Dell XPS 17 9700 vs. Dell XPS 15 9500

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell XPS 17 9700 and Dell XPS 15 9500 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Dell XPS 17 9700 vs. Dell XPS 15 9500

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 Dell XPS 15 9500 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.

If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 17″ Dell XPS 17 9700 (2020) and the 15.6″ Dell XPS 15 9500 (2020), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Dell XPS 17 9700 vs. Dell XPS 15 9500: Specs Comparison

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Dell XPS 17 9700

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Dell XPS 15 9500

Key Features
What's new
The world's smallest 15-inch laptop
It features a stunning, new 4-sided InfinityEdge display that shows off a 5% larger screen and 92.9% screen to body ratio that makes it's even more compact than its predecessors.
Redefined 16:10 InfinityEdge Display
A new display ratio that features a stunning edge-to-edge display with optional 4K UHD+, Dolby Vision, HDR400, 1650:1 contrast ratio, 500-nit brightness, Eyesafe, 0.65% anti-reflective coating, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6, and 100% Adobe RGB / 94% DCI-P3 color gamut.
Powerful Processors
The laptop now powered by the latest 8-core 16-thread 10th Generation Intel ® Core™ processors with Turbo Boost speed of up to 5.30GHz.
Next-Generation Graphics
Featuring the new NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Ti with Max-Q GPU with 4GB GDDR6 video memory to accelerates your favorite creative apps for greater performance and faster speed in video editing, graphic design, photography, and gaming.
More and Faster Memory
It now comes with the faster dual-channel 2933MHz DDR4 memory and can be configured up to 64GB.
More Features
  • Immersive 3D soundscape with quad speaker design and Waves Nx® 3D Audio.
  • Easier to open.
  • Infrared Camera for Windows Hello Face Authentication.
  • 62% larger trackpad.
  • Keyboard with larger key caps.
What's missing
  • No Full-size USB ports.
  • No OLED display available as the previous generation.
AvailabilityDell XPS 17 9700Dell XPS 15 9500
Released20202020
Release InfoAnnounced Date: May 13, 2020Release Date: May 13, 2020
PricingStarting at $1,299.99
Dell XPS 17 9700 Price
New XPS 17 9700 17" Laptop 10th Gen Core i9-10885H up to 5.3 GHz 8 cores RTX 2060 6GB Max-Q 4K UHD Anti-Reflex 500-Nit Touch Display Plus Best Notebook Stylus Pen Light (6TB SSD DRIVE|64GB RAM|10 PRO)
New XPS 17 9700 17" Laptop 10th Gen Core i9-10885H up to 5.3 GHz 8 cores RTX 2060 6GB Max-Q 4K UHD Anti-Reflex 500-Nit Touch Display Plus Best Notebook Stylus Pen Light (6TB SSD DRIVE|64GB RAM|10 PRO)
By Best Notebooks
$6,299.00
New Dell XPS 17 9700 17 inch UHD Plus Laptop (Silver) Intel i9-10885H 10th Gen, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home, 17-30.99 inches
New Dell XPS 17 9700 17 inch UHD Plus Laptop (Silver) Intel i9-10885H 10th Gen, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home, 17-30.99 inches
By Dell
$3,267.42
Dell XPS 17 9700 (Latest Model) 17.0" Core i7-10750H(Six Core, Up to 5.0Ghz) 1TB PCIe SSD 32GB RAM FHD+ (1920x1200) GTX 1650Ti 4GB WiFi 6 AX+BT Win 10 (Renewed)
Dell XPS 17 9700 (Latest Model) 17.0" Core i7-10750H(Six Core, Up to 5.0Ghz) 1TB PCIe SSD 32GB RAM FHD+ (1920x1200) GTX 1650Ti 4GB WiFi 6 AX+BT Win 10 (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,899.99
Dell XPS 15 9500 Price
New Dell XPS 15 9500 15.6 inch UHD+ Touchscreen Laptop (Silver) Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti with 4GB GDDR6, Window 10 Pro (XPS9500-7845SLV-PUS)
New Dell XPS 15 9500 15.6 inch UHD+ Touchscreen Laptop (Silver) Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti with 4GB GDDR6, Window 10 Pro (XPS9500-7845SLV-PUS)
By Dell
$1,999.99
Was: $2,149.00
New Dell XPS 15 9500 (Latest Model) 15.6 inch FHD+ Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
New Dell XPS 15 9500 (Latest Model) 15.6 inch FHD+ Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,699.99
Dell XPS 15 9500 (Latest Model) 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen 32GB DDR4 RAM 1TB SSD, 4K UHD+ (3840x2400) 500-NIT Touch NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6, Windows 10 PRO (Renewed)
Dell XPS 15 9500 (Latest Model) 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen 32GB DDR4 RAM 1TB SSD, 4K UHD+ (3840x2400) 500-NIT Touch NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6, Windows 10 PRO (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,299.99
DisplayDell XPS 17 9700Dell XPS 15 9500
Size17 Inches15.6 Inches
Info
  • 17-inch FHD+ non-touchscreen
    • 1920 x 1200, IPS, 145 PPI, 500-nits brightness, 1650:1 contrast ratio, 100% sRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Glare, Non-touch support.
  • 17-inch UHD+ IPS touchscreen
    • 3840 x 2400, IPS, 290 PPI, 500-nit brightness, 1600:1 contrast ratio, 100% AdobeRGB, InfinityEdge, Anti-Reflective, Touch support.
  • 15.6-inch FHD+ non-touchscreen
    1920 x 1200, IPS, 145 PPI, 500-nits brightness, 1650:1 contrast ratio, 100% sRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Glare, Non-touch support, 4.41W.
  • 15.6-inch UHD+ IPS touchscreen
    3840 x 2400, IPS, 290 PPI, 500-nit brightness, 1600:1 contrast ratio, 100% AdobeRGB, InfinityEdge, Anti-Reflective, Touch support, 10.4W.
ExteriorDell XPS 17 9700Dell XPS 15 9500
Size Comparison
Dimensions
  • 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)
13.56 x 9.07 x 0.30 - 0.71 in (344.40 x 230.30 x 7.70 - 18 mm)
Width: 13.56” (344.40 mm)
Depth: 9.07” (230.30 mm)
Height: 0.30 - 0.71” (7.70 - 18 mm)
Weight
  • Non-touch with 56Wh: 4.65 lbs (2.11 kg)
  • Touch screen with 97Wh: 5.53 lbs (2.51 kg)
  • Non-touch with 56Wh: 4 lbs (1.83 kg)
  • Touch screen with 86Wh: 4.5 lbs (2.05 kg)
Colors
  • CNC machined aluminum in platinum silver with carbon fiber composite palm rest in black
  • Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 on touch panel
  • CNC machined aluminum in platinum silver with carbon fiber composite palm rest in black
  • Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 on touch panel
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard with larger keycaps.
  • Larger touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard.
  • 5.91 x 3.54 in (150 mm x 90 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
Ports
  • 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.
  • 2 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 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps), Native DisplayPort 1.2 video output, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, and USB-A via Dell Adapter (sold separately).
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2
    Supports Power Delivery and  DisplayPort.
  • 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.
Internal SpecsDell XPS 17 9700Dell XPS 15 9500
Processor
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.50 → 4.50 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 5.00 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 5.10 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10885H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.40 → 5.30 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.50 → 4.50 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 5.00 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 5.10 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10885H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.40 → 5.30 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
Integrated Graphics
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10300H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10885H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1250 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10300H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10885H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1250 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Ti with Max-Q (Optional)
    • Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR6 128-bit, 1035 → 1200 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 with Max-Q (Optional)
    • Turning Architecture, 6GB GDDR6 192-bit, 975 → 1185 MHz, 1920 CUDA Cores.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Ti with Max-Q (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR6 128-bit, 1035 → 1200 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores.
Memory
  • 8 GB16 GB32 GB64 GB
    2933 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
  • 4 GB8 GB16 GB32 GB64 GB
    2933 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
Storage
  • 256 GB512 GB 1 TB 2TB 4TB
    • 2 x Removable M.2 2230/2280 PCIe® 3x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.
  • 256 GB512 GB 1 TB 2TB
    Removable M.2 2230/2280 PCIe® 3x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.
ConnectivityDell XPS 17 9700Dell XPS 15 9500
Wi-Fi
  • Rivet Killer AX1650w
    Up to 2400 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac), WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
  • Rivet Killer AX500s DBS
    Up to 1774.50 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac), WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
  • Rivet Killer AX1650s
    Up to 2400 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac), WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
  • Rivet Killer AX500s DBS
    Up to 1774.50 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac), WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth
  • Rivet Killer AX1650w › Bluetooth 5.1
  • Rivet Killer AX500s DBS › Bluetooth 5.2
  • Rivet Killer AX1650s › Bluetooth 5.0
  • Rivet Killer AX500s DBS › Bluetooth 5.2
BatteryDell XPS 17 9700Dell XPS 15 9500
Size
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion 56 Wh
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion 97 Wh
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion 56 Wh
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion 86 Wh
Battery LifeFull HD+ model
  • Up to 24 hours (productivity tasks).
  • Up to 16 hours, 52 minutes (streaming Netflix).
UHD+ model
  • Up to 13 hours, 52 minutes (productivity tasks).
  • Up to 8 hours, 27 minutes (streaming Netflix).
Power Supply
  • 90 W USB Type-C power adapter
    Power rated at 5VDC/3A, 9VDc/3A, 15VDC/3A, 20VDC/4.5A.
  • 130 W USB Type-C power adapter
    Power rated at 5VDC/1A, 20VDC/6.5A.
  • 90 W USB Type-C power adapter
    Power rated at 5VDC/3A, 9VDc/3A, 15VDC/3A, 20VDC/4.5A.
  • 130 W USB Type-C power adapter
    Power rated at 5VDC/1A, 20VDC/6.5A.
SoftwareDell XPS 17 9700Dell XPS 15 9500
OS
  • Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
Camera & AudioDell XPS 17 9700Dell XPS 15 9500
Camera
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Studio quality tuning with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro and Waves Nx® 3D audio
  • Quad-speaker design
  • Dual microphone array optimized with Waves MaxxVoice supporting VoIP - Microsoft Cortana capable
  • Realtek ALC3281-CG
  • Studio quality tuning with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro and Waves Nx® 3D audio
  • Quad-speaker design with 2.5W x2 woofers and 1.5W x2 tweeters = 8W total peak output
  • Dual microphone array optimized with Waves MaxxVoice supporting VoIP - Microsoft Cortana capable
MiscDell XPS 17 9700Dell XPS 15 9500
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
Security
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Wedge-shaped lock
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Wedge-shaped lock
Dell XPS 17 9700 Price
New XPS 17 9700 17" Laptop 10th Gen Core i9-10885H up to 5.3 GHz 8 cores RTX 2060 6GB Max-Q 4K UHD Anti-Reflex 500-Nit Touch Display Plus Best Notebook Stylus Pen Light (6TB SSD DRIVE|64GB RAM|10 PRO)
New XPS 17 9700 17" Laptop 10th Gen Core i9-10885H up to 5.3 GHz 8 cores RTX 2060 6GB Max-Q 4K UHD Anti-Reflex 500-Nit Touch Display Plus Best Notebook Stylus Pen Light (6TB SSD DRIVE|64GB RAM|10 PRO)
By Best Notebooks
$6,299.00
New Dell XPS 17 9700 17 inch UHD Plus Laptop (Silver) Intel i9-10885H 10th Gen, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home, 17-30.99 inches
New Dell XPS 17 9700 17 inch UHD Plus Laptop (Silver) Intel i9-10885H 10th Gen, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home, 17-30.99 inches
By Dell
$3,267.42
Dell XPS 17 9700 (Latest Model) 17.0" Core i7-10750H(Six Core, Up to 5.0Ghz) 1TB PCIe SSD 32GB RAM FHD+ (1920x1200) GTX 1650Ti 4GB WiFi 6 AX+BT Win 10 (Renewed)
Dell XPS 17 9700 (Latest Model) 17.0" Core i7-10750H(Six Core, Up to 5.0Ghz) 1TB PCIe SSD 32GB RAM FHD+ (1920x1200) GTX 1650Ti 4GB WiFi 6 AX+BT Win 10 (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,899.99
Dell XPS 15 9500 Price
New Dell XPS 15 9500 15.6 inch UHD+ Touchscreen Laptop (Silver) Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti with 4GB GDDR6, Window 10 Pro (XPS9500-7845SLV-PUS)
New Dell XPS 15 9500 15.6 inch UHD+ Touchscreen Laptop (Silver) Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti with 4GB GDDR6, Window 10 Pro (XPS9500-7845SLV-PUS)
By Dell
$1,999.99
Was: $2,149.00
New Dell XPS 15 9500 (Latest Model) 15.6 inch FHD+ Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
New Dell XPS 15 9500 (Latest Model) 15.6 inch FHD+ Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,699.99
Dell XPS 15 9500 (Latest Model) 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen 32GB DDR4 RAM 1TB SSD, 4K UHD+ (3840x2400) 500-NIT Touch NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6, Windows 10 PRO (Renewed)
Dell XPS 15 9500 (Latest Model) 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen 32GB DDR4 RAM 1TB SSD, 4K UHD+ (3840x2400) 500-NIT Touch NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6, Windows 10 PRO (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,299.99

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