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 M17 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 17.3″ Alienware M17 R3 (2020), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.
Dell XPS 17 9700 vs. Alienware M17 R3: Specs Comparison
1920 x 1080, 141 PPI, 9ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 72% NTSC color gamut, 600:1 contrast ratio, Anti-glare.
Full HD with 144Hz refresh rate
1920 x 1080, 141 PPI, 9ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 72% NTSC color gamut with NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology, 600:1 contrast ratio, Anti-glare.
Full HD with 300Hz refresh rate
1920 x 1080, 141 PPI, 3ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 100% sRGB color gamut, 700:1 contrast ratio, Anti-glare.
Ultra HD with 60Hz refresh rate
3180 x 2160, 282 PPI, 25ms response time, 500 nits, 16:9, 100% sRGB color gamut, 1,200:1 contrast ratio, 12W max power consumption
Tobii Eyetracking technology
Wide Viewing Angles on all displays with 85 degrees viewing from all directions
Dell XPS 17 9700
Alienware M17 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)
15.74 x 11.59 x 0.89 in (399.80 x 294.30 x 22.50 mm)
Width: 15.74 in. (399.80 mm)
Depth: 11.59 in. (294.30 mm)
Height: 0.89 in. (22.50 mm)
Non-touch with 56Wh: 4.65 lbs (2.11 kg)
Touch screen with 97Wh: 5.53 lbs (2.51 kg)
Starting at 6.55 lb (2.97 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
Lunar Light with High Endurance Clear Coat
Dark Side of the Moon 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 AlienFX lighting
Includes anti-ghosting and N-key rollover technology
1.7 mm key travel and alphanumeric keys
0.2 mm-dish concave key design
Size: 4.13” x 3.15” (105 mm x 80 mm)
Premium Precision-Point glass touchpad
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 E3100 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 0.125" Ports (Compatible with inline mic headset)
1 x Wedge-shaped lock slot (cable and lock sold separately)
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