The 2020 Dell XPS 17 9700 features the 45W 10th Generation Intel Comet Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-10300H up to 8-core Intel Core i9-10885H with the boost speed up to 5.30 GHz. While the 2020 Alienware M15 R3 features the 45W 10th Generation Intel Comet Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-10300H up to 8-core Intel Core i9-10980HK with the boost speed up to 5.30 GHz.
If you want to know more what's the difference between the 17″ Dell XPS 17 9700 (2020) and the 15.6″ Alienware M15 R3 (2020), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.
Dell XPS 17 9700 vs. Alienware M15 R3: Specs Comparison
1920 x 1080, 141 PPI, 7ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 72% NTSC color gamut, Anti-glare.
Full HD with 144Hz refresh rate
1920 x 1080, 141 PPI, 7ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 72% NTSC color gamut with NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology, Anti-glare.
Full HD with 300Hz refresh rate
1920 x 1080, 141 PPI, 3ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 100% sRGB color gamut, Anti-glare.
Ultra HD with 60Hz refresh rate
3180 x 2160, OLED, 282 PPI, 1ms response time, 400 nits, 16:9, HDR-400 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, 100,000:1 contrast ratio, TrueLife, 14.80W max power consumption
Tobii Eyetracking technology
Wide Viewing Angles on all displays with 85 degrees viewing from all directions
Dell XPS 17 9700
Alienware M15 R3
14.74 x 9.76 x 0.77 in (374.45 x 248.05 x 19.5 mm)
Width: 14.74” (374.45 mm)
Depth: 9.76” (248.05 mm)
Height: 0.77” (19.5 mm)
Width: 14.19 in. (360.30 mm)
Depth: 10.87 in. (276.20 mm)
Height: 0.72 - 0.78 in. (18.30 - 19.70 mm)
300 Hz Refresh Rate Models
Width: 14.19 in. (360.30 mm)
Depth: 10.86 in. (275.90 mm)
Height: 0.70 - 0.78 in. (17.90 - 19.70 mm)
Non-touch with 56Wh: 4.65 lbs (2.11 kg)
Touch screen with 97Wh: 5.53 lbs (2.51 kg)
Starting at 4.65 lbs (2.10 kg) up to 5.51 lbs (2.50 kg)
CNC machined aluminum in platinum silver with carbon fiber composite palm rest in black
Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 on touch panel
Dark Side of the Moon with High Endurance Clear Coat
Lunar Light with High Endurance Clear Coat
Keyboard and Trackpad
Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard with larger keycaps.
Larger touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
Alienware mSeries 4-Zone AlienFX RGB keyboard.
Alienware mSeries keyboard with per-key RGB LED.
Includes anti-ghosting and N-key rollover technology
1.7mm key travel
0.2mm-dish concave key design
4.13 x 2.36 in (105 mm x 80 mm) precision touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
4 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 with Thunderbolt™ 3
(4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3) supporting: Power Delivery, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps bi-directional), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), Native DisplayPort 1.4 (up to HBR2) video output, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, and USB-A via Dell Adapter (sold separately).
1 x full-size SD card reader v6.0
1 x Wedge-shaped lock slot
1 x 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack
featuring Waves Nx® 3D audio with head tracking.
1 x Power/DC-in Port
1 x RJ-45 Killer™ Ethernet E3000 10/100/1000Mbps/2.5Gbps Port
2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port
1 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1 port with PowerShare technology
1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 Port (USB Type-C™ with support for USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps, 40Gbps Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort 1.2)
1 x Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
1 x HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 Output Port
1 x Mini-Display Port 1.4 (certified) Output Port
1 x Audio Out 1/8" Ports (Compatible with inline mic headset)
1 x Wedge-shaped lock slot (cable and lock sold separately)
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