Design of Dell XPS 17

Dell XPS laptops always look stylish, and while this one is no exception, this laptop suffers when it comes to ports.This laptop has a matte silver body with a stylish appearance and almost no fingerprints. It is made of aluminum, so it is very durable and heavy to hold. somewhat tasteless) Dell logo on the lid. Opening the laptop reveals the same sleek design that most XPS laptops have had since my first XPS laptop in 2009. That said, it has a chiclet keyboard with full-size keys (no keys, arrowhead) and upward-facing speakers on either side of that keyboard, as well as a woven carbon fiber wrist. Modern facilities include a luxurious 5.9 x 3.5-inch touchpad and fingerprint reader are integrated in the power button. Dell XPS 17 also has a very thin frame, about 3 mm on the sides and 6 mm on the top.

This laptop is quite small and light, even for a 17-inch device with a separate GPU. At 14.74 x 9.76 x 0.77 inches, it’s not as long or as wide as the 15.55 x 10.24 x 0.Razer Blade Pro 17 78-inch gaming laptop. The 16-inch MacBook Pro is surprisingly close to 7 x 0.6 inches.It is also thinner than the Microsoft Surface Book 3, which measures 13.5 x 9.8 x 0.9 inches, even if they are 15 inches. The laptop’s unique hinge system definitely adds to its scope. The Dell XPS 17 is the heaviest end of this competitor’s list, but it is still very light compared to the other 17-inch screens we tested.

Weight

Heavy 5.34 pounds, the Razer Blade Pro 17 weighs 6.06 pounds.The 16-inch MacBook Pro weighs 4.3 pounds.Microsoft Surface Book 3 weighs 4.2 pounds.Unfortunately, XPS 17 has a poor port selection. You get 4 Thunderbolt 4 ports, 2 on each side, but that’s the biggest part, the right side of this device also has an SD card reader and a 3.5mm microphone and headphone jack, but otherwise you have to Life of the.XPS 17 is equipped with Life-A dongle, with USB Type-A port and HDMI port.

Performance

 With 45W Intel Core i711800H processor, RTX 3060 GPU and 32 GB RAM DellXPS 17 is powerful enough to run modern AAA games as well as productive workloads. a Core i710875H CPU and an RTX 3070 GPU. Apple’s largest laptop, the 16-inch MacBook Pro (uses an older Core i99980HK / Radeon Pro 5500M) plus Microsoft’s newest portable workhorse, the Surface Book 3 (Core i71065G7 / GTX 1650 Ti MaxQ. ) Some of these components may be older or weaker, but these are newer versions of these devices sold by these companies. Dell XPS 17 is equipped with the current generation of high-performance processors, which dominates almost all of our performance levels. A comprehensive benchmark test used to test the overall performance of the PC.

It scored 1,583 single-core tests and 8,928 multi-core tests.The Razer Blade Pro 17 scored 1288 points in the single-core test and 6144 points in the multi-core test.We don’t have the single-core score of the MacBook Pro, but it still scored an impressive 7.25 points. 0 In multi-core testing. Book 3 has a single-core score of 1,221 and a measly multi-core score of 3,831.XPS 17 also outperformed its competitors in our file transfer speed test, which tested the speed of computers to transfer 25GB files.

Dell’s competitor achieved 843.91 Mbit / s, while Razer’s only reached 547.2 Mbit / s even slower with 433.03 Mbit / s. XPS also performed well in our Handbrake benchmark, where we tracked the time it takes for the computer to convert 4K video files to FHD.At 7:21 , this was the fastest laptop we tested. Followed by the MacBook Pro at 8:00. but the Surface Book was a 21:31 snail by comparison.

Benchmark Scores

While this isn’t a gaming laptop, the RTX 3060 GPU on this machine made me run a gaming benchmark on it and run some anecdotal tests with Control on the highest settings, the XPS 17 averaged 60 fps, which is what the same ones did Settings is actually one frame higher than the Razer Blade Pro’s 59 While this difference is far from significant, it does show that the XPS can keep up in games as long as you don’t mind losing details like a high refresh rate display or RGB buttons. This is my experience with Control, although I can’t make the most of this laptop in this game.4K display, even though it ran a solid 50 55 fps at 1920 x 1080 at high settings and 30 35 fps at high settings of ray tracing on top of that, even the low preset couldn’t reach 30fps at 4K.

However, at 1440p I was able to get 40-45fps with medium settings and 60-62fps with the low ones, I couldn’t get consistent tracing performance Rays> 30 fps at 1440p.However, control is a tricky game, and it is encouraging to see FHD performance as good as non-gaming laptops. strong during my gaming session, although his butt could get hot.We also passed XPS 17 in the performance stress test, in which Cinebench R23 completed 20 consecutive games. The first game scored 10,876 points.52 points, the next one fell to 9700. The overall average is 9,811.95. During this test, the processor was running at 3.01 GHz and a temperature of 70.77 degrees Celsius.

 

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