• Excellent look, feel, and build quality
  • Surprisingly good keyboard


  • mediocre display
  • touchy trackpad

At A Glance

If the display was higher resolution and offered better off-axis viewing angles, this would be our favorite Ultrabook.

Manufacturer’s Description

Movies, Games and 3D Videos Come to Life

3D your way. You only see movies in 3D. You prefer your games to jump out at you. You have a brand new, state-of-the-art 3DTV. Now you can take the media you already enjoy, the way you like it best - lifelike, immersive, eye-popping and interactive - and enjoy it in your home or everywhere you go.

Connect to the World

Video conferencing is now even easier with Dell and Skype. The new XPS 17 is one of the first laptops to be certified by Skype and offers preinstalled Skype software standard on every XPS 17.