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. The notebook is able to deliver good performance, but not in full HD resolution. In the multimedia department, this model seems to have good support for Blu-ray and 3D sound quality is provided by JBL.
Summary: At Rs. 85,800, the Dell XPS 17 offers good value for money, despite its minor shortcomings. It’s designed to be a desktop replacement and it does a brilliant job at that. It also just happens to be one of the most feature rich notebooks in the market, currently. If you were out shopping for a desktop replacement notebook, then the Dell XPS 17 should be high on your list.
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. Specs are pretty much on the cutting edge across the board: 2-GHz Core i7, 12 GB of RAM, dual 500-GB hard drives and a Blu-ray optical drive.
Summary: Dell's XPS 17 3D is for those who want a powerful media and gaming 17-inch laptop, but in a more aesthetically upscale package than offered by Dell's Alienware brand. The stereoscopic 3D is gimmicky, but a certain breed of PC gamer will love it.
Pros: The Dell XPS 17 3D is a sharp-looking desktop replacement that can handle 3D content, as well as output 3D movies and games to a compatible 3DTV. Highly configurable, the more-expensive options are powerful indeed.
Cons: Some wonky stereoscopic 3D issues make this less plug-and-play than a 3DTV, and the 17-inch version of the XPS has not gotten the same slim makeover the 15-inch version has.
Summary: Hot blooded dandy. Dell has quite a few plans for its XPS 17 refresh. In addition to one of the latest Sandy Bridge processors and a strong DirectX 11 graphics card, the 17 incher optionally has a 3D capable 120 Hz screen. Has Mission Entertainment been successful?
Pros: Bright and contrast rich display with vivid colors, Clever port distribution, Very good application performance, Matt case surfaces, Excellent sound system, High-end materials, Perfect manufacturing, Keyboard light, Good gaming performance, Large touchpad, 3D capability, The installed 2.1 sound system from JBL supplies a great sound.
Cons: High temperature and noise development during load, Unfavorable loudspeaker placement, No FireWire and ExpressCard, Slightly spongy keyboard, Moderate battery life, Cooler case surfaces and a less obtrusive fan.
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. However, the XPS 17's price--$2,434--is steep, and frame rates take a serious hit with 3D enabled.
Summary: Bigger, faster, better? After recently looking closer at the 15 inch alternative from Dell's newest multimedia offspring, the 17 inch, XPS 17 now has to prove itself in the editorial office. Find out if the premium product of Dell's multimedia notebook range can meet the high expectations in this review.
Pros: Resistant case surfaces, Excellent application performance, Clever port distribution, Reference-worthy sound, Good battery life, High-end materials, Pleasant touchpad, Perfect workmanship, Good gaming performance, Two USB 3.0 ports, The sound of the installed 2.1 sound system is simply great.
Cons: Poor display contrast, black value and viewing angles, Adverse loudspeaker placement, Clattery & spongy keyboard, No ExpressCard, VGA or FireWire, High emission rates under load, Creaking wrist-rest, A lower temperature and noise development under load.
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. While this is predominantly true for desktop computers, in the laptop arena it's hard to build your own custom laptop to meet your exact specifications.
Summary: Dell's latest version of its long-running premium XPS 17 notebook features a revamped look, a quad-core CPU, and discrete nVidia mobile graphics. The net result is a laptop that offers average performance in WorldBench 6, but surprisingly good gaming performance.
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. Dell has often come up with gadgets that have actually taken the market by storm and this time around they are here with the all new Dell XPS 17 3D.