Will Dell XPS 17 Ever Rule the World?

When it comes to the Dell XPS 17, bigger is always better. The big brother of the XPS 15 and 13 has asserted its strength at every step since its reemergence into the premium laptop market, offering out large heaps of speed, a head-turning 17-inch display, and excellent acoustics.

It did it without being any larger or heavier than a typical 15-inch laptop.

It’s large, but just where it counts, earning it a spot on our list of the best laptops. And the new Dell XPS 17 is no exception. The model is jam-packed with the most powerful hardware available in a laptop in its class.

It has an Intel Core i7 CPU from the 11th generation, 32GB of RAM, and a dedicated Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU. The display has narrower bezels, similar to those found on more expensive laptops, making the machine appear and feel less like an entry-level gaming laptop than before.

This is a laptop that can certainly push you through whatever creative job you have on the move, despite its small 0.77-inch-thick body.

The Dell XPS 17 is designed for the mobile creative worker who needs a powerful and flexible PC that is attractive and won’t seem out of place in an office.

However, its brevity becomes somewhat of a liability in this aspect, as the port selection isn’t quite what you’d expect. Its battery life is also greater, so whether you go old or new, the G5 15 remains one of our best gaming laptops for the money.

Tech Specs

Product Dimensions

14.74 x 9.76 x 0.77 inches

Standing screen display size

‎17.0 Inches

Max Screen Resolution

3840 x 2400 Pixels


ore i9–11980HK

Processor Brand


Processor Count


Graphics Coprocessor

NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 6GB DDR6


32 GB DDR4

Hard Drive Interface

Solid State Drive

Hard Drive

1 TB M.2 2280 solid-state drive

Computer Memory Type


Memory Speed

‎‎3200 MHz

Flash Memory Size

1 TB

Chipset Brand


Card Description


Wireless Type

Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 + Bluetooth 5.1

Number of USB 3.2 Type-C


Average Battery Life

Varies depending on operating conditions

Operating System

Windows 10 Home

Item Weight

2.53 kg

Power Source

Battery Powered (1 6-cell “smart” Lithium ion batteries required)





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