Dell G5 15 5500 Gaming Laptop
Specifications of the Dell G5 15 5500
Here are the specs of the Dell G5 15 5500 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.
|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 laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
|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 (optional)
The 120Hz 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 120Hz refresh rate feature is optional.
High refresh rate of 144 Hz (optional)
The 144Hz 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 144Hz refresh rate feature is optional.
High refresh rate of 300 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 300Hz 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 300Hz rate is an optional feature.
|About Laptop Display||Learn about laptop PC displays here.|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i5-10300H 10th Gen (powerful CPU designed for heavy tasks)
Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen (powerful CPU designed for heavy tasks)
|About Processors||The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.
Click on the CPU name to learn more about it.
|Graphics (GPU)||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB dedicated video card (able to run all games, but may not be smooth on high detail settings in heavy games)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB dedicated video card (for smooth hard-core gaming)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB dedicated video card (for smooth hard-core gaming)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB dedicated video card (for smooth hard-core gaming, power efficient version of RTX 2070)
|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.
Click on the GPU name to lean more about it.
|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.
12GB is greater than the recommended minimum of 8GB and enables very comfortable multitasking during everyday tasks. However, many games and professional software may require 16GB or more.
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.
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.
Intel Optane memory 16GB (optional)
Intel Optane memory is used for storage performance optimization. It's an optional feature in this laptop.
Intel Optane memory 32GB (optional)
Intel Optane memory is used for storage performance optimization. It's an optional feature on this laptop. The 32GB Optane does the job better than the 16GB Optane.
|About Data Storage||Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.
Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
|DVD Optical Drive||None|
|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.
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.
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.
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||1 x USB 3.2
A full-size USB port.
1 x USB-C
A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.
2 x USB 2.0
A pair of traditional full-size USB ports.
Additional USB-C port on select configurations
Some configurations of this laptop have an additional compact USB-C port.
|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.
1 x Mini DisplayPort (optional)
DisplayPort is a digital video output port. It is not as widely used as HDMI. The laptop optionally comes with a compact "mini" version of DisplayPort.
Video out via USB-C
The laptop can deliver digital video output via USB-C.
|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||Fingerprint reader (optional)
This laptop optionally comes with a built-in fingerprint reader. It improves security and enables easier system log-ins.
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||51 WHr capacity
68 WHr capacity
|About Battery||The smaller battery capacity is decent, while second one is excellent. However, gaming laptops tend to consume a lot of battery power, especially during gaming.
The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
|Windows Version||Windows 10 Home
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
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.
A typical laptop warranty.
|Year of Release||2020
Laptops released in 2020.
|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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