Dell XPS 17 9700: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q models start at US$2,849.99; Precision 17 5750 starts at US$2,399 with RTX Quadro 3000
It has been just under a month since Dell launched the XPS 17 9700, a 17-inch version of the XPS 15 9500 that comes with the option of considerably more powerful components. At the time Dell stated that it would be releasing the XPS 17 9700 this summer, but would not tie itself to a date. Well, now Dell has released the XPS 17 9700 and the Precision 17 5750 too. Accordingly, Dell has published the drivers for the XPS 17 9700 and Precision 17 5750. The company has also published the service and set up and specifications manuals for both models.
The pricing for the XPS 17 9700 is as follows:
- US$1,399.99 - Intel Core i5-10300H, 8 GB RAM with Intel UHD Graphics and 512 GB SSD
- US$1,899.99 - Intel Core i7-10750H, 8 GB RAM with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti and 512 GB SSD
- US$2,849.99 - Intel Core i7-10875H, 16 GB RAM with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q and 1 TB SSD
- US$2,999.99 - Intel Core i7-10875H, 32 GB RAM with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, 32 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD
Interestingly, Dell has priced the XPS 17 9700 at US$100 cheaper than it said would in May. Nonetheless, you must pay at least US$1,899.99 if you want a GTX 1650 Ti and US$2,849.99 for the RTX 2060 Max-Q. The XPS 17 9700 can be configured with up to 64 GB of DDR4-2933 dual-channel RAM, a Windows 64-bit licence and a 2 TB M.2 PCIe SSD. This configuration costs a whopping US$3,659.99, although that is almost US$650 cheaper than a comparable configuration of the Apple MacBook Pro 16.
By contrast, the Precision 17 5570 currently starts at US$2,399 with a 30% discount from its retail price of US$3,427.88. All models come with an NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000, but the top configuration costs US$6,136.28 with a 30% saving applied. Incidentally, the Precision 17 5750 is freely configurable, whereas the XPS 17 9700 is not.