For all gamers and creative users out there looking for value and performance this Cyber Monday, Dell has perhaps the best reason for anyone to ask their employer for a gaming laptop, in the guise of the Dell G5 15 5505 Special Edition (opens in new tab).
At just over $1,155 (use the code WEEKEND10 to get this price), it's arguably far more powerful than ALL mobile workstations in its price range, plus it comes with up to $77 back in rewards. You also won't have to pay interest on installments, provided the full fee is paid within 12 months (subject to terms and conditions).
This is a stunning deal given the specifications; the special edition model houses an 8-core/16-thread AMD Ryzen 7 4800H CPU with Radeon Graphics clocked at 2.9GHz. It also has a separate AMD Radeon RX 5600M GPU with 6GB GDDR6 and AMD’s Smartshift technology, which “dynamically shifts power in your laptop to help boost performance for gaming, video editing, 3D rendering, content creation and productivity”.
Dell G5 15 SE laptop - $1,155 (opens in new tab)
This Dell laptop might be designed for gaming, but we think it's up there with the best mobile workstation deals around - and it's currently far cheaper than ever before. An 8-core AMD Ryzen CPU, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD storage make this quite the machine indeed. Use the code WEEKEND10 to get this price.
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The machine also boasts 16GB memory (two 8GB modules), a 1TB PCIe NVMe M2 SSD and a 15.6-inch FHD LED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and rated at 300 Nits.
Dell's device comes with a 3-cell 51Whr battery, Windows 10 Pro (opens in new tab), two speakers with Nahimic 3D Audio, plus Intel’s Killer Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity - and you get a 12-month subscription to McAfee LiveSafe security software to boot.
In terms of connectors, there's a Mini DP, USB-C DisplayPort (Alt-Mode only), two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 connector, an SD card slot, headphone jack and an Ethernet plug. In theory, you should be able to connect up to three 4K monitors at once.
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Bear in mind
- If the Dell G5 15 SE is not available in your region, you may need to use a specialist parcel forwarding service to take advantage of the deal.
- If you've managed to get hold of a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we'll tip our hat to you.