Dell’s XPS series has, overall, been for those who require high computing power and desktop-level efficiencies in notebooks, and mainly for those who can spend that much to afford an XPS laptop. However, despite the high costs working against them, the Dell XPS 17 – which was launched in India on August 18 – comes off as a heavy-hitter offering some premium configurations and an overall ‘ultrabook’ feel to it.
Getting into the hardware and functionality of the notebook, the XPS 17 is powered by the latest 10th-Gen Intel Core i7 processors and its variants are equipped with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB DDR6 GPU, enabling users – ranging from gaming enthusiasts to creators – to even run the latest games and edit videos and photographs rather seamlessly.
The Dell XPS 17 offers a 17” display delivering an immersive 4K Ultra HD+ resolution of 3840×2400. To protect eyes from the blue light emissions, the display also consists of the ‘Eyesafe’ display technology, which is catching on in laptops and smartphones. The display offers a 100% Adobe RGB and a 94% DCI-P3 colour gamut as well.
Dell’s minimalist design is brought out in the XPS 17 which is made from two pieces of machined aluminium and aerospace-inspired carbon fiber. Dell mentions that it is lightweight but the laptops start at 2.11kg and go up to a maximum of 2.5kg, depending on the configurations the users choose.
Along with a 16GB DDR4 RAM, the Dell XPS runs on Windows 10 Pro and consists of the 4 Thunderbolt 3 DisplayPort with power delivery in addition to a headset port. Similar to those on the XPS 15, the Dell XPS 17 features the Waves Nx 3D audio for speakers which have been worked on by the Grammy-winning producer – Jack Joseph Puig. The Dell XPS 17 is available in 2 customisable variants, with the lower variant offering a Full HD display resolution. The laptops start at a steep price of Rs. 2,09,500 and are available on Dell’s website and on Amazon.
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