Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 vs. Dell XPS 17 9700

Here is a side by side comparison between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 and Dell XPS 17 9700 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 vs. Dell XPS 17 9700

The 2019 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 features the 45W 9th Generation Intel Coffee Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-9300H up to 8-core Intel Core i9-9880H with the boost speed up to 4.80 GHz. While 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.

If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 15.6″ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 (2019) and the 17″ Dell XPS 17 9700 (2020), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 vs. Dell XPS 17 9700: Specs Comparison

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

Dell XPS 17 9700 image

Dell XPS 17 9700

Availability
Released20192020
Release InfoAnnounced Date: May 13, 2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 Price
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme (2nd Gen) 20QV0009US 15.6" IPS 1920 x 1080 HD Notebook - Core i7 9750H / 2.6 GHz - Win 10 Pro 64-bit - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - GTX 1650 Graphics
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme (2nd Gen) 20QV0009US 15.6" IPS 1920 x 1080 HD Notebook - Core i7 9750H / 2.6 GHz - Win 10 Pro 64-bit - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - GTX 1650 Graphics
By Lenovo
$1,579.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2nd Gen 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) HDR 400 Display - Intel Core i7-9750H Processor, 32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2nd Gen 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) HDR 400 Display - Intel Core i7-9750H Processor, 32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
By Lenovo
$2,050.00
Newest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 15.6” FHD IPS Display Business Laptop, Intel Hexa Core i7-10750H, 32GB RAM 1TB SSD, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Fingerprint, Windows 10 Pro | 32GB Tela USB Card
Newest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 15.6” FHD IPS Display Business Laptop, Intel Hexa Core i7-10750H, 32GB RAM 1TB SSD, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Fingerprint, Windows 10 Pro | 32GB Tela USB Card
By Lenovo
$2,399.00
Dell XPS 17 9700 Price
New Dell XPS 17 9700 17 inch UHD Plus Laptop, Intel i9-10885H 10th Gen, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home, Silver
New Dell XPS 17 9700 17 inch UHD Plus Laptop, Intel i9-10885H 10th Gen, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home, Silver
By Dell
$3,599.90
Dell XPS 17 9700 (Latest Model) 17.0" Core i7-10875H(8-Core, Up to 5.1Ghz) 1TB PCIe SSD 32GB RAM 4K+ (3840x2400) UHD Touch RTX 2060 6GB WiFi 6 AX+BT Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell XPS 17 9700 (Latest Model) 17.0" Core i7-10875H(8-Core, Up to 5.1Ghz) 1TB PCIe SSD 32GB RAM 4K+ (3840x2400) UHD Touch RTX 2060 6GB WiFi 6 AX+BT Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,199.66
Dell XPS 17 9700 Laptop, 17" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) Touchscreen, Intel Core 10th Gen i7-10750H, 32GB (2x16GB) Up to RAM, 1TB SSD, n Vidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Windows 10 (Renewed)
Dell XPS 17 9700 Laptop, 17" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) Touchscreen, Intel Core 10th Gen i7-10750H, 32GB (2x16GB) Up to RAM, 1TB SSD, n Vidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Windows 10 (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,859.00
Was: $1,998.00
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 17 9700
Size15.6 Inches17 Inches
Info
  • 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits.
  • 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, anti-glare with Dolby Vision™ HDR 400, 500 nits.
  • 15.6” 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
    IPS, anti-glare with Dolby Vision™ HDR 400, 500 nits.
  • 15.6” 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
    OLED, anti-reflection/anti-smudge, touchscreen with Dolby Vision™ HDR 500, 400 nits.
  • 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.
ExteriorLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 17 9700
Size Comparison
Dimensions
  • FHD non-touch: 14.24” x 9.67” x .72” / 361.8 x 245.7 x 18.4 (mm)
  • 4K UHD touchscreen: 14.24” x 9.67” x .74” / 361.8 x 245.7 x 18.7 (mm)
  • 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)
Weight
  • FHD non-touch: 3.76 lbs (1.7 kg)
  • 4K UHD touchscreen: 4.06 lbs (1.8 kg)
  • Non-touch with 56Wh: 4.65 lbs (2.11 kg)
  • Touch screen with 97Wh: 5.53 lbs (2.51 kg)
Colors
Black
  • 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
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device
  • Multitouch glass touchpad
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard with larger keycaps.
  • Larger touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3
    Supports DisplayPort and data transfer.
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    Full-size USB-A ports (1 port always on).
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x Headphone / mic combo
  • 1 x 4-in-1 SD card reader
  • 1 x Network extension
  • 1 x AC power in
  • 1 x Kensington slot
  • 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.
Internal SpecsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 17 9700
Processor
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.10 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9400H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.50 → 4.30 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 4.50 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9850H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 4.60 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9880H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 4.80 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
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9300H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9400H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9850H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9880H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 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 with Max-Q (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1395 → 1560 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores.
  • 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.
Memory
  • 8GB16GB32GB64GB
    2666 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
  • 8 GB16 GB32 GB64 GB
    2933 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
Storage
  • 256 GB512 GB1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe (Replaceable).
  • Up to 2 SSDs (2 x M.2 2280 PCIe TLC & SATA) up to 2TB max
  • 256 GB512 GB1 TB2TB4TB
    • 2 x Removable M.2 2230/2280 PCIe® 3x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 17 9700
Wi-Fi
  • Intel® AX200 Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2)
    Up to 2400 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax.
  • 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)
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Rivet Killer AX1650w › Bluetooth 5.1
  • Rivet Killer AX500s DBS › Bluetooth 5.2
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 17 9700
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 80 Wh
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion 56 Wh
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion 97 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 14 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
Power Supply
  • 135 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
    Supports Rapid Charge.
  • 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.
SoftwareLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 17 9700
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
Camera & AudioLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 17 9700
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy cover.
  • 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
  • Dolby Atmos® speaker system
  • Dual 360° far-field microphones
  • 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
MiscLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 17 9700
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Infrared (IR) Camera (optional; required for use with Windows Hello & doesn’t include ThinkShutter)
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
Security
  • Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilities
  • dTPM 2.0
  • Match-on-Chip Touch fingerprint reader
  • Windows Hello with facial recognition software (requires optional IR Camera)
  • ThinkShutter
  • Kensington® lock slot
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Wedge-shaped lock
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 Price
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme (2nd Gen) 20QV0009US 15.6" IPS 1920 x 1080 HD Notebook - Core i7 9750H / 2.6 GHz - Win 10 Pro 64-bit - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - GTX 1650 Graphics
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme (2nd Gen) 20QV0009US 15.6" IPS 1920 x 1080 HD Notebook - Core i7 9750H / 2.6 GHz - Win 10 Pro 64-bit - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - GTX 1650 Graphics
By Lenovo
$1,579.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2nd Gen 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) HDR 400 Display - Intel Core i7-9750H Processor, 32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2nd Gen 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) HDR 400 Display - Intel Core i7-9750H Processor, 32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
By Lenovo
$2,050.00
Newest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 15.6” FHD IPS Display Business Laptop, Intel Hexa Core i7-10750H, 32GB RAM 1TB SSD, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Fingerprint, Windows 10 Pro | 32GB Tela USB Card
Newest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 15.6” FHD IPS Display Business Laptop, Intel Hexa Core i7-10750H, 32GB RAM 1TB SSD, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Fingerprint, Windows 10 Pro | 32GB Tela USB Card
By Lenovo
$2,399.00
Dell XPS 17 9700 Price
New Dell XPS 17 9700 17 inch UHD Plus Laptop, Intel i9-10885H 10th Gen, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home, Silver
New Dell XPS 17 9700 17 inch UHD Plus Laptop, Intel i9-10885H 10th Gen, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home, Silver
By Dell
$3,599.90
Dell XPS 17 9700 (Latest Model) 17.0" Core i7-10875H(8-Core, Up to 5.1Ghz) 1TB PCIe SSD 32GB RAM 4K+ (3840x2400) UHD Touch RTX 2060 6GB WiFi 6 AX+BT Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell XPS 17 9700 (Latest Model) 17.0" Core i7-10875H(8-Core, Up to 5.1Ghz) 1TB PCIe SSD 32GB RAM 4K+ (3840x2400) UHD Touch RTX 2060 6GB WiFi 6 AX+BT Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,199.66
Dell XPS 17 9700 Laptop, 17" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) Touchscreen, Intel Core 10th Gen i7-10750H, 32GB (2x16GB) Up to RAM, 1TB SSD, n Vidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Windows 10 (Renewed)
Dell XPS 17 9700 Laptop, 17" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) Touchscreen, Intel Core 10th Gen i7-10750H, 32GB (2x16GB) Up to RAM, 1TB SSD, n Vidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Windows 10 (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,859.00
Was: $1,998.00

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