Dell G16 7630, powerful multimedia gaming laptop PC Linux Ubuntu 16″ 2.5K 240Hz DCI-P3 Core i9 with RTX 4070 and 1 TB SSD – LaptopSpirit

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Our opinion on this Dell G16 7630

Powerful creative gaming laptop running Linux Ubuntu Dell G16 7630 supports recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GeForce RTX 4070 ray tracing graphics card which accelerates multimedia processing like the Intel Core i9-13900HX Raptor Lake hybrid processor and 16 GB of RAM. But also fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB which reinforces responsiveness. This heavy black versatile laptop designed for playing and creating also benefits from a backlit keyboard, Wi-Fi 6E connectivity as well as a 16:10 anti-glare 16 inch IPS 2.5K DCI-P3 High Definition High Fidelity screen which improves fluidity in games with its frequency of 240Hz.

Dell G16 7630

Characteristics of this Dell G16 7630

Screen(s) 15.6″ QHD 2.5K LED IPS 240Hz 3ms 100% DCI-P3 ComfortView Plus (2560×1600, anti-glare/matte)
Processor Intel Core i9-13900HX Raptor Lake-H (24 cores: 8P 2.2 GHz / 16E 1.6 GHz, 55W)
Installed RAM (max) 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (1 free)
Graphic card NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GeForce RTX 4070 8 GB dedicated GDDR6, Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor and Optimus
Storage 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)
Connections 3 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.1
Network 6-axis Wi-Fi (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit Keyboard Yes, 1-zone RGB
Numeric keypad Yes
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Audio system 2 speakers (2 x 2W) Dolby Audio
Operating system Linux Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
Announced autonomy / Battery 6 hours / Li-Polymer 6 cells 86Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 2.87 Kg / 356.98 x 288.73 x 20.2-25.65

This Dell G16 7630 against the competition

This Dell G16 7630 is now in promotion at Dell France and offers a configuration/price ratio attractive for its category where it is one of the cheapest to run under a Linux distribution with such a powerful processor and graphics card with a screen with such high frequency and definition and such faithful colors.

If this Dell G16 7630 does not meet all your criteria, you will find in our guide Gaming laptop other configurations to play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the greatest impact on performance.

Need a student laptop? Check out our guide.

Chassis, connections, screen of this Dell G16 7630

With its angular black Metallic NightShade anodized aluminum design cooled by 2 fans, heat pipes and ventilation grilles, this versatile multimedia laptop has a clearly gamer look.

It does not work under Windows. But under a Linux distribution, in this case Ubuntu here in LTS edition meaning that it benefits from updates for 5 years from its publication date. In any case it is possible to update Ubuntu for free since it is free.

This creative gaming laptop PC integrates good connectivity made up of Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6 axis wireless modules to communicate and connect remotely, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor via for example, Ethernet and audio ports, 1 USB-C or even 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 5 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.

The chiclet keyboard obviously has a backlighting solution for the keys – customizable via the Alienware Command Center application – which simply needs to be activated to better discern them.

Dell G16 7630

A real asset of this configuration for both gamers and creators, the screen reproduces colors much more faithfully than average because it is DCI-P3.
As a bonus, it is well suited to High Definition content thanks to its 2.5K definition superior to Full HD while its 16/10th format displays more elements in height than the standard 16/9th.
Equipped with comfortable vertical and horizontal viewing angles, the screen will delight gamers with its 240Hz refresh rate which clearly enhances general fluidity, including in games, compared to the classic 60Hz, especially as it is associated with a limited latency.
Thanks to its screen treatment, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).

Performance, autonomy of this Dell G16 7630

This Dell G16 7630 may appeal to those wishing to acquire a versatile 15-inch multimedia laptop that is powerful for gaming and creation running a Linux distribution.

This creative gaming laptop is capable of running recent games despite the fact that its 2.5K definition requires more graphics calculations than Full HD, implying a lower number of fps.

Because it features the high-end dedicated GeForce RTX 4070 ray tracing graphics card which will delight gamers. But also the creatives. Because it accelerates multimedia processing under applications using GPU computing power, such as Gimp.

Although it does not run Windows, this laptop still benefits from NVIDIA Optimus technology which determines in real time the graphics resources necessary for the successful completion of the tasks carried out.
When the performance of the Iris Xe graphics solution inserted in the processor proves insufficient, Optimus automatically switches to the GeForce RTX 4070.

The Iris and powerful. Viewing photos and videos is obviously possible with one or the other.

It is the high-end Intel Raptor Lake Core i9-13900HX Raptor Lake processor which hosts the Iris Xe. It is coupled with 16 GB of RAM to provide good overall power capable of satisfying demanding users.

In games, the GeForce RTX 4070 is well accompanied by this heart which will delight creators. Because multimedia processing is carried out here faster than with a classic Quad/Hexa Core as well as 8 GB DDR4/5. We clearly feel the difference in areas that are intensive in CPU and RAM resources and take advantage of multi-core, such as 3D rendering, video editing or photo editing.

The storage is appropriate since it is entrusted to an SSD with a large capacity of 1000 GB capable of housing multiple games, software and files including personal productions.

Accessing online game cards is faster with an SSD than with a hard drive, while starting/stopping, launching games/software and carrying out processing is faster.

Dell G16 7630

Concretely, we obtain much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis with an SSD than with a hard drive.
Because an SSD is much faster, in addition to being silent, less energy-consuming and more robust.

Finally, regarding the autonomy of this laptop which heats up and makes itself heard in the event of heavy loads (e.g. games, processing), count on around 6 hours of operation on battery in light use. Some wishing to have a Student laptop powerful Linux multimedia in gaming and reation and gaming may be of interest if they are not put off by its thickness and heaviness.
To contain its temperatures, you can use a ventilated support (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).

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