• News
  • Dell XPS 17 2020 Announced | Smallest 17-Inch Laptop in World.

Dell XPS 17 2020 Announced | Smallest 17-Inch Laptop in World.

Sabin Tamang 16 May, 2020

Dell is one of the most trusted and selling laptops brands all over the world. They provide different kinds of laptops series for work and gaming. Among different series, Dell XPS is one of the best that Dell offers. Over the years, Dell has launched two variants i.e. Dell XPS 13 and Dell XPS 15. Now, Dell has launched two new models in its premium XPS lineup. We now get an updated XPS 15 alongside a new XPS 17 model for 2020. The XPS 17 is a new model in the range and sees a return of the 17-inch size after nearly a 10-year hiatus in the XPS lineup. Dell claims the 17-inch model is the smallest 17-inch laptop in the world and 48% smaller than most 15-inch laptops on the market today.

Dell XPS 17 Overview

XPS 17 has a 17-inch display in a 19mm design. Like its smaller XPS sibling, the XPS 17 has 10th Gen Intel Core processors up to i7. The XPS 17 also has Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics and up to 64GB memory. Battery life is up to 20 hours. So, let’s talk in detail about this new Dell XPS 17. The release date for the Dell XPS 17 2020 has yet to be fully finalized, but Dell has said it will be released in summer 2020 which means the laptop could be launched around June and August.

Design

As well know, XPS series has one of the best laptop designs that you can get, and similar to its previous generations, this year also XPS is made up of a single block of Aluminum. Measuring 0.77 x 14.74 x 9.76 inches and starting at 4.65 pounds, the Dell XPS 17 2020 is effectively a larger and heavier XPS 15. It retains the sharp slim wedge-like design of previous XPS machines but has an expansive keyboard and trackpad. Dell claims that this is the smallest 17-inch laptop in the world.

Display

Talking about the display on Dell XPS 17. Dell offers two display options on Dell XPS 17 2020, both using Dell’s InfinityEdge panels. The screen has very fewer bezels. To be accurate, it features a 93.7% screen-to-body ratio and allows the XPS 17 to be the smallest 17-inch laptops in the world, according to Dell.

The first display option is a 17.3-inch InfinityEdge non-touch 1920 x 1080 resolution IPS panel that offers 500-nits of brightness, a 1600:1 contrast ratio, and covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut with 60Hz refresh rate.

The second display option is the one many content creators will want to go for, as it offers a touchscreen panel with 4K UHD+ 3840 x 2400 resolution and support for HDR 400. It also delivers 100% Adobe RGB coverage as well as 94% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage.

As mentioned earlier, these laptops have very thin bezels and on that minimal top bezels, Dell integrated 720p webcam along with IR blaster for Windows Hello facial unlocking. It also comes with a fingerprint scanner into the power button.

Performance & Memory

Dell XPS 15 2020 flaunts the latest and one of the most powerful 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10885H processor. It also comes with 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10300H, or i7-10750H, or i7-10875H. So it’s quite on par with most of the gaming laptops out there. So as you can expect, the performance will be buttery smooth. All of your daily tasks run without a hiccup.

Dell XPS 17 2020 starts at 8GB of DDR4 dual-channel SDRAM running at 2933MHz and tops out at a massive 64GB. In terms of storage, the XPS 17 goes up to 2TB of PCIe SSD.

Moving towards the graphics, you can either go with the GTX or the RTX graphics card. there are options for an Nvidia GeForce 1650 Ti with 4GB of GDDR6 or a more powerful GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB of GDDR6 memory. The latter graphics card is a particularly powerful one, not only able to run games at high settings and 60 frames per second, but also chew through video rendering tasks.

Keyboard & Touchpad

Keyboards on XPS devices are always great and the same goes with this one also. The edge-to-edge backlit keys themselves are about 10% larger and have a minimal 1.3mm key travel. Machined aluminum and the use of carbon fibre composite palm rest should make the XPS 17 as good to type on as previous XPS devices.

The trackpad is also good with decent size and comes with windows precision gestures.

Ports

Dell XPS 17 comes with almost every ports needed. You get 4x USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 (power delivery + DisplayPort), 1x Full size SD card reader, 1x 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack, 1x USB-C to USB-A 3.0 & HDMI 2.0 adapter (included).

Audio

And the speakers either side of the keyboard promise impressive audio capabilities as they form part of a quad-speaker setup that has Waves Nx®3D audio for more immersive audio. 

Battery

The Dell XPS 17 2020 has two battery options: the FHD+ model has a 56Whr battery, while the 4K panel models use a 97Whr battery. 

According to Dell, the FHD+ version will deliver 20 hours of battery life as for 4K variation, they didn’t mention anything but it will have around 15 hours of battery life.

Dell XPS 17 Specifications

CPU

10th Gen Intel Core (i5-10300H, or i7-10750H, or i7-10875H, or i9-10885H)

RAM

8 / 16 / 32 / 64GB DDR4 Dual Channel SDRAM @2933MHz

Graphics

Intel UHD Graphics & 4GB GDDR6 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti or 6GB GDDR6 RTX 2060

Memory

8GB / 16GB / 32GB / 64GB DDR4 Dual Channel SDRAM @2933MHz

Display

17.3-inches FHD+ (1920 x 1200) “InfinityEdge” IPS LCD panel, 16:10 aspect ratio, Dolby Vision, 500 nits, 94% DCI-P3, anti-glare coating, 100% sRGB color gamut, 60Hz refresh rate

17.3-inches 4K UHD+ (3840 x 2400) “InfinityEdge” touch IPS LCD panel, 16:10 aspect ratio, HDR400+ Dolby Vision, 500 nits; 94% DCI-P3, anti-reflective coating, 100% Adobe sRGB color gamut, 60Hz refresh rate

Connections

4x USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 (power delivery + DisplayPort)

1x Full size SD card reader

1x 3.5mm microphone jack

1x USB-C to USB-A 3.0 & HDMI 2.0 adapter (included)

Networking

Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (802.11AX) and Bluetooth 5.0

Storage

256GB/ 512GB/ 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive

Sizeheight x width x depth (in mm)

14.74W x 9.76D x 0.77H-inches; 2.11kg (4.65 pounds) tp 2.51 kg (5.53 pounds)

All-Aluminum Chassis

Battery

: 56Whr or 97Whr; USB Type-C 90W to 130W charger

CameraWebcam

720p

Weight

2 kg (4.5 lbs) – with 97 WHr battery, SSD

Additional features

Stereo speakers with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro; 2 W x 2 = 4 W total
1 Headphone/Microphone combo jack
Dual array digital microphones

Dell XPS 17 9700 Price in Nepal & Availability

The release date for the Dell XPS 17 2020 has yet to be fully finalized, but Dell has said it will be released in summer 2020 which means the laptop could be launched around June and August. The price for the base variant starts around $1499 which means it would cost around Rs. 2.2 lakhs in Nepal.

Dell Laptops

Post Comments