 1

    RAM it mentioned that it supports upto 32 GB which has to be bought separately.
    Any thoughts!!!

    • Danijel Z

      According to that, there’s one 1 x 16GB RAM module inside and you can add another 16GB module for a total of 32GB.
      8GB and 16GB are options available when purchasing the laptop, but the hardware supports up to 32GB (2x16GB).

  4. rob

    If i get the version with an SSD only, will I be able to add an HDD later?

    • Danijel Z

      Hi, do you know if the SSD is in the M.2 card format? If it is M.2, then the main 2.5″ storage bay is empty and you can additionally insert an HDD without removing your M.2 SSD. If the SSD is a 2.5″ drive, you can’t do that.

      I assume the included SSD is M.2, because the laptop has an M.2 slot for SSDs.

      Regards!

  5. Subhrangshu Chatterjee

    I have the i5 8th gen version with 8gb ram can it be increased to 16gb ?please revert back as soon as possible.

    • Danijel Z

      The Dell G3 15 3579 has 2 DDR4 RAM slots, so you can use 2 x 8GB or a single 1 x 16GB RAM module for a total of 16GB. I assume your existing 8GB is 8GB x 1 not 2 x 4GB. In that case, you only need to add another 8GB module.

    • Satya

      I have 1x8gb RAM and I need to upgrade RAM. Can i upgrade to 1x16gb RAM? So can i have 1x8gb and 1x16gb, total of 24gb RAM for my Dell G3 3579 laptop?

    • Dan Z

      Yes, you can have 8GB + 16GB setup.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Yogendra Marandi

    Why does performance of games changes while charging and standby?(increased performance while charging and decreased performance while standby)

    • Danijel Z

      That’s a common problem with many gaming laptops featuring powerful video cards. High-performance gaming class video cards and processors need a lot of power to run on full speed, but the notebook batteries oftentimes can’t keep up with that power consumption and provide stable system operation (as opposed to having the notebook powered directly through the power adapter). That’s the main reason why gaming performance “throttling” on gaming laptops like the Dell G3 15 3579 occur.

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