Editors Liked

  • The Dell XPS 17 3D is a sharp-looking desktop replacement that can handle 3D content, as well as output 3D movies and games to a compatible 3DTV. Highly configurable, the more-expensive options are powerful indeed
  • Great performance and a topnotch 3D experience. Highend feature bundle, just as you’d expect at this price level. One of the best LCDs on the planet
  • Stereoscopic 3D capability works well, Audio quality is transparent and pleasing

Editors Didn't Like

  • Some wonky stereoscopic 3D issues make this less plug-and-play than a 3DTV, and the 17-inch version of the XPS has not gotten the same slim makeover the 15-inch version has
  • Gets moderately warm to the touch even under minimal load. Huge fan noise. Questionable keyboard design. Overloaded with Dell shovelware and an unnecessary quicklaunch system. Pricey. Awfully heavy
  • GPU a little limited for stereoscopic 3D gaming, Bulky and heavy