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Dell XPS 17 9700 vs XPS 15 9500

66 out of 100
Dell XPS 17 9700
VS
62 out of 100
Dell XPS 15 9500
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Display
Battery 97 Wh
CPU
GPU GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB
RAM
Storage

Review

Evaluation of Dell XPS 17 9700 and XPS 15 9500 important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Case
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Dell XPS 17 9700
  • Features a much bigger (~73%) battery – 97 against 56 watt-hours
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 4 versus 3
Advantages of the Dell XPS 15 9500
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 680 grams less (around 1.5 lbs)
  • Much smaller footprint: 15% more compact case (122.6 vs 144.1 square inches)

Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 2.51 kg (5.53 lbs) 1.83 kg (4.04 lbs)
Width 375 mm (14.76 inches) 344 mm (13.54 inches)
Height 248 mm (9.76 inches) 230 mm (9.06 inches)
Thickness 20 mm (0.79 inches) 18 mm (0.71 inches)
Area 930 cm2 (144.1 inches2) 791 cm2 (122.7 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~90.1% ~89.2%
Side bezels 4.4 mm 4 mm
Colors Silver Silver
Transformer No No
Opening angle 150° 140°
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber Yes No
Number of fans 2 2
Max. fan speed (RPM) - 5000 RPM
Noise level 49 dB 46 dB

Display

Size 17 inches 15.6 inches
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 133 ppi 145 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:10
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels 1920 x 1200 pixels
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision Yes, Dolby Vision
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Display tests
Contrast 1686:1 1650:1
sRGB color space 100% 100%
Adobe RGB profile 90.4% 89.5%
DCI-P3 color gamut 94% 94%
Response time 41 ms 43 ms
Max. brightness
500 nits
500 nits

Battery

Capacity
Voltage 11.4 V -
Full charging time 2:00 hr 3:00 hr
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left, Right Left, Right
Charge power 0 W 90 / 130 W
Weigh of AC adapter 447 gramm 481 gramm

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 2.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.5 GHz 4.5 GHz
Cores 4 4
Threads 8 8
L3 Cache 8 MB 8 MB
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel UHD Graphics 630
Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1225
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
4434
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
461
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
2115

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 50 W 55 W
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 12 nm 12 nm
GPU base clock 1350 MHz 1350 MHz
GPU boost clock 1485 MHz 1485 MHz
FLOPS 3.041 TFLOPS 3.041 TFLOPS
Memory size 4 GB 4 GB
Memoty type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory speed ~12 Gbps ~12 Gbps
Shading units 1024 1024
DirectX support 12 12
GPU performance
3.041 TFLOPS
3.041 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 2x4 GB 2x4 GB
Clock 2933 MHz 2933 MHz
Type DDR4 DDR4
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 64 GB 64 GB

Storage

Storage size
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x256 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 1 2
NVMe Yes Yes

Sound

Audio chip Realtek ALC711-CG Realtek ALC3281-CG
Speakers 2.2 2.2
Power 2x2.5W 2x2.5W
Loudness 82.2 dB 84.2 dB
Microphones 2 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5.1 v5
Fingerprint Yes Yes
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Ports
USB Type-C 4x USB 3.2 3x USB 3.1
USB-A No No
HDMI No No
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader Yes Yes
Proprietary charging port No No

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.3 mm 1.3 mm
Touchpad
Size 15.0 x 8.9 cm 15.0 x 9.0 cm
Surface Glass Glass
Windows Precision Yes Yes

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Total votes: 13

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