Dell XPS 17 9700 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 8000GB SSD
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home
Dimensions
374.4 x 247 x 19.5 mm (14.74" x 9.72" x 0.77")
Weight
2.11 kg (4.7 lbs)
Body material
Aluminum, Carbon
Ports and connectivity
  • 4x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort
  • Card reader SD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual-Array Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Stereo Subwoofer + 2x 1.5W, Stereo Tweeter
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All Dell XPS 17 9700 configurations

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Dell XPS 17 9700 series.

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$3349.99
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1567.00
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GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Dell XPS 17 9700 series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

Dell XPS 17 9700 in-depth review

After many years of being off stage, the XPS 17 is back! Perhaps in order to counter the 16-inch MacBook Pro, or just because they are confident enough that they can produce a thin and light 17-inch notebook. And we kid you not - they might just have done it. However, let's not get ahead of ourselves and start by introducing the machine to you. As things stand from quite some time now - the XPS series is trying to be the ultimate productivity notebook. No matter if you are a video editor, a [...]

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Pros

  • Strong body build of carbon fiber and aluminum
  • Virtually bezel-less screen
  • 600 nits maximum brightness, 100% sRGB coverage (89% DCI-P3) and accurate color representation (Sharp LQ170N1-P35GV)
  • Thin and light
  • Boasts up to Core i9-10885H processor
  • Easy upgrade and maintenance
  • Great keyboard, touchpad, and speakers
  • Fingerprint reader embedded in the power button and optional IR face recognition system
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 connectors, USB Type-C charging, and an SD card reader
  • Doesn't use PWM to adjust its brightness (Sharp LQ170N1-P35GV)

Cons

  • Useless base model
  • Uneven luminosity in the top middle section (Sharp LQ170N1-P35GV)

 

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