Dell’s added a new member to the XPS line this summer, the XPS 17 (9700). The laptop is the largest of the XPS lineup, featuring a 170inch screen. Thanks to the laptop’s small bezels, the 17-inch display fits into a body the same size as some 15-inch laptops. On the inside, the XPS 17 packs quite the punch, with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics. The Dell XPS 17 (9700) is available starting at $1,400.
Technically, the XPS 17 line isn’t new, as Dell used to make a Dell XPS 17. But the XPs 17 line hasn’t seen a new laptop in ten years. Dell claims the XPS 17 (9700) is the “smallest 17-inch laptop on the planet,” thanks to its InfinityEdge display. According to Dell, it is “smaller than 48 percent of 15-inch laptops.”
The XPS 17 has a design similar to the XPS 13 and the recently revamped XPS 15. Its display reaches from edge to edge in all four directions, and the bottom bezel is almost invisible from certain angles.
You can opt to get an XPS 17 marked with the “Creator Edition” badge on Dell’s website. According to Dell, configurations that show the Creator Edition badge have been selected to provide a smooth experience for creative tools, such as programs for video editing and graphic design.
Large and in charge
A big entry to the XPS lineup
The XPS 17 (9700) features a massive 17-inch display but thanks to its thin bezels, its body is the size of many 15-inch laptops. It pairs that large display with powerful internal options for creators.