• CPU: Intel Core i5-10300H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2933 MHz
  • Weight: 2.34 kg (5.2 lbs)

Pros

  • Reasonably affordable gaming notebook
  • Decent battery life
  • SD card reader on board
  • Has a good contrast ratio and comfortable viewing angles (156CL05-6NY3H)
  • 144Hz IPS display options

Cons

  • Merely a hardware refresh
  • Not the greatest build quality
  • Covers only 57% of sRGB (156CL05-6NY3H)
  • Uses aggressive PWM below 60 nits (our Health-Guard profile fixes the issue) (156CL05-6NY3H)
  • Thunderbolt 3 is offered only to the more expensive models (equipped with GTX 1660 Ti and above)

Dell G3 3500 - Specs

CPU Performance #38
  • Intel Core i7-9850H 10.9%
  • Intel Core i7-8750H 17.5%
  • Intel Core i5-10300H
  • Intel Core i5-10400H 45.5%
  • Intel Core i5-9300H 1.5%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK 5.3%
GPU Performance #36
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (3GB GDDR5) 1.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (6GB GDDR5) 4.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  • NVIDIA Quadro T2000 (4GB GDDR5) 3.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 4.2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5) 4%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
156CL05-6N3YH (NCP0035)
Color accuracy 5.2 -> 3.5
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2230/2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
8GB DDR4, 2933 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
51Wh, 3-cell
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Dimensions
365.5 x 254 x 21.6 mm (14.39" x 10.00" x 0.85")
Weight
2.34 kg (5.2 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac/ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio jack 3.5 Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual Array Digital Microphone
  • Speakers 2 Speakers, Nahimic 3D Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

Name 156CL05-6N3YH (NCP0035)
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 235 cd/m2
sRGB 57%
PWM frequency 1050 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920x1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1300:1
dE Color Checker 5.2 3.5
PWM Rating 5.8: (undesirable)
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Health-Guard

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-10300H

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$5439.00+657%
price
1054.00-48.9%
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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
120 fps
80 fps
41 fps
32 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry 5
quality
average
95 fps
60 fps
56 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
quality
average
144+ fps
94 fps
50 fps
31 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
quality
average
60 fps
55 fps
48 fps
32 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
quality
average
144+ fps
138 fps
128 fps
121 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
140 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
96 fps
52 fps
48 fps
32 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
144+ fps
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
140 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
quality
average
144+ fps
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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