Dell Inspiron 17-3721


Dell Inspiron 17-3721Notebook: Dell Inspiron 17-3721 (Inspiron 17 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 3227U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 17-3721

80% Dell Inspiron 17-3721
Source: IT Reviews English
The Dell Inspiron 17-3721 is a great choice for many budget-minded users, especially those who want a much bigger screen than they can find on any standalone tablet. It has an attractive $450 price tag, and you don’t have to give up any performance for that relatively small purchase price. A large screen, good performance, nice price, and user-friendly features give the Dell Inspiron 17-3721 budget laptop a leg up on the competition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 17-3721
Source: PC Mag English
The Inspiron 17-3721 is great budget computing for the general PC user. It's a true home and student workhorse PC for about the same price as a tablet, which makes it attractive to users who need Windows program compatibility plus a real keyboard. Sure, the Inspiron 17 doesn't have a touch screen, but for less than $450, you won' miss it. The larger screen and full-size Ethernet port make it more usable in a household with older equipment (and users) than the former EC Acer Aspire V5-571-6891. Thus, the Dell Inspiron 17-3721 is our new Editors' Choice for budget laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 17-3721
Source: Techreview Source English
The Dell Inspiron 17-3721 is a budget-priced Windows 8 laptop that offers an attractive 17-inch display, good performance and a comfortable keyboard. It does have below average graphics performance, but this isn't really meant to be a gaming notebook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%


Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

3227U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 1.9 GHz (no Turbo Boost) and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1100 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews

80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

HP ProBook 470 G0-H0V07EA
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3230M
Toshiba Satellite C75-A-10P
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3120M
Toshiba Satellite P875-S7102
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3630QM
Asus X75A-XH51
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3210M
Toshiba Satellite C875-S7340
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3110M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

HP Envy dv7-7250us
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3630QM, 3.2 kg
HP Envy dv7t-7200
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3210M, 3.1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Sony Vaio Tap 20-SVJ2022M1E
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3227U, 20.0", 8 kg

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GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
Dell Inspiron 17R-5720
GeForce GT 630M, Core i5 3210M, 17.3", 3.1 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-03-24 (Update: 2013-03-24)