XPS 17 9700

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  1. Nick

    Nick Professor Carnista

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    How's everyone feeling about the new XPS 17? I've been considering the LG Gram 17, but the XPS 17 looks sturdier and should be much faster if Dell can manage the thermals. I wish it had regular USB type-A ports but it will come with a dongle.

    How I'd spec it:

    17-inch UHD+, 3840 x 2400, 60 Hz, anti-reflective, touch, InfinityEdge, 100% AdobeRGB, 500 nits, wide-viewing angle
    Core i7-10750H, 6 Core, 2.60 GHz to 5 GHz or Core i7-10875H, 8 Core, 2.30 GHz to 5.10 GHz (depending on cost)
    16 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel or 32 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel (depending on cost and whether it can be upgraded later)
    256 GB, M.2 2230, PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4, SSD (unless the upgrade to 512GB is relatively cheap)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 6 GB GDDR6
    6-cell, 97 WHr "smart" lithium-ion, ExpressCharge

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Leake...and-XPS-15-refreshes-leaked-too.463078.0.html
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    I’m anxiously awaiting it as well. Would be a great do everything device for us.
     
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    Looks awesome.

    I am waiting to see how DPC latency works. As this was a major issue for current generation XPS laptops that Frank Azor was unable to sort, I hope the engineers worked on this.

    I would prefer a non-skylake CPU but Intel just can't do that so maybe wait or switch
     
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    pascaladjaero Notebook Geek

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    Skipping this gen for next year's model that should come with tiger lake CPUs... Warranty on my surface ends right around June 2021.

    The upgraded iGPU would be one of the major improvements I would be looking forward to. I'll also monitor how this first models handle temps

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    Nick Professor Carnista

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    Since you've been considering the LG Gram 17, I presume performance it not a priority? I've been pretty happy with my ProBook. From the specs, it looks like it's about a pound heavier than the XPS 17. I'm guessing you can get it for a lot less than the XPS 17 and and now, as opposed waiting for the XPS 17 to be released, then hit the outlet. Its biggest plus is the screen, though I'm sure it's not as good as the Dell, and it's easy to upgrade. There's a newer G7 model as well.
     
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    Nick Professor Carnista

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    I do a decent amount of online work involving side-by-side documents, so not the most strenuous workload. I'll take a look at the ProBook. My only real requirements are QHD or higher screen resolution and a 10th gen Intel processor. Lighter is better but the price is more important. I can get the Gram 17 for around $1200 on eBay.
     
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    Althernai Notebook Virtuoso

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    For comparison, my XPS 15 9560 is (according to the official documentation):

    Height: 17 mm (0.66 in)
    Width: 357 mm (14.06 in)
    Depth: 235 mm (9.27 in)
    Weight (maximum): 2.06 kg (4.54 lb)

    It's pretty cool that the difference between a 15-incher and a much more powerful 17-incher is less than three-quarters of an inch in width and less than half an inch in depth.

    On the other hand, it looks like they're still using Killer WiFi and this time it's soldered so there's no changing it. Oh well, I wasn't planning to upgrade this year anyway... maybe next year they'll have some AMD options or at least offer an Intel WiFi card.
     
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    It takes a lot to wow the laptop world but the XPS 17 is impressive!

    Wonderful screen and casework. There is a lot of space for cooling and the 2x nvme drives is nice. We will see what the performance challenges are as Dell never seems to get it right. Once Intel moves away from Skylake, the motherboard likely will require significant redesign.

    I wonder if the competition will take years to respond to the XPS 17, as they did with the beautiful 2015 XPS lineup. Given the human malware situation, I think Dell will not see much in the near term.
     
  10. custom90gt

    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    Yeah, I may pick up a 17 just to try it out. It's got my interest with the vapor chamber and 2060...
     
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