Dell XPS 17 9710 vs. Dell XPS 17 9720: Full specs comparison

The following is a comprehensive comparison of the Dell XPS 17 9710 and Dell XPS 17 9720 specifications, including details on CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Dell XPS 17 9710 Pros

We couldn't find any advantages of Dell XPS 17 9710 over Dell XPS 17 9720.

Dell XPS 17 9720 Pros

Reasons that Dell XPS 17 9720 is better than Dell XPS 17 9710.

Newer manufacturing

2022 vs. 2021

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-12700H inside Dell XPS 17 9720 has a 44% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-11900H inside Dell XPS 17 9710.

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 17 9710 - Intel Core i9-11900H
8,121
Dell XPS 17 9710 - Intel Core i7-11800H
7,908
Dell XPS 17 9710 - Intel Core i5-11400H
5,592
Supports faster memory

Dell XPS 17 9720 supports a faster memory speed than the Dell XPS 17 9710. It supports up to 4800MHz versus 3200MHz of system memory on the Dell XPS 17 9710.

Memory type and speed
Dell XPS 17 9720 - DDR5
4,800 MHz
Dell XPS 17 9710 - DDR4
3,200 MHz

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between Dell XPS 17 9710 and Dell XPS 17 9720.

Supports the same maximum memory size of up to 64GB

Both laptops supports up to 64GB of system memory.

Max system memory size
Dell XPS 17 9710
64 GB
Dell XPS 17 9720
64 GB
Upgradable memory

Both laptops come with available RAM slots that allow you to replace or upgrade when needed.

MemoryDell XPS 17 9710Dell XPS 17 9720
Slots
x2
x2
TypeDDR4DDR5

Prices

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

Dell XPS 17 9710 11800H Price
Dell XPS 17 9710, 17 inch FHD+ Laptop - Intel Core i7-11800H,16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home + 1 Year Premium Support - Platinum Silver
Dell XPS 17 9710, 17 inch FHD+ Laptop - Intel Core i7-11800H,16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home + 1 Year Premium Support - Platinum Silver
By Dell
$1,499.00
$1,799.00 17% OFF
Dell XPS 17 9710 Touchscreen Laptop, 17 inch UHD+ Display - Intel Core i7-11800H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Pro - Platinum Silver
Dell XPS 17 9710 Touchscreen Laptop, 17 inch UHD+ Display - Intel Core i7-11800H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Pro - Platinum Silver
By Dell
$2,198.00
Dell Newest XPS 9710 Business Laptop, 17" UHD+ Touch Display, Intel i7-11800H Processor, GeForce RTX 3060, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Webcam, Thunderbolt 4, Backlit KB, FP Reader, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Pro
Dell Newest XPS 9710 Business Laptop, 17" UHD+ Touch Display, Intel i7-11800H Processor, GeForce RTX 3060, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Webcam, Thunderbolt 4, Backlit KB, FP Reader, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Pro
By Dell
$1,499.00
Dell XPS 17 9720 12700H Price
Dell XPS 17 9720 Laptop (2022) | 17" 4K Touch | Core i7 - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - RTX 3050 | 14 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 12th Gen CPU Win 11 Home (Renewed)
Dell XPS 17 9720 Laptop (2022) | 17" 4K Touch | Core i7 - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - RTX 3050 | 14 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 12th Gen CPU Win 11 Home (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,199.99
Dell XPS 9720 Laptop PC 17 Inch UHD+ 3840 x 2400 Intel Core i7-12700H Processor, 32GB Ram, 1TB NVMe SSD, Thunderbolt, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Webcam, Windows 11 Pro (Renewed)
Dell XPS 9720 Laptop PC 17 Inch UHD+ 3840 x 2400 Intel Core i7-12700H Processor, 32GB Ram, 1TB NVMe SSD, Thunderbolt, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Webcam, Windows 11 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,460.00
Dell XPS 17 9720 Laptop (2022) | 17" FHD+ | Core i7 - 2TB SSD - 64GB RAM - RTX 3050 | 14 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 12th Gen CPU Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
Dell XPS 17 9720 Laptop (2022) | 17" FHD+ | Core i7 - 2TB SSD - 64GB RAM - RTX 3050 | 14 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 12th Gen CPU Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,512.32

Availability

Dell XPS 17 9710Dell XPS 17 9720
Released20212022
Release DateAnnounced on May 11, 2021Announced on March 3, 2022
Pricing
  • $1,549.99
    i5-11400H 8GB 512GB Intel UHD FHD+ Non-touch
  • $2,049.99
    i7-11800H 16GB 512GB RTX 3050 FHD+ Non-touch
  • $2,599.99
    i9-11900H 16GB 1TB RTX 3060 FHD+ Non-touch
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

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Size Comparison
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Dimensions14.74” x 9.76” x 0.77” (374.45 x 248.05 x 19.5 mm)14.74” x 9.76” x 0.77” (374.45 x 248.05 x 19.5 mm)
Weight
  • 4.87 lb (2.21 kg)
    Non-touch with 97Wh.
  • 5.34 lb (2.42 kg)
    Touch with 97Wh.
  • 4.79 lb (2.17 kg)
    Non-touch with 97Wh.
  • 5.67 lb (2.57 kg)
    Touch with 97Wh.
Colors
Platinum Silver exterior Black interior
CNC machined aluminum in platinum silver 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.
  • 5.91 x 3.50 in (150 mm x 89 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

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Size17 Inches17 Inches
Info
  • 17” FHD+ Nontouch
    1920 x 1200 133 PPI 500 nits 16:10 100% sRGB 1650:1 60Hz Dolby Vision™️ Eyesafe®️ Anti-glare WVA 4.41 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 10.4 W
  • 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

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Dell XPS 17 9710 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
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

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Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.70 → 4.50 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 4.60 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 → 4.90 GHz, 24MB 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. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    16 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 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 64 GB
3200 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
2 x SODIMM slots.
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
4800 MHz Dual-channel DDR5 RAM.
2 x SODIMM slots.
Discrete Graphics
  • 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
  • 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
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 2TB 4TB 8TB
  PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 (32 Gbps) or  Gen4 x4 (64 Gbps)
2 x M.2 2230/2280 PCIe NVMe™ slots.
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

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Wi-FiRivet Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
Dual Band 2.4GHz/5GHz Up to 2400 Mbps WiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Intel Killer 1675 (AX211)
Onboard Dual Band 2.4GHz/5GHz Up to 2400 Mbps WiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
BluetoothBluetooth 5.1Bluetooth 5.2

Battery

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Size
  • 56 Wh
    3-cell "smart" lithium-ion.
  • 97 Wh
    6-cell "smart" lithium-ion.
97 Wh
6-cell "smart" lithium-ion.
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.
130 W USB Type-C power adapter
Power rated at 5VDC/1A, 20VDC/6.5A.

Software

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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

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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
  • Realtek Realtek ALC711-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
  • 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

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Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
  • IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
  • IR Camera
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
Warranty1 Year Premium Support1 Year ProSupport with Next Business Day Onsite Service

Key Features

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At Glance
Released in Mid
2021
16:10 4K UHD+
17”
2400p 60Hz
Weight
4.87 lb
2.21 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-11900H
8C/16T, 2.50 → 4.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,430
Single Core
Geekbench 5
8,121
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
3200 MHz DDR4
Dell XPS 17 9710 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3060
6GB GDDR6 70W TGP
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

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