Inside Dell Precision 17 5770 – disassembly and upgrade options

Basically, the Precision 17 5770 is an XPS 17 clone, which features pro-grade graphics cards, instead of the GeForce ones on the XPS 17. In addition, this means you get quite a decent upgrade options.

Check out all Dell Precision 17 5770 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

1. Remove the bottom plate

This device’s bottom panel is held in place by 8 Torx-head screws. After you undo them, pry the panel with a plastic tool and lift it away from the chassis. Be careful, as the sharp metal corners might cut your skin.

2. Battery

The huge 97Wh battery pack inside lasts for nearly 15 hours of Web browsing, or about 10 hours of video playback. To take it out, you would need to unplug the connector from the motherboard and undo all 7 Phillips-head screws keeping it in place.

3. Memory and storage

This laptop supports up to 64GB of DDR5 memory, which works in dual-channel mode. Storage-wise, there are two M.2 PCIe x4 slots, both of which support Gen 4 drives.

4. Cooling system

Unsurprisingly, the cooling system features a vapor chamber, with two fans blowing the heat away from the chassis.

Check out all Dell Precision 17 5770 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

Dell Precision 17 5770 in-depth review

If you've ever wondered if the XPS series can get more professional than they already are, this review is for you. Ultimately, there is one significant feature missing on the XPS laptops, that would make them 100% ready for all you can throw at them. And the feature is called pro-grade graphics cards.There is a reason why Quadro (and RTX A-series) graphics cards exist, and it is because of the certifications. They are sometimes expensive, and your everyday gaming notebook doesn't really need them. However, they are intended to ensure that your animation, 3D modeling, or civil engineering [...]


  • Strong body build of carbon fiber and aluminum
  • Virtually bezel-less screen
  • 500+ nits maximum brightness, 100% sRGB coverage (Sharp T3MW9-LQ170R1 (SHP1517))
  • Accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (Sharp T3MW9-LQ170R1 (SHP1517))
  • Thin and light
  • Boasts up to Core i9-12900H processor
  • Easy upgrade and maintenance
  • Great keyboard, touchpad, and speakers
  • Fingerprint reader embedded in the power button and an optional IR face recognition system
  • Four Thunderbolt 4 connectors, USB Type-C charging, and an SD card reader (+ tiny dongle inside the box)
  • Great battery life


  • Can't extract 100% of the hardware it comes with
  • Expensive
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