[Video Review] Dell XPS 17 9720 – thin, light, and versatile


Dell XPS 17 9720 in-depth review

Without a doubt, the XPS series is the most recognizable PC notebook on the market. It is revered as the main MacBook rival, not only because of its slim form factor but also because of the surprisingly powerful hardware it comes with.All of this comes at a time when we mark a huge resurgence in Dell's laptop quality, and we happen to recommend the brand more and more lately. On the other hand, the XPS 15 from last year happened to be a bit of a flop, compared to its 17-inch brother. Now, we got ourselves the latest XPS 17 9720, and we hope that it will build on the somewhat mixed success[...]

Pros

  • Strong body build of carbon fiber and aluminum
  • Virtually bezel-less screen
  • 600+ nits maximum brightness, 100% sRGB coverage (Sharp VRX73-LQ170N1 (SHP1518))
  • Accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (Sharp VRX73-LQ170N1 (SHP1518))
  • Thin and light
  • Boasts up to Core i9-12900HK 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 4 connectors, USB Type-C charging, and an SD card reader (+ tiny dongle inside the box)

Cons

  • Can't handle top trim CPUs
  • Pricey

Dell XPS 17 9720 - Specs

  • Sharp VRX73-LQ170N1 (SHP1518)
  • Color accuracy  4.4  1.2
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 16000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home, Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro
  • Battery
  • 97Wh, 6-cell
  • Body material
  • Aluminum, Carbon
  • Dimensions
  • 374.48 x 248.08 x 19.54 mm (14.74" x 9.77" x 0.77")
  • Weight
  • 2.57 kg (5.7 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 4x USB Type-C
  • 4.0, Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • Card reader
  • SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Digital Array Microphones
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W Tweeters + 2x 2W Woofers Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Wedge Lock

All Dell XPS 17 9720 configurations

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