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Wait for the next gen XPS 15 or get the Dell G7 15 RTX2060

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm an industrial design student in India doing my bachelors... I have been eyeing the gaming and premium segment of laptops for a long time and I'll be getting a laptop in the second half of 2019... After considering all the factors, including performance, reliability and service... I've come to narrow it so down to 2 laptops... The XPS 15 and the Dell G7 15 inch... The only reason I don't want to buy the XPS is that it's gonna get a complete redesign this year and it will surely be much more expensive than the current Gen and I don't want to get an outdated product, especially when the 1050Ti in the XPS is on its way out, along with the fact that the 2019 Dell G7 15 provides an RTX2060 for the same price... What should I get??? How long can I rely on the 1050ti and the old thermal design of the XPS? Should I get the G7 over the XPS? Should I wait for the next gen XPS?

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Assuming both laptops have the same CPU, the G7's 2060 will probably work better for the rendering you'd be doing in industrial design (though I don't know much about that stuff).

 

I'd assume the G7 would be better suited to your needs, but the next gen XPS could be just as good so who knows.


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I'm leaning more on the G series. I feel the XPS series sacrifices cooling performance for looks, which I think would be better for the longevity of the laptop. As an anecdote, I had a gaming session on my Inspiron 15 7577 (which is more or less the same chassis design as the G5/G7) and it didn't break a sweat, keeping itself at around 65C. Though this was in about 18-20C of ambient temps.

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43 minutes ago, Nuclearboxxers said:

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Only limited to these 2 models?

 

Budget? Any preference on weight and battery life? Any links of online stores?


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The wait may be longer than you have anticipated though so unless you really don't need a computer in the meanwhile, then the G7 is a very nice laptop from the reviews I've seem

 

Now keep in mind that it will be much more expensive when it comes out and you could be waiting longer than you would want to.

 

Check out the Dell G7 models here (the 90WHr models have longer battery life obviously): Dell G7

 

 

Finally, check out the MSI Workstations as well

 

HIDevolution does a superb job when it comes to building these machines and excellent thermal paste application to ensure your laptop doesn't overheat. I've bought 4 laptops from them in the past 5 years and they have all been perfect and worked 100% out of the box.

 

Email donald@hidevolution.com he might be able to give you a small discount. He was the salesman I dealt with and gave me excellent advice and recommendations which actually saved me money by not letting me upgrade to stuff that I didn't really need.

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
14 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Only limited to these 2 models?

 

Budget? Any preference on weight and battery life? Any links of online stores?

The prices will vary a lot since I'm in India, though I will most probably buy the laptop in this summer(June - July)... Less weight would be appreciated but I would be willing to carry something as heavy as the G7... More battery = better

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30 minutes ago, Nuclearboxxers said:

though I will most probably buy the laptop in this summer(June - July)

Then why not ask during that time? There might be other new, decent models. Prices and availability can change as well


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