Summary: - The Dell XPS 17 3D features a 1080p screen that is capable of displaying 3D content (for use with 3D glasses). Unfortunately the video card is somewhat weak for a gaming laptop, but the sub-$1,100 starting price and fast 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor help ease the pain.
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: 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 s...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 XPS 17 (1710X) review: This notebook offers good performance for almost any task, including gaming
Good Gear Guide.au
7 June 2011
Summary: There's no doubt the Dell XPS 17 (1710X) is a great desktop replacement notebook. It has lots of power and storage capacity, modern connectivity and it even includes a touchscreen. You can use it as a gaming machine, a media centre or just for boring old office work.
Pros: Well priced, plenty of RAM and storage capacity, excellent for multitasking, good graphics card, suitable for gaming, USB 3.0, up to 16GB of RAM
Cons: Lacks an expansion slot, gets very warm when the graphics card is in use, no remote control