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Here's a glance at Dell's new G Series and Alienware gaming tech

By Kenneth Ang & Aaron Yip - on 30 Jun 2020, 8:50pm

Here's a glance at Dell's new G Series and Alienware gaming tech

As gaming and tech releases start to pick up speed going into the latter half of the year, we're kicking things off with Dell's new lineup of G Series and Alienware gaming equipment. We've got plenty on the panel here: the Dell G7 laptop, Dell G5 desktop, Dell 27 gaming monitor and its curved variant, and the Alienware RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Let's start the ball rolling with the G7 (pictured above). Dell's newest gaming laptop comes in both 15" and 17" variants and features an elegant narrow bezel display that's around 4mm thinner than the previous generation of G7s, all encapsulated in a black, anodised, all-metal chassis construction. It's powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core (up to i9) and supports up to an NVIDIA RTX 2070 on the 15-inch and an RTX 2070 Super on the 17-inch variant. A precision glass trackpad, 4-zone RGB keyboard, and customisable chassis lighting round out the aesthetic package, while a discrete Game Shift macro key and Nahimic 3D Audio provide the necessary oomph for intense gaming sessions. 

Meanwhile, for those looking at desktop options, the Dell G5 is on the list too. Processor-wise, the G5 will support a 10th Gen Intel Core CPU, which is paired alongside an NVIDIA GTX, RTX, or AMD Radeon RX 5600 graphics card. Those worried about the heat can make use of the four thermal options available in the Alienware Command Center application according to their preferences. Last but not least, the G5's full-frontal RGB LED lighting and an optional clear side panel can help add that little edge to users' setups.

The Dell 27 monitor comes in both regular flat-screen and curved, the first of which comes equipped with an IPS panel that supports DisplayHDR 400 and a speedy 165Hz refresh rate. On the other hand, the Dell 27's curved and moderately more affordable variant sports a lower 144Hz refresh rate and comes with a FHD VA panel.

Finally, there is the Alienware RGB Mechanical keyboard, which comes with a full set of Cherry MX Brown mechanical switches. These are silent, tactile, and only require a light actuation force, making for highly responsive inputs during games. Additionally, the keys are also durable with a 100 million keystroke lifespan - gamers won't need to worry about changing them out often. 

Of course, the keyboard also features fully customisable macros and lighting patterns via AlienFX Per-Key RGB backlighting - a staple inclusion in top-end gaming keyboards today. A pass-through USB port and three different, adjustable height levels further add a touch of convenience and personalisation respectively, making for comfortable and fluid gaming experiences.

Here's a list detailing the starting price and availability of these items in Singapore. 

  • Dell G7 15 (7500) Gaming Laptop: 14 July (from S$2,499)
  • Dell G7 17 (7700) Gaming Laptop: 14 July (from S$2,499)
  • Dell G5 Gaming Desktop: 21 July (from S$1,999)
  • Alienware Mechanical Keyboard: 4 August (from S$269)
  • Dell 27 Curved Gaming Monitor: 21 August (from S$399)
  • Dell 27 Gaming Monitor: 28 July (from S$689)