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Dell XPS 17 9710 Review Rundown

DellPublished on 04 Aug 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Dell XPS 17 9710 17" Laptop (2021)
Neoscore* 81%
  • Stunning 17-inch display
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

Dell XPS 17 is the best big-screen content-creator laptop that is still portable you can buy if money is no object. Aimed squarely at people who might otherwise choose the 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro, both it is best suited for CPU- and GPU-intensive workflows that also require tons of screen real estate.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Dell XPS 17 has a 2.2-GHz Intel Core i7-11800H processor, 32GB of RAM and 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD. It can also be configured with up to a 4TB SSD or an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU depending on your processor of choice. Weighing 5.3 pounds and measuring 14.7 x 9.8 x 0.8 inches, it is the big kid on the block. It doesn't have much in the way of security measures, but the IR, Windows Hello-compliant webcam is more than what its competitors offer.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful performance
  • Powerful 17-inch display
  • Excellent audio
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre battery life

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Dell is ready to ship its second generation XPS 17 9710 series updated with 11th gen Intel and GeForce RTX 3060 graphics. The chassis is only a year old and so Dell has made no changes to the exterior design. Raw graphics performance is about 30 percent faster than the RTX 2060 Max-Q on last year's model.
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Pros[**]
  • High-quality 17.0-inch 16:10 4K display
  • Very good gaming performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Slow black-white and gray-gray response times on the internal XPS 17 display
  • Only one year of warranty

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Dell XPS 17 is the best big-screen content-creator laptop you can buy if money is no object. Dell also offers a 13.4-inch ultraportable XPS 13, which is a perennial recommendation of ours. Aimed squarely at people who might otherwise choose the 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro, the XPS 15 is best suited for CPU- and GPU-intensive workflows.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 4K display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

pcworld[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Pcworld have found the following[***]:
Dell's XPS 17 9710 has a 17-inch screen that's almost 13 percent bigger than a comparable 16-inch laptop. While most thin gaming laptops tend to have pretty poor audio, the Xps 17 gets loud and offers a decent midrange and bass. Most gaming laptops we've seen hit around 7 hours at best—and that's with 1080p panels.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 17-inch screen
  • Great gaming performance
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Only 16:10 aspect ratio

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Dell XPS 17 is for the creative professional on the go that wants an extremely powerful and versatile PC, but one that's stylish and won't look out of place in an office. The base configuration is good enough for everyday computing, but there's no reason to pay extra for a 17-inch laptop if you're not using it for heavy lifting. You can push it all the way up to $3,749 (£3,899, AU$6,998), which will net you the Intel Core i7-11800H.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 17-inch design
  • Great performance for creative workloads
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomshardware[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
Dell's XPS laptops have long landed on our best ultrabooks list, with strong performance, near-borderless displays and a look that will impress and fit in anywhere you go. With a 45W Intel Core i7-11800H processor, an RTX 3060 GPU and 32GB of RAM, the Dell XPS 17 is powerful enough to run modern AAA games, in addition to productivity workloads. The laptop's membrane chiclet keyboard is functional if not comfortable, but the touchpad is large and smooth.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful performance
  • Bright, vivid 16:10 display
  • Excellent portability
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster port selection

references

  1. 1. ^ Dell XPS 17 (2021) review. Laptopmag. 2021-08-02. Retrieved 2021-08-10.
  2. 2. ^ Dell XPS 17 9710 11th Gen Intel Laptop Review: Small Changes That Matter. Notebookcheck. 2021-07-21. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  3. 3. ^ Dell XPS 17 (9710) Review. Pcmag. 2021-08-02. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  4. 4. ^ Dell XPS 17 review: The ultimate content creation laptop. Pcworld. 2021-08-30. Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  5. 5. ^ Dell XPS 17 (2021) review. Techradar. 2021-08-09. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  6. 6. ^ Dell XPS 17 (9710) Review: Firing on All Cylinders. Tomshardware. 2021-07-22. Retrieved 2021-07-26.
  7. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  8. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  9. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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