What ports does the Dell XPS 17 have? Does it have USB-A?
The XPS 17 is Dell’s premium, lightweight 17 inch laptop featuring an aluminum chassis, a carbon fiber finish on the inside, ultra-thin bezels, and powerful hardware. The newest model (9710) is offered with Intel’s 11th-gen Tiger Lake-H processor options available with a Core i5-11400H going all the way up to an octa-core Core i9-11980HK paired. The laptop comes with dual-channel memory support of up to 64GB of DDR4 3200MHz, and a 4TB PCIe M.2 SSD. For graphics, there’s an option to go for standard Intel UHD or NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3050 (4GB) or an RTX 3060 (6GB).
The 17 inch display comes in a 16:10 ratio, which is becoming more and more common in most modern laptops. Dell offers the option of either an FHD+ (1920 x 1200) resolution non-touch or a UHD+ (3840 x 2400) resolution touch panel. The company has also confirmed the XPS 17 will be getting a free upgrade to Windows 11 once it’s available later this year.
Dell XPS 17 9710: Specifications
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When it comes to the port selection, the Dell XPS 17 has a total of four Thunderbolt 4 ports allowing you to connect all sorts of USB-C-based docks, adapters, and dongles. It also comes with a 3.5mm audio combo jack for audio output and mic input and an SD card reader. The XPS 17 does not come with standard USB Type-A ports; however Dell does offer an adapter in the box that comes with USB-A and HDMI ports, which is quite convenient.