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Best accessories for Dell XPS 17: Mice, keyboards, docks, and more

Best accessories for Dell XPS 17: Mice, keyboards, docks, and more

The Dell XPS 17 is one of the best laptops you can buy today, and it’s especially great for productivity and content creation. It packs a punch in terms of performance, featuring powerful 12th-gen 45W Intel processors, NVIDIA RTX graphics, and configurations including up to 4TB of SSD storage and 64GB of RAM. On top of that, it’s got a large 17-inch display with a tall 16:10 aspect ratio, and you can even get it with a super-sharp Ultra HD+ panel. The XPS 17 deserves a spot among Dell’s best laptops, but no laptop is so good that some accessories can’t make it better.

For any given laptop, there are tons of accessories you can buy that will make the experience more useful. In the case of the Dell XPS 17, you might find yourself wanting a Thunderbolt dock or a USB-C hub, since those are pretty much the only ports you get out of the box. But you might also want a whole lot of other things – monitors, mice, keyboards, you name it. We’ve rounded up the best accessories you can buy to complement your Dell XPS 17 and make it an even better fit for your needs.

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    Simple sleeve

    If you basic protection for your laptop while carrying it around, this is a great option. It has space for the laptop and some accessories, plus a carrying handle for easy transport.

    Hard shell

    The Domiso laptop sleeve is another great option if you're usually a little rougher. It has a hard EVA shell to absorb harder impacts, plus it's more water resistant.

    For bigger trips

    If you're going on a trip, a backpack can help you carry your laptop and a much more, and it's more convenient than a carrying case. This one has a modern design, plus it uses recycled materials.

    Best productivity mouse

    The MX Master 3 is an excellent mouse if you want to amp up your productivity. It offers multiple programmable buttons, Logitech's MagSpeed scroll wheel, multi-device support, an ergonomic design, and more.

    Best gaming mouse

    The Razer Viper Ultimate offers a lightweight ambidextrous design with a 20K DPI optical sensor, 8 programmable buttons, and a 70-hour battery life. It also features Razer's optical switches for more precise clicks.

    Elegant wireless mouse

    A premium wireless mouse that can be recharged via USB-C in just two minutes for full day's work, the Dell Premier MS7421W features an elegant design and can connect up to three devices.

    Keyboard and mouse combo

    The Dell Premier Wireless Keyboard and Mouse combo offers 2.4GHz or Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity allowing you to seamlessly connect and pair up to three devices. The set has a premium look that's great for an office.

    Best mechanical keyboard for gaming

    An excellent slim, low profile tenkeyless mechanical keyboard featuring a premium compact design and RGB lighting. It supports Logitech's custom wireless connection, Bluetooth, or a wired connection.

    Keep your hands comfy

    If you want a typing experience that keeps your hands and wrists comfortable and healthy, an ergonomic keyboard like this is great. The keys are placed in ideal positions and the large wrist rest is angled for max comfort.

    Extra ports

    If the USB-C ports on the XPS 17 aren't enough for you, this USB-C hub greatly expands your options with HDMI, USB Type-A, Ethernet and up to 85W of passthrough charging for your laptop. It's also compact enough to take anywhere if you need the extra ports while traveling.

    Best Thunderbolt 4 Dock

    Anker recently launched the Apex Thunderbolt 4 dock which is your one-stop solution if you need a reliable docking station for your XPS 17. You can connect up to two 4K displays via HDMI, you get multiple USB-A ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and more.

    External GPU solution

    The Dell XPS 17 may have a solid GPU for productivity, but if you want to use it for gaming, you'll want an external GPU enclosure like the Razer Core X. Featuring a sleek design with plenty of airflow, a 650W PSU, and extra ports, this is a great addition to a desktop gaming setup.

    Best 4K monitor for creators

    ASUS makes some stunning monitors for creative professionals, and this one is no exception. It's an ultra-sharp 4K display with 100% sRGB and Rec. 709 coverage. It has color accuracy rated at Delta E < 2, and it's verified by Calman. It's pretty affordable for what it offers, too.

    Fantastic gaming monitor

    The Samsung Odyssey G7 is one of the best curved gaming monitors you can buy today, featuring Quad HD resolution and a fast 240Hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time. It has a stunning QLED panel with HDR600 support, and you can show off with the RGB lighting on the back.

    Best portable monitor

    If your work involves a lot of traveling, a portable monitor can give you a dual-monitor setup on the go to boost your productivity. The ASUS ZenScreen MB16ACE is a great portable monitor that comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD panel and can connect using a single USB cable, making it easy to set up.

    Great gaming headset

    The Logitech G Pro X Surround gaming headset is one of the best in the business whether you want to play games, or just want a comfortable everyday headphone. It supports 7.1 surround sound and features Blue Voice technology for clear audio during calls.

    Premium wireless headphones

    If you want a great audio experience, the Surface Headphones 2 are a fantastic option for the Dell XPS 17. In addition to great audio, you get intuitive dial controls for volume and noise cancellation and touch controls for music playback.

    Best webcam

    The XPS 17 has a pretty bad webcam, so you're going to want a better camera if you plan to take video calls or stream online. The Dell UltraSharp is possibly the best webcam on the market, with a 4K Sony STARVIS sensor for low-light, autofocus, and other great features.

    Best external SSD

    When it comes to storage, Samsung offers some of the best solutions. The T7 Touch Portable SSD not only offers fast data transfer speeds, but also comes with a built-in fingerprint scanner for added security.

    Best external HDD

    If you need to store a ton of files, it's usually cheaper to buy a large external HDD compared to an SSD. The Seagate Portable Drive is available in 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and even 5TB capacities with support for USB 3.0.

    Best game controller

    While many games are better played with a mouse and keyboard, there are some games that feel more intuitive with a controller. And the Xbox Wireless Controller is arguably the best controller for PC gaming, with great ergonomics and various colors available.

    Adjustable laptop stand

    There are many benefits of having a laptop stand, especially one that offers height adjustments. You can get the right angle for typing, or raise your laptop if your desk is too low. Plus, it can improve airflow so the laptop doesn't heat up.

    Screen cleaning kit

    It's a good habit to keep your laptop's screen clean if you want to avoid scratches in the future. This kit comes with a liquid agent that's safe for all types of screens and you get a set of microfiber cloth to keep your laptop spotless.

    Extra-large mousepad

    The Corsair MM700 is a large-sized mouse pad (36.6” x 15.8”) that can easily accommodate the XPS 17 and still have enough space for a mouse. It comes with a soft fabric finish as well as RGB lighting around the edges..

No matter what you’re looking for, you’re bound to find some great accessories for the Dell XPS 17 on this list. From storage to external monitors or docking solutions, there’s something for everyone here – even something as basic as a screen cleaning kit, which is more useful than you might think. There’s even an external GPU, in case you want to use your laptop for gaming at home without completely destroying its portability.

If you haven’t yet, you can buy the latest Dell XPS 17 below. Make sure to read our Dell XPS 17 review to know why it’s one of the best options you can get today, especially at this size.

    The Dell XPS 17 9720 is the largest laptop offering under the XPS series featuring the latest 12th-gen Intel H-series processors and up to an Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU.

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João Carrasqueira
João Carrasqueira

Editor at XDA Computing. I've been covering the world of technology since 2018, but I've loved the field for a lot longer. And I have a weird affinity for Nintendo videogames, which I'm always happy to talk about.

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