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Dell XPS 17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 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. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and price. The keyboard and screen are also appreciated. The size and portability get critical comments, and opinions about the battery and usability are mixed.

performance, screen, keyboard, price, sound

portability, size

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell XPS 17 from 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 People really like the durability and reliability. The design and usability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the battery, and the energy efficiency and size get critical opinions.

performance, usability, design, reliability, durability

portability, size, energy

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

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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: Cisco Cheng (

Dell XPS 17


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

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.

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Dec, 2010

Expert review by: PC Perspective (

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 (

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


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


HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No


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 family:Intel® HD Graphics
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 backlit: Yes


4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
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


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)