Dell XPS 17 N00X7M16 Review posted on
17.3 inch Entertainment Notebook
Decent build quality, a stylish design, good usability, impressive specifications, all the connectivity you could ever want and some of the best speakers to be found on a laptop make a strong case for Dell's new XPS 17. Only its distinctly underwhelming screen prevents this 17.3in laptop from picking up a recommended award.
Rating: 4

Specifications

System

Category: Entertainment
Released: January 2012
RRP: £709
Display: 17.3 inch Glossy LCD (LED-lit) (1600x900 px)
Processor: 2.40 GHz Intel Core i5 2430M (2 cores)
Memory: 4 GB DDR3
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium
Warranty: 1 Year Collect-and-Return

Storage

Type: HDD 7200 rpm
Capacity: 750 GB
Optical Drive: DVD RW

Graphics

GPU: nVidia GeForce GT 550M
Memory: 1 GB
Type: Switchable
3DMark06: 7200

Connectivity

Express Card Slot: None
Memory Card Reader:
USB 3.0: 2
USB 2.0: 2
IEEE 1394 (FireWire):
eSATA: 1
VGA:
DVI:
HDMI:
DisplayPort:
Thunderbolt:

Dimensions & Weight

Thickness (Average): 36 mm
Width: 415 mm
Depth: 287 mm
Weight: 2.8 kg

Input Devices

Numeric Keypad:
Fingerprint Reader:

Multimedia

Webcam:
Microphone:

Communications

Ethernet (LAN): 10/100/1000
Wi-Fi (WLAN): B/G/N
Mobile Broadband (WWAN):
Bluetooth: 3.0

Power

A.C. Power Adapter: 90 W
Battery Capacity: 56 WHr
Battery Size: 6-Cell
Battery Life: 3 hours

Reviews

TrustedReviews  
Decent build quality, a stylish design, good usability, impressive specifications, all the connectivity you could ever want and some of the best speakers to be found on a laptop make a strong case for Dell's new XPS 17. Only its distinctly underwhelming screen prevents this 17.3in laptop from picking up a recommended award.
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NotebookCheck  
The XPS 17 could have been a great notebook, if Dell hadn't neglected certain issues. While Dell has concentrated on good image quality in the past (e.g. XPS 16), the standard run of the mill product, as other manufactures like to use, is found in the XPS 17. Display contrast, black value and viewing angles are disappointing.
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PC Advisor  
Overall, the latest edition of the Dell XPS 17 is a chip off the old block. None of the individual components stand out, and, on the surface, performance isn't something to write home about either, compared with other systems in this class. But the whole is definitely greater than the sum of the parts, so if you have a need for a desktop replacement that offers pretty decent gaming performance and Blu-ray playback, the XPS 17 is worth a close look. Still, we do wish it offered 1080p.
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