Dell XPS 17 (L701X) specs

Ardjuna Seghers

By Ardjuna Seghers


Quick Glance
Display 17.3
Processor Core i5 460M
Processor Speed Standard 2.53 - 2.8
Memory (RAM) 4
Solid State Drive (SSD) No
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) 500
Type Other Laptop
Processor, Memory & Storage
Processor Core i5 460M
Processor Speed Standard 2.53 - 2.8
Memory (RAM) 4
Solid State Drive (SSD) No
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) 500
Hard Disk Drive Speed 7200
DVD Optical Drive DVD Rewriter
Graphics & Sound
Graphics Nvidia GeForce 435M
Display 17.3
Display Finish Glossy
Ethernet Gigabit
Mobile Broadband/3G No
Bluetooth Yes
Webcam HD
Audio Connections 2x 3.5mm (headphone and microphone)
Card Reader SD/HC/XC, MMC, MS/Pro/Duo
Operating System Windows 7
Physical Specifications
Weight (With Battery) 3.43
Dimensions Width 414.9
Depth 287.3
Type Other Laptop
Battery life 231
Special Features Optimus
Battery 56Wh

Andy Vandervell

December 2, 2010, 3:02 pm

Shame Dell don't offer the 1080p screen on the XPS 17, I've got the XPS 15 with the 1080p screen on my desk and it's very nice. :D

Hans Gruber

December 3, 2010, 12:47 am

It's the ghost of Christmas past!

Agreed. Shame about that screen. What's this XPS 15 you're on about? What's this desk you're working from now then? How's it goin'?

Christian Maskey

December 5, 2010, 7:45 pm

I've ordered the Dell XPS 17 but the Christmas rush and a shortage of TV tuners means I may not get it until the 16th January 2011!


December 6, 2010, 7:45 pm

@Christian Maskey:

Ouch! Still, that would be something to look forward to post-Xmas :)


December 8, 2010, 2:54 am

I purchased HP envy 17 but It had dead pixel.I returned it to pc world.After that I ordered

dell xps 17 with i7 processor and GT 445M graphic card with GB graphic memory and GB ram.I got the laptop after 2 weeks.I must say for screen and looks HP Envy17 was much better but audio and system performance in gaming and video editing Dell xps 17 is much better.If this laptop had 1080i HD screen it would have been better than Envy 17.Only reason I didn't go for Dell xps 15 because there is no option for 3GB GT445M graphic card for xps15.

Tony McCarthy

December 14, 2010, 8:10 pm

So what do I do? Do I buy it or not. It seems to be the best value in its price range, but I reckon that I'll need more convincing.


December 14, 2010, 11:13 pm

I think you should go for this laptop but make sure go for i7 processor and GT445M graphic card.If you want TO buy gaming laptop but want to pay less its only two makes,Dell or MSI.The only issues with both these makes that they are not doing full HD 1080i in 17inch laptops but Dell screens are better.Dell is using 1600*900 LED which is pretty good.If you still fancy full HD image you can connect you laptop with 3d full HD TV and it will play most of 2d games in 3d version and its really incredible.See more features of GT 445M on nvidia web page.


May 3, 2011, 2:55 am

XPS 15 and 17 have major problems with USB 3.0 ports dropping out randomly. They also claim 4 dimm slots, verified by sales, but only ship 4 slots with 3D video and 3GB video memory.

Mike Quimichipilli Bravo

December 1, 2016, 12:26 am

this computer is not no 3.43 lbs...more like 7 pounds.

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