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Dell XPS 17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Dell XPS 17. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the sound and price. The keyboard and screen also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the size and portability. Many are critical about the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell XPS 17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The design is also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical opinions about the performance and screen.

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

Oct, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Dell XPS 17 review (2020): So. Much. Screen.

 

Dell's largest XPS laptop in years is appealing to anyone who demands the most performance possible and an enormous screen. It's a bit hefty, but still far smaller than 17-inch laptops from years ago.

Gorgeous 17-inch screen ; Most powerful GPU in an XPS ; Great performance all around ; Strong battery life

Heavier than competing big screen laptops ; Could use a lot more ports

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Monica Chin (theverge.com)

Dell XPS 17 (2020) review: heavy hitter

 

Power by the pound.

Large, excellent screen ; Good keyboard and touchpad ; Compact (for a 17-incher) ; Impressive power

Heavy ; No USB-A ports ; Bad webcam

In short, this isn’t the best laptop for anyone who’s mostly working in Chrome around the house or in libraries or coffee shops. It’s really for power users who might need to occasionally work on the go and who have found that smaller screens and...

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 17 3D review: Dell XPS 17 3D

 

Dell XPS 17 3D

The ; 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.

Jun, 2011

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 : 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 : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

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 : Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 17 review

 

The Dell XPS 17 is a true MacBook Pro alternative

Attractive, compact chassis ; Powerful overall and graphics performance ; Great battery life ; Excellent audio ; Beautiful display

Expensive ; Lacks legacy ports

The Dell XPS 17 is a seamless combination of power, endurance and beauty that can handle just about anything you can throw at it.

Jul, 2020

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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