What you need to know
- The Dell XPS 17 (9700) is now available for purchase.
- The laptop features a 17-inch 4K screen, up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q graphics.
- The Dell XPS 17 (9700) is available starting at $1,400 (opens in new tab).
- Core i9 model due later this summer.
Dell's added a new member to the XPS line this summer, the XPS 17 (9700) (opens in new tab). The laptop is the largest of the XPS lineup, featuring a 17-inch screen. Thanks to the laptop's small bezels, the 17-inch display fits into a body the same size as some 15-inch laptops. On the inside, the XPS 17 packs quite the punch, with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q graphics. Though, at the moment, the Core i9 doesn't appear on Dell's website. The Dell XPS 17 (9700) is available now starting at $1,400. Dell's website currently lists a delivery date of June 29, 2020.
Technically, the XPS 17 line isn't new, as Dell used to make a Dell XPS 17. But the XPs 17 line hasn't seen a new laptop in ten years. Dell claims the XPS 17 (9700) is the "smallest 17-inch laptop on the planet," thanks to its InfinityEdge display. According to Dell, it is "smaller than 48 percent of 15-inch laptops."
|Category||Dell XPS 17 (9700)|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
Windows 10 Pro
|Display||17-inch 4K UHD+; InfinityEdge touch; HDR400 + Dolby Vision, 500 nits; 94% DCI-P3; anti-reflective|
17-inch FHD+; InfinityEdge; Dolby Vision, 500 nits; 100% sRGB minimum; anti-glare
|Processor||Up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10885H|
|Graphics||Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Max-Q Design), 6GB, GDDR6|
|Memory||Up to 64GB DDR4 2933MHz|
|Storage||256GB PCIe 3 x4 SSD|
512GB PCIe 3 x4 SSD
1TB PCIe 3 x4 SSD
2TB PCIe 3 x4 SSD
|Security||Windows Hello camera|
Windows Hello fingerprint reader
|Connectivity||Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (802.11AX) built on Intel chipset|
|Ports||4x Thunderbolt 3 (power delivery + DisplayPort)|
1x Full size SD card reader
1x 3.5mm headphone.microphone jack
1x USB-C to USB-A 3.0 & HDMI 2.0 adapter included
|Audio||Studio quality tuning w/ Waves MaxxAudio Pro & Waves Nx 3D audio|
1.5W x2 tweeters
2.5W x2 woofers
|Battery||56WHr or 97WHr|
|Dimensions||Height: 19.5mm (0.77") x Width: 374.45mm (14.74") x Depth: 248.05mm (9.76")|
|Weight||2.11 kg (4.65 lbs) to 2.51 kg (5.53 lbs)|
|Price||Starting at $1,399|
The XPS 17 has a design similar to the XPS 13 and the recently revamped XPS 15. Its display reaches from edge to edge in all four directions, and the bottom bezel is almost invisible from certain angles.
You can opt to get an XPS 17 marked with the "Creator Edition" badge on Dell's website. According to Dell, configurations that show the Creator Edition badge have been selected to provide a smooth experience for creative tools, such as programs for video editing and graphic design.
The Core i9-10885H version is currently not available, but it is expected later this summer.
Large and in charge
A big entry to the XPS lineup
The XPS 17 (9700) features a massive 17-inch display but thanks to its thin bezels, its body is the size of many 15-inch laptops. It pairs that large display with powerful internal options for creators.