Games control better, look better, and play better on a powerful PC equipped with high-end components. But that’s not all, everything else you do on a PC is faster as a result, too, because more RAM, more CPU cores, and a powerful graphics chip have knock-on benefits for general operating system and app performance.
But gaming notebooks have traditionally been quite expensive; Dell’s Alienware brand, for instance, is known for its raw performance but also for being more aspirational than everyday-affordable.
So Dell has built models within its Inspiron range that expand on its gaming offerings; they are highly capable of both work and play, but without the Alienware-level price tag. The latest of these are 15.6-inch and 17-inch SKUs from the Inspiron G-series, and they are available now from Tarsus Distribution.
Dell often takes the good-better-best approach with their systems; in this case the 3000 series represents “good” and the 5000 series represents “better”, each with variations in their hardware and OS configurations that deliver performance at those levels. “Best”, though, is still up to Dell’s Alienware gaming products.
These G3 and G5 notebooks are powered by 8th-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, and feature either 8GB or 16GB of RAM, Windows 10 Home or Pro, SSD/HDD options of 128GB or 256GB paired with and 1TB 5400 RPM mechanical drives for data. They all come standard with 1080p anti-glare LED-backlit displays.
The graphics chips powering these are NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX1050/1050Ti and GTX1060; even though these are considered mid-tier graphics chips, they are able to sustain games’ frame rates at playable levels, although a few sacrifices might need to be made in quality settings, game-dependent.
The model options and hardware configs are as follows:
G3 series 15.6-inch
- IS3579-i78750-8128: 15.6-inch/8GB/128GB/1TB/GTX1050 4GB/Windows 10 Home 64-bit
- IS3579-i78750-16256: 15.6-inch/8GB/128GB/1TB/GTX1050Ti 4GB/Windows 10 Home 64-bit
G3 Series 17-inch
- IS3779-i78750-8128P: 17-inch/8GB/128GB/1TB/GTX1050 Ti 4GB/Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
- IS3779-i78750-16256P: 17-inch/16GB/256GB/1TB/GTX1060 6GB/Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
- IS5587-i78750-16256P: 15.6-inch/16GB/256GB/1TB/GTX1050 Ti 4GB/Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
- IS5587-i78750-16128P: 15.6-inch/16GB/128GB/1TB/GTX1060 6GB/Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
The existence of these systems allows Dell to expand its gaming notebook offerings with Inspiron models that represent a good balance of good looks, performance, and price.
Tarsus Distribution currently carries these SKUs in black; they are also available in blue and white on request.
If any of these have piqued your interest, get in touch with the Dell team at Tarsus Distribution on 011 531 1000 or send them an email to let them know you’d like some more info.