Dell XPS 17

  • 17.3"
  • 1.6 GHz Quad core
  • 6 GB DDR3-1333
  • 640 GB HDD
Released June, 2011
From Blu-ray discs to YouTube videos, images were detailed, crisp, and colorful.
by LaptopMag (Apr, 2011)

Conclusion Check out the Dell XPS 17

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First reviewed December, 2011

Features Key features of the Dell XPS 17

Front view of Dell XPS 17
Dell has updated the XPS 17 with a 2nd-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, dual 750GB hard drives, top-tier Nvidia graphics, JBL speakers (and a subwoofer) an HD webcam, and Blu-ray player.
by LaptopMag (Apr, 2011)

screen size

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The 1080p trailer for Thor was crystal clear, and we could make out fine details in costumes and set pieces.
XPS 17 by LaptopMag (Apr, 2011)
It also took 1:02 to encode a 5-minute 1080p clip to an iPod touch format video using Cyberlink Media Espresso, much faster than the 2:40 category average.
XPS 17 by LaptopMag (Apr, 2011)

screen resolution

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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
ASUS G75VW-AS71
The 17.3-inch TrueLife 3D display on the XPS 17 has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and it's glorious.
XPS 17 by LaptopMag (Apr, 2011)
During a Skype call with a friend, we enjoyed high-def (1280 x 720) video that was not only much wider than our standard definition 680x420-pixel window, but had much more balanced shadows and highlights.
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cpu speed

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The XPS 17 3D features a 2.3-GHz Intel Core i7 2820QM CPU, 8GB of RAM, and two 750GB, 7200-rpm hard drives (1.5TB total).
XPS 17 by LaptopMag (Apr, 2011)
However, you can get a 2.30-GHz Core i7 2820QM CPU, dual 640GB 7200rpm hard drives, 8GB of RAM, Nvidia GT555M graphics with 3GB of video memory, Optimus switchable graphics, and a 17.3-inch 1600 x 900 pixel display for $1,764.
XPS 17 by LaptopMag (Apr, 2011)

processor

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga
While our XPS 17 came with dual 750GB hard drives, due to the recall of some Intel Sandy Bridge processors, this configuration won't be available until late spring.
XPS 17 by LaptopMag (Apr, 2011)
It includes a Core i7 2820QM CPU, 8GB of RAM (available on 3D units only), Nvidia GeForce GT555M graphics with 3GB of video memory, a 3D-capable display, Nvidia 3DTV technology, one pair of 3D glasses, and a 9-cell battery.
XPS 17 by LaptopMag (Apr, 2011)

memory

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The only thing missing was an additional 8GB of RAM, the optional TV tuner ($50) and Intel Wireless Display, which can't be added to configurations with a 3D display.
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Performance Real world tests of Dell XPS 17

 

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pros

  • 2 MP
  • watch high-definition movies on Blu-Ray discs
  • 17.3"
  • MMC, SDHC, SDSC
  • 33 mm
  • DDR3-1333
  • 572 MB/s (USB 3.0)

cons

  • 2 GHz
  • 1.6 GHz
  • 90 ppi
  • 1080p video will need to be scaled down to fit on the screen
  • Jun, 2011
  • 1,024 MB
  • 5,400 RPM
  • 1366 x 768
  • 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0)

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Editions Editions of the Dell XPS 17

Price Edition Resolution Internal storage Thickness Manufacturer code Compare
1366 x 768 640 GB 33 mm X17L-751ELS
 
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1600 x 900 1,000 GB 114.3 mm XPS 17
 
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