Dell G5 Gaming PC - Abyss Grey model: i5090-di5090_sb_h1e

Dell G5 Gaming PC - Abyss Grey

Quick Description

This Gaming PC might not be the most powerful out there, but it's quite cost-effective for the price and is capable of handling a few demanding Triple-A Games in this configuration.

Its design also provides easy access to its components for maintenance and upgrades, as needed, and thanks to detailed instructions, the procedure could be easier to do yourself than you'd think. For instance, an easy project, in this case, would be to add extra memory down the line to improve performances in creative software and even games.

Guillaume's pick!

This stationary computer stood out to me on 6 occasions while compiling the weekly Tech Worth Buying Newsletter. It was most recently selected on 2020-05-08, selling for $900.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this stationary computer which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Frequently Discounted. This device gets discounted on a regular basis (60.23% of the time to be exact).

Speakerless. This stationary computer needs external speakers to play sounds. Your options are to hook it up to a TV or a monitor with built-in speakers, use external speakers or a headset.$30+

No Camera or Microphone. If your plans include skyping with family members or playing with your friends online, you would need a webcam or, for best results, a headset and microphone.$40+

Screenless. If you don't already have a monitor from your last computer, you could connect this stationary computer to a TV or get a new monitor.$120+

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this stationary computer.$30+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $290 on accessories.

Currently out-of-stock everywhere I've looked.

It was last seen on 2020-06-25, priced at $1199.99.

Based on 176 days of observation, the Dell G5 Gaming PC - Abyss Grey usually costs ~$1200 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this stationary computer is $799.99.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Dell G5 Gaming PC - Abyss Grey to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Sorry, this stationary computer is currently out-of-stock for every Canadian retailer I've looked at.

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Specs

Here's how the Dell G5 Gaming PC - Abyss Grey ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i5-9400
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 1 TB
Screen Size: No built-in screen.
Dimensions: 16.89 × 30.78 × 36.70 cm
Weight: 8.430 kg

The features

  • Upgradable and Maintainable
  • USB 2
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • USB Type-C
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm Stereo jack
  • Analog Surround Sound Output
  • Fixed storage: 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Memory Upgrade8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Data Storage8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Graphics Upgrade6/10A technician can help you with that

Want more details concerning repairs and upgrades options for this products?

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What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 4/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 4/5
    Music Production 3/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 5/5
    Photo Editing 3/5
    Video Editing 3/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 3/5
    Enthusiast Games 1/5
    Triple-A Video Games 1/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 1/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (5 / 5)

Texts & Numbers (10 / 10)

Drawing and Illustrations (11 / 12)

Audio & Visual medias (4 / 4)

3D and CAD (9 / 9)

Music Production (8 / 11)

Photo Editing (5 / 5)

Video Editing (8 / 12)

Enthusiast Games (69 / 71)

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Video Games (10 / 12)

Triple-A Video Games (71 / 79)

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