The best Dell XPS 17 prices in September 2023

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Looking for the best Dell XPS 17 prices? We’ve got you covered. This premium laptop is ideal for professionals who need colossal power and fast processing to get the job done. And this pages is dedicated to bringing you the latest, best Dell XPS 17 deals, as they go live. 

The current iteration of the Dell XPS 17 is the 9720 model, released in 2022, with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 to support advanced multitasking across several applications, ideal for the creative types and the advanced gamers – making it by far one of the best laptops for working from home. However, the Dell XPS 17 (9730) is set to be released this summer, potentially bringing existing model prices down!

As it stands today, the 9720 is currently cheaper than its predecessor, the Dell XPS (9710) model, which has a not-far-behind 11th-gen Intel Core i7. With entry-level specs and an i7 processor, you can bag a Dell XPS 17 (9720) for as little as  $1,779 directly from Dell (which is currently $200 cheaper than Amazon). 

Here are more details on the current models, and the best Dell XPS 17 prices available right now... 

The best Dell XPS 17 prices

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01. Dell XPS 17 (9720)

The best Dell laptop for the elite multitaskers.

CPU: Intel 12th Gen Core i5–12500H or Intel 12th Gen Core i7–12700H | Graphics: Nvidia RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6 – Nvidia RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6 | RAM: From 8GB to 64GB | Display : 17.0" FHD+ (1920 x 1200) or 17.0" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) | Storage: 512GB to 8TB

Beautidful InfinityEdge display
Touch screen (UHD+ only)
Fingerprint reader for easy login
Battery life could be improved 

This specific iteration of the Dell XPS 17 is a better choice for those who need a lot of power stretched pretty thin. The content creators and work-from-home heroes will significantly benefit from the generous amount of RAM included with this laptop, as well as the mighty NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics card that can rival even the best laptops for video editing

The Dell XPS 17 (9720) model is at the lowest price ever right now, and if you opt for the Intel Core i5 processor over the i7 and downgrade the graphics card to an Intel Iris Xe, you can save even more! If you prefer not to compromise on quality, then you can still find an amazing deal through retailers like Best Buy with savings up to $700.

The ultra-high-definition and anti-reflective display on the 9720 model is large enough to be a gaming monitor in its own right. It provides crisp resolution to support you with anything from streaming and photo editing to managing tedious spreadsheets on a larger screen. But keep in mind that although it's a pretty slim and lightweight design, you might need to invest in one of the best laptop bags or a wide enough sleeve to keep it safe and secure.

Dell XPS 17 deals

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02. Dell XPS 17 (9710)

The best XPS 17 model for creatives.

CPU: 11th-gen Intel Core i5/i7/i9 | Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4GB 3050/ 6GB 3060 | RAM: 8GB /16GB /32GB/64GB | Display: 17-inch UHD+ (3840 x 2400) or FHD+ | Storage: 256GB up to 4TB

Thin for a 17-inch laptop
Excellent 4K display with HDR
Loud under intense workload
Unimpressive battery life

Easily one of the best 17-inch laptops on the market right now, the Dell XPS 17 (9710) is very similar to the Dell XPS 17 (9720) model, yet it hugely outperforms its little brother, the Dell XPS 15, not only in screen size but performance too when really put to the test. They both have very similar processors but as is also the case with the Dell XPS 17 9720 model, even the slightest upgrade can make a huge difference.  

We found when testing the Dell XPS 17 (9710) that the battery lasted around 5 hours and 45 minutes, which isn't the best. Though despite having some tough rivals when first released in 2021, we felt that it manages to hold its own pretty well. Since its release, we've seen a substantial price drop in the 9710 model compared with the launch price, but be wary that some retailers are pricing this model much higher than the newer 9720 model when factoring in clearances and sales. 

The XPS 17 sports a different cooling system to the XPS 15, which is fitted with a pipe cooling system in comparison with the XPS 17's vapor chamber cooling system which makes all the difference in keeping your system from overheating. It also means that your high-intensity work will put less stress on the internal components of the XPS 17 over the long term, giving it a longer life.

How much should I be paying for a Dell XPS 17?

What is it that really justifies a good price for one of the best Dell laptops in 2023? Honestly, it depends entirely on the processing power, screen resolution, operating system, and the amount of storage that you’ll need for your device. Prices for the Dell XPS range are cheaper than they’ve ever been right now, so it’s the perfect time to bag yourself an amazing deal.

You can of course wait until specific times of the year when we might anticipate a price drop, such as after a newer model has been released, as well as holiday savings that include Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Which model is the best?

Confusingly, there’s quite a few iterations of the Dell XPS 17 laptop, and it was initially released on 13 May 2020 as the Dell XPS 17 (9700), with a 10th Gen Core i7-10875H and running Windows 10 pro. Then came the next upgrade in the form of the Dell XPS 17 (9710) model, which was released almost exactly a year later on 11 May 2021. 

This replacement offered a better graphics card, improved battery life, and much more power, but has since been replaced by the Dell XPS 17 (9720) model released in 2022 which, again, improves on battery life and general horsepower. Before the Dell XPS 17 range was the XPS 15 series, which is still considered a great laptop. 

If you’re not too fussed about owning the latest tech, it might be wise to opt for one of the earlier models and save a few dollars by downgrading. Consider the slightly less advanced Dell XPS 17 (9710 model) released in 2021, which could still easily replace your desktop setup and manage hefty workloads with ease.

Beren Neale
Deals Editor

Beren has worked on creative tech magazines and websites at Future Publishing for 13 years. He started this journey as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, and in 2012 found himself bridging the magazine/website divide as Commissioning Editor on the newly launched Creative Bloq. Since then he took the editor role on ImagineFX, was Launch Editor of the fine art magazine Paint & Draw, moved to Canon Pro Europe website as Deputy Editor, and then edited the graphic design magazine Computer Arts. In 2020 he moved back to Creative Bloq, the biggest global art and design website, and as Deals Editor has applied his expertise in creative tech to help digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need and love. Outside of work, Beren likes nothing better than to climb himself a bit of rock.  

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