Dell XPS 17 9710

Here's what you need to know about 2021 Dell XPS 17 9710 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Dell XPS 17 9710

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Dell XPS 17 9710.

Supports Windows 11

Dell XPS 17 9710 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsDell XPS 17 9710
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-11400H → Intel Core i9-11900H
4GB RAM4GB → 64GB
64GB Drive256GB → 8TB
2 Cores CPU6 → 8 cores
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. Learn more.

Upgradable memory
Two RAM slots. Learn more.
Supports discrete graphics
Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6 70W TGP

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Slightly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-11900H inside Dell XPS 17 9710 has a 19% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-10885H inside Dell XPS 17 9700.

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
Dell XPS 17 9700 - Intel Core i7-10875H
6,874
Dell XPS 17 9700 - Intel Core i9-10885H
6,788
Dell XPS 17 9710 - Intel Core i5-11400H
5,592
Dell XPS 17 9700 - Intel Core i7-10750H
5,412
Dell XPS 17 9700 - Intel Core i5-10300H
3,747
Supports faster memory

Dell XPS 17 9710 supports a faster memory speed than the Dell XPS 17 9700. It supports up to 3200MHz versus 2933MHz of system memory on the Dell XPS 17 9700.

Memory type and speed
Dell XPS 17 9710 - DDR4
3,200 MHz
Dell XPS 17 9700 - DDR4
2,933 MHz

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

About 5% heavier

Dell XPS 17 9710 weighed 4.87 pounds, 5% heavier than the 4.65 pounds Dell XPS 17 9700.

WeightDell XPS 17 9710Dell XPS 17 9700
Pound
4.87 lbs.
4.65 lbs.
Kilogram
2.21 kg
2.11 kg

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Key Features

Dell XPS 17 9710
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

Availability

Dell XPS 17 9710
Released2021
Release DateAnnounced on May 11, 2021
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
Generations
Stores

Exterior

Dell XPS 17 9710
Dimensions14.74” 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.
Colors
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.

Display

Dell XPS 17 9710
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

Ports

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Ports
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

Internal Specs

Dell XPS 17 9710
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

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Dell XPS 17 97101
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H1,32090.04%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H1,466100.00%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H1,43097.54%
01,466

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Dell XPS 17 97101
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H5,59268.86%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H7,90897.38%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H8,121100.00%
08,121
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
Memory
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
3200 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 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
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.

Connectivity

Dell XPS 17 9710
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
BluetoothBluetooth 5.1

Battery

Dell XPS 17 9710
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.

Software

Dell XPS 17 9710
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription

Camera & Audio

Dell XPS 17 9710
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.
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

Misc

Dell XPS 17 9710
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
Warranty1 Year Premium Support
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Dell XPS 17 9710: Key Features

The new XPS 17 (9710) can fuel the most intensive creative projects with ease, with powerful performance, a stunning 17-inch display all in an impossibly thin laptop design Powerful processing and graphics horsepower in such a thin form is achieved with a unique and advanced thermal design A larger than life, the color-accurate display is the perfect canvas for creation while life-like 3D sound enhances the experience Its thin design is also smallest in its class Harness colossal power in an optimum form.

Dell XPS 17 (9710) Intro Video

Stellar in size

The smallest 17-inch laptop also has the best screen-to-body ratio at 93.7%. Enabled by a stunning 16:10 4 sided InfinityEdge display, enjoy a large 17-inch edge-to-edge view in a form smaller than 14% of 15-inch laptops.

Create with colossal power

Extreme performance to fuel the most intensive creative projects with the latest 45W 11th Gen Intel ® Core™ processors up to i9k, and the latest graphics up to NVIDIA ® GeForce RTX™ 3060. Up to 90W of power in an impossibly thin 19.5mm thin design. Premium Design

Immersive Sound

Machined up-firing quad-speaker design and the first-ever 15-inch laptop featuring Waves Nx® 3D audio for speakers tuned by multi-Grammy Award® winning producer, Jack Joseph Puig deliver an immersive sound experience.

Creator Edition

Dell XPS 17 with NVIDIA GPU is backed by exclusive and free Studio Drivers that bring out the best in your creative apps.

Advanced Thermal Design

The XPS 17 delivers powerful performance in an incredibly thin form factor. Optional discrete graphics feature unique dual opposite outlet fans, that increase fan airflow by approximately 30% and drive cooling airflow in both directions, resulting in more airflow overall and improved skin temperatures. A massive vapor chamber spans the entire width of the laptop providing even more heat dissipation capacity to help keep the laptop cool and achieve higher turbo power.