Dell XPS 17 9700 vs. Surface Book 3: Full specs comparison

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell XPS 17 9700 and Surface Book 3 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Dell XPS 17 9700 vs. Surface Book 3

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 Surface Book 3 features the 15W 10th Generation Intel Ice Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-1035G7 up to quad-core Intel Core i7-1065G7 with the boost speed up to 3.90 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 13.5″ Surface Book 3 (2020), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Dell XPS 17 9700 vs. Surface Book 3: Specs Comparison

Dell XPS 17 9700 image

Dell XPS 17 9700

Surface Book 3 image

Surface Book 3

Availability
Released20202020
Release InfoAnnounced Date: May 13, 2020
  • Introduced: May 6, 2020
  • Pre-ordered: May 6, 2020
  • Released: May 12, 2020
PricingFor Consumer
  • Surface Book 3 13.5”
    • $1,600 - i5 | 8GB | 256GB | Iris Plus
    • $2,000 - i7 | 16GB | 256GB | GTX 1650
    • $2,500 - i7 | 32GB | 512GB | GTX 1650
    • $2,700 - i7 | 32GB | 1TB | GTX 1650
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    • $2,300 - i7 | 16GB | 256GB | GTX 1660 Ti
    • $2,800 - i7 | 32GB | 512GB | GTX 1660 Ti
    • $3,000 - i7 | 32GB | 1TB | GTX 1660 Ti
    • $3,400 - i7 | 32GB | 2TB | GTX 1660 Ti
For Commercial
  • Surface Book 3 13.5”
    • $1,700 - i5 | 8GB | 256GB | Iris Plus
    • $2,100 - i7 | 16GB | 256GB | GTX 1650
    • $2,600 - i7 | 32GB | 512GB | GTX 1650
    • $2,800 - i7 | 32GB | 1TB | GTX 1650
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    • $2,400 - i7 | 16GB | 256GB | GTX 1660 Ti
    • $2,900 - i7 | 32GB | 512GB | GTX 1660 Ti
    • $3,100 - i7 | 32GB | 1TB | GTX 1660 Ti
    • $3,500 - i7 | 32GB | 2TB | GTX 1660 Ti
    • $3,500 - i7 | 32GB | 512GB | RTX 3000
    • $3,700 - i7 | 32GB | 1TB | RTX 3000
Dell XPS 17 9700 Price
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
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
By Dell
$3,209.59
New XPS 17 9700 17
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
LG Gram Laptop - 17
LG Gram Laptop - 17" IPS WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Intel 10th Gen Core i7 1065G7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD (512GB x2), 17 Hour Battery, Thunderbolt 3 - 17Z90N (2020)
By LG
$1,483.99
Was: $1,849.99
Surface Book 3 Price
NEW Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5
NEW Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
By Microsoft
$1,299.99
Was: $1,599.99
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (SLM-00001) | 13.3in (3000 x 2000) Touch-Screen | Intel Core i7 Processor | 32GB RAM | 512GB SSD Storage | Windows 10 Pro | GeForce GTX 1650 GPU
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (SLM-00001) | 13.3in (3000 x 2000) Touch-Screen | Intel Core i7 Processor | 32GB RAM | 512GB SSD Storage | Windows 10 Pro | GeForce GTX 1650 GPU
By Microsoft
$2,200.00
Was: $2,699.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 13.5
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 13.5" Touch-Screen – Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) – Platinum with Alcantara
By Microsoft
$1,199.99
Was: $1,599.00
DisplayDell XPS 17 9700Surface Book 3
Size17 Inches13.5 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.
  • Surface Book 3 13.5”
    • Display Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (6M Pixels)
    • Display Density: 267 PPI
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    • Display Resolution: 3240 x 2160 (7M Pixels)
    • Display Density: 260 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1600:1
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
ExteriorDell XPS 17 9700Surface Book 3
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)
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i5)
    12.3” x 9.14” x 0.51”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm)
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i7)
    12.3” x 9.14” x 0.59”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    13.5” x 9.87” x 0.568-0.90” (343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
Weight
  • Non-touch with 56Wh: 4.65 lbs (2.11 kg)
  • Touch screen with 97Wh: 5.53 lbs (2.51 kg)
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i5)
    • Total: 3.38 lbs (1,534 g)
    • Tablet: 1.59 lbs (719 g)
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i7)
    • Total: 3.62 lbs (1,642 g)
    • Tablet: 1.59 lbs (719 g)
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    • Total: 4.20 lbs (1,905 g)
    • Tablet: 1.80 lbs (817 g)
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
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard with larger keycaps.
  • Larger touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1.55mm travel.
    • Mechanical friction attaches the Clipboard to the keyboard.
  • Trackpad:
    • Larger size 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gesture.
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 Full-size USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 2 x Surface Connect™
    1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base, both supports charging and docking.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Full-size SDXC card reader
    UHS-II Performance
Internal SpecsDell XPS 17 9700Surface Book 3
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™ i5-1035G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.20 → 3.70 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
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™ i5-1035G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 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.
  • Surface Book 3 13.5”
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 with Max-Q
      Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5, 128-bit, 1020 → 1245 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores.
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q
      Turning Architecture, 6GB GDDR6, 192-bit, 1245 → 1425 MHz, 1536 CUDA Cores.
    • NVIDIA® Quadro® RTX™ 3000 with Max-Q
      Turning Architecture, 6GB GDDR6,  192-bit, 765 → 1305 MHz, 1920 CUDA Cores, 240 Tensor Cores, 30 RT Cores, Real-time ray tracing, AI hardware acceleration, ODE, QNF,
Memory
  • 8 GB16 GB32 GB64 GB
    2933 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
  • Surface Book 3 13.5”
    8GB 16GB 32GB
    3733 MHz LPDDR4x
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    16GB 32GB
    3733 MHz LPDDR4x
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 GB1 TB 2TB
PCIe SSD
ConnectivityDell XPS 17 9700Surface Book 3
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)
  • Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Rivet Killer AX1650w › Bluetooth 5.1
  • Rivet Killer AX500s DBS › Bluetooth 5.2
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
  • Surface Book 3 15” Only: Xbox Wireless built-in
BatteryDell XPS 17 9700Surface Book 3
Size
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion 56 Wh
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion 97 Wh
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i5)
    Total: 69Wh
    Clipboard: 18Wh
    Base: 51Wh
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i7)
    Total: 75.3Wh
    Clipboard: 18Wh
    Base: 57.3Wh
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    Total: 90Wh
    Clipboard: 23Wh
    Base: 67Wh
Battery Life
  • Surface Book 3 13.5”
    • Up to 15.5 hours of typical device usage
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    • Up to 17.5 hours of typical device usage
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.
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i5)
    65W Surface Power Supply with USB-A (5W) charging port.
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i7)
    102W Surface Power Supply with USB-A (7W) charging port.
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    127W Surface Power Supply with USB-A (7W) charging port.
SoftwareDell XPS 17 9700Surface Book 3
OS
  • Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
Microsoft Office 365 30-days trial
Camera & AudioDell XPS 17 9700Surface Book 3
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.
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
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
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos®
    • Support for Windows Sonic for Headphones
    • Support for Dolby® Atmos for Headphones
MiscDell XPS 17 9700Surface Book 3
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Security
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Wedge-shaped lock
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Book 3
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports both on-screen and off-screen interaction.
Dell XPS 17 9700 Price
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
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
By Dell
$3,209.59
New XPS 17 9700 17
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
LG Gram Laptop - 17
LG Gram Laptop - 17" IPS WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Intel 10th Gen Core i7 1065G7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD (512GB x2), 17 Hour Battery, Thunderbolt 3 - 17Z90N (2020)
By LG
$1,483.99
Was: $1,849.99
Surface Book 3 Price
NEW Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5
NEW Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
By Microsoft
$1,299.99
Was: $1,599.99
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (SLM-00001) | 13.3in (3000 x 2000) Touch-Screen | Intel Core i7 Processor | 32GB RAM | 512GB SSD Storage | Windows 10 Pro | GeForce GTX 1650 GPU
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (SLM-00001) | 13.3in (3000 x 2000) Touch-Screen | Intel Core i7 Processor | 32GB RAM | 512GB SSD Storage | Windows 10 Pro | GeForce GTX 1650 GPU
By Microsoft
$2,200.00
Was: $2,699.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 13.5
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 13.5" Touch-Screen – Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) – Platinum with Alcantara
By Microsoft
$1,199.99
Was: $1,599.00

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