Dell XPS 17 9700 Unboxing and Initial Impressions!

by birtanpublished on November 24, 2020

The Dell XPS 17 is one of the most exciting computers to come out I think in probably recent memory so what comes in the box and what do we think about it let's find out it's in the box it's okay to slam it what's up everyone I'm nearing a dead if I can figure it out you can figure it out so I'm super excited i pre-ordered this laptop ii was announced and so let's let's not waste any more time you've seen how much I like the XPS 15 I cannot wait to check out and see what the XPS 17 looks like so let's crack up hold on gotta actually have a knife though right so yeah I'm super excited about this

Thing as you may or may not have noticed I am starting to consider Windows more and more as I talk about computer stuff you know normally I've been an apple guy for a long time but I'm really impressed with what a lot of these Windows machines are doing so let's crack this oh it's much heavier than the 15 version and it should be okay let's it's kind of weird to put a plastic wrapper around the box but again much like the XPS 15 this is really really nice packaging I think Dell has outdone themselves I like a simple box but elegant it's simple yet elegant and and I never get sick of

Having like my boxes beep magnetized I love that I love that magnet so let's crack it open do XPS I don't know what song that was and it feels that's a that's a that's a chunker that's a chunker so what do we get in the Box we get vite power cable we continue to have a hundred percent recycled plastics 25 percent from ocean bound sources Dell thanks again we got the power cable we had a little thing here we can okay so if you remember from the XPS 15 much like that computer this doesn't have any USB a or HDMI ports on it but they do give you the dongle in

The box and I really appreciate that if you unfortunately take away a piece of functionality that we're used to having at least give us the ability to still have that functionality even if we have to plug in a dongle so thank you for not making me pay what like 60 bucks for that okay and here is the power brick and this is a 130 watt power brick and not that big it's not you know I would have imagined 130 watt power brick would be like one of those Jay like the one that I have on my gaming laptop in there but it's not it's still powered by USB C which is awesome so

Let's take this really cool so what kind of paperwork do we do you get anything cool warranty safety and regulatory information that's boring and I gotta clean that up later so crap regulatory information sheet XPS 17 9700 information thanks again bill I forgot how to plug in a laptop thank you for giving me a book on how to do it I do I love brands that promote literacy even if you give me a diagram to do something that all of us already know how to do so let's check out this laptop this is this is the real star of the show right it looks fairly similar fairly

Similar if you remember the rough man it does look good though like I love I love how this generation of Dell laptops look like they look so good that aluminum look just looks fantastic we still the two USB see and an SD card slot I love love SD card slots and then we have two USB see again so I wonder because on the XPS 15 the one USB C port on the SD card slot side is not Thunderbolt 3 so we'll have to check and see if those are Thunderbolt 3 so what do we have on the bottom we still have the gigantic the gigantic cooling vent and we're gonna crack this thing open before we're done

Today because I'm excited to see like what their cooling system looks like so let's go done that is gigantic but it's still I love I love how this carbon fiber looks if you saw my video yesterday where I talked about like why you should buy the XPS 15 I love the silver against the carbon fiber this looks and feels amazing I did get so this version normally I get the base model of computers but this is the version with the gtx 1650 TI in it because i do consider that to be like the base model of the XPS 17 if you're gonna buy a computer this big the base

Model is the one with the weakest GPU in it so this is that version if I do end up really liking this I might end up getting that one without what the r-tx supercard yeah but it looks good the bezels just there there are no bezels on this machine still so let's turn it on see how the display actually looks and this is this is huge like it is a bigger device and I've got some computers we're gonna compare it against size-wise here in just a second but it feels pretty good everything feels very solid there's no like major flex in the board here we got

The two gigantic speakers the keys feel much like the keys for the XPS 15 and we'll pause because I know Cortana is gonna interrupt us here in a second I'm here to help okay so yes it's got a Jag it's still got the gigantic trackpad still feels fantastic cuz we're going through like the Cortana setup and look at those bezels like what a gigantic display to have like no bezels so I do have the i7 processor the GTX 1650 Ti and it continues to feel amazing keys are backlit and they look good so what Wallis is setting up let's actually compare so this is the XPS 17 here's the

MacBook Pro 16 it is because I thought the MacBook Pro 16 was a pretty darn big computer so this is a hands width wider than the MacBook Pro 16 and then here is the XPS 15 which is like the smallest substantially the smallest of the of all of the options so here is just the XPS 15 in comparison by itself so that is I mean yeah that is a much bigger much bigger laptop than the XPS 15 and one of the things it's just it was so shocked to me about the XPS 15 was just how darn small this is for the same thing so you could basically get the same set up I've got in the XPS 17 right now you could

Get in the XPS 15 which is wild to me because it is such a small laptop another cool thing about this laptop is much like the 15 this does have Windows hello which will let you unlock and let you do like you biometrics of your face to unlock your computer which is amazing hi well hello computer after we've done all this we're getting everything ready for you well I'm excited I'm excited to have you make everything ready for me this might take several minutes ah so you don't have to wait for this I'll sit here and wait for the computer to update so okay and we are now on it's all set

Up ready to go so that Wow still I just and more and more blown away by the panel that Dell put on these XPS laptops and it looks like maybe it's just because it's way bigger but it looks so much better here than it did on the XPS 15 like this is a gigantic monitor like I like I did not get the version with the touchscreen and this is not the 4k panel this is the 1080p panel and it looks so good man and it just it continues to have like wild viewing angles like I don't know of my other devices that have like look at this we're about as off

Angle as you can get and I can still see everything crisply I can still see the mouse cursor up here man it is so good Dell did it right like I I cannot give Dell enough credit for how good these displays look man dang okay so really quickly let's see if we can't check out and see what our check out and make sure that we have everything we're supposed to have so we do have the Intel Core i7 10 750 H at 2.6 gigahertz which is awesome we have the eight gigabytes of RAM installed which we will increase in a future video and then we should have Nvidia yep there's the Nvidia control

Panel and yep there is the 1650 TI so yeah we've got everything we're supposed to have in here and it continues to be great now people have been complaining about on the XPS 15 about their trackpad so it doesn't feel like it's moving I'm not getting any double clicks it does feel a little bit though like maybe it's not as tight as they can you hear that that's not making a sound no but it kind of feels like it might not be as tight as the trackpad on the XPS 15 but either way let's crack this thing open real quick so we'll shut it down and we'll see what the internals look like because

That's that's what I'm most excited about I really like that you can upgrade the XPS 15 you can upgrade the RAM and you can upgrade the solid-state storage so let's see what can we do can we upgrade what are the functionalities and capable that we can increase on our laptop because that's the that's what I like you know having been a long time Mac user I don't get a lot of options for Mac when I buy a Mac like that's it like that's all I get there is no option to upgrade or anything so we will just unscrew these I think you can tell I've

Gotten a lot of practice on this when I knew which of these heads to pick immediately like I knew which I knew which one was first okay we've got all the screws off now if I remember correctly from getting the XPS 15 opened the first time it was a huge pain in the butt so give me a second to crack this bad boy open whoo not as big of a pain in the butt as I remember so whoo that is a gorgeous piece of technology so one of the things like this is what I'm most excited about on this computer so this is a vapor chamber and not just heat pipe so this should do a much better job

At keeping this computer cooler then the heat pipes on the XPS 15 now I haven't had a problem with the heat management on the XPS 15 but I also have the base model so I imagine if you do a little more you could have issues so are we able yep we are able to upgrade the RAM there's the slots right there there is the slot right there we do have two m dot 2 n V and E spots and unlike the XPS 15 this one actually has covers for them which I like much better if you remember when we did the upgrade for the XPS 15 we had to like buy an extra screw to hold that drive in place because there

Was no covering there was no way to hold it down so that is I'm much happier that this has these abilities so let's see here so yes let's pull you so you put the second SSD over here which we will do again in a future video which is awesome everything looks so good in here you can see we've got a 97 watt hour battery everything's nice and tidy I love looking at the internals of a laptop this is so good like it looks like the future is now and I'm not much of a there's the thermal pad not the heatsink everybody that called me out on that which came with it so this is much

Better like this seems to be already I would classify this as much better from an upgrading perspective then the XPS 15 it comes with everything you need it doesn't like ham for you and not give you everything you need if that makes that make sense I think that made sense so there we go we've put that back on and this has been the unboxing of the XPS 17 and if you're thinking hey everyday dad maybe this is a little too big maybe I do like the size the XPS 15 a little bit better here's a video where I talk about why I like all of the amazing things and all

Of the great reasons to go out and buy an XPS 15 and you can find that video by clicking right here click click click click click click click thanks for watching

Related Videos

You've got some serious choices on your hand today the full-frame mirrorless market is ironically full now everyone has a version of their own mount lenses ...
Audio is by far and away the most important part of video production it's not even close bad audio will ruin your video faster than anything else so today w...
Because gopro finally have some competition the DJI Osmo action let's get it out of this box what's up everyone on the everyday den if I can figure it o...
We are currently recording on the brand-new DJI Osmo action this is supposed to be the camera that finally D throws GoPro as the preeminent action slash vloggin...
You've been dancing around it all week but it's time to finally compare the current king and its challenger to the throne the DJI Osmo action can record...
Are you looking to add a little bit of action to your online video but you don't want to spend a whole bunch of money on something like the DJI Osmo action ...
Yeah we're currently recording on the Panasonic Lumix G 85 it is the best camera for its price point anything else in its competition cannot even come close...
Are you looking for a small travel camera well good news because DJI has come swinging into the realm of small travel cameras and in the last few months have re...
Are you trying to find the best budget way to actually edit your videos well good news that's kind of what the whole video is about but you probably knew th...
The canon eos and 50 is a small mirrorless camera with a lot of value packed into its tiny frame while the sony a 64 hundred does basically the same thing and b...
You asked for it so here it is now I wasn't actually planning on making this video but I got enough requests for it that I'll give you what you want tha...
So you've decided to upgrade from your kit lens and you want to get the best video quality possible but you don't want to spend too much money well toda...
It's been three years but is the hero five session still any good well we got to take it out of its box to find out what's up everyone I'm the every...
We've talked an awful lot about the brand-new DJI Osmo action it's small powerful durable and is really one of the only cameras out there that could be ...
What is the most important part of video production is it is it the camera no if you said anything other than audio well you're probably I mean the camera i...
The GoPro Hero 7 white my least favorite action camera of a recent memory when it was released it fibbed on its box charged the same amount for less features th...
Today I've got a table full of cameras a stack of SD cards and a jingle in my heart this is by far and away the question that I get asked more often on Twit...
Today we've got a table of gear a stack of Sony batteries and a dream of efficiency of our gear in our hearts you always got to keep that dream of your gear...
I'm currently recording on what I think is one of the best budget lenses of a series of amazing budget lenses that you could absolutely get for your Sony ca...
You've heard me sing the praises of the Panasonic Lumix G 85 for the last year zone for its price you'd definitely be hard-pressed to find something tha...