Dell G7 15 7500 vs Alienware M15 R3: Which One You Choose for Gaming?

Dell G7 15 7500 vs Alienware M15 R3

This is the comparison of Dell G7 15 7500 and Alienware M15 R3 gaming laptops. Both the laptops are well-performing in games but which one is far better considering its price range.

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PROSPROS
The processor gives more performance as an addition.
The display quality is really great.
A great performance can be expected in a high-end model.
Attractive design.
Comfortable customizable keyboard.
All-round performance.
CONSCONS
The material used for the laptop.
Bottom firing speakers.
Very expensive.
RAM can’t be upgraded.
Trackpad is so small.

SPECIFICATIONS:

DISPLAYDELL G7 15 7500DELL ALIENWARE M15 R3
Monitor Features15.6 inch FHD 300 nits WVA Anti-Glare LED Backlit Display with 144Hz refresh rate,
15.6 inch UHD OLED Anti-Reflective 100% DCI-P3 400-Nits Display with 60Hz refresh rate,
15.6 inch FHD 300 nits WVA Anti-Glare LED Backlit Display with 300Hz refresh rate
15.6″ FHD 144Hz 7ms 300-nits 72% NTSC color gamut, 15.6″ FHD 300Hz 3ms 300-nits 100% sRGB color gamut, 15.6″ OLED UHD 60Hz 1ms 400-nits DCI-P3 color gamut + Tobii Eyetracking technology
Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160
LCD Backlight Technology LED-BacklitLED-Backlit
PROCESSORDELL G7 15 7500DELL ALIENWARE M15 R3
CPU10th Generation Intel Core i5-10300H, Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i9-10885H10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10875H, Intel Core i9-10980HK
Clock Speed (with turbo boost) 4.5 GHz, 5.0 GHz, 5.3 GHz5.0GHz, 5.1GHz, 5.3GHz
Cache8 MB, 12 MB, 16MB Cache12MB, 16MB Cache
MEMORYDELL G7 15 7500DELL ALIENWARE M15 R3
Speed2933MHz2666MHz
TechnologyDDR4 SDRAMDDR4 SDRAM
Size8GB – 2x4G, 16GB – 2x8GB, 32GB- 2x16GB16GB, 32GB
HARD DRIVEDELL G7 15 7500DELL ALIENWARE M15 R3
Storage256GB, 512GB, 1TB512GB, 1TB, 4TB
Spindle SpeedM.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State DrivePCIe M.2 SSD
AUDIO & VIDEODELL G7 15 7500DELL ALIENWARE M15 R3
Graphic ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 with Max-Q DesignAMD Radeon RX 5500M 4GB GDDR6, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 (OC Ready), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 with Max-Q Design
SoundStero speakers with Realtek ALC3281, 2 W x 2 = 4 W total Dual-array microphones4-Way (Woofer/Tweeter) Stereo Speaker Design, Introduces Discrete Smart Amp Woofer technology,
Delivers 2.5x bass improvement over previous generation, Delivers 2x treble improvement over previous generation, Delivers 30% loudness improvement over previous generation for full range performance
Camera720p at 30 fps, HD RGB camera, Dual microphones in camera assemblyAlienware HD (1280×720 resolution) camera with dual-array integrated microphones
OPERATING SYSTEMDELL G7 15 7500DELL ALIENWARE M15 R3
TypeWindows 10 Home 64-bitUp to Windows 10 Home
CONNECTIONSDELL G7 15 7500DELL ALIENWARE M15 R3
PortsUSB 3.2,
Thunderbolt 3 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (USB-C DisplayPort Alt-Mode on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti GPU option),
MiniDP 1.4 (on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti and RTX GPU options),
HDMI 2.0,
USB 3.2,
RJ-45 1×1 Gigabit Ethernet Port on 1650Ti (RJ-45 Killer Networks E2500V2 Gigabit Ethernet Port on 1660 Ti and above),
Power-in,
USB 3.2 Gen 1 with PowerShare,
Headset jack
Power/DC-in Port,
RJ-45 Killer Ethernet E3000 10/100/1000Mbps/2.5Gbps Port,
2 Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port,
Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port with PowerShare technology,
Thunderbolt 3 Port (USB Type-C with support for USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps, 40Gbps Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort 1.2),
Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port,
HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 Output Port,
Mini-Display Port 1.4 (certified) Output Port, Audio Out 1/8″ Ports (Compatible with inline mic headset),
Wedge-shaped lock slot
Memory cardStandard SD CardmicroSD 5.1, UHS-II HD312 Card Reader
COMMUNICATIONSDELL G7 15 7500DELL ALIENWARE M15 R3
Wireless ProtocolIntel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2) 802.11ax Wireless and Bluetooth 5.1Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2×2) 802.11ax Wireless and Bluetooth 5.1
Wired ProtocolEthernetEthernet
BATTERYDELL G7 15 7500DELL ALIENWARE M15 R3
Capacity86 WHr
Cells
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTDELL G7 15 7500DELL ALIENWARE M15 R3
Width14.1 in14.19 in
Depth10.54 in10.87 in
Height0.72 in0.76-0.80 in
Weight5.64 lbs4.65 to 5.5 lbs
MISCELLANEOUSDELL G7 15 7500DELL ALIENWARE M15 R3
ColorMineral BlackDark Side of the Moon with High Endurance Clear Coat
KeyboardEnglish 4-Zone RGB Backlit KeyboardAlienware mSeries 4-Zone AlienFX RGB keyboard
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INTRODUCTION:

Dell G7 15 7500

This laptop is a solid machine with a below-average price for its specs. I expect it to be a very reliable laptop and to have very good support from Dell. It also is nicely designed and has very good build quality.

Alienware M15 R3

This is the favorite gaming laptop for most people than the MSI GS66 Stealth and the Lenovo Legion 7i and it has by far the very best cooling and performance of any reasonably sized 15-inch gaming laptop that I’ve reviewed.

Dell G7 15 7500

DESIGN:

Dell G7 15 7500

The build quality of the case, display, hinge, and keyboard are all very good. It definitely looks and feels like a high-end machine. It’s thin and sturdy because of the all-metal design. The Dell G7 has more than enough ports, so you don’t need a docking station or USB hub.

Alienware M15 R3

I don’t believe that the build changed much from last year. The finish they used on the interior and exterior is still a soft-touch finish, very comfortable and it’s definitely noticeable during day-to-day use compared to other laptops. Structurally, the screen has very little flex and almost none on the keyboard deck. The hinge tension is also spot on, very nicely weighted, you can open it with one hand but it feels stiff at the same time. It’s built well, it feels very comfortable and I suppose the only criticism one might have is the aggressive gamer aesthetic. For people that want something flashy, this offers a modernized version of that and I think they executed it nicely.

One of the strongest aspects of this Alienware laptop is the keyboard. Over the past year, I’ve tried to narrow down what makes a keyboard good or bad to type on. With this, I think it’s a combination of its nice key travel, strong tactile bump, the decently large keycap size, the spacing between each keycap, and the soft bottom out. To go through them one by one, the key travel for anyone unaware is how deep you can press each switch and how much vertical distance until you bottom out the switch. The tactility is like clicking a pen, it’s the feedback that you feel. I find that my typing accuracy is also much better on this than most other keyboards. I can just casually type, not really applying much force into each keypress and the impressive part is that not only do I have very few misses I also rarely accidentally press a key, it’s heavy enough to block accidental presses but it also allows you to type gently. The keycaps are a pretty good size.

The trackpad is excellent and I think they nailed both the hardware and the software. It uses a very smooth glass surface and there’s no feeling of friction even when you drag your finger across with a lot of force. In terms of weight, it’s neither too light nor too heavy so it doesn’t get tiring as quickly for extended use. Tracking accuracy is also exceptional, even with very small movements I can move the cursor exactly where I want it to go which is one thing that the vast majority of Windows trackpads do poorly.

DISPLAY:

Dell G7 15 7500

This Dell G7 7500 comes in two variants: Full HD display and OLED display. Also, you can get up to a 300Hz refresh rate on the display. Unfortunately, on the OLED screen, you will only get a 60Hz refresh rate, this may disappoint some people. 

Alienware M15 R3

The screen this laptop running is just a standard 1080p 144hz panel and a little bit underwhelming compared to some of the high-end panels we’ve seen come out this year. The brightness is fine, just a bit above the average 280 nits but everything else is kind of lacking. So, relative to other gaming laptops with 1080p 144hz panels, it’s about average. If you don’t compare it to any other laptop, it’s not particularly good, and when you look at the price, and you see the perfect measurements with 240hz and 300hz and Lenovo’s new 144 and 240hz HDR displays for a high-end gaming laptop, it can seem underwhelming and maybe not what you might have expected.

Alienware continues to use this reflective and glossy black finish on the bezels and on the front ledge of a laptop, I don’t think gloss black looks nice on laptops because they visibly show fingerprints especially with darker colors but aside from the aesthetics, I think the visual quality and the refresh rate are all averages. If you want something better I will opt for the 300hz panel not for the refresh rate, but generally, the measurements on them have been quite a bit better in terms of brightness and color accuracy.

Alienware m15 R3

FEATURES:

Dell G7 15 7500

This laptop’s configuration is at the mid-range gaming laptop level. This is the 7500 variant with the Intel i7 10750H mobile processor, NVIDIA RTX 2070 mobile GPU the Max-Q version, 32 gigabytes of RAM, Full HD display with 144 refresh rate. It has an 86 watt-hour battery.

This laptop has a fast SSD, a micron 2300 with one terabyte of storage. According to a micron, the SSD offers up to 3300 megabytes per second of sequential reads and up to 2700 megabytes per second of sequential write. Read and write speeds vary depending on the type of operation, micron specs probably reference a test similar to the first score at the top.

Alienware M15 R3

Inside, you will have two M.2 2280 slots and one M.2 2230 slot, so three SSD slots in total. The Wi-Fi card is now soldered on. Dell is not generally known for good thermals but in this laptop, the thermals are by far the very best of any 15-inch gaming laptop that I have reviewed. This excludes any of those massive 50-pound laptops with desktop components and dual power bricks.

On last year’s model, the M15 had bottom-mounted speakers that project it directly down onto your desk. The driver is still mounted in the same position but the speaker grille is now at the front ledge. So, in some ways, I think they sound better but in terms of detail and clarity, these are not particularly great. The bass response is decent, it’s not lacking in bass but it is a little bit thin and dry, not particularly large in amount. The mid-range and treble are good although sometimes they can sound kind of shrill and kind of unpleasant. It seems to peak at certain frequencies in the upper mid-range and that throws off the otherwise pretty good tuning. I do think these sound fairly good but they are not class-leading.

In terms of ports, you have ethernet on the left, one USB-A, a headphone jack. On the right, you have two more USB-A and a micro SD slot. On the backside, you have the charging port, the proprietary amplifier port for connecting to their external GPU, or alternatively, you could do that through the Thunderbolt 3 port which can also charge the laptop. You’ve also got a mini display port and an HDMI 2.0 port.

Dell G7 15 7500

PERFORMANCE:

Dell G7 15 7500

Its benchmark scores are in line with my expectations. Gaming enthusiasts would likely be disappointed with this laptop because its thin design feels and looks nice but likely hurts its thermal profile. Also, you cannot change the voltage of the CPU because it’s locked. As a result, the CPU runs on the hot side and you cannot under rolled it to reduce the temperature. The GPU performance in this laptop meets or exceeds my expectations but the CPU underperforms somewhat because of the thermal profile. On average, they balance each other out in the benchmark tests. An easy solution for the thermal issue is using a cooling pad which is a laptop stand with fans that blow air into the laptop.

Cinebench is a CPU test, PCMark 10 tests both the CPU and GPU but primarily the CPU, and 3DMark primarily tests the GPU. In Cinebench R23, the performance improved by 2.8% to 8.3% after reinstalling windows after running these benchmark tests.

I used PC Mark 10 because it is the most commonly used benchmark and it tests the real-world performance of both the CPU and GPU. If you dive deeper into the benchmarking results, I think CPU underperformed and GPU over-performed but they balance each other out in the final score. CPU setup runs on the hot side and unfortunately, they’ll disable their ability to undervolt it which would have allowed it to run cooler. As a result, this laptop is not a good fit for gaming enthusiasts. In this lap[top, you can maintain 60 fps in gaming while on high graphical settings, the fps stayed in the 90 to 110 range in most cases.

Alienware M15 R3

In gaming, you can play all the games in ultra settings and you will get higher fps than the XPS, Macbook Pro, Razer laptops. You may get around 80 fps in games like Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry  New Dawn and around 60 fps in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. If you get the higher-end model, the RTX 2080 model then you get more fps range than these all assumptions. That GPU will give you a great performance than any other laptop in this period of time.

When you have it on the performance thermal profile, the fans will spin at around 70% all the time regardless of what you were doing. At that setting, the thermals are fairly similar to the Omen 15 at full fan speed, so you get the advantage of a quieter system but once you run the fans at full speed, it eliminates all thermal throttling even under a combined CPU and GPU load. The performance difference with the fans at full speed in certain games like Shadow of the tomb raider actually outperformed the Lenovo Legion 7i with the RTX 2070 Super Max-Q by 7% and that laptop actually had fairly good thermals even though this is running a standard RTX 2060. Even if you don’t care about the performance gains having such impressive cooling allows you to run the fans quieter while still maintaining high frame rates in most games at 1080p ultra, you don’t need to compromise between performance and fan noise.

BATTERY:

Dell G7 15 7500

The battery life of all laptops becomes very short after five years or so. If you consider more about the battery life then you should choose a less powerful CPU and GPU. I ran a battery test where I watched HD quality video over wi-fi, I watched the video for two hours and if you extrapolate the battery performance in a linear way, this implies a battery life of about eight and a half hours. During the test, I noticed that the CPU utilization was low to mid single digits, the Intel GPU utilization was also low to mid single digits and the NVIDIA GPU wasn’t used.

Alienware M15 R3

There’s an 86 watt-hour battery inside which should get you about five and a half hours of light use. Given the battery capacity, I would have expected somewhere between 6 to 6.5 hours but it’s not too bad. It’s roughly average for a gaming laptop.

Alienware m15 R3

WHICH TO BUY?

The Dell G7 15 7500 laptop has great specs, a good price, a very nice design, and decent benchmarking results in-home office, digital content creation, and gaming. The battery life is also okay as well. The Alienware M15 R3 is really a great gaming laptop. Where this excels is definitely in its keyboard, its thermals, and performance and for those three areas, no other gaming laptop that I have reviewed comes close. In my opinion, I think the LEDs, the color scheme, the interior, and exterior design, make for a well-executed modern take on the gamer aesthetic. If you want a high-performance laptop that is as enjoyable to use as this, you can definitely tell that they are gaming laptops.

Overall, both the laptops are good in gaming but the G7 comes in mid-range laptops but not the Alienware, it’s a perfect gaming laptop for hard-core gamers. Alienware M15 R3 is a little pricier than the G7 15 7500. So, if you want a laptop with great performance in gaming and also in thermal control, then Alienware M15 R3 will be the best one.