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Dell Inspiron 17 Series

Dell Inspiron 17-3721Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64, Intel Core i3 3227U, Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 480M, Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1270, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
Display: 17.1 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.6kg, 3kg, 3.3kg, 3.5kg
Price: 500, 700, 800, 1300 euro
Average Score: 75.7% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 74%, features: 93%, display: - %
mobility: 100%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: - %

 

Dell Inspiron 1721

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 1721Notebook: Dell Inspiron 1721
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 71.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

60% Dell Inspiron 17 17-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's Inspiron 17 gets some needed improvements thanks to the new Intel Core i5 processor that helps boost overall performance compared to the previous generations Core 2 Duo offers. The addition of an optional TouchScreen display is also welcome for those willing to pay for the upgrade. The problem with the Inspiron 17 though is the graphics and display. Relying on the integrated graphics means that system is not capable of 3D gaming and the panel uses a below average resolution for a 17-inch display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Dell Inspiron 1721
Source: PC World English
Infine, non manca il pannello frontale per la riproduzione di contenuti multimediali, che dispone dei pulsanti di avanzamento e ripetizioni dei brani, e della regolazione del volume.
Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/02/2008
performance: 50%
77% Dell Inspiron 17
Source: T-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 90% performance: 81% features: 90% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 58%
77% Dell Inspiron 17 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 90% performance: 81% features: 90% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 58%

 

Dell Inspiron 17R-1695MRB

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 17R-1695MRBNotebook: Dell Inspiron 17R-1695MRB
Processor: Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Dell Inspiron 17R-1695MRB
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Inspiron 17R-1695MRB is a great option if you're looking for a lot of screen real estate to multitask and some multimedia options. However, if you can spare $200, I'd bump up your purchase to the HP Pavilion dv7-4183cl, the Editors' Choice for desktop replacement laptops. It has Blu-ray and a discrete graphics chip if you're looking to do some light gaming. If you're willing to downgrade to a 15.6-inch screen and a slower processor, then the Samsung R580-JBB2, complete with WiMax, WiDi, and Blu-ray is an excellent option.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Dell Inspiron 17R-N7110

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 17R-N7110Notebook: Dell Inspiron 17R-N7110
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 76.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

83% Dell Inspiron 17R review
Source: PC Pro English
A 17in laptop certainly won't suit everyone, particularly with such uninspiring battery life, but if portability isn't one of your main priorities, we can thoroughly recommend the Dell Inspiron 17R as a larger option. It's well built, has a good screen, excellent speakers and a fair bit of gaming muscle, which for £479 makes it a bargain.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
70% Dell Inspiron i17R-6434DBK
Source: PC Mag English
It's not much of a surprise that media centers with top-flight components, like the Editors' Choice HP Pavilion dv7-6143cl and the Dell XPS 17, outperform the Dell Inspiron i17R-6434DBK across the board. What is a surprise is how well the i17R-6434DBK manages to hold its own against them. After all, it may not be packing the hardware of those elite systems, but it costs $250 less than the HP dv7-6143cl and less than half the price of the Dell XPS 17. For anyone looking to buy a great all around computer, the Dell Inspiron HP Pavilion i17R-6434DBK gives them everything they need for work and play, and does it at a price most computer shoppers can afford.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Dell Inspiron 17R und ASUS K73SV
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2011
Dell Inspiron N7110
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
excellent display with high resolution, excellent performance, goood workmanship
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2011

 

Dell Inspiron 17R-3530DBK

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 17R-3530DBKNotebook: Dell Inspiron 17R-3530DBK
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Dell Inspiron 17R (17R-3530DBK)
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Inspiron 17R (I17RN-3530DBK) delivers solid performance, thanks to its Core i7 CPU and a generous helping of DDR3 RAM. While it doesn’t blow the competition away it holds its own with other similarly priced and similarly configured desktop replacements. But a higher-resolution display would be a welcome upgrade, as would a Blu-ray player. An hour or two more of battery life would sweeten the deal. If you want a bit more graphics muscle, fuller sounding audio, and a durable metallic finish, the HP dv7-6143cl is the way to go, though it’ll cost you $120 more.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Dell Inspiron 17-3721

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 17-3721Notebook: Dell Inspiron 17-3721
Processor: Intel Core i3 3227U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section
 Inspiron 17-3721 (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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%

 

Comment

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

ATI Radeon Xpress X1270: Built in RS690T chipset and is based on an X700 graphics core (with less pipelines). It features no dedicated graphics memory but Vista Aero support.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

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

NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M: Based on the GeForce GT 425M with slightly higher core clock speeds.

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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

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


AMD Turion 64 X2: AMD Turion 64 X2 is intended to be positioned against the Intel Core Duo was presented in 17. May 2006. The current consumption is not higher than with Centrino-Duo-notebooks (TL-45 with ATI Xpress and Mobility Radeon X300). This means, that approximative the same battery runtime and fan functions can be expected (with this chipset). However, the performance was 20% below the T2300 (1.66 GHz) due to the lower L2 Cache (Core Duo has 2048 Kbyte shared L2 Cache). Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient.

TL-64:

In 65nm produced dual-core processor based on the K8 core. Compareable performance to a 2.0 GHz Core Duo CPU with 1MB Level 2 Cache (Celeron Dual Core e.g.).

Intel Core i5:

480M: The Core i5-480M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.66-2.9 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

Intel Core i3:

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.


17.1: Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.

17.3: Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.

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


2.6 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

3.5 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


75.7%: 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

» Asus X75A-XH51
Core i5 3210M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» HP Envy dv7-7250us
Core i7 3630QM, 3.2 kg
» HP Envy dv7t-7200
Core i5 3210M, 3.1 kg
» Dell Inspiron 17R-1316MRB
Core i5 3210M, 3.3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-7030us
Core i7 3610QM, 3.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite C50-B-122
Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» HP Envy 4-1120SW
Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» Asus ASUSPRO ESSENTIAL PU550CA
Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Asus UX32LA-R3065H
Core i7 4500U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G1
Core i5 3437U, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Medion Akoya E6237-MD98476
Core i3 3120M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» HP 15-d090nr
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-195HAAXMG
Core i5 3340M, 10.1", 2.3 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TE69
Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S500-59392348
Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus Taichi 21-CW005H
Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 1.25 kg
» Acer Travelmate X313-M-6824
Core i3 3229Y, 11.6", 0.8 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook A532-0M45A1DE
Core i5 3230M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Acer Iconia W701
Core i5 3337U, 11.6", 1 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ58-d11SG
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t-A-111
Core i5 3339Y, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Samsung ATIV Tab 7 XE700T1C-G01DE
Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 0.9 kg
» Acer TravelMate P253-M-33114G50Mnks
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)