Excerpt: Dell isn’t letting the 3-D craze go quietly into the night, and with its XPS 17 3D , there’s a case to be made that maybe it shouldn’t. Dell’s 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel laptop is a beast of a machine, an 8.2-pound monster that is unlikely to ever see an actual lap.
Pros: Great performance and a top-notch 3-D experience. High-end feature bundle, just as you’d expect at this price level. One of the best LCDs on the planet.
Cons: Gets moderately warm to the touch even under minimal load. Huge fan noise. Questionable keyboard design. Overloaded with Dell shovelware and an unnecessary quick-launch system. Pricey. Awfully heavy.
Summary: The latest Dell model, the XPS 17 3D 17, seems to be a good choice if you want to have a lot of fun. However, this version is not made for addicted gamers, because it doesn’t offer enough force to be able to give full 3D sensations at full HD resolution.
Summary: Like its smaller brother, the XPS 15, the Dell XPS 17 3D delivers one of the richest multimedia experiences yet. Its bright and crisp display and excellent audio makes it a powerful system for those who want to play and watch content in 3D.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: One of the fastest laptops available. Obscene graphics power. First HD webcam on a laptop. Excellent keyboard. Backlit option. Soft mouse buttons. HDMI and Displayport. Long list of processor options.
Cons: Heat is an unfortunate side effect of the graphics chip. No 1080p resolution.
Dell XPS M1710 Metallic Black 17-inch Notebook Review
19 July 2006
Excerpt: Most gamers are computer geeks who would sooner build their own computer with the parts and configuration they want, rather than having to be locked into a restrictive list of parts and upgrade components from large vendors.
Summary: The Dell XPS 17 L702X comes in at a fairly competitive price, though it still comes up short in key areas. 500GB seems small for a £1000-plus laptop and although the screen is very good the 3D capabilities are of limited appeal.
Summary: You need no introduction about brand Dell as the name is synonymous to hundreds of powerful laptops and other gadgets. It is a brand that has added a whole new dimension to the features that were available a decade ago.
Summary: Weighing 3.36kg with the power brick, and measuring nearly 40mm thick in places, this is no HP Envy 17. Still, if you're looking for a capable, premium desktop replacement that can do everything, the Dell XPS 17 3D fits the bill.