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Dell XPS 17
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Dell XPS 17

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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Dell XPS 17 3D

Wired
27 June 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

About
8 May 2011
  • Summary: Feb 24 2011 - 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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 8
7.5
Display 9
8.6
Weight 6
6.2
Noise 7
6.8
Gaming performance 9
8.9
Connectivity 8
8.0
Keyboard 8
8.0
Temperature 7
7.0

Review Dell XPS 17 Notebook (i7-2630QM & GT 555M)

Notebookcheck
27 April 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 8
7.5
Display 9
8.6
Weight 6
6.2
Noise 7
6.8
Gaming performance 9
8.9
Connectivity 8
8.0
Keyboard 8
8.0
Temperature 7
7.0

Review Dell XPS 17 Notebook (i7-2630QM & GT 555M)

Notebookcheck
27 April 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell XPS 17 3D Review

LAPTOP Magazine
6 April 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell XPS 17

PC Magazine
29 December 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8
7.9
Performance 9
8.9
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 7
6.8
Weight 6
6.2
Noise 7
7.2
Gaming performance 9
8.8
Connectivity 8
8.0
Keyboard 8
8.0
Temperature 7
7.2

Review Dell XPS 17 Notebook

Notebookcheck
21 December 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8
7.9
Performance 9
8.9
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 7
6.8
Weight 6
6.2
Noise 7
7.2
Gaming performance 9
8.8
Connectivity 8
8.0
Keyboard 8
8.0
Temperature 7
7.2

Review Dell XPS 17 Notebook

Notebookcheck
21 December 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8
7.5

Dell XPS 17 Review

Tech2
1 November 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell XPS 17 (L701X)

Trusted Reviews
8 May 2011
  • Summary: Dell refreshes its 17.3in XPS line with USB 3.0, HD webcams, Optimus graphics switching and 3D graphics, JBL 2.1 speakers and aluminium lids.
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