Dell XPS 17 (9730) review: Power for creatives, but with strange limitations (2023)

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With its powerful performance, large screen and elegantly slim design, the XPS 17 (9730) is the perfect laptop for creative, business or home use. However, there are some limitations to keep in mind.


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    There are no OLED settings

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Earlier this year I had the pleasure of testing and reviewingDell XPS 15 (9530), so when I got the chance to check out the larger 17-inch version, I was more than happy to do so.

Kao i Dell XPS 15,Dell XPS 17 laptopThe line is designed as a mid-range multi-purpose computer that is more than equipped to handle modern office tasks as well as some more graphics-intensive programs. Overall, I have a lot of respect for this laptop, although there are a few minor gripes that should be noted.

Resignation:This review was made possible by Dell's review unit. The company did not see the content of the review before publication.

Dell XPS 17 (9730): price and availability

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Dell XPS 17 Specifications

Precio: $2,449 (start); $3349 (reviewed in)
UPC: Intel Core i7-13700H
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070
working memory: 32 GB
Save: 1 TB
projection: 17.0 inch UHD+ LCD, 500 nits
Battery: 8:59
Size: 0.77 x 14.74 x 9.76 inches
Weight: 5.37 lbs. (2.44 kg)

Dell XPS 17 (9730) Laptop Ima.starting price of $2,449, but as with othersbest windows laptops, the price varies depending on the configuration you choose. For sale is a laptop configuration that I specifically tested3349 dollarsat the time of writing. This is a pretty expensive laptop, but that's often the case when you get those bigger screens with higher-performance processors.

You'll want to buy directly from Dell to have the most control over what CPU, GPU, and other components go into the laptop. However, you can also find this laptop on sale at Best Buy and Amazon in default configurations. This and other Dell laptops can be purchased in various countries and regions around the world as Dell offers a global distribution network.

Dell XPS 17 Recommended configuration

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Intel Core i7 | RTX 4070 | SSD from 1 TB

Ideal for creative work, as a home device or as a work laptop, the Dell XPS 17 (9730) offers powerful processing power through an Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 GPU. The large 17-inch display also offers excellent colors and sharp details.

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Dell XPS 17 (9730): Design and build quality

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Dell has repeatedly shown that it knows how to make a laptop look powerful but understated, and that's the case again with the stylish XPS 17 (9730). It has the same general look and body as last year's model, which isn't surprising as Dell tends to use the same design for a few years before switching to a new one. In particular, this design has been used since mid-2020 (seeXPS 17 9710 reviewfrom 2021).

The latest series of XPS laptops are positioned as thoroughly modern devices thanks to the useful connections they provide. The XPS 17 (9730) has four Thunderbolt 4 ports that support DisplayPort and Power Delivery (two on each side). There is also an SD card reader on the right side. These links can help me a lot in connecting the devices I want to use. However, there are a few annoyances that mean I can't use all the accessories I want to use with the same ease: there are no built-in HDMI or USB-A ports.

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Instead, Dell includes a USB-C adapter with an HDMI port and a USB-A port. So when I decided I wanted to connect my wireless mouse (which uses a USB-A dongle), I had to first connect the adapter and then connect my dongle to the USB-A port. It's not difficult, it just adds another step that some may find inconvenient. Also, this might not be a problem for people who don't have USB-A accessories they want to connect. All in all, though, it still seems like an odd decision, as many computer accessories, including headsets, game controllers, and computer mice, still primarily use USB-A connections.

As for the HDMI port adapter, the latestComputer screensconnect to laptops and computer towers using USB-C connections. However, if you have an older monitor that you want to use with the XPS 17 (9730), you'll need to connect the adapter to the laptop first, then connect the HDMI cable to the adapter. This is an extra, clunky step in situations like this, and means you'll definitely need to bring an adapter with you if you plan to use this connection while traveling. It's not the worst thing in the world, but it could be frustrating for some users.

Dell XPS 17 (9730): Performanse

The XPS 17 (9730) has been my constant companion for the past week. I used it during work days to participate in video conferences, write articles and search for information on the web. Then after work I used it to play games, editphotoshopprojects and program monitoring. In all this time, it has always worked well with no hangs or freezes.

To get a more quantifiable read on the XPS 17's performance, I also ran a few benchmark tests, and in every case, the Dell laptop performed admirably. In Geekbench 5, it received a single-core score of 1693 and a multi-core score of 12001, which puts it below the XPS 15 (9530) but aboveAcer Predator Triton 500 SEand the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (7620). It excelled even more in CrystalDiskMark's back-to-back SSD speed tests, where it proved faster with a write speed of 6421 MB/s and a read speed of 7109 MB/s. That makes it the second fastest device we've tested behind the XPS 15 (9530). Basically, this means you can run programs and save data very quickly.





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Later, the XPS 17 (9730) scored above average in PCMark 10, with a score of 6893. The graphics benchmark results, while not the most impressive I've seen, were also very respectable, receiving a 3DMark Time Spy score of 9622. as well as a Cinebench multi-core score of 14,217 with a single-core score of 1,680.

These results tell you that the XPS 17 (9730) can handle basic programs and tackle some more demanding tasks with ease. Its editing capabilities also make it ideal for creatives working in graphics-intensive programs like Photoshop orprofessional premiere. So if you're thinking of using it as a computer for your family, hobby or business, then it should be able to handle just about anything you want.

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While not specifically designed for gaming, the XPS 17 (9730) also manages to be a decent entry-level to mid-range model.gaming laptop. The first thing I did to test its gaming capabilities was to download and update the latest Nvidia graphics drivers and then reboot the laptop. After that I downloaded Steam and startedCiberpunk 2077in it, which is one of the most challenging PC games you can play right now.

Thanks to the powerful RTX 4070 GPU, the laptop can display beautiful graphics without lag. I ran the in-game benchmark at high texture quality at 1920 x 1080p and the laptop was able to average 54 FPS, sometimes dropping to 60 FPS or even lower. That's not bad at all considering this isn't a gaming laptop. The fans went crazy almost from the start, which doesn't surprise me, but it managed to play my games better than many other laptops I've tried. Just be aware that after long gaming sessions, performance may drop. For example, after playing Cyberpunk 2077 for several hours, I ran another in-game benchmark and got an average of 22.4 FPS. Lowering the graphics settings improved the frame rate at this point, but it wouldn't be a problem on one of the best gaming laptops out there.

Dell XPS 17 (9730): Zaslon

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I was surprised that the XPS 17 (9730) doesn't have an OLED screen option, especially since it's an option for the smaller XPS 15. This means that the XPS 17's screen still shows shades of gray instead of true black, and they don't look as vibrant as much as an OLED panel can be. However, the 17-inch FHD+ (3840 x 2400) LCD touchscreen displays colors with beautiful effect and plenty of detail. The laptop is ideal for working on digital designs, photo editing and other creative projects.

After using the colorimeter to analyze the display, I was not surprised to find that in my tests it produced 100% sRGB, 100% AdobeRGB and 98% P3. These are all fantastic results and show that the XPS 17 (9730) has an excellent color palette, which you can tell just by looking at it.

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KindShineNegroContrastWhite dot
0%25.80,021150:16400 (0,315,0,318)
25%84.20,051740:16500 (0,314,0,318)
50%181,80,101900:16600 (0,313,0,318)
75%334,60,172000:16700 (0,311,0,317)
100%545,50,291900:16800 (0,309,0,317)

I also looked at the brightness and contrast capabilities of the panel. This laptop has a 500 nit display, which helps it succeedverybright, which makes it usable in bright areas or even outdoors. Of course, if you don't want it to be bright, you can turn it down quite a bit and it's always thereNight lightfeature in Windows 11 if you need to remove blue light to help your eyes in darker settings.

Since this is an LCD screen, I checked for backlight leakage by wearing a black screen protector and looking at the screen in a dark room. However, I'm happy to say that the XPS 17's screen looks perfectly consistent and has no weird variations or patterns.

Dell XPS 17 (9730) - battery life

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To test the battery life of the XPS 17 (9730), I used the laptop as my primary work computer for a week, using it in my spare time to play games or watch shows. Overall, it lasted pretty well throughout the workday, but you'd have to plug it in towards the end of the day if you wanted to use it overnight.

To get an accurate indication of battery life, I put the laptop in a cool room, set the screen to 50% brightness, and then ran the PCMark 10 battery test, which forced the laptop to perform basic tasks office, such as making video calls, opening programs and using the Internet. This saw it last eight hours and 59 minutes, which means the battery life isn't amazing, but there's nothing to complain about.

However, it's worth noting that the XPS 15 (9530) lasted longer in my tests, clocking in at 10 hours and 16 minutes at the same brightness and in the same room. That extra juice could be due to the smaller laptop's OLED screen, which is one of the key differences between the XPS 17 and XPS 15 configuration options.

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After draining the battery, I turned on the XPS 17 (9730) and watched its charging speed. The laptop reached 100% while still on and with the screen brightness at 50% after charging for about three hours. It's not the fastest reload time we've seen, but it's certainly not the worst.

Dell XPS 17 (9730): keyboard and touchpad

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I almost never thought about the keyboard and trackpad of the XPS 17 (9730), which is exactly what you want, and it turns out that it works. Tapping the trackpad quickly places the cursor where I want it, and the left and right click buttons don't activate on my wrist while I type like they do on other laptops.

The buttons snap nicely and are well spaced, making them easy to access. As usual, the row of keys at the top presents various options for useful functions, such as mute or adjust the volume, pause or play media, toggle the keyboard backlight, change the screen brightness and open the settings menu. That way I could easily interact with these common commands without having to dive into configuration menus.

The empty key in the upper right corner of the keyboard is the power button and the fingerprint reader. as with everyoneWindows 11device with this feature, I had to go to Settings and set up fingerprint recognition for it to work. Once set up, it always read my finger easily and allowed me to quickly sign in to my profile (you can also use Windows Hello facial recognition via webcam).

Dell XPS 17 (9730): Camera and Sound

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My biggest issue with this XPS 17 (9730) laptop is the same as the XPS 15 (9530). Both are part of Dell's flagship line of laptops with impressive processors and displays, but they have outdated 720p cameras. On devices this expensive and advanced, you'd expect them to have at least 1080p cameras.

As it stands, the image quality from the front camera isn't bad as colors are displayed accurately, but it's not as sharp as it could be. It also gets grainy quickly if there isn't much light in the room.

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When it comes to speakers, the Dell XPS 17 (9730) offers excellent sound quality for a laptop. It features a quad-speaker design that uses two 2.5W woofers and two 1.5W tweeters to deliver clear, powerful sound. As with the XPS 15 (9530), sitting in front of the XPS 17 (9730) while listening to music or watching a show makes sounds seem to exist in the area around you, rather than obviously coming from the device. .

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To further improve the sound quality, you can download the free Waves MaxxAudio Pro sound pack to adjust the equalizer for the ideal balance. I find it very easy to use and test the performance directly from this program. As always, if you want deeper bass or an overall more powerful audio experience, you should plug it inthe best speakers for pcon your laptop.

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Dell XPS 17 (9730): The competition

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You can find by comparisonDell XPS 13 protiv XPS 15 protiv XPS 17that one of the other configurations better suits your needs and has many of the same features. as you can see in meDell XPS 15 (9530) review., this smaller laptop looks and functions similarly to the XPS 17 (9730), but offers an OLED display option (which the XPS 17 doesn't) and has longer battery life. It's a great option for someone who doesn't need that big of a screen and wants to save money.

Of course, if your goal is to save money, consider last year's Dell XPS 17 or maybe even an older one:Dell XPS 17 (9710). They won't perform as well as the 2023 version, but will still be very reliable and powerful in their own right. In any case, these older versions can be found cheaper as they are not the latest and greatest versions.

Looking outside of Dell's lineup, the HP OMEN 17 is probably the closest competitor to the XPS 17 (9730). Both use an Intel Core 17-13000 series processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 GPU. However, unlike the Dell laptop, the HP offers a gorgeous 17-inch OLED screen to look at. Of course, Dell tends to be a little easier on the wallet, so you'll have to spend more to get HP's offering, which is a true gaming laptop.

Dell XPS 17 (9730): Should I buy it?

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You should buy it if…

  • You want a big screen in a reliable laptop.
  • You want a laptop with great performance.
  • You want a versatile laptop that can handle graphically demanding programs and games.

You should not buy it if...

  • You want an OLED screen.
  • You would prefer a higher resolution camera.
  • Looking for something that doesn't cost that much.

The Dell XPS 17 (9730) is a powerful laptop thanks to powerful processors and high read and write speeds. It's up to almost any task, making it perfect as a work laptop, a family laptop or a station for creative projects. Thanks to the powerful GPU, it also has decent graphics capabilities to handle all your hobbies and gaming desires.

It's worth noting that it only has a 720p camera, which is much lower resolution than expected for a laptop of this price and build. Also, while the four Thunderbolt 4 ports are incredibly useful, some users may find it strange that the XPS 17 only allows access to the USB-A and HDMI ports when the supplied adapter is in place. However, if you're looking for a stunning and versatile laptop, you can't go wrong with the XPS 17 (9730).

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Dell XPS 17 (9730) Laptop

With its large 17-inch FHD+ display, Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 GPU, the XPS 17 (9730) is ready to tackle any task that comes your way. It's a great laptop for work or family, as well as a mid-range gaming laptop.

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    Does Dell XPS 17 overheat? ›

    If the air vents on the bottom of the Dell XPS are too dirty and/ or clogged, then the device may overheat. The air vents can be cleaned by first turning off the device and then using compressed air to blow the dust and debris out of the device.

    How much power does XPS 17 use? ›

    At best, the XPS 17 9700 will draw 105 to 107 watts from its 130-watt power brick.

    What is the color gamut of Dell XPS 17? ›

    DescriptionOption one
    Color gamutsRGB 100%
    Pixels Per Inch (PPI)133
    Contrast ratio (typ.)1650:1
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    Is Dell XPS a powerful laptop? ›

    On Geekbench 5, which gauges overall processing power, the Dell XPS 13's multi-core scores were nearly half of what we got from our Dell XPS 13 Plus (powered by a Core i7 CPU) and MacBook Air (powered by Apple M2).

    Why does my Dell XPS randomly overheat? ›

    Your Dell computer can overheat because of insufficient air flow due to dust or debris blocking the air vents, exhaust ports, or a clogged fan. An overheating computer can intermittently restart, shutdown, or experience performance issues. Eventually excessive heat can damage the internal components.

    Why is Dell XPS so slow? ›

    The more programs that you have open and the longer they run, the more likely your computer slows down and eventually run out of RAM. Ideally, you should shut down your computer when it is not in use. If you use your computer frequently, Dell recommends restarting the computer at least once per week.

    What is the minimum wattage for Dell XPS? ›

    According to this official Dell XPS 9720 spec sheet the AC adapter needs to be a 90W or 130W AC adapter, (USB Type-CTM). No phone adapters will output enough wattage to come close to that.

    Why is my XPS battery draining so fast? ›

    Your laptop's software settings may be pulling too much power. Adjust these settings to be more energy conscious. Settings like screen brightness, sleep settings, and CPU usage are all things to tweak. There are general power plans available to pick from (Balanced, High performance, and Power saver).

    Which color mode has the highest gamut? ›

    In the diagram above, the Human Vision color space has the widest gamut, and the CMYK color space has the narrowest gamut.

    Why does my Dell XPS keep blue screening? ›

    Blue Screen errors occur when: Windows detects an error that it cannot recover from without losing data. Windows detects that critical operating system data has become corrupted. Windows detects that hardware has failed in an unrecoverable fashion.

    Which color model has the largest gamut? ›

    RGB vs CMYK Color Gamuts

    All color models can only display a limited gamut (range) of colors compared to the actual visible spectrum of color. RGB has a wider gamut than CMYK, which means that not all RGB colors can be reproduced in CMYK (i.e. not all colors on screen can be reproduced in printed ink).

    Why Dell is better than HP? ›

    Dell laptops have the upper hand when it comes to components like the CPU and memory capacity. If we compare HP's computers with similar features, Dell's CPUs are quicker and of higher quality.

    How HP is better than Dell? ›

    HP's advantage over Dell is that they offer AMD processors in some laptops as well, allowing more choice when picking one up. Furthermore, specific models also feature either Intel Core i5 or i7 processors – crucial if you're looking for speed and reliability.

    Is Dell XPS still the best? ›

    The Dell XPS 13 has long been one of the top recommendations for Windows users looking for a MacBook Air alternative. The model I reviewed in 2020 was one of the best gadgets I've ever reviewed; everything from the screen to the build to the performance and battery life was exceptionally strong.

    Does Dell laptops have heating problems? ›

    Your Dell computer can overheat because of insufficient air flow due to dust or debris blocking the air vents, exhaust ports, or a clogged fan. An overheating computer can intermittently restart, shutdown, or experience performance issues. Eventually excessive heat can damage the internal components.

    Why is my Dell computer fan going crazy? ›

    If you notice the computer fan running constantly and making an abnormal or loud noise, this might indicate that the computer is not running as efficiently as possible, and/or clogged air vents. It is important to keep dust from accumulating in your computer and ensure adequate ventilation to help reduce heat.

    How long does Dell XPS last years? ›

    It depends on the configuration you choose. Suppose, if you select the maxed out configuration, like latest i7 processor, 1TB+ storage, 16GB+ RAM etc., then safely it should last 3–5 years for sure, until we run heavy applications which demand lot of power.

    What is so good about Dell XPS? ›

    The Dell XPS 13 (2021) and the Framework Laptop (2021) are both ultraportable Windows laptops with Intel 11th Gen processors. The Dell provides a slightly better user experience overall as it has a more comfortable keyboard, a more responsive touchpad, and better-sounding speakers.

    Can I use a 65w charger instead of 45W Dell XPS? ›

    As long as it is the same voltage and connector type you can use a higher watt adapter. It will charge the battery a bit faster but other than and the size of the brick you will see no difference. The laptop will only draw the current it needs while running.

    How many watts is XPS 17 GPU? ›

    Our review unit of the XPS 17 (9720 model) comes with a 12th-gen Core i7 12700H processor and an RTX 3060 GPU running at 65 watts, all crammed into a beautiful .

    How many watts is Dell XPS 17 GPU? ›

    In addition to the 45-Watt CPUs (Alder Lake), you can again choose among two GeForce RTX GPUs, the RTX 3050 and RTX 3060, which both are specified with a TGP of 60 watts. This means that Dell has performed a downgrade here, since the GPUs were still allowed to consume 70 watts in last-year's XPS 17 9710.

    Can I use 60W charger instead of 45w Dell? ›

    As long as it is the same voltage and connector type you can use a higher watt adapter. It will charge the battery a bit faster but other than and the size of the brick you will see no difference. The laptop will only draw the current it needs while running.

    Can I use 130W charger instead of 65W? ›

    If its original charger is a 130W adapter, then no, a 65W wouldn't work. It might work entirely by coincidence (the plugs are the same and the computer somehow can operate at a much lower wattage, but that is like jumping into a dark room and trusting on blind luck that i's not a spiked pit at the bottom.

    Can I use a 65W charger instead of 45w Dell? ›

    Yes. Wattage is a measurement of how much power a supply CAN generate, or how much your device DOES consume. The wattage of your power supply is a rating of the maximum power that can be drawn down from it; if your computer requires 45w but your supply can provide 65w, you will be fine.

    Can I leave my Dell XPS plugged in overnight? ›

    It is totally safe, Dell might include software that allows you to keep the battery at 70% which is of course better. But laptops today have software that prevents them from 'over-charging'. However, this will degrade the battery. But so will using it without keeping it plugged in all the time.

    Can XPS battery be replaced? ›

    If your Dell XPS 13 (also known as Dell XPS 13 Infinity Edge Ultrabook or Dell XPS 13 Skylake) has lost its ability to hold a charge, you most likely have a dead battery, which requires replacement. A functional battery provides power to your laptop.

    How many watt hours is a Dell XPS battery? ›

    52 Watt Hours (Wh). 7.4 Volts (V).

    Should I use Adobe RGB or sRGB? ›

    In general, though, sRGB is the standard best suited to simpler needs, and Adobe RGB is ideal for advanced photography and printed works. If you enjoyed this read, make sure to check out our article on color correction vs color grading or find your next creative monitor here.

    What color gamut is best for digital art? ›

    Digital art is usually created to suit either screens or printers, but not both. RGB is best for artwork created for viewing on screens, as it manages color the same way screens do. RGB breaks each color down as a unique combination of red, green, and blue. CMYK is the best option for artwork destined for print.

    Is a color gamut of 72% good? ›

    A professional display ought to be able to exactly reproduce at least 90% (preferably more) of the colours in this space; Another common standard of colour space is the NTSC gamut – 72% NTSC[1] = 99% sRGB[2].

    Should I be worried if my PC just blue screened? ›

    Blue Screen errors (also sometimes called black screen errors or STOP code errors) can occur if a serious problem causes Windows to shut down or restart unexpectedly. You might see a message that says, "Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer" or a similar message.

    What is the blue circle in the middle of my Dell laptop? ›

    Keyboard Shortcut Key Functions

    Note: The blue circle in the middle of the keyboard is the trackstick that can control the mouse pointer. Note: If you experience problems with your keyboard, please follow the troubleshooting link below: Keyboard Usage and Troubleshooting Guide.

    Why does my computer keep blue screening and I don t know why? ›

    The blue screen of death is usually caused by improperly installed, damaged, or aging hardware, or by buggy or incompatible software. Driver updates for your graphics card or other hardware components can also cause a blue screen of death if they fail to integrate properly with the rest of your system.

    Is 72% NTSC the same as 100% sRGB? ›

    You can calculate straightforwardly. 72 percent NTSC is about the same as 100 percent sRGB.

    Why use HSV instead of RGB? ›

    The HSV color space (hue, saturation, value) is often used by people who are selecting colors (e.g., of paints or inks) from a color wheel or palette, because it corresponds better to how people experience color than the RGB color space does.

    Is wide gamut better than sRGB? ›

    It is able to store a wider range of color values than sRGB or Adobe RGB color spaces. As a comparison, the wide-gamut RGB color space encompasses 77.6% of the visible colors specified by the CIELAB color space, while the standard Adobe RGB color space covers just 52.1% and sRGB covers only 35.9%.

    Which lasts longer Dell or HP? ›

    Experts generally recommend Dell over HP due to its superior build quality, longer battery life, and better customer support; ultimately, it comes down to personal preferences and needs when choosing between these two companies.

    Why Dell laptops are best? ›

    Dell laptops are very popular because of their high quality and affordable price. They have a wide range of models, from the most basic to the top-of-the line ones.

    Is Lenovo better than Dell? ›

    Lenovo is generally better for durability, as their laptops are built with strong materials and are designed to withstand wear and tear. Dell laptops, on the other hand, may have more attractive designs but may not be as durable.

    Why is Dell less expensive than HP? ›

    HP tends to be pricier than Dell, but they have a good reason for it. They use more expensive components and materials. This ensures the quality of the product, but the cost is passed down to the consumer. They make models with higher specs, which is an added layer of expense.

    Why HP is the best laptop brand? ›

    Overall, HP is still one of the top laptop brands in 2023 thanks to its combination of stylish design, performance power, and innovative features. With its wide selection of products at various price points, there's sure to be something suitable for everyone's needs.

    What does XPS stand for Dell? ›

    Dell XPS ("eXtreme Performance System") is a line of consumer-oriented high-end laptop and desktop computers manufactured by Dell.

    Why XPS is so expensive? ›

    4. Why Is XPS More Expensive Than Inspiron? The XPS laptop is on the more premium end of Dell's mainstream laptops compared to the Inspiron. Hence, they are usually more expensive because of their premium build and higher-end configuration options.

    How fast is the SSD in Dell XPS? ›

    The 500GB SSD in the smaller 15-inch XPS laptop can write at speeds over 4GB/s and can read over 6GB/s. However, as you're about to see, PCIe 4 drives can be a bit faster than this. The 1TB SSD in the XPS 17 gets closer to touching 5GB/s write speeds, topping out at 4.74GB/s in our test.

    Do 17 inch laptops have better cooling? ›

    Does a 17 Inch Laptop Have Better Cooling? Due to more component room in the chassis, 17-inch laptops often have an extra cooling fan. But, keep in mind these laptops are also larger and heavier, which means they need additional cooling to ensure everything's functioning well.

    How long does XPS 17 last? ›

    In light workloads like watching video and web browsing, you can expect over 10 hours of battery life.

    Is Dell XPS 17 good for students? ›

    Dell XPS 17: Verdict

    With impressively loud speakers, a speedy SSD and more than 9 hours of battery life, this compact powerhouse is ideal for daily multitasking, serious content creation and even AAA gaming. It's why we also put it on our list of the best laptops for engineering students.

    What is high temperature for XPS? ›

    The service temperature of XPS is typically limited to about 165°F. This falls in line with the instability of a thermoplastic material. In fact, according to an industry Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), XPS begins to melt at 194°F.

    What is the highest temperature a laptop can handle? ›

    Laptops have been designed to work within a safe temperature range, typically between 50 to 95 degrees F (10 - 35 degrees C). This range refers to the optimal usage temperature of the outside environment and the temperature the laptop should be warmed to before using.

    Does high end laptop last longer? ›

    The more expensive the laptop is, the longer it lasts. If the laptop is less than $600 or 700, it can be used for 2-4 years. If you pay $700 to $1000, the average lifespan is 3-5 years. Laptops that cost more than $1000 can last 4-7 years.

    Does elevating laptop help cooling? ›

    2. Elevate your laptop at a comfortable angle. The best way to guarantee proper ventilation is by elevating your laptop above your work surface. Laptop stands and wall mounts are widely available, but you can also improvise with a book or similar small object.

    What is Dell XPS 17 good for? ›

    You should buy the Dell XPS 17 (2022) if:

    You want a big screen that's insanely high quality. You want power in a 17-inch laptop, with 45W processors and dedicated graphics. You focus on creative work like photo and video editing.

    Will there be a new XPS in 2023? ›

    The Dell XPS 17 is the biggest XPS on the block, and it's been updated for 2023 with the latest Intel Raptor Lake 13th Gen CPUs and Nvidia Geforce RTX 4000 series GPUs.

    Is Dell XPS business grade? ›

    XPS laptops for business are built with premium materials, expert craftsmanship & product innovation. High-quality and meticulously crafted from premium materials like machined aluminum and carbon fiber, XPS laptops are durable and beautiful.

    Is Dell XPS 17 good for architecture? ›

    Architects and other design workers would benefit from the Dell XPS 17-inch laptop due to its robust hardware and wide range of applications. The laptop's powerful technology allows it to run sophisticated design programs and 3D modeling applications efficiently.

    What is the advantage of XPS laptop? ›

    The Framework Laptop (2022) and the Dell XPS 13 (2021) are both premium ultraportable Windows laptops. The Dell provides a slightly better user experience overall with a brighter display, a more comfortable keyboard, a larger touchpad, and better-sounding speakers. It's also more portable and has longer battery life.

    What SSD temp is too high? ›

    Seeing that 80 degrees Celsius should be an SSD's upper limit for temperature, manufacturers need to supply a cooling mechanism for the SSD. Without one, the drive will quickly heat beyond 70 degrees Celsius, which diminishes data integrity and endurance.

    What are the disadvantages of XPS insulation? ›

    Cons of XPS:
    • Higher cost compared to EPS.
    • Heavier weight, which can make it more difficult to handle and install.
    • Lower R-value per inch of thickness compared to EPS.
    • More difficult to recycle, as it is often coated with materials that make it difficult to separate the polystyrene from other materials.
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