The other natural competitors to the XPS 17 are recent crops of 16-inch notebooks using 16:10 aspect ratio screens as well. You may be thinking it’s “only” a 17-inch screen going up against laptops with 17.3-inch panels, but the 16:10 aspect ratio of the XPS 17 matters. It’s not much slower than an 11th-gen Core i9 in a similarly sized laptop. In fact, you can feel the laptop vibrating when you crank up the sound. Even the best notebook computers can run into problems – whether the problems come in the shipping or trying to figure out how to make a third party controller work with the system – your computer is really only as good as support it comes with. When it comes to day to day use, the HP 14 is easy to use and productive. For people who actually use applications that take advantage all of those CPU cores, that’s good stuff, but the vast majority of applications used by consumers today are often very lightly threaded. Some might say that’s too loud, but we’d take it over some gaming laptops that are tuned by an angry librarian. Content was created with GSA Content Generator Demoversion!
If that’s enough to convince you to reach for a gaming-focused laptop, instead we do want to point out that gaming performance doesn’t always translate into similar wins in applications like Adobe’s Creative Cloud. That’s 26 percent more viewable screen space in a laptop just an inch wider. Below, you can see the GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop at 70 watts isn’t enough to win any raw gaming tests, which again tells you that you should buy a gaming laptop with a more powerful GPU if you intend to play games 90 percent of the time. The XPS 17 will play games just fine, but it’s really better suited for other tasks. It’s a slightly older version but it measures DL Boost performance-which improves image processing using AI-as applied to image tagging. “Performance” is part of what matters in a sleek performance laptop like this so let’s kick things off with a look at the XPS 17 in Cinebench R15, an older version of Maxon’s 3D rendering benchmark. How much this matters really depends on Intel’s ability to convince more app developers to support DL Boost, but from what we’ve seen, it’s promising. Overall, Dell’s notebook isn’t quite as fast as the gaming laptops at the top, but it’s really very competitive.
This might not always be the case; but on the whole, except for gaming fans who usually prefer good looking machine as well as what goes on inside it, all we really care about is how reliable, how fast, how much memory it has and what other components our computers come with. The standard Voodoo Envy M 600 costs about $4,300 and it has all the same basic components as the Hypersonic and Alienware. It’s even slightly faster than the desktop Core i9-9900K CPU in the original Alienware Area 51m R1, a gaming notebook that was far thicker and heavier in your bag. Keyboards. Trackpads matter. The keyboard on the XPS 17 isn’t our favorite-it’s a tad bouncy and a little stiff-but it’s fine. Overall, Kinesis went quite a bit overboard with the processing power of the keyboard. Besides the wealth of power you get inside the laptop – capable of dealing with the best titles on the market right now at impressively high frame rates – you get some very polished styling on the outside too. A presentation that includes a quite high brightness level will consume more power than the others using a lower value. We also run Cinebench R15 using a single-thread.
Cinebench R15 uses older technology under the hood, so to give you an idea of how the XPS 17 handles in a newer rendering engine, we ran Cinebench R20. The price of this processor can be quite expensive for average users, but will still give you what you need. To give you an idea of how much larger, we physically measured the XPS 17’s panel to compare it to the physical dimensions of other popular screen dimensions. But while a 16-inch screen sounds pretty close to a 17-inch screen, in actual real estate, the Dell XPS 17’s display is almost 13 percent bigger than a comparable 16-inch screen, such as thes one in the MSI Creator Z16 or Asus ROG Zephyrus M16. Not only does the laptop come with a red-backlit keyboard and an aesthetically pleasing outer shell, but it also wields a 144Hz IPS display. Some signs were operational, but there were several that would not display any images. There is no doubt that this is one of our best gaming desktops. In this post, we have discussed a few reasons to build a custom gaming system instead of buying it from any store.