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Dell XPS 17

Dell XPS 17
alaScore 88

574 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 574 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the value for money and keyboard are on the whole positive. The sound and performance also get good opinions, but there are some mixed opinions about the portability.

screen, performance, sound, keyboard, value for money

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 574 reviews)

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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,...

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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.

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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...


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Dell XPS 17 3D


Dell's sometimes-confusing array of in-house consumer brands has been thankfully whittled down to three, and there's a clear enough delineation between them to make choosing a Dell laptop (or at least a starting point) a simple equation. The mainstream...

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

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.

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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

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

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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,...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A large format laptop almost ideal for gaming.


Decent screen, best sound I've heard on a laptop, fast enough to play anything on the market well

Slides around a bit more than I like on my desk. Could use better 'feet'. Can't use the dual drives in RAID format

Product Specifications


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


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


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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No


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


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