Dell G5 Gaming PC - Abyss Grey model: i5090-di5090_sb_h23e

Ranked #11 among Stationary Computers priced $1600 - $1900.

Dell G5 Gaming PC - Abyss Grey

Quick Description

This Gaming PC is capable of delivering rich gaming experiences for a relatively low price and is capable of handling quite 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.

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.

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, for a total cost of $1890.

Currently Exclusive to Dell (Canada) for $1600

Based on 49 days of observation, the Dell G5 Gaming PC - Abyss Grey usually costs ~$1000 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this stationary computer is $999.99. I would say that waiting for a rebate is unlikely to make much of a difference for this product.

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:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Dell (Canada) at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

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).

Stationary Computers

Bang for the Buck1.5/5
Versatility for the Price1/5
Price3/5
Durability4.5/5
Power2/5
General-purpose power2.5/5
Graphical power3/5
Memory2.5/5
Storage3/5
Portability3/5
AutonomyN/A
Ease of Maintenance4.5/5

Tower Computers

Bang for the Buck1/5
Versatility for the Price0.5/5
Price3/5
Durability4.5/5
Power2/5
General-purpose power2/5
Graphical power3/5
Memory2.5/5
Storage3/5
Portability3.5/5
AutonomyN/A
Ease of Maintenance4.5/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck3.5/5
Versatility for the Price1/5
Price4/5
Durability5/5
Power3.5/5
General-purpose power3.5/5
Graphical power4/5
Memory3.5/5
Storage4/5
Portability1/5
AutonomyN/A
Ease of Maintenance5/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i5-9400
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 1 TB + 256 GB (~1.25 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)
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very 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

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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 (11 / 11)

Drawing and Illustrations (11 / 12)

Audio & Visual medias (4 / 4)

3D and CAD (9 / 9)

Music Production (7 / 10)

Photo Editing (6 / 6)

Video Editing (8 / 11)

Enthusiast Games (70 / 71)

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Video Games (12 / 14)

Triple-A Video Games (68 / 71)

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