Dell XPS 17 9720

Here's what you need to know about 2022 Dell XPS 17 9720 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Dell XPS 17 9720

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Dell XPS 17 9720.

Supports Windows 11

Dell XPS 17 9720 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsDell XPS 17 9720
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-12500H → Intel Core i7-12700H
4GB RAM4GB → 64GB
64GB Drive256GB → 8TB
2 Cores CPU12 → 14 cores
Upgradable storage

Dell XPS 17 9720 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.

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

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Key Features

Dell XPS 17 9720
At Glance
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

Availability

Dell XPS 17 9720
Released2022
Release DateAnnounced on March 3, 2022
PricingWindows 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
Stores

Exterior

Dell XPS 17 9720
Dimensions14.74” x 9.76” x 0.77” (374.45 x 248.05 x 19.5 mm)
Weight
  • 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.
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.
Dell XPS 17 9720 Keyboard and Touchpad
Image Source: Dell

Display

Dell XPS 17 9720
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 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

Dell XPS 17 9720
Ports
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

Dell XPS 17 9720
Processor
  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

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Dell XPS 17 97201
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12500H1,65399.70%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H1,658100.00%
01,658

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Dell XPS 17 97201
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12500H9,29378.93%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H11,774100.00%
011,774
Integrated Graphics
  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
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
Storage
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

Dell XPS 17 9720
Wi-FiIntel Killer 1675 (AX211)
Onboard Dual Band 2.4GHz/5GHz Up to 2400 Mbps WiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2

Battery

Dell XPS 17 9720
Size97 Wh
6-cell "smart" lithium-ion.
Power Supply130 W USB Type-C power adapter
Power rated at 5VDC/1A, 20VDC/6.5A.

Software

Dell XPS 17 9720
OSWindows 11
Home Pro Pro National Academic
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription

Camera & Audio

Dell XPS 17 9720
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 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

Dell XPS 17 9720
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 ProSupport with Next Business Day Onsite Service