Dell XPS 17

Specifications

Dell XPS 17Notebook: Dell XPS 17 (XPS 17 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 840QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M 3072 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 1299 euro
Average Score: 72.75% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 85%, features: 81%, display: 62% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 72%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 17

81% Review Dell XPS 17 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Bigger, faster, better? After recently looking closer at the 15 inch alternative from Dell's newest multimedia offspring, the 17 inch, XPS 17 now has to prove itself in the editorial office. Find out if the premium product of Dell's multimedia notebook range can meet the high expectations in this review.
70% Dell XPS 17
Source: Techreview Source English
Battery life is also decent, especially for a meaty desktop replacement laptop. With the included 6-cell battery, expect to get about 4 hours of battery life and with an optional 9-cell battery, Dell says you can get 7.5 hours of life. We did notice that when running on battery power, the laptop does get very hot and the fans turn up to a very loud speed, so make sure to keep it well-ventilated at all times to prevent overheating.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell XPS 17 review
Source: PC Advisor English
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 whole is definitely greater than the sum of the parts, so if you have a need for a desktop replacement that offers pretty decent gaming performance and Blu-ray playback, the XPS 17 is worth a close look. Still, we do wish it offered 1080p.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell XPS 17
Source: PC World English
Overall, the Dell XPS 17's newest progeny 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 whole is definitely greater than the sum of the parts, so if you have a need for a desktop replacement that offers pretty decent gaming performance and Blu-ray playback, the XPS 17 is worth a close look. Still, we do wish it had 1080p.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 69% features: 92% ergonomy: 86%
70% Dell XPS 17
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell XPS 17 media center laptop packs a huge performance punch and delivers features no other laptop has matched yet, but it's not perfect - yet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

60% 3D mobil
Source: PC Magazin - 9/11 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 09/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
81% Test Dell XPS 17 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 88% display: 68% mobility: 71% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 72%
Dell XPS 17
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2010
Rating: performance: 95% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
80% Dell XPS 17
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M:

GF106-based card with only 144 Shaders. Memory bandwidth may be 128 bits or 192 bits, depending on the model.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


840QM: The Core i7-840QM is a high-end quad core CPU for laptops that clocks due to the Turbo Mode from 1.86-3.2 GHz. Therefore, the processor combines the advantages of fast single core CPUs and slow quad-core CPUs. Hyperthreading allows the simultaneous use of 8 Threads in parallel. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.6 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews


72.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)