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Leaked Dell XPS 17 9700 listing confirms up to Core i9-10885H processor, 64 GB of RAM, 4 TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, vapor chamber cooling and more; Dell Latitude, Precision and XPS 15 refreshes leaked too

The XPS 17 9700 will feature three GPU options, including an RTX 2060. (Image source: Dell)
The XPS 17 9700 will feature three GPU options, including an RTX 2060. (Image source: Dell)
Leaked in its entirety by Dell France, the XPS 17 9700 will be a monster of an upgrade from Dell's current XPS offering. With two M.2-2280 slots, an RTX 2060 GPU, four speakers, vapor chamber cooling, a 97 Wh battery to name but a few features, Dell is really gunning for the Apple MacBook Pro 16 this year. An 86 Wh battery and a GTX 1650 Ti is all the XPS 15 9500 is getting, though.
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Brought to our attention by u/spacexcables, the latest leak for the upcoming XPS 17 is the largest yet. Published on Dell France, the URL remains live at the time of publishing. We expect Dell to take it down swiftly though as it already has hidden an equivalent for the XPS 15 9500. While we have been unable to view the latter, there are multiple reports on the ensuing Reddit thread the Dell has reduced the battery capacity in the XPS 15 from 97 Wh to 86 Wh. This remains unconfirmed for the time being, but it seems that the switch to a 16:10 aspect ratio may have axed the optional OLED panel that the XPS 15 7590 had, too.

As you can read in the table below, Dell will offer the XPS 17 with up to a Core i9-10885H processor, an RTX 2060 GPU, 64 GB of DDR4-2933 RAM and 4 TB of PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 storage. There will also be two panel options that Dell is calling FHD+ and UHD+. Both are 60 Hz and 500-nit capable panels, but the FHD+ is "anti-glare" and non-touch, whereas the QHD+ panel is a touchscreen with a glossy finish. While it looks like Dell has equipped the XPS 17 with socketed RAM slots, the spec sheet has revealed some intriguing storage options. As you may have spotted below, the XPS 17 9700 will feature two M.2 2280 drive bays. However, it seems that the entry-level model will come with a 256 GB M.2 2230 drive, although we cannot spot this from the shot of the motherboard.

Additionally, the XPS 17 9700 will have three GPU options. For some reason, Dell is continuing to offer its large XPS machines without a dedicated GPU in some markets, but the appearance of an RTX 2060 may excite XPS fans. There will be a GTX 1650 Ti too, with both dedicated GPUs offering GDDR6 VRAM. The XPS 17 9700 will sport four USB 3.1 Gen 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports too, along with a 3.5 mm headphone jack, an SD card slot and a wedge-shaped lock slot. Oddly, the spec sheet refers to a power-adapter port, but we cannot spot one in the images included below.

Furthermore, the device will support Windows Hello via a fingerprint scanner and an RGBIr camera. The listing mentions the XPS 17 9700 featuring a Dell Dual Opposite Outlet fan, vapour chamber cooling and a built-in lid sensor that allows you to "open the lid and power up in milliseconds, no matter what power-state you are in". Finally, the XPS 17 9700 has four speakers and is apparently the first laptop to include Waves Nx 3D audio for speakers, software that Dell claims has been tuned by Jack Joseph Puig, a multi-Grammy award-winning producer.

We have no word on pricing or availability for the XPS 17 9700 or the XPS 15 9500, but we cannot imagine we are far from an announcement now. Incidentally, Dell France has published listings for Latitude and Precision refreshes. The listings are as follows:

XPS 17 9700
Display 17-inch, FHD+, 1920 x 1200, 60 Hz, anti-glare, non-touch, InfinityEdge, sRGB 100% min, 500 nits, wide-viewing angle
17-inch UHD+, 3840 x 2400, 60 Hz, anti-reflective, touch, InfinityEdge, 100% AdobeRGB, 500 nits, wide-viewing angle
Processor Core i5-10300H, 8 MB Cache, 4 Core, 2.50 GHz to 4.50 GHz
Core i7-10750H, 12 MB Cache, 6 Core, 2.60 GHz to 5 GHz
Core i7-10875H, 16 MB Cache, 8 Core, 2.30 GHz to 5.10 GHz
Core i9-10885H, 16 MB Cache, 8 Core, 2.40 GHz to 5.30 GHz
RAM 8 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel
16 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel
32 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel
64 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel
Storage 256 GB, M.2 2230, PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4, SSD
512 GB, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4, SSD
1 TB, 2 x 512 GB, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4, SSD
1 TB, 1 x 1 TB, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4, SSD
2 TB, 2 x 1 TB, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4, SSD
2 TB, 1 x 2 TB, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4, SSD
4 TB, 2 x 2 TB, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4, SSD
GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti - 4 GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 6 GB GDDR6
Ports 4 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Thunderbolt™ 3 with DisplayPort ports
1 Headset (headphone and microphone combo) port
1 Power-adapter port
1 SD-card slot
1 wedge-shaped lock slot
Wi-Fi Killer™ AX1650w, 2x2 MIMO, 2.4/5 GHz, Wi-Fi 6 (WiFi 802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.1
Killer™ AX500-DBS, 2x2 MIMO, 2.4/5 GHz, Wi-Fi 6 (WiFi 802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.1
Battery 3-cell, 56 WHr "smart" lithium-ion, ExpressCharge
6-cell, 97 WHr "smart" lithium-ion, ExpressCharge
Dimensions & weight Height (rear): 19.5 mm (0.77 in.)
Width: 374.45 mm (14.74 in.)
Depth: 248.05 mm (9.76 in.)
Starting weight: 2.11 kg (4.65 lb)
Weight (maximum): 2.51 kg (5.53 lb)
Miscellaneous 720p at 30 fps HD RGBIr camera
Dual-array microphones
Stereo woofer 2.5 W x 2 and stereo tweeter 1.5 W x 2 = 8 W total peak
(Image source: Dell France)
(Image source: Dell France)
(Image source: Dell France)
(Image source: Dell France)
(Image source: Dell France)
(Image source: Dell France)
(Image source: Dell France)
(Image source: Dell France)
(Image source: Dell France)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-04-27 (Update: 2020-04-27)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.