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.
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.
Pros: Fast overall performance, 1080p display offers wide viewing angles, Great JBL speakers and sub-woofer, Two USB 3.0 ports, Capable 2-MP webcam
Cons: Gaming frame rates drop with 3D activated, Below-average Wi-Fi throughput, 3D glasses sold separately, Expensive
Summary: Overall, the Dell XPS 17 3D offers superb performance in standard desktop apps. Gaming performance is pretty good, too, though you'll want to scale back the resolution a bit and dial down the graphics features for best results, particularly in newer games. The new display looks very good and stereoscopic Blu-ray movies are spectacular, if you're into them. Performance on stereoscopic 3D games is still too limited, however.
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.
Excerpt: Dell's topline XPS laptops are never going to have the same kudos impact as it's dedicated gaming laptops from Alienware, such as the Alienware M17x (read our review here) - even though some of the flagship XPS models are more expensive and with better features.
Dell XPS 17 (1710X) review: This notebook offers good performance for almost any task, including gaming
Good Gear Guide.au
21 May 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. It's not perfect though: it could use an expansion slot, and the way the internal layout has been designed means that the palm rest gets very hot when the graphics card is in use.
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
Excerpt: The Dell XPS 17 L702X is a reasonably smart-looking desktop replacement model that wouldn't look out of place as a workstation, with a large, backlit keyboard with good-sized keys and a numeric keypad to the right. However, it's multimedia content that is the real focus of the XPS, especially 3D content.