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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 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the sound and price are overall positive. The keyboard and screen are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the size and 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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell XPS 17 from 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 People are impressed by the price and design, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the performance and screen.

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

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Dell XPS 17 (L701X)


Dell refreshes its 17.3in XPS line with USB 3.0, HD webcams, Optimus graphics switching and 3D graphics, JBL 2.1 speakers and aluminium lids.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Spencer Dalziel (

Dell XPS 17 review


Dell adds a topline Intel processor and 3D to this excellent XPS gaming laptop

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : What Laptop (

Dell XPS 17 review


A great multimedia laptop with an especially impressive features list

Good performance ; Features ; Decent screen ; Good audio ; Battery life

Some flex in keyboard ; Small HDD

May, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Camm-Jones (

Dell XPS 17 L702X review


The Dell XPS 17 L702X is a reasonably smart-looking desktop replacement model that wouldn't look out of place as a workstation, with a large, backlit keyboard with good-sized keys and a numeric keypad to the right. However, it's multimedia content that...

The Dell XPS 17 L702X comes in at a fairly competitive price, though it still comes up short in key areas. 500GB seems small for a £1000-plus laptop and although the screen is very good the 3D capabilities are of limited appeal. But the design flaws of...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Loyd Case (

Dell XPS 17 3D review


The Dell XPS 17 3D reviewed here ships with an Intel Core i7 2820QM clocking in at 2.30GHz but capable of pushing to a full 3.4GHz in Turbo Boost mode. This is one of Intel's latest quad-core processors built on the new Sandy Bridge architecture's 32nm...

Weighing 3.36kg with the power brick, and measuring nearly 40mm thick in places, this is no HP Envy 17. Still, if you're looking for a capable, premium desktop replacement that can do everything, the Dell XPS 17 3D fits the bill.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Loyd Case, PC World US (

Dell XPS 17 review


Dell's latest version of its long-running premium Dell XPS 17 notebook features a revamped look, a quad-core CPU, and discrete nVidia mobile graphics. The net result is a laptop system that offers average performance in WorldBench 6, but surprisingly...

Overall, the latest edition of the Dell XPS 17 is a chip off the old block. None of the individual components stand out, and, on the surface, performance isn't something to write home about either, compared with other systems in this class. But the...

Jan, 2011


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Dell XPS 17 review


Dell reserves the XPS brand for its high-end systems, which are a cut above anything else the company sells. The entire XPS laptop range has recently undergone a complete design overhaul, and the XPS 17 is the first model we've seen in the new design....

Great performance, excellent styling and premium features makes the XPS an excellent desktop replacement laptop

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Techworld (

Dell XPS 17 3D review


Overall, the Dell XPS 17 3D offers superb performance in standard desktop apps. Gaming performance is pretty good, too, though you'll want to scale back the resolution a bit and dial down the graphics features for best results, particularly in newer...

Feb, 2011


Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Dell XPS 17 (1710X) notebook


The Dell XPS 17 (1710X) is a desktop replacement notebook that's primed for use as a gaming laptop, a media centre or a mobile workstation -- the best...

Well priced, plenty of RAM and storage capacity, excellent for multitasking, good graphics card, suitable for gaming, USB 3.0, up to 16GB of RAM

Lacks an expansion slot, gets very warm when the graphics card is in use, no remote control

There's no doubt the Dell XPS 17 (1710X) is a great desktop replacement notebook. It has lots of power and storage capacity, modern connectivity and it even includes a touchscreen. You can use it as a gaming machine, a media centre or just for boring...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

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

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Audio system:Door JBL / HD / HDA / JBL 2.1 / JBL 2.1 + Waves MaxxAudio 3
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 3
Speaker power:22 / 5
Speakers manufacturer:JBL


Battery Capacity:2600 / 2800
Battery capacity (Watt hours):56 / 90
Battery life (max):4.25 / 5.22 / 5.3 / 7.32 / 7.5
Battery recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.1
Number of battery cells:4 / 6 / 9


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Swivel webcam: No


Energy Star certified: Yes


Colour of product:Aluminium / Aluminium, Black / Aluminium, Silver / Black, Silver / Silver / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Aluminium / Aluminium, Black / Aluminium, Silver / Black, Silver / Silver / White
Product Type:Notebook


3D:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9 / 44
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No
LED Backlight: Yes
Pixel pitch:0.199 x 0.199 / 0.239 x 0.239
Touchscreen: No


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 2 / 3
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M / Nvidia Geforce GT 550M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 435M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 445M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 3 / 3.072
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 1300 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:Alphanumeric / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1


3G: No
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX
4G WiMAX: Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:BD-R, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other features

Audio system:Door JBL / HD / HDA / JBL 2.1 / JBL 2.1 + Waves MaxxAudio 3
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Speakers:JBL 2.1
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:3.36 / 3.5 / 3.53
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:130 / 150 / 45


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):13 / 19 / 20 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21 / 21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM57 Express / Intel HM67 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing Die size:296 / 81
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.9 / 2.93 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i7-2xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.73 / 2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.53
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I5-460M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM / I7-740QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / D2 / J1 / K0
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 52224 / 53450 / 53452 / 53470 / I7-2630QM / I7-2675QM
Processor code:SLBQG / SLC22 / SR02S / SR02Y / SR04W / SR04Z
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No


Bundled software:Office Starter
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee (6 month) / McAfee 30d


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MSXC, SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / MMC, MS PRO, MSXC, MicroSD (TransFlash), SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1500 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1500 / 500 / 640 / 750

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:28.7 / 29
Depth (imperial):28.7
Height (front):3 / 3.28 / 3.29
Height (front) (imperial):3.3
Height (rear):3.85 / 4
Height (rear) (imperial):3.81
Weight:3 / 3.36 / 3.43 / 3.5 / 3.53 / 3.6
Width:41 / 41.5
Width (imperial):41.4