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XPS 13
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Omen 17
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Advantages of the Dell XPS 13
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for content creation
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Very good portability
  • Very good battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Excellent keyboard
Advantages of the HP Omen 17
  • Good for gaming and AI

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

6.7
XPS 13
Omen 17
7.5
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.4/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.0/10
The HP Omen 17 is good for gaming and AI, while the Dell XPS 13 is only fair.

Screen Quality

7.9
XPS 13
Omen 17
7.4
13.4in
SIZE
17.3in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
500.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
342.0 nits
The Dell XPS 13 has a better screen than the HP Omen 17 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

10.0 Hours
XPS 13
Omen 17
7.0 Hours
The Dell XPS 13 has 10 hours of battery life. The HP Omen 17 has 7 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
XPS 13
Omen 17
Fair
13.4in
SIZE
17.3in
3.7 lbs
WEIGHT
6.1 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The Dell XPS 13 has very good portability, while the HP Omen 17 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

8.5
XPS 13
Omen 17
7.4
The Dell XPS 13 has very good build quality, while the HP Omen 17 has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.0
XPS 13
Omen 17
7.6
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
500.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
342.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
7.0 Hours
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
8.8/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.0/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell XPS 13 to be very good for general use, while the HP Omen 17 is good.

Engineering and Design

7.6
XPS 13
Omen 17
7.9
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The HP Omen 17 and Dell XPS 13 are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

8.1
XPS 13
Omen 17
7.6
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell XPS 13 to be very good for content creation, while the HP Omen 17 is good.

Software Development

7.8
XPS 13
Omen 17
7.4
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The Dell XPS 13 and HP Omen 17 are both good for software development.

Cost

$1,399
XPS 13
Omen 17
$1,399
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

The Dell XPS 13 has a price of $1,399 and the HP Omen 17 costs $1,399.

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How the Dell XPS 13 and the HP Omen 17 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell XPS 13HP Omen 17
Dell XPS 13HP Omen 17

GENERAL

Price
$1,399
$1,399
Release Date
February 20, 2024October 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
11.6'' x 7.8'' x 0.6''15.6'' x 10.3'' x 1.06''
Weight
3.7 lbs6.13 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Core Ultra 7 155HIntel i7-11800H
Graphics
Intel Arc 4-Cores RTX 3060 (130 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours7 Hours
Battery Capacity
55 Wh83 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.4"17.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
120Hz144Hz
Display Brightness
500 nits342 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/107.4/10
Portability Score
8.9/106/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
8.8/107/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.5/108/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
03
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
44

Shopping

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Dell XPS 13

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The Verge

Monica Chen | April 2023
"In the past, the XPS 13 was a hands-down contender for the best laptop on the market. But the Apple-silicon MacBook has since barrelled onto the scene, and it wipes the floor with most of the ultraportable Windows laptops that cross my desk on a daily basis. This XPS is no exception. Compared to the M2 MacBook Air, battery life is worse."

HP Omen 17

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Marc Herter | September 2022
"The HP Omen 17 (2022) gaming laptop has a stylish case and hardware with lots of potential. The HP Omen 17 is a fairly unobtrusive gaming laptop. A material combination of plastic and metal gives the case a high stability and a quality surface feel. The unspectacular design is pleasing and is hardly indicative of the laptop's high performance potential. The Intel Core i7-12700H in particular is able to perform well once again. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is also strong in the gaming notebook. Demanding games run smoothly in Full HD resolution. The HP Omen 17 is a good gaming laptop that delivers partly excellent performance. But even at this performance level, cheaper alternatives are available."

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About Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

About HP

HP, also known as Hewlett-Packard, is an American technology company that develops personal computers and computer peripherals. In the laptop industry, HP is known for its entry level Essential series laptops, its mid-range Pavilion, Envy, and Victus series, and high-end Omen and Spectre series, in addition to its business-oriented EliteBook, ProBook, and Dragonfly series laptops. HP laptops generally undercut other mainstream competitors in terms of price, placing itself as the value-oriented mainstream brand.

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