Dell updates its 17″ XPS with the “highest performance” mobile processor

Dell XPS 17 9710 launched Price in Nepal Specifications Features Availability
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Last year, Dell re-introduced the 17-inch XPS to go alongside the much-loved XPS 15 and XPS 13. A year later, the XPS 17 9700 has its successor. The 2021 iteration of the XPS 17 comes with the latest CPUs and GPUs along with a better cooling solution and a better screen. Here, we will be discussing the key specs of the new Dell XPS 17 9710 along with its expected price in Nepal.

Dell XPS 17 9710 Overview:

Display and Display

As expected, Dell has not introduced many changes regarding the aesthetics of the device. Its chassis is carved out of a single block of aluminum and arrives in two colors. The Platinum Silver variant comes with a CNC-machined aluminum while on the other hand, you get carbon fiber composite palm with the black color option.

Dell XPS 17 9710 Design and Display

Coming to the 17-inch display, you can choose between a 4K UHD touch panel and an FHD non-touch panel. Both screens have an anti-reflective coating. They also boast a brightness of up to 500 nits. In addition, the 4K model covers 100% of Adobe RGB and 99% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. It has DisplayHDR 400 certification and Gorilla Glass 6 protection as well.

Performance and Memory

Here, users get to choose from four Tiger Lake H-series mobile processors. The base variant features the hexa-core Core i5-11400H CPU. You can go all the way to octa-core i9-11980HK which, according to Intel, ”delivers the highest performance in laptops for business professionals because of the Turbo Boost Max 3.0 speed of 5.0GHz”.

All these CPUs feature Intel UHD graphics. But for people wanting more power, Dell is offering XPS 17 with RTX 3050 and 3060 graphics as well. You can configure the Dell XPS 17 9710 with up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM and 4TB PCIe SSD.

Keyboard, TouchPad, and Audio

This laptop comes with a full-sized backlit chiclet keyboard. Each key has a 1.3mm travel distance. The power button has a fingerprint sensor integrated into it. It supports Windows Hello authentication. There is also a glass-surface precision touchpad.

Dell XPS 17 9710 Keyboard and Touchpad

For audio, it has a quad-speaker setup which consists of two woofers (2.5W) and two tweeters (1.5W). Together, they contribute to an 8W total peak output. The whole setup is tuned with Waves MaxxAudio Pro and Waves NX 3D audio. The dual-array microphone has also been optimized with Waves MaxxVoice.

Rest of the specs

Coming to ports, Dell has kept things simple by including only four Thunderbolt ports with DisplayPort and Power Delivery compatibility. In addition, there is a 3.5mm audio combo jack and a wedge-shaped security lock. To compensate for the lack of other I/O, Dell ships XPS 17 with a USB-C to USB-A adapter and an HDMI v2.0 adapter.

Depending upon the configuration, the laptop comes with a 56Whr or 97Whr battery with a 90W or 130W Type-C adapter.

Dell XPS 17 9710 (2021) Specifications: 

  • Design and Build: Unibody Aluminum chassis
  • Dimension: 19.5 x 9.76  x 0.77-inches, 2.11 – 2.51 kg
  • Display: 17″ InfinityEdge Anti-Glare, 500nits, Non-touch FHD / Touch 4K, Gorilla Glass 6 (on 4K), Dolby Vision, Eyesafe, Display HDR (on 4K)
  • Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080) / 4K UHD (3840 x 2400)
  • Keyboard: Backlit chicklet, 1.3 mm key travel
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-11400H / i7-11800H / i9-11900H / i9-11980HK
  • RAM: 8 to 64GB of DDR4 (dual-channel, 3200MHz)
  • Graphics: Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
  • Battery: 56 / 97 Watt-hours
  • Storage: 256GB to 4TB PCIe SSD
  • Webcam: HD 720p Webcam with Windows Hello
  • Audio: Quad-Speaker (2x 2.5W woofers + 2x 1.5W tweeters)
  • Connectivity: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2 x 2), Bluetooth 5.1
  • Ports: 4x Thunderbolt 4 with DisplayPort and PowerDelivery, 1x wedge lock, 1x audio combo jack
  • AC adapter: 90W or 130W AC adapter
  • Adapters: USB-C to USB-A v3.0 adapter, HDMI v2.0 dongle

Dell XPS 17 9710 (2021) Price in Nepal & Availability

Dell XPS 17 9710 will go on sale in the US later this year at a starting price of USD 1,399. Thus, we expect the price of Dell XPS 17 9710 in Nepal to start at NPR 200,000.

Dell XPS model Price in the US Price in Nepal (Expected)
XPS 17 9710 USD 1,399 NPR 200,000
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