Dell G15 and G16 gaming laptops get a brave new look

Dell's powerful non-Alienware laptops have been given a major facelift and even more power

Dell G15 and G16 gaming laptops
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The new Alienware laptops aren't the only addition to Dell's line-up for CES 2023. The company has also refreshed its Dell-branded G15 and G16 gaming laptops with a slightly jazzier look. 

While the G-series has previously been seen as a stealthy gaming laptop with an otherwise standard casing, the new models feature a more chiselled look with a dash of either orange or blue on the hinge. This has a certain retro neon feel and while certainly isn't full-on gaming aesthetics, it certainly is a little more fun. 

It's not just an exterior refresh though. The G15 offers either a 120Hz or 165Hz FHD display, while the G16 ups that to a 165Hz or 240Hz QHD+ display. There's 13th gen Intel Core processors, up to i9 available for both sizes, and Nvidia RTX graphics. The G16 also offers the option of a Cherry MX RGB backlit keyboard. 

The gap between these traditionally more entry-level gaming machines and the hard-core gaming Alienware machines is certainly closing. That's a good thing, especially for those more under-the-radar gamers. However, that new flash of colour might just expose your true interests. 

The Dell G15 and G16 will be available this spring, priced from $849 and $1499 respectively. UK and Australian prices and availability are still to be announced. 

Dell G15

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As T3's Editor-in-Chief, Mat has his finger on the pulse for the latest advances in technology. He has written about technology since 2003 and after stints in Beijing, Hong Kong and Chicago is now based in the UK. He’s a true lover of gadgets, but especially anything that involves cameras, Apple, electric cars, musical instruments or travel.