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Dell XPS 17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Dell XPS 17. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and keyboard are generally positive. The price and screen also get good opinions. Many are critical about the size, and there are mixed reviews on the battery and durability.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 17

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell XPS 17 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and reliability. The design and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the energy efficiency and size. There are some mixed comments about the battery.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2016

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

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Dell XPS 17 3D

 

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...

Great performance and a top-notch 3-D experience. High-end feature bundle, just as you’d expect at this price level. One of the best LCDs on the planet

Gets moderately warm to the touch even under minimal load. Huge fan noise. Questionable keyboard design. Overloaded with Dell shovelware and an unnecessary quick-launch system. Pricey. Awfully heavy

Jun, 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

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

Dell XPS 17 Review

 

Just the other day, we mentioned in our XPS 14z review how the standard XPS 15 offers more value and flexibility, in terms of configuring the notebook. Well, today we'll be taking a closer look at its elder brother, the XPS 17 or the XPS L702X to be...

At Rs. 85,800, the Dell XPS 17 offers good value for money, despite its minor shortcomings. It’s designed to be a desktop replacement and it does a brilliant job at that. It also just happens to be one of the most feature rich notebooks in the market,...

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Display

HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2 / 3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:3
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G:No / Yes
4G standards:WiMAX

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Clarksfield / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:49024 / 50179 / 52219 / 52224 / 53450 / 53452 / 53470
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)