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Dell XPS 17 9720


Dell XPS 17 9720
Dell XPS 17 9720 (XPS 17 Series)
Intel Core i7-12700H 14 x 1.7 - 4.7 GHz, 115 W PL2 / Short Burst, 45 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU - 4 GB VRAM, Core: 1875 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 65 W TDP ( including 5 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 511.69, Optimus
32 GB 
, DDR5-4800, dual channel, 2 slots in use, 64 GB max.
17.00 inch 16:10, 3840 x 2400 pixel 266 PPI, capacitive, Sharp LQ170R1, IPS, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB, 512 GB 
, 391 GB free
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
4 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 4 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 4 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo, Card Reader: SDXC, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.5 x 374.5 x 249 ( = 0.77 x 14.74 x 9.8 in)
97 Wh, 8071 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: quad speaker system, 2x 2.5W woofers + 2x 1.5W tweeters, Keyboard: chiclet, 1.3mm travel, Keyboard Light: yes, 130W USB-C PSU, USB-C multi adapter, Dell Tools, 12 Months Warranty
2.474 kg ( = 87.27 oz / 5.45 pounds), Power Supply: 396 g ( = 13.97 oz / 0.87 pounds)
3000 Euro



Average Score: 92.33% - very good
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 87%, features: 70%, display: 93% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 17 9720

89.3% Dell XPS 17 9720 review - The premium multimedia laptop starts to show its age | Notebookcheck
The current Dell XPS 17 9720 is receiving the new Intel Alder Lake processors with the continued ability to combine them with RTX GPUs from Nvidia. However, compared to the predecessor, the graphics performance was reduced and the cooling is slightly weak overall. It's about time for an extensive update.
100% Dell XPS 17 review: Space, pace and grace
Source: Expert Reviews English
Push the feeling that the XPS design team is rather resting on its laurels to one side and the XPS 17 is a truly impressive omni-competent machine that should suit anyone in the creative industries or simply anyone who just wants a good large screen notebook for general use. That screen, of course, is the key feature: large, bright, colourful and pin-sharp it’s hard to beat and it's accompanied by a top-notch sound system to make a truly excellent multi-media machine. The GPU’s low TGP setting is a small drawback but outside of hardcore gaming, it’s not a problem that makes itself felt and a higher power rating would have had an impact on battery life. In short, the new XPS 17 is just as good as the previous version, just more powerful thanks to the new Alder Lake processor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Dell XPS 17 (2022) review
Source: Techradar English
The Dell XPS 17 (2022) looks identical to last year’s model, but it's still one of the slickest and sleekest 17-inch laptops around and now packs Intel’s latest 12th Gen CPUs for epic performance and surprisingly good battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2022
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
[REVIEW] Dell XPS 17 9720 - thin, light, and versatile
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2022
Dell XPS 17 9720 review
Source: Laptop Media English
What exactly do you want from your laptop? Do you prefer it to be thin, light, and versatile, or do you need all of the power in the world? The answers to these questions will greatly affect your purchase decision. If you want the latter, you would probably steer clear of the XPS 17. Its form factor just doesn’t allow it to take advantage of the horsepower its processor can output, while also limiting the TGP options for the graphics card. Both of that could be seen in the benchmarks, where the laptop was only performing well in the rather short Adobe Photoshop test. Ultimately though, this laptop is made for creators – since photographers are part of this group of people, we think that the aforementioned test is pretty promising. Then comes the display. Dell XPS 17 9720’s IPS panel has a 17-inch diagonal, Full HD resolution, comfortable viewing angles, and a good contrast ratio. It also features a very high maximum brightness, while it covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut. Furthermore, our Gaming and Web design profile really improves the color accuracy and helps it fall right into the standards of sRGB.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2022
Dell XPS 17 9720 - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2022
2022 Dell XPS 17 (9720) Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The 2022 edition of the Dell XPS 17 is as ever a virtually unique big screen laptop. It’s slim and relatively light, has a premium, rigid unibody aluminum design and performance verging on gaming laptop territory. This refresh has Intel 12th gen Alder Lake H series CPUs, NVIDIA RTX 3050 and RTX 3060 dedicated graphics options and upgradable RAM and storage. There are2 display options, both being 6:10 aspect ratio and 500 nit: full HD and 4K wide gamut touch. This is a creator laptop for Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Blender and more, though of course it can handle some gaming too. It’s closest competitors are the 17” Razer Blade and 16” MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2022
Dell XPS 17 (2022) Full Review
Source: The Tech Chap English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/26/2022
Dell XPS 17 (2022) First Review - I Bought the Wrong One...
Source: The Tech Chap English
Dell XPS 17 9720 Unboxing & First Review - what's new on Dell's 2022 flagship Laptop, and how to spec it (and avoid making the same mistake as me)!
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2022

Foreign Reviews

90% Test Dell XPS 17 9720 : le PC portable toujours élégant au format 17 pouces
Source: Charles Tech French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/24/2022
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 80%



The latest from the Dell family is none other than the Dell XPS 17 (9720). In terms of its design, there is not much to say about the case of the XPS 17, since the workmanship offers an extremely high quality, and the construction is very robust. In addition, with its very slim bezels (resulting in a screen-to-body ratio of 91%), the device continues to look very modern and not aged at all. However, it is worth noting that the black carbon design on the top of the base unit still gets dirty easily. When this device is being handled, it quickly becomes clear that it is definitely not a light laptop. As far as its connectivity is concerned, this model offers four modern Thunderbolt ports with USB-C connectors. While the ports are of course very versatile, in practice they also might require some adapters. Apparently Dell also knows this, as a USB-C adapter with USB-A and HDMI is included in the package. As for its keyboard, it is positioned in the centre and flanked by the speaker openings. In addition, its colour matches the case colour, so it is either black or white. While in terms of the mechanics itself, the user will still get a short key stroke of 1.3 mm (~0.05 in) and the overall typing experience is only mediocre. However, this is also due to the impression of its clattering. There is definitely some room for improvement here as Dell uses better keyboards in their business and workstation models. While the white background illumination works well, it cannot be activated automatically by the brightness sensor. In contrast, the large ClickPad gives no reason for complaint. It not only work very reliably, but also offers plenty of space for gestures with up to four fingers.

As for its display, the Dell XPS 17 is still one of the few laptops that offer panels with full AdobeRGB coverage. Well, at this point, it is worth mentioning that this represents an exception, since most OLED panels and even the current DreamColor displays from HP are adjusted toward the DCI-P3 standard. Apart from that, Dell has also included the Premier Colour software which allows the users to switch between various profiles and colour spaces. In terms of its performance, this device has been equipped with the Intel Core i7-12700H processor. It is also worth noting that, in everyday operation, mainly the integrated and efficient Iris Xe Graphics G7 of the processor is used, which is also able to handle the reproduction of high-resolution videos without any problems. The dedicated Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 with 4 GB of RAM and a maximum clock speed of 1875 MHz is automatically activated if the user needs more graphics. Overall, it is a great device to be explored, depending on the need and preference of the user.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU: Mid-range gaming laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA107 chip. Offers 2048 shaders and is offered in different TGP (power consumption) variants from 35 to 80 Watt with different clock speeds and therefore performance. Older variant with 4GB VRAM.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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

i7-12700H: On Alder-Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.7 to 4.7 GHz and supports vPro.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Dell: Dell is a U.S. manufacturer (based in Texas) of computer hardware founded in 1984 and is one of the largest international manufacturers in terms of both market share and notebook models. Its product line includes desktops, notebooks, storage systems, monitors, servers, printers, consumer electronics and peripherals. Dell offers laptops that are suitable for various applications, such as business laptops, gaming laptops, ultra portables and workstations. Dell's business laptops from the Latitude and Precision series are an option for professional users and businesses.

In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.

For gaming enthusiasts, Dell's Alienware brand is for gaming notebooks.

92.33%: This rating is indeed excellent. There are not many models that are rated better. This can definitely be seen as a purchase recommendation.

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


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GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i9-13900H, 14.00", 1.4 kg
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 D3500QC-L1456W
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R9 5900HX, 15.60", 1.9 kg
Asus Vivobook Pro 15 K6502, i7-13650HX RTX 3050
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i7-13650HX, 15.60", 1.8 kg
Asus Zenbook 14X UX3404VC, i7-13700H
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H, 14.50", 1.56 kg
Asus Vivobook Pro 15 K6502, i5-12450H RTX 3050
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i5-12450H, 15.60", 1.8 kg
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 14.50", 1.52 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH6-82L5009DMH
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R9 5900HX, 16.00", 1.9 kg
Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 14.00", 1.669 kg
Asus VivoBook Pro 14 M3401QC-KM007W
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R5 5600H, 14.00", 1.45 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7620, RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 16.00", 2.11 kg
Dell XPS 17 9730 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H, 17.00", 2.475 kg
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H, 15.60", 1.942 kg
Dell Vostro 16 5620, i7-1260P MX570
GeForce MX570, Alder Lake-P i7-1260P, 16.00", 1.91 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 5510, i7-11390H MX450
GeForce MX450, Tiger Lake i7-11390H, 15.60", 0.001633 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 5518-NP37P
GeForce MX450, Tiger Lake i5-11320H, 15.60", 1.75 kg
Dell Latitude 15 5531, i5-12600H MX550
GeForce MX550, Alder Lake-P i5-12600H, 15.60", 1.79 kg
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7620
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 16.00", 2.053 kg
Dell Vostro 15 3510, i7-1165G7 MX350
GeForce MX350, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 15.60", 1.69 kg
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 17.00", 2.512 kg
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 15.60", 1.923 kg
Dell Latitude 15 5521, i5-11500H MX450
GeForce MX450, Tiger Lake i5-11500H, 15.60", 1.79 kg
Dell G15 5510-8R03T
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Comet Lake i5-10200H, 15.60", 2.65 kg
Dell G3 15 3500-WDP8D
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Comet Lake i7-10750H, 15.60", 2.58 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Dell Precision 15 3580
RTX A500 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-P i7-1360P, 15.60", 1.61 kg
Dell Precision 16 7680
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i7-13850HX, 16.00", 2.6 kg
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4050
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H, 15.60", 1.94 kg
Dell G15 5530, i5-13450HX RTX 4050
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i5-13450HX, 15.60", 2.81 kg
Dell G15 5530, RTX 4050
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i7-13650HX, 15.60", 2.8 kg
Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2022-06-21 (Update: 2022-06-21)