By 10 April 2024 | Categories: feature articles


By Chris Buchanan, Client Solutions Director, Dell Technologies South Africa

In the fast-paced world of gaming laptops, staying ahead of the curve often means investing a hefty sum. But what if there was a way to experience impressive gaming performance without breaking the bank? In a move welcomed by gamers across the globe, there are now mid-range gaming laptops that offer extraordinary specs, performance and value to the gaming community and beyond.

Thanks to exciting advancements in technology and cost-efficient components, mid-range gaming laptops are increasingly meeting demand from gamers as well as other resource-intensive users like content editors, musicians, sound engineers and graphic designers.

For example, Dell Technologies’ G Series gaming laptops balance performance and price, delivering the best of both worlds. Robohobo and Papa Capes, content creators at Bravado Gaming, recently tested the Dell G16 gaming laptop. From the clean aesthetic to the vibrant colours, breathtaking performance and true-to-life sound, they were super-impressed.

“Usually gaming devices, especially the portable ones, are bulky. The G16 has completely turned that on its head,” Robohobo said. “It offers desktop power and mobility, plus so many possibilities to integrate additional screens, external cameras, headsets, mice and more with multiple ports. Plus, we got the Bluetooth wireless connection synced up seamlessly at the touch of a button.”

Weighing in at only 2.7kg, the G16 runs on an Intel i9-13900HX processor and boasts 32Gb of DDR5 RAM as well as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 GPU. The QHD+ (2560 x 1600 pixels) resolution on the DCI-P3 Anti-Glare LED display has a 240Hz refresh rate and 3m/s response time.

“With their exceptional performance, high core counts and overclocking capabilities, Intel i9 processors deliver unparalleled speed and responsiveness. It’s the ultimate performance for pushing boundaries,” Robohobo said.

The combination of processing power, affordability and cutting-edge display technology catapults gamers into a next-level gaming experience. It means that CPU-intensive games like Rocket Squad and other brand-new AAA titles run smoothly and display vibrant colours straight out of the box.

“We didn’t even plug in the power, just started up the game and it ran to maximum capacity,” Papa Capes said. “Even without overhead earphones, we could hear every car on the field, when and how they were boosting, making it easier to stay alive and score goals. I get an elite feel from this device with its aesthetic appeal, power and simplicity.”

Another massive advantage of mid-range gaming laptops is built-in, AI-based optimisation software that learns and responds to the way gamers interact with the machine. It is designed to automatically improve device performance, battery run-time and audio/video settings – all in the background without interrupting the gaming experience.

This use of AI is just one example of how mid-range gaming laptops are adapting to changing gaming trends. At Dell, we take full advantage of evolving hardware requirements to future-proof gamers’ systems. We also use components which can be replaced by the user and offer upgrade paths to extend the lifespan of our mid-range gaming laptops.


Affordable mid-range gaming laptops are ushering in a new era of accessible gaming without compromising on quality. As technology continues to advance, these laptops are becoming a staple for gamers seeking high-performance experiences without breaking the bank.

From clever hardware choices and innovative solutions for efficiency, these laptops showcase the gaming industry's commitment to providing value-packed options for all types of gamers. So, whether you're a seasoned player or a newcomer to the gaming scene, the world of mid-range gaming laptops has something exciting in store for you.


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