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Dell XPS 17

Dell XPS 17
alaScore 87

145 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews of Dell XPS 17. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and keyboard. The price and screen also get good views. Some have doubts about the portability, and there are some mixed views about the size and usability.

performance, screen, price, keyboard, design

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS 17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 145 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 17

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Dell XPS 17 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the durability and reliability. The design and usability also get good views. There are some mixed opinions about the battery, and there are some less positive opinions about the energy efficiency and size.

performance, usability, design, reliability, durability

portability, size, energy

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS X17L-2250SLV 17-Inch Laptop (Elemental Silver)Dell XPS 17 X17L-751ELS 17.3-Inch Laptop (Elemental Silver)Dell XPS 17 Laptop, i7-2630QM, 6GB DDR3 Memory, 17.3in FHD WLED AG (1920x1080) Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 3GB graphics with Optimus, 500GB 7200 RP

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell XPS 17 Notebook (i7-2630QM & GT 555M)

 

Hot blooded dandy. Dell has quite a few plans for its XPS 17 refr

Bright and contrast rich display with vivid colors; Clever port distribution; Very good application performance; Matt case surfaces; Excellent sound system; High-end materials; Perfect manufacturing; Keyboard light; Good gaming performance; Large...

High temperature and noise development during load; Unfavorable loudspeaker placement; No FireWire and ExpressCard; Slightly spongy keyboard; Moderate battery life

17 inch multimedia laptops with a good graphics card, such as Acer Aspire 7750G, the Packard Bell EasyNote LS11 or the Schenker XMG A701.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell XPS 17 Notebook

 

Bigger, faster, better? After recently looking closer at the 15 i

Resistant case surfaces; Excellent application performance; Clever port distribution; Reference-worthy sound; Good battery life; High-end materials; Pleasant touchpad; Perfect workmanship; Good gaming performance; Two USB 3.0 ports

Poor display contrast, black value and viewing angles; Adverse loudspeaker placement; Clattery & spongy keyboard; No ExpressCard, VGA or FireWire; High emission rates under load; Creaking wrist-rest

Other 17 inch notebooks with multimedia or gaming ambitions, such as the Acer Aspire 7745G, the Acer TravelMate 7740G, the Asus N73JQ, the Asus G73JW, the Dell Vostro 3700, the Medion P7615, the Packard Bell EasyNote LX86, the Samsung RF710 or the...

Dec, 2010
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Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Dell’s 3-D Monster Demands Sacrifice of Human Coinage

 

Dell isn't letting the 3-D craze go quietly into the night, and with its XPS 17, there's a case to be made that maybe it shouldn't

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: CNET (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 17 3D

 

Dell's XPS 17 3D is for those who want a powerful media and gaming 17-inch laptop, but in a more aesthetically upscale package than offered by Dell's Alienware brand. The stereoscopic 3D is gimmicky, but a certain breed of PC gamer will love it.

The Dell XPS 17 3D is a sharp-looking desktop replacement that can handle 3D content, as well as output 3D movies and games to a compatible 3DTV. Highly configurable, the more-expensive options are powerful indeed

Some wonky stereoscopic 3D issues make this less plug-and-play than a 3DTV, and the 17-inch version of the XPS has not gotten the same slim makeover the 15-inch version has

May, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 17 3D Review

 

Like its smaller brother, the XPS 15, the Dell XPS 17 3D delivers one of the richest multimedia experiences yet. Its bright and crisp display and excellent audio makes it a powerful system for those who want to play and watch content in 3D. However,...

Fast overall performance, 1080p display offers wide viewing angles, Great JBL speakers and sub-woofer, Two USB 3.0 ports, Capable 2-MP webcam

Gaming frame rates drop with 3D activated, Below-average Wi-Fi throughput, 3D glasses sold separately, Expensive

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Kenneth Butler (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 17 (2011)

 

The 3D-enabled version of the Dell XPS 17 is a fully stocked multimedia powerhouse with superb sound.

Like its smaller brother, the XPS 15, the Dell XPS 17 3D delivers one of the richest multimedia experiences yet. Its bright and crisp display and excellent audio makes it a powerful system for those who want to play and watch content in 3D. However,...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Loyd Case (pcworld.com)

Dell XPS 17 3D: Speedy, and in Stereo

 

It seems like only yesterday that a Dell XPS 17 last passed through the PCWorld Labs, yet here we have another one. That always seems to happen when a new CPU generation launches. Toss a capable GPU and 3D stereoscopic capability into the new model,...

Stereoscopic 3D capability works well ; Audio quality is transparent and pleasing

GPU a little limited for stereoscopic 3D gaming ; Bulky and heavy

Dell updates the XPS 17 with Intel's spiffy new Sandy Bridge CPU and stereoscopic 3D capability, but the latter is better for 3D Blu-ray than for gaming.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Loyd Case (pcworld.com)

Dell XPS 17

 

Dell's latest version of its long-running premium XPS 17 notebook features a revamped look, a quad-core CPU, and discrete Nvidia mobile graphics. The net result is a system that offers average performance in WorldBench 6, but surprisingly good gaming...

Superb keyboard offers excellent typing experience ; Even high-end games are playable

Fan noise gets noticeably loud on occasion ; Should have a 1080p display

Dell's latest XPS 17 offers a solid gaming experience coupled with a keyboard and ample storage, but the lack of 1080p resolution seems odd.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 17

 

Though my review unit came with a basic 802.11n Wi-Fi chip, there's no shortage of wireless options, including Bluetooth, WiMax (4G), and mobile broadband (CDMA and GSM 3G technologies). A pair of JBL speakers and a subwoofer is included, because...

One of the fastest laptops available. Obscene graphics power. First HD webcam on a laptop. Excellent keyboard. Backlit option. Soft mouse buttons. HDMI and Displayport. Long list of processor options

Heat is an unfortunate side effect of the graphics chip. No 1080p resolution

The Dell XPS 17 media center laptop packs a huge performance punch and delivers features no other laptop has matched yet, but it's not perfect - yet.

Expert review by: PC Perspective (pcper.com)

Dell XPS M1710 Metallic Black 17-inch Notebook Review

 

Most gamers are computer geeks who would sooner build their own computer with the parts and configuration they want, rather than having to be locked into a restrictive list of parts and upgrade components from large vendors. While this is predominantly...

Jul, 2006

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT555M / GeForce GT550M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM67 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-2670QM
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