Dell XPS 17 9710 vs. M1 Mac mini: Full specs comparison

The following is a comprehensive comparison of the Dell XPS 17 9710 and M1 Mac mini specifications, including details on CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Dell XPS 17 9710 Pros

Reasons that Dell XPS 17 9710 is better than M1 Mac mini.

Slightly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-11900H inside Dell XPS 17 9710 has a 9% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Apple M1 (8C, 8G) inside M1 Mac mini.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Dell XPS 17 9710 - Intel Core i9-11900H
8,121
Dell XPS 17 9710 - Intel Core i7-11800H
7,908
M1 Mac mini - Apple M1 (8C, 8G)
7,414
Dell XPS 17 9710 - Intel Core i5-11400H
5,592
Supports larger memory

Dell XPS 17 9710 supports a larger memory capacity than the M1 Mac mini. It supports up to 64GB versus 16GB of system memory on the M1 Mac mini.

Max system memory size
Dell XPS 17 9710
64 GB
M1 Mac mini
16 GB
Upgradable memory

Dell XPS 17 9710 comes with two SODIMM slots that allow you to replace or upgrade when needed. On the flip side, you can't upgrade RAM on the M1 Mac mini since it has onboard memory.

MemoryDell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
Slots
x2
Onboard
TypeDDR4Unified
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6 70W TGP vs. integrated

Upgradable storage

Dell XPS 17 9710 comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device.

SlotsDell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
M.2
Yes x2
Onboard

M1 Mac mini Pros

Reasons that M1 Mac mini is better than Dell XPS 17 9710.

About 47% lighter

M1 Mac mini weighed 2.6 pounds, 47% lighter than the 4.87 pounds Dell XPS 17 9710.

WeightDell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
Pound
4.87 lbs.
2.6 lbs.
Kilogram
2.21 kg
1.18 kg
Has one more port and slot

M1 Mac mini has more ports and slots count than the Dell XPS 17 9710. It has eight versus seven amount of ports and slots on the Dell XPS 17 9710.

PortsDell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
full-size SD card slotYesNo
HDMINoYes
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotYesNo
power portNoYes
RJ-45NoYes
Thunderbolt 3NoYes x2
Thunderbolt 4Yes x4No
USB-ANoYes x2
Total78
More versatile connectivity

M1 Mac mini has better versatile I/O connectivity than the Dell XPS 17 9710. It has six versus three commonly used ports and slots on the Dell XPS 17 9710.

PortsDell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
headphone jackYesYes
full-size SD card slotYesNo
HDMINoYes
power portNoYes
RJ-45NoYes
Thunderbolt 3NoYes
Thunderbolt 4YesNo
USB-ANoYes

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
M1 Mac mini Price
2020 Apple Mac Mini with Apple M1 Chip (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Silver (Renewed)
2020 Apple Mac Mini with Apple M1 Chip (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Silver (Renewed)
By Apple
$379.12
Apple 2023 Mac Mini Desktop Computer M2 chip with 8‑core CPU and 10‑core GPU, 8GB Unified Memory, 256GB SSD Storage, Gigabit Ethernet. Works with iPhone/iPad
Apple 2023 Mac Mini Desktop Computer M2 chip with 8‑core CPU and 10‑core GPU, 8GB Unified Memory, 256GB SSD Storage, Gigabit Ethernet. Works with iPhone/iPad
By Apple
$479.00
$599.00 20% OFF
2020 Apple Mac Mini with Apple M1 Chip (8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Silver (Renewed)
2020 Apple Mac Mini with Apple M1 Chip (8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Silver (Renewed)
By Apple
$404.91
$719.95 44% OFF

Availability

Dell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
Released20212020
Release DateAnnounced on May 11, 2021Announced on November 10th, 2020
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
  • $699
    Apple M1 Chip | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $899
    Apple M1 Chip | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Generations

Exterior

Dell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
Size Comparison
Dell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
Dimensions14.74” x 9.76” x 0.77” (374.45 x 248.05 x 19.5 mm)7.7” x 7.7” x 1.4” (197 mm x 197 mm x 36 mm)
Weight
  • 4.87 lb (2.21 kg)
    Non-touch with 97Wh.
  • 5.34 lb (2.42 kg)
    Touch with 97Wh.
2.6 lb (1.2 kg)
Colors
Platinum Silver exterior Black interior
CNC machined aluminum in platinum silver with carbon fiber composite palm rest in black.
Silver
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.
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Display

Dell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
Size17 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
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Ports

Dell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
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
M1 Mac mini Ports
Image Source: Apple
Back (8)
  • 1 x power port
  • 1 x RJ-45
    1 Gbps
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone

Internal Specs

Dell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
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. Apple M1
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.20 GHz, 10W
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. Apple M1
    Apple M1 iGPU
    8 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
Memory
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
3200 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
2 x SODIMM slots.
  • 8GB
    4266 MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
  • Configurable to 16GB
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
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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.
  • 256GB 512GB
    SSD
  • Configurable to 1TB or 2TB

Connectivity

Dell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
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
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.1Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
Ethernet-
10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)

Battery

Dell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
Size
  • 56 Wh
    3-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.
150W built-in power supply

Software

Dell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Shipped with macOS Catalina
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player

Camera & Audio

Dell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
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.
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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
  • Built-in speaker
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • HDMI 2.0 port supports multichannel audio output

Misc

Dell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
Sensors
  • 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
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In the box-
  • Mac mini
  • Power cord
Warranty1 Year Premium SupportYour Mac mini comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
More-Video Support
  • Simultaneously supports up to two displays:
    • One display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt and one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz connected via HDMI 2.0
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output supports
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
    • Thunderbolt 2, DVI, and VGA output supported using adapters (sold separately)
  • HDMI 2.0 display video output
    • Support for one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz
    • DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (sold separately)

Key Features

Dell XPS 17 9710M1 Mac mini
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 Late
2020
Weight
2.6 lb
1.18 kg
Powered By
Apple M1 (8C, 8G)
8C/8T, 3.20 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,705
Single Core
Geekbench 5
7,414
Multi-Core
With integrated
Apple M1 iGPU
8 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
Unified Memory
M1 Mac mini Ports

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