Published on May 31st, 2022 | by James Wright

Dell G15 Gaming Laptop Review (5520)

Dell G15 Gaming Laptop Review (5520) James Wright

Summary: The Dell G15 Gaming Laptop provides value for money in order to ensure a fast 1080p gaming laptop!


Gaming on the go!

The Dell G15 Gaming Laptop (5220) is a midrange gaming laptop that is quite affordably priced from $2309AUD (May 2022) and is powered by the 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with 16GB of DDR5 memory plus a 512GB NVMe drive which makes it ideal for 1080p gaming.

Complementing its components is its sleek design and while it doesn’t have the gamer aesthetics per se, it definitely has a design that won’t look outdated as some of the gaming laptops are a little gaudy. However it has backlit keys, with powerful speakers for booming audio and measures at 26.90mm x 357.30mm x 272.11mm with a weight of around 2 1/2 kilos, depending on what model you choose.

While the Dell G15 Gaming Laptop (5520) is a perfectly designed laptop, the only downside of the initial purchase is the size of the NVMe at 500GB (more so 405GB), considering that game such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla require 34GB and 70GB for Cyberpunk 2077. This limits the amount of games you can store on the drive, so an upgrade, addition or external drive will be required. Nonetheless, it is a good starter for gamers looking to game on the go!


  • Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H (24 MB cache, 14 cores, 20 threads, up to 4.70 GHz Turbo)
  • Operating System: Windows 11 Home, English
  • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti, 8 GB GDDR6
  • Display: 15.6″, FHD 1920×1080, 165Hz, Non-Touch, AG, WVA, LED-Backlit, 300 nit, Narrow Border
  • Memory: 16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR5, 4800 MHz, dual-channel
  • Hard Drive: 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Color: Dark Shadow Grey
  • Security Software: McAfee® LiveSafe™ 30-day trial
  • Support Services:
  • 1Y In-Home Hardware Service
  • Keyboard: US English Orange Qwerty Backlit Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and G-Key
  • Ports:
    SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen 1 *
    SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen 1 *
    USB Type-C port with DisplayPort with alt mode
    SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen 1
    HDMI 2.1
    Power in
  • Dimensions & Weight
    Height: 26.90 mm (1.06 in.)
    Width: 357.30 mm (14.07 in.)
    Depth: 272.11 mm (10.74 in.)
    Starting weight: 2.519 kg (5.55 lbs)
    Maximum weight: 2.672 kg (5.59 lbs)
    G15 Special Edition:
    Starting weight: 2.644 kg (5.89 lbs)
    Maximum weight: 2.674 kg (5.9 lbs)
  • Camera: HD RGB camera with digital-array microphones in camera assembly
  • Audio and Speakers
    1 headset (headphone and microphone combo) port
    Stereo speakers with Realtek ALC3254, 2 W x 2.5 W
    Dual-array microphones
  • Chassis
    Plastic Resin
    Plastic Painting
    Speckle Resin
  • Wireless: Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2) Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Primary Battery: 6 Cell, 86 Wh, integrated
  • Power: 240W AC Adapter

Unboxing Gallery

Once setup, we were treated to Windows 11 that was a super fast experience that not only loaded the operating system quite fast, apps and general computer usage was very responsive courtesy of the 12th Generation Intel Core i7-12700H CPU and 16GB of RAM. Our review model also had the NVIDIA GeForce 3070 Ti graphics card that like the operating system was fast and ideal for 1080p gaming. Games such as Red Dead Redemption (92 frames per second), Watchdogs (75 FPS) or Cyberpunk 2077 (70 FPS) were super playable on this gaming laptop. The only addition for gaming you need is a gamepad!

Final Thoughts?

If you’re looking for an affordably priced gaming laptop with excellent 1080p grunt, then look no further as the Dell G15 Gaming Laptop provides excellent gaming on the go. While it is a little on the heavy size (all gaming laptops are), the Dell G15 ticks all the right boxes when it comes to performance. Just be warned that you will need to look into other storage options if you like to play multiple games on the go!

For more information, please visit – https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/gaming-and-games/dell-g15-gaming-laptop/spd/g-series-15-5520-laptop/hng55202400au

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