Dell XPS 15 9570 vs. Dell XPS 17 9720: Which is better?

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell XPS 15 9570 and Dell XPS 17 9720 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Dell XPS 15 9570 Pros

Reasons that Dell XPS 15 9570 is better than Dell XPS 17 9720.

About 17% lighter

Dell XPS 15 9570 weighed 4 pounds, 17% lighter than the 4.79 pounds Dell XPS 17 9720.

WeightDell XPS 15 9570Dell XPS 17 9720
Pound
4 lbs.
4.79 lbs.
Kilogram
1.81 kg
2.17 kg
Has two more ports and slots

Dell XPS 15 9570 has more ports and slots count than the Dell XPS 17 9720. It has nine versus seven amount of ports and slots on the Dell XPS 17 9720.

PortsDell XPS 15 9570Dell XPS 17 9720
Battery gauge buttonYesNo
full-size SD card slotYesYes
HDMIYesNo
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotYesYes
power portYesNo
Thunderbolt 3YesNo
Thunderbolt 4NoYes x4
USB-AYes x2No
Total97
More versatile connectivity

Dell XPS 15 9570 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the Dell XPS 17 9720. It has six versus three commonly used ports and slots on the Dell XPS 17 9720.

PortsDell XPS 15 9570Dell XPS 17 9720
full-size SD card slotYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
HDMIYesNo
power portYesNo
Thunderbolt 3YesNo
Thunderbolt 4NoYes
USB-AYesNo

Dell XPS 17 9720 Pros

Reasons that Dell XPS 17 9720 is better than Dell XPS 15 9570.

Significantly newer manufacturing

2022 vs. 2018

Much faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-12700H inside Dell XPS 17 9720 has a 144% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-8950HK inside Dell XPS 15 9570.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Dell XPS 17 9720 - Intel Core i7-12700H
11,774
Dell XPS 17 9720 - Intel Core i5-12500H
9,293
Dell XPS 15 9570 - Intel Core i9-8950HK
4,806
Dell XPS 15 9570 - Intel Core i7-8750H
4,470
Dell XPS 15 9570 - Intel Core i5-8300H
3,269
Supports larger memory

Dell XPS 17 9720 supports a larger memory capacity than the Dell XPS 15 9570. It supports up to 64GB versus 32GB of system memory on the Dell XPS 15 9570.

Max system memory size
Dell XPS 17 9720
64 GB
Dell XPS 15 9570
32 GB
Supports faster memory

Dell XPS 17 9720 supports a faster memory speed than the Dell XPS 15 9570. It supports up to 4800MHz versus 2666MHz of system memory on the Dell XPS 15 9570.

Memory type and speed
Dell XPS 17 9720 - DDR5
4,800 MHz
Dell XPS 15 9570 - DDR4
2,666 MHz
8% larger display

Dell XPS 17 9720 has a 17-inch screen size 8% larger than the 15.6-inch Dell XPS 15 9570.

Display size
Dell XPS 17 9720
17-inch
Dell XPS 15 9570
15.6-inch

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

Dell XPS 15 9570 Price
Dell XPS 9570 Laptop 15.6in FHD i7-8750H CPU 16GB RAM 512GB SSD GeForce GTX 1050Ti Thin Bezel 400 Nits Display Silver Windows 10 Home XPS9570-7996SLV-PUS (Renewed)
Dell XPS 9570 Laptop 15.6in FHD i7-8750H CPU 16GB RAM 512GB SSD GeForce GTX 1050Ti Thin Bezel 400 Nits Display Silver Windows 10 Home XPS9570-7996SLV-PUS (Renewed)
By Dell
$558.70
Dell XPS 15 9570 FHD Laptop PC Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, 16GB Ram, 512GB NVMe SSD, Thunderbolt NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5, Windows 10 (Renewed)
Dell XPS 15 9570 FHD Laptop PC Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, 16GB Ram, 512GB NVMe SSD, Thunderbolt NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5, Windows 10 (Renewed)
By Dell
$548.00
Dell Original XPS 15 Laptop Charger 130W(watt) AC Power Adapter(Power Supply) with 3 Prong Power Cord - Precision M3800 5510 5520 5530,XPS 9530 9550 9560 9570
Dell Original XPS 15 Laptop Charger 130W(watt) AC Power Adapter(Power Supply) with 3 Prong Power Cord - Precision M3800 5510 5520 5530,XPS 9530 9550 9560 9570
By Dell
$37.70
$59.99 37% OFF
Dell XPS 17 9720 12700H Price
Dell 2023 XPS 17 9720 Laptop 17" Touchscreen UHD+ Display 14-Core 12th Intel Core i7-12700H NVIDIA RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6 64GB DDR5 4TB NVMe SSD Thunderbolt 4 WiFi 6E Backlit KB FP Reader Windows 11 Pro
Dell 2023 XPS 17 9720 Laptop 17" Touchscreen UHD+ Display 14-Core 12th Intel Core i7-12700H NVIDIA RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6 64GB DDR5 4TB NVMe SSD Thunderbolt 4 WiFi 6E Backlit KB FP Reader Windows 11 Pro
By Dell
$3,789.00
Dell XPS 9720 17" WQUXGA IPS Touchscreen Laptop 2023 | Intel i7-12700H 14-Core | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB | Backlit Keyboard | Fingerprint | Thunderbolt 4 | WiFi 6E | 16GB DDR5 1TB SSD | Win11 Pro
Dell XPS 9720 17" WQUXGA IPS Touchscreen Laptop 2023 | Intel i7-12700H 14-Core | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB | Backlit Keyboard | Fingerprint | Thunderbolt 4 | WiFi 6E | 16GB DDR5 1TB SSD | Win11 Pro
By Dell
$3,259.00
EbidDealz Replacement for Laptop Motherboard Intel Core i7-12700H NVIDIA GeForce RTX3050 4GB DDR5 SDRAM Dell XPS 17 9720 RG82H 0RG82H CN-0RG82H
EbidDealz Replacement for Laptop Motherboard Intel Core i7-12700H NVIDIA GeForce RTX3050 4GB DDR5 SDRAM Dell XPS 17 9720 RG82H 0RG82H CN-0RG82H
By Generic
$299.99

Comparison Summary

Dell has released the XPS 15 9570, a 15.6-inch machine, in 2018. It is powered by up to a hexa-core Intel Core i9-8950HK with a boost clock speed up to 4.80 GHz. The laptop has a dedicated GPU option up to Nvidia Quadro GTX 1050Ti with 4GB GDDR5 with Max-Q.

On the other hand, we have the 17-inch XPS 17 9720 was introduced by Dell about four years later in early-2022. It comes with up to 14-core Intel Core i7-12700H with a boost clock speed up to 4.70 GHz. It has a dedicated GPU option up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 6GB GDDR6 70W TGP.

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Dell XPS 15 95701
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8300H93556.39%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H97558.81%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK1,06664.29%
Dell XPS 17 97201
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12500H1,65399.70%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H1,658100.00%
01,658

Geekbench 5 Multi Core

Dell XPS 15 95701
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8300H3,26927.76%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H4,47037.97%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK4,80640.82%
Dell XPS 17 97201
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12500H9,29378.93%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H11,774100.00%
011,774

The Dell XPS 15 9570 has a 15.6-inch display which is slightly smaller than the 17-inch Dell XPS 17 9720. In addition, The Dell XPS 15 9570 weighs 4 lbs. about 19% lighter than the 4.79 lbs. Dell XPS 17 9720. Moreover, measured at 14.06” x 9.27” x 0.66”, the Dell XPS 15 9570 is much more portable than the Dell XPS 17 9720 at 14.74” x 9.76” x 0.77”.

Dell XPS 15 9570Dell XPS 17 9720

There are a toal number of 9 ports and slots available on Dell XPS 15 9570. That includes a Thunderbolt 3 port, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, a headphone jack, a power port, a full-size SD card slot, a lock slot, and a Battery gauge button. With that said, it has two ports and slots more than the Dell XPS 17 9720 that has four Thunderbolt 4 ports, a lock slot, a full-size SD card slot, and a headphone jack.

Moving over to upgradability, Dell claims that the Dell XPS 15 9570 supports up to 32GB 2666 MHz DDR4 memory. It also comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that users can replace and upgrade in the future.

For Dell XPS 17 9720, it supports up to 64GB 4800 MHz DDR5 memory that you can upgrade with two memory module slots on the motherboard. It also has two M.2 slots that users can easily swap or add an extra SSD to get extra space when needed.

Key Features

Dell XPS 15 9570Dell XPS 17 9720
At Glance
Released in
2018
16:9 4K UHD
15.6”
2160p 60Hz
Weight
4 lb
1.81 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-8950HK
6C/12T, 2.90 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,066
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,806
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
Up to
32GB
2666 MHz DDR4
Dell XPS 15 9570 Ports
Nvidia Quadro
GTX 1050Ti
4GB GDDR5 with Max-Q
Released in Early
2022
16:10 4K UHD+
17”
2400p 60Hz
Weight
4.79 lb
2.17 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-12700H
14C/20T, 2.30 → 4.70 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,658
Single Core
Geekbench 5
11,774
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1400 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
4800 MHz DDR5
Dell XPS 17 9720 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3060
6GB GDDR6 70W TGP
Starting at
$1,839
i5-12500H, 8GB, 512GB
Built-in
97Wh
Large Battery
Built-in
Facial Recognition
Built-in
Fingerprint Reader
Featuring
Waves Nx® 3D
2 Woofers + 2 Tweeters
Advanced Thermal Design
Vapor Chamber
Cooling System
Supports
Dell Power Manager
Controls fan, battery life, & performance

Availability

Dell XPS 15 9570Dell XPS 17 9720
Released20182022
Release Date-Announced on March 3, 2022
Pricing-Windows 11 Home
  • $1,839
    i5-12500H, 8GB, 512GB, Intel UHD, FHD+ Non-touch
Windows 11 Pro
  • $1,899
    i5-12500H, 8GB, 512GB, Intel UHD, FHD+ Non-touch
  • $1,999
    i5-12500H, 16GB, 512GB, Intel Iris Xe, FHD+ Non-touch
  • $2,349 
    i7-12700H, 16GB, 512GB, RTX 3050, FHD+ Non-touch
  • $2,649
    i7-12700H, 16GB, 512GB, RTX 3050, 4K UHD+ Touch
Applicable Models-
  • 2022 Dell XPS 17
  • Dell XPS 17 9720
  • Dell XPS 9720
Generations

Exterior

Dell XPS 15 9570Dell XPS 17 9720
Dimensions14.06 x 9.27 x 0.45 - 0.66 in (357 x 235 x 11 - 17 mm)
Width: 14.06” (357 mm)
Depth: 9.27” (235 mm)
Height: 0.45 - 0.66” (11 - 17 mm)
14.74” x 9.76” x 0.77” (374.45 x 248.05 x 19.5 mm)
Weight
  • 3-cell battery models: 4 lb (1.8 kg)
  • 6-cell battery models: 4.5 lb (2.0 kg)
  • 4.79 lb (2.17 kg)
    Non-touch with 97Wh.
  • 5.67 lb (2.57 kg)
    Touch with 97Wh.
Colors
  • Silver (CNC machined aluminum with carbon fiber composite palm rest in black)
Platinum Silver exterior Black interior
CNC machined aluminum in platinum silver with carbon fiber composite palm rest in black.
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard; 1.3mm travel.
  • 4.13 x 3.15 in (105 mm x 80 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard.
  • 5.91 x 3.50 in (150 mm x 89 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.

Display

Dell XPS 15 9570Dell XPS 17 9720
Size15.6 Inches17 Inches
Info
  • 15.6-inch FHD non-touchscreen
    1920 x 1080, IPS, 141 PPI, 400-nit brightness 100% sRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Glare, Non-touch support.
  • 15.6-inch UHD touchscreen
    3840 x 2160, IPS, 282 PPI, 350-nit brightness, 100% AdobeRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Reflective, Touch support.
  • 17” FHD+ Nontouch
    1920 x 1200 133 PPI 500 nits 16:10 100% sRGB 1650:1 60Hz Dolby Vision™️ Eyesafe®️ Anti-glare WVA 5.06 W
  • 17” 4K UHD+ Touch
    3840 x 2400 266 PPI 500 nits 16:10 100% AdobeRGB 99% DCI-P3 1600:1 60Hz DisplayHDR™️ 400 Dolby Vision™️ Eyesafe®️ Anti-reflective Anti-smudge WVA 13.73 W

Ports

Dell XPS 15 9570Dell XPS 17 9720
Dell XPS 15 9570 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (5)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), PCIe Gen 3 x4, DisplayPort 1.2, Power Delivery
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), PowerShare
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x power port
Right (4)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), PowerShare
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
  • 1 x lock slot
  • 1 x Battery gauge button
Dell XPS 17 9720 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (3)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x lock slot
Right (4)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
    v6.0
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone

Internal Specs

Dell XPS 15 9570Dell XPS 17 9720
Processor
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.30 → 4.00 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.20 → 4.10 GHz, 9MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.90 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12500H
    12 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 → 4.50 GHz, 18MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.30 → 4.70 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
Integrated Graphics
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8300H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1000 MHz
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12500H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1400 MHz
Memory
  • 4 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
    2666 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
4800 MHz Dual-channel DDR5 RAM.
2 x SODIMM slots.
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050Ti with Max-Q (Optional)
    Pascal Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1291 → 1418 MHz, 768 CUDA Cores.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050
    Ampere Architecture 4GB GDDR6 128-bit 2304 CUDA Cores 60W
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060
    Ampere Architecture 6GB GDDR6 192-bit 3584 CUDA Cores 70W
Storage
  • 128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 2TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe® 3x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 2TB 4TB 8TB
  PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe SSD.
Up to 64Gbps.
  • Storage slots: 2 x M.2 2230/2280 slots.

Connectivity

Dell XPS 15 9570Dell XPS 17 9720
Wi-Fi
  • Rivet Killer 1535
    Up to 867 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac).
Intel Killer 1675 (AX211)
Onboard Dual Band 2.4GHz/5GHz Up to 2400 Mbps WiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth 5.2

Battery

Dell XPS 15 9570Dell XPS 17 9720
Size
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion 56 Wh
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion 97 Wh
97 Wh
6-cell "smart" lithium-ion.
Battery Life
  • Up to 20 hours and 18 minutes
* Tested on FHD panel with 97 Wh.
-
Power Supply130 W power adapter
Power rated at 19.50VDC/6.67A.
130 W USB Type-C power adapter
Power rated at 5VDC/1A, 20VDC/6.5A.

Software

Dell XPS 15 9570Dell XPS 17 9720
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Windows 11
Home Pro Pro National Academic
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription

Camera & Audio

Dell XPS 15 9570Dell XPS 17 9720
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    Bottom-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Infrared camera
    576 x 360 (VGA) at 30 fps for Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
Audio
  • Stereo speakers professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro
  • Two speakers (2W x 2 = 4W total)
  • Dual-array microphones
  • Realtek ALC711-CG Audio Controller
  • Realtek ALC1319D Amplifier
  • Studio quality tuning with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro and Waves Nx® 3D audio
  • Quad-speaker design with 2.5W x2 woofers and 2.5W x2 tweeters = 10W total peak output
  • Dual microphone array optimized with Waves MaxxVoice supporting VoIP - Microsoft Cortana capable

Misc

Dell XPS 15 9570Dell XPS 17 9720
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
  • IR Camera
Security
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Wedge-shaped lock
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Wedge-shaped lock
Warranty-1 Year ProSupport with Next Business Day Onsite Service

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