If you want a 360-degree laptop that offers all the creativity and inspiration you need, take a look at the Dell XPS 17 9700. It’s the first 17-inch XPS laptop in several years. It’s also still small when compared to many past and current “normal” 17-inch laptops. The FHD+ display is a non-touch, anti-glare 500-nit model.
Have you ever wanted all the power of a desktop in the form of a thin laptop? That’s what you can expect with the 9700. It has a 10th Gen. Intel Core processor (up to 8-cores and 16 threads) and optional GeForce GTX 1650 Ti dedicated graphics. With the cheapest models, the 17-inch FHD+ display has a 1920 x 1080 resolution. On the most advanced model, there is a UHD+ touch display with a 3840 x 2400 InfinityEdge Touch screen. The UHD+ touch display covers 93% of P3 and 100% of Adobe RGB.
There is also Dell’s “PremierColor” color management. It allows the user to tweak the display to a superior level of accuracy and details.
It’s a good idea to order the Dell XPS 17 9700 with discrete graphics instead of integrated graphics. NVIDIA GeForce GTX or RTX offers a lot more power and performance. It’s better at doing creative work, playing games, streaming content, video rendering, and more.
Dell XPS 9700 Connectivity
Connectivity is another thing you won’t have to worry about if with this laptop. All models come with 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports with DisplayPort technology and power delivery. There is also a headphone/microphone combo port for a headset.
The “Eyesafe” display feature reduces harmful blue lights and still manages to maintain vivid colors. Dell claims that this is the first panel that regulates the light energy as well as the source. This way, it’s decreasing the blue light and dispersing it all across the light spectrum.
How much memory does the Dell XPS 17 9700 have? Choose configurations with anywhere from 8GB – 32GB of DDR4-2933MHz. The 8GB comes as 2 x 4GB, the 16GB comes as 2 x 8GB, and the 32GB comes as 2 x 16GB. As for the hard drive, you can’t ask for anything faster and better than an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. It has a capacity from 256GB up to 1TB.
As mentioned above, the processors are 10th Gen. Intel Core i5 or i7, with 4-cores up to 8-cores. This laptop is a “creative” laptop for professionals. Thus, Dell XPS 17 9700 comes with the Windows 10 Pro operating system (64-bit).