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What is Dell's XPS 17 'Creator Edition?'

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

What is Dell's XPS 17 'Creator Edition?'

Best answer: Dell XPS 17 laptops with the Creator Edition badge have high-end internals, excellent color accuracy, and are part of the NVIDIA RTX Studio program. The XPS 17's with the badge feature 10th Gen 8 core processors and NVIDIA RTX 2060 Max-Q graphics.Buy directly from Dell: Dell XPS 17 (9700) (opens in new tab) (From $2,850 at Dell)

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Dell XPS 17 Creators

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Dell marks certain devices with a Creator Edition badge. This is a clear and simple indicator that a device has specifications good enough for creators and creative professionals. In Dell's own words, "Every XPS 17 badged with Creator Edition is fully equipped with the creative tools you need to make magic happen faster and better- so your art can be pushed to the edge." You can see the badge on Dell's website when comparing configurations. As shown above, the two highest-end options for the XPS 17 show the Creator Edition badge.

What does the XPS 17 Creator Edition have?

The Dell XPS 17 (9700) Creator Edition has a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10875H processor with eight cores and 16 threads. The two models listed on Dell's website also have NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 with Max-Q GPUs. They have at least 16GB of DDR4 RAM but are available with up to 64GB of memory. Alongside those internals, the laptop has a display with 100 percent Adobe RGB color accuracy. They don't come cheap, but they're also among the best Dell laptops.

The Creator Edition laptops are also part of NVIDIA's RTX Studio program (opens in new tab) and have NVIDIA Studio drivers. According to NVIDIA, "NVIDIA RTX Studio laptops and desktops, combined with GPU acceleration technology and exclusive Studio Drivers, dramatically enhance performance and stability in essential Adobe apps."

In short, the Creator Edition badge makes it easy to pick an XPS 17 with enough power and the right specs to do creative work.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

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