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
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 angle17-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 GHzCore i7-10750H, 12 MB Cache, 6 Core, 2.60 GHz to 5 GHzCore i7-10875H, 16 MB Cache, 8 Core, 2.30 GHz to 5.10 GHzCore i9-10885H, 16 MB Cache, 8 Core, 2.40 GHz to 5.30 GHz|
|RAM||8 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel16 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel32 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel64 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel|
|Storage||256 GB, M.2 2230, PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4, SSD512 GB, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4, SSD1 TB, 2 x 512 GB, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4, SSD1 TB, 1 x 1 TB, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4, SSD2 TB, 2 x 1 TB, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4, SSD2 TB, 1 x 2 TB, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4, SSD4 TB, 2 x 2 TB, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4, SSD|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 630NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti - 4 GB GDDR6NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 6 GB GDDR6|
|Ports||4 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Thunderbolt™ 3 with DisplayPort ports1 Headset (headphone and microphone combo) port1 Power-adapter port1 SD-card slot1 wedge-shaped lock slot|
|Wi-Fi||Killer™ AX1650w, 2x2 MIMO, 2.4/5 GHz, Wi-Fi 6 (WiFi 802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.1Killer™ 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, ExpressCharge6-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 cameraDual-array microphonesStereo woofer 2.5 W x 2 and stereo tweeter 1.5 W x 2 = 8 W total peak|
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