Do you want to purchase an affordable gaming laptop that offers a good performance for its price? Take a look at this Dell G3 15 3590 review.
Itechguides' Take on Dell G3 15 3590
The Dell G3 15 3590 is an excellent redesign of the Dell G3 15 affordable gaming laptop. Moreover, it offers good performance with long battery life. However, it still has a dull display.
- Long battery life for a gaming laptop
- Upgradeable RAM
- Affordable price
- Strong performance
- Tends to get loud during gaming sessions
- Dull display
Be rest assured that you will get a detailed overview of the Dell G3 15 3590 in terms of its performance and features. Hence, this review will inform you about the laptop’s CPU, RAM, battery, and storage performance.
More importantly, you will get a comprehensive analysis of this laptop’s GPU performance. Finally, you will get to know the good and bad sides of this laptop.
My Initial Thoughts
Dell’s G3 15 laptop has not always been the nicest-looking gaming laptop. However, Dell has built this Dell G3 15 3590 model with a brand-new chassis design.
Aside from its design, Dell has also upgraded this laptop’s hardware for a faster gaming experience. Fortunately, Dell still offers this laptop at an affordable price.
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Overall, you could say that Dell dumped the previous model’s blueprint and picked up a new one. This is not much of a surprise considering how much criticism Dell received concerning the G3 15 3579 model.
Dell G3 15 3590 Book Flex Design, Dimension & Weight Review
Unlike the design of the older G3 15 3579 laptop, this laptop looks more like a gaming laptop. The Dell G3 15 3590 fits well into the modern gaming laptop category, thanks to its better design.
Dell makes the laptop available in White color with blue accents or eclipse black with blue accents.
This laptop has a hard-textured lid that houses the Dell logo at its center. Meanwhile, its interior is smooth matte-black plastic.
With its lid opened, the blue accents on the Dell G3 15 3590 become more vivid. You can see the blue accents around the touchpad, on the power button, the sides of the laptop, and its keys.
Talking about keys, they also have blue backlighting. These keys are very comfortable for typing but they tend to get noisy during typing sessions.
This laptop’s precision touchpad is also smooth and responsive.
Furthermore, the edges of the Dell G3 15 3590 are all smooth. The overall build quality of this laptop is okay for a mostly-plastic built laptop.
However, there was a bit of flex in this laptop’s lid. Still, the lid felt sturdy due to the thickness of its plastic build.
Moving on to weight and dimensions, despite its thickness and rigidity, the Dell G3 15 3590 is lighter and more compact than its previous model. It weighs 2500 g and measures 365 x 254 x 21.6 mm.
For input and output, the Dell G3 15 3590 offers 1 USB 3.1 port, 1 USB-C with display ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, and an Ethernet port.
Overall, Dell seems to have put in more effort towards improving the design of this laptop while maintaining its rigidity. Therefore, the Dell G3 15 3590 scores an eight in this review.
Dell G3 15 3590 Processor (CPU) Performance Review
Dell offers two configurations for this laptop’s processor. You either buy this laptop with a 4-Core Intel Core i5-9300HQ processor or a 6-Core Intel Core i7-9750HQ.
The Core i5 processor has a base frequency of 2.40 GHz and a maximum frequency of 4.10 GHz. On the other hand, the Core i7 processor has a base frequency of 2.60 GHz and a maximum frequency of 4.50 GHz.
This review focuses on the Intel Core i5-9300HQ processor. In order to ascertain this laptop’s CPU performance, various tests were carried out.
On a Geekbench 4 test, the Dell G3 15 3590 scored 16,650, exceeding the budget gaming laptop average of 15,566. Comparatively, the Acer Nitro 5 that scored 14,435 was behind this laptop.
Overall, the Dell G3 15 3590 offers an expected level of performance. It can handle light computing operations and even some heavy ones.
Therefore, it scores an eight in this review.
Dell G3 15 3590 Memory (RAM) Performance Review
Dell offers a variety of configurations for the G3 15 3590’s RAM. You can get RAM capacities ranging from 4 GB up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM.
Upgrading this laptop’s RAM capacity is also made easier thanks to the availability of two RAM slots on its motherboard.
I tested the Dell G3 15 3590 with 8 GB RAM. During the RAM performance test, the Dell G3 15 3590 ran very smoothly.
To be specific, the Dell G3 15 3590 powered through 36 Chrome browser tabs while four YouTube videos were being streamed. The Dell G3 15 3590 didn’t lag nor stutter during the entire operation.
Moreover, the Dell G3 15 3590 scored 6594 points in a PCMark 10 productivity test, surpassing its predecessor that scored 3050 points. However, it was unable to top the category average score of 6986 points.
Nonetheless, the Dell G3 15 3590 scores an eight in this review for its good multitasking capability.
Dell G3 15 3590 Storage Options & Performance Review
Just like its processor, Dell also offers two configurations for this laptop’s internal storage. You can buy this laptop with 1 TB 5400 RPM HDD, a 128 GB or 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD.
The laptop offers some other storage configuration options. For instance you may get one with 128 GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB 5400 RPM HDD.
In addition, you also get an additional SD card reader for storage expansion.
In terms of storage speed, the Dell G3 15 3590 is considerably fast. On a CrystalDiskMark test, the Dell G3 15 3590 recorded a sequential read speed of 1683 MBps and a sequential write speed of 1456 MBps.
Furthermore, the Dell G3 15 3590 copied 4.97 GB of multimedia files in 17 seconds at a rate of 300 MBps. This laptop’s copy rate was behind the 307 MBps budget gaming laptop average.
In comparison, the Acer Nitro 5 had a much faster copy rate of 590 MBps.
Overall, this laptop’s storage speed is slightly below average. Therefore, it scores a seven in this storage performance review.
Dell G3 15 3590 Graphics Card Performance Review
Dell offers a range of configurations for this laptop’s graphics card. You can buy this laptop with a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU.
Moreover, the laptop also offers a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, or a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. These GPUs come with a dedicated VRAM to improve their performances.
The GTX 1050 GPU comes with a 3 GB GDDR5 VRAM, while the GTX 1650 GPU comes with a 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM. For the 1660 Ti, the GPU offers a dedicated 6 GB GDRR6 VRAM.
Furthermore, the GTX 1050 GPU has a base frequency of 1392 MHz and a boost frequency of 1518 MHz. While the GTX 1650 GPU has a base frequency of 14851 MHz and a boost frequency of 1665 MHz.
On the other hand, the GTX 1660 Ti GPU has a base frequency of 1500 MHz and a boost frequency of 1770 MHz.
This review focuses on the GTX 1650 GPU. As expected, with this GPU, Dell G3 15 3590 is powerful enough to play modern AAA title games at 1080p with medium graphics settings.
On a gaming test, the Dell G3 15 3590 played The Witcher 3 at 116 FPS, BioShock Infinite at 222 MBps, Rocket League at 189 FPS, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 61 FPS. These tests were carried out in medium settings.
In conclusion, the Dell G3 15 3590 scores an eight in this review for its excellent graphics card options and performance.
Dell G3 15 3590 Battery Life & Performance Review
Dell has reduced this laptop’s battery capacity from the previous model’s 56 Wh to a 3-Cell 51 Wh Lithium-ion battery. However, the battery life of the older and newer laptop models are still nearly the same.
On a continuous web surfing test at medium screen brightness, the Dell G3 15 3590 lasted a minute longer than its predecessor. It lasted 6 hours and 41 minutes compared to the previous G3 15 3579’S 6 hours and 40 minutes.
However, the battery life of Dell G3 15 3590 exceeded the budget gaming laptop average of 5 hours and 30 minutes. It also outlasted the Acer Nitro 5 that lasted 4 hours and 25 minutes.
Overall, this laptop offers a relatively good battery life for a gaming laptop. Therefore, it scores a nine in this review.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Dell G3 15 3590 might not be the most powerful gaming laptop available, but it does offer a solid level of performance. This laptop is a fantastic gaming laptop for occasional PC gamers. Moreover, it also offers a good battery life and a better design than that of its predecessor.
The Dell G3 15 3590 offers an excellent gaming experience. It can run most AAA titles at medium-high graphics settings. On a gaming test, the Dell G3 15 3590 played The Witcher 3 at 116 FPS, BioShock Infinite at 222 MBps, Rocket League at 189 FPS, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 61 FPS.
The Dell G3 15 3590 is a good laptop for students. It is compact and relatively light for a gaming laptop. Moreover, this laptop packs an incredible level of performance. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about getting most heavy computing work done on the laptop.
The Dell G3 15 3590 might not be the most powerful laptop, but it certainly packs enough power to handle most video editing tasks. Moreover, this laptop offers a wide range of RAM configurations that enables this laptop to handle intensive computing tasks.
Yes, it can. The Dell G3 15 3590 can run most AAA title games. Therefore, this laptop doesn’t have any issue running Fortnite.
My Final Thoughts
The overall look of this laptop is much better compared to its previous model’s design. Also, the build quality of the Dell G3 15 3590 is good considering its plastic build.
Furthermore, the gaming performance of this laptop is okay. Add this to its good battery life and you have an excellent affordable gaming laptop.
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