This weekend Dell has a big sale on a few gaming laptops and desktops. One of the most attractive deals for us was the G15 Ryzen Edition gaming laptop for only $681. This G15 Ryzen model usually sells for $1019. But thanks to an instant discount and coupon code SAVE17you can save over $300 at checkout.
This 15-inch gaming laptop is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H mobile processor. 8GB DDR4 RAM, and an RTX 3050. This GPU nearly matches the GTX 1660 Ti in terms of power. While also taking advantage of the RTX 30-series DLSS and ray tracing support. The Ryzen 5000 H-series processor will get you through most productivity tasks at school or work without major issues.
In terms of gaming, expect to play most games at 1080p, as long as you don’t mind lowering your graphics settings to low or medium, depending on the game. If your favorite game supports DLSS. You can even get a dozen or more frames on a budget GPU thanks to Nvidia’s AI supersampling technology.
The 8GB of RAM inside the G15 Ryzen isn’t great, and to make matters worse, it’s only single-channel, but should meet the minimum requirements for most modern games like Cyberpunk 2077. At the very least. It should be easy to upgrade later in life if you imagine it. For your information, if you are planning to purchase Elden Ring, the minimum RAM requirement is at least 12 GB.
The 256GB NVMe SSD capacity means you should probably invest in upgrading or connecting your laptop to a fast external SSD so your games don’t get interrupted on the go. I’d use the money saved and cram one of those cool Star Wars SSDs into it, but that’s just me.
You can subscribe to game streaming services like Nvidia GeForce Now or Xbox Game Pass. Which will let you stream your digital game library in good quality and fairly low latency no matter what is under the laptop hood. Another plus is that game streaming frees up precious space on this laptop’s already tiny SSD, as long as you have a solid internet connection.