The XPS series is Dell’s a lot of premium, drool-worthy line, making a few of the very best laptop computers on the marketplace, and the XPS 17 is the design with the most space for juicy high-end parts. How much efficiency can you get out of a super-thin laptop computer if you toss in the newest Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia RTX graphics card? Gordon’s here to address that concern on the PCWorld YouTube channel
Our evaluation system of the XPS 17 (9720 design) includes a 12 th-gen Core i7 12700 H processor and an RTX 3060 GPU performing at 65 watts, all packed into a stunning.77- inch chassis. While it’s no “video gaming laptop computer,” rather concentrating on efficiency and media development with its beautiful 4K display screen, it’s definitely got the chops to run a few of the most recent high-end titles. Given that this is a media development maker, Gordon focused on more useful tests.
And useful is definitely an apt description of the XPS17 In tests consisting of Cinebench, PugetBench Photoshop, and PugetBench Premiere Pro, the XPS 17 holds its own versus laptop computers geared up with the exact same CPU and GPU, often even besting larger devices with faster graphics cards. Chalk that as much as the XPS 17’s advanced active cooling system, maybe. With faster DDR5 RAM, the XPS 17 can even beat chunkier styles like the Gigabyte Aero 16 with an RTX 3070 Ti for some extreme Adobe applications.
As Gordon discusses, the XPS 17 actually isn’t created to be a video gaming maker, specifically if you’re wanting to play in 4K. In 3Dmark Timespy its GPU-focused ratings are near the bottom of the pack for comparable high-end makers. However, it’s a remarkable laptop computer for developing with programs like Photoshop and Premiere, well worth thinking about if you do not wish to carry around a heavy “video gaming” design. For more deep dives into the very best laptop computers around, make sure to register for our YouTube channel, and remain tuned to PCWorld.com for a complete evaluation of the XPS 17 next week.
Michael is a previous graphic designer who’s been developing and tweaking home computer for longer than he cares to confess. His interests consist of folk music, football, sci-fi, and salsa verde, in no specific order.