AMD has just introduced its new Ryzen 7 4000H-series mobile APUs as well as the Radeon RX 5600M GPUs and Dell is among the first companies to use both it its new high-performance gaming notebook. Given its ingredients, Dell’s G5 15 Special Edition Ryzen promises to be one of the most powerful gaming laptop in its class this spring.

The flagship configuration of the Dell G5 15 Special Edition Ryzen will incorporate AMD’s Ryzen 7 4800H CPU with eight Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.9 – 4.2 GHz and integrated graphics as well as AMD’s Radeon RX 5600M discrete GPU (Navi architecture), which promise to deliver desktop-class performance in games. Like other AMD Ryzen 7 4000H-based laptops, the Dell G5 15 SE uses AMD’s SmartShift technology to dynamically shift power between the CPU and the GPU for additional performance. Meanwhile, the PC comes with the Alienware Command Center software that allows users to tweak performance and customize gaming profiles. Furthermore, the machine has a serious cooling system with multiple air inlets to help keep low thermals and ensure stable and consistent operation.

To experience all the performance and capabilities that AMD’s latest CPU and GPU have to offer, Dell equipped its G5 15 SE with a 15.6-inch Full-HD panel with a variable refresh rate of up to 144 Hz supported by the FreeSync technology, which should pair up very well with the targetted GPU class. Furthermore, the system comes equipped with an audio subsystem enhanced with Nahimic 3D Audio software. Last but not least, the laptop has a gaming keyboard with highlighted WASD keys as well as a numpad.

In a bid to enable gamers to store as many titles as possible locally, the Dell G5 15 Special Edition Ryzen comes with an up to 1 TB SSD as well as a 2 TB 5400 RPM hard drive. In addition, expect the system to feature loads of DDR4 RAM. As for I/O, the system features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GbE, USB-A, USB-C, mDP, HDMI, SD card reader, a 3.5-mm audio jack, and a webcam with IR sensors.

Dell will make its G5 15 Special Edition Ryzen gaming laptop available in early April. Entry-level configurations presumably based on the Ryzen 5 4600H (six Zen 2 cores) with an integrated Radeon GPU (384 SPs) will cost $799, whereas other machines will naturally be more expensive.

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  • Retycint - Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - link

    Technically it can't overheat because thermal protections kick in and throttle the processor.

    Anyway the problem with the design is not so much the thickness, but rather the aesthetic that looks odd
  • deksman2 - Friday, February 21, 2020 - link

    The thermal protection will prevent the laptop from burning itself out... but only if the cooling is adequate.
    Asus made a mistake with GL702ZC cooling where the temps reached about 85 deg C at full load... but after about a month of consistent use,the motherboard would fry (basically because Asus botched the cooling assembly in a 17" unit).

    So, its not impossible for the laptop to continue functioning with acceptable temps, only for something else to fry down the line.

    The thickness is fine so long as the cooling assembly is good enough to ensure the APU and dGPU can both reach and maintain their advertised boost speeds indefinitely with minimal noise.
    We know its more than doable.

    I really don't like it how OEM's can cut corners with AMD.

    Lenovo did it with their all AMD laptops that had 2700u and 3700u by integrating a single cooling pipe, whereas the Intel variant (Without a dedicated GPU as well) had two cooling pipes as part of the cooling assembly.
  • Ej24 - Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - link

    The 2.5in spinning rust is wasted space. Just use one of the cheapo Intel 660p SSD's fo bulk storage. That could have made room for a seriously beefy battery.
  • Korguz - Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - link

    spinning rust.. the stupidest term to call a mechanical hdd
  • deksman2 - Friday, February 21, 2020 - link

    Why use Intel?
    They can use Crucials' stuff (cheap and reliable).
  • deksman2 - Friday, February 21, 2020 - link

    Even in 15" units, there's more than enough space for SSD m.2 (say from crucial which are fast, cheap and reliable) and a HDD (though having 2 m.2 slots might be a far better option - problem is, the higher capacities are more expensive).

    The HDD is useful for data storage and (unfortunately) still cheaper than SSD's when it comes to higher capacities.
  • jlanzobr - Friday, April 17, 2020 - link

    Any word on what the Linux support will be like with Renoir and Navi mobile?

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