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Dell XPS 17 (9700) now available in all its massive glory

Dell Xps 17 9700 Press
Dell Xps 17 9700 Press (Image credit: Dell)

Dell Xps 17 9700

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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."

CategoryDell XPS 17 (9700)
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Display17-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
ProcessorUp to 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10885H
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Max-Q Design), 6GB, GDDR6
MemoryUp to 64GB DDR4 2933MHz
Storage256GB PCIe 3 x4 SSD
512GB PCIe 3 x4 SSD
1TB PCIe 3 x4 SSD
2TB PCIe 3 x4 SSD
WebcamHD (720p)
SecurityWindows Hello camera
Windows Hello fingerprint reader
ConnectivityKiller Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (802.11AX) built on Intel chipset
Bluetooth 5
Ports4x 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
AudioStudio quality tuning w/ Waves MaxxAudio Pro & Waves Nx 3D audio
1.5W x2 tweeters
2.5W x2 woofers
Battery56WHr or 97WHr
DimensionsHeight: 19.5mm (0.77") x Width: 374.45mm (14.74") x Depth: 248.05mm (9.76")
Weight2.11 kg (4.65 lbs) to 2.51 kg (5.53 lbs)
PriceStarting 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.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

5 Comments
  • "The laptop is the largest of the XPS lineup, featuring a 170inch screen." 17 inch screen.... Typo aside, this looks slick. I'm between this, the 15" and the surface book 3.... Decisions, decisions...
  • Unless you use the detachable screen a lot and want to use the pen, I would go the XPS. I've just come from a surface book to an XPS 15(7590) and prefer it so much. SB3 bezels are just a killer for me, but the surface book will always have the best keyboard!
  • I could be wrong, but I believe the 2060 available here is the Max-Q variant. It's a bit less powerful than the full 2060 Mobile, but not by much. Still a very impressive machine. Looking forward to reviews. I'm also curious about the touch portion of it. I've only used non-touch XPS devices and Surface devices. I'm guessing the touch on this machine is not as precise as something like in a Surface but probably good enough for diagrams in Whiteboard?
  • It says Max-Q in the article.
  • What a wonderful thing this is. Wish I could afford one.