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Dell Inspiron 17 Series

Dell Inspiron 17R-1316MRBProcessor: Intel Core i5 3210M, Intel Core i5 450M, Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 3.1kg, 3.3kg
Price: 600, 700, 900 euro
Average Score: 80.93% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 83%, features: 71%, display: 76%
mobility: 59%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 78%

 

Dell Inspiron 17R-2211OBK

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 17R-2211OBKNotebook: Dell Inspiron 17R-2211OBK
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

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

 

80% Dell Inspiron 17R-2211OBK
Source: PC Mag English
As far as features go, the Dell Inspiron 17R-2211OBK ($799.98 list) is decidedly average for a 17.3-inch laptops. But dig just below the surface and you'll find above-average performance for this desktop replacement. Currently available at Staples, the 17R-2211OBK provides the standard features you'll find in any number of 17.3-inch laptops, but where it excels is in performance. Other than that, there's not much that makes the 17R-2211OBK standout from the competition. As long as performance isn't your top priority, you can find more feature-rich laptops for not much more than what the 17R-2211OBK sells for.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Dell Inspiron 17R-SE-7720

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 17R-SE-7720Notebook: Dell Inspiron 17R-SE-7720
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section
 Inspiron 17R-SE-7720 (Model)

Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 18 reviews)

 

84% Review Dell Inspiron 17R-SE-7720 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Special Edition! Apart from the name, our test device no longer has much in common with the older generation models that we have reviewed. The newest hardware technology is packed in a new outfit. The add-on SE standing for “Special Edition” refers to the extra performance reserves as well as the high quality components in contrast to the standard Inspiron 17R.
100% Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition
Source: Digital Versus English
The Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition offers excellent processing power and gaming capabilities. It also has a Full HD display with great contrast, above-average sound and well-finished hardware. This is a choice laptop—as long as you don't need much battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 60% mobility: 40%
60% Dell Inspiron 17R review (2012)
Source: PC Advisor English
Calling the Dell Inspiron 17R a desktop replacement is a little unfair, since it's not really in the league of the performance desktops that dominate the category. The Inspiron 17R is a solid machine if you're looking for a large screen on a budget, but you have to be aware that it won't perform like similarly sized machines, such as the Origin EON17-S, or the Alienware M17x. But if you're looking for a low-cost desktop replacement for a shared living room PC, the Inspiron 17R is definitely worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition (7720)
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition is an attractive desktop replacement laptop offering serious productivity chops and enough graphics muscle to satisfy all but the most demanding gamers. Its 17.3-inch screen is ideal for watching movies and playing games, and its audio output, while not stellar, is still better than what you get with most laptops. Other than a smattering of bloatware, the Inspiron 17R Special Edition's only shortcomings are its weak battery life and lack of a Blu-ray drive. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580, on the other hand, delivers similar performance, has a stronger battery, and it comes with a Blu-ray drive, which is why it remains our Editors' Choice for media laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition review
Source: PC Pro English
The cheap feel is our biggest bugbear with Dell’s super-sized laptop, though. The single year of on-site warranty might be enough for many people, but with the Asus N56VM trading all-out speed 
for better build and more assured ergonomics, we’d think long and hard before splashing out on the Inspiron.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Dell crams a lot into the Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 for a rather affordable price. For $1,099, consumers walk away with a 17-inch notebook that has a bright full HD display, powerful graphics for playing the latest games and a robust suite of software for content creation and consumption. While the sound isn't best in class and the design is on the husky side, overall this multimedia notebook shines.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R review
Source: Computer Active English
Dell has made a real beast of a laptop. Weighing in at over 3kg and with a 17.3in display the Inspiron 17R is designed as a desktop-replacement model that won't leave the house often, if ever. The touchpad and the bundled software are disappointing and the chunky design won't suit everyone, but if you want a powerful laptop for use around the home then the Dell Inspiron 17R is a good value choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R SE
Source: CNet English
My initial thought on seeing this new Dell Inspiron 17R SE pulled from its box for the first time was, "Wow, does anyone still make laptops this big?" It's doubly surprising, as we've talked about the latest generation of Dell Inspiron laptops at some length, usually to point out how thin and attractive they are, at least for budget-minded laptops. Dell's Inspiron 17R SE packs reasonably high-end parts into a budget-feeling chassis, saving a few hundred dollars or more over similarly configured laptops.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R SE 17in Ivy Bridge notebook review
Source: Reg Hardware English
The battery life is underwhelming, but that’s the only real weakness in the Inspiron 17R SE. Its strong performance and large, attractive screen enable it to handle a wide range of tasks. Certainly, it will be a good choice for anyone that needs a desktop-replacement machine for the office or a versatile entertainment system at home.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Hands-on: Sporting the kind of features and specifications you would usually expect from a far more premium machine, the Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition has the ingredients to satisfy power users or gamers on a budget. A Full HD/1080p screen paired with gaming-worthy Nvidia GeForce 650M graphics, Ivy Bridge Core i7 backed by up to 8GB of RAM and your choice of storage, and extra touches like four USB 3.0 ports and a Blu-ray drive all make for an attractive proposition.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/05/2012
Dell Inspiron 17R SE - Wirklich special?
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Successful multimedia-notebook Positive: chic chassis; good hardware equipment; attractive price
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/14/2012
86% Dell Inspiron 17R SE con pantalla de 17'' y CPU Ivy Bridge
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 82%
80% DELL INSPIRON 17R SPECIAL EDITION (PREMIUM)
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% DELL INSPIRON 17R (EDITION SPECIALE 3D + BLU-RAY)
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
81% Dell Inspiron SE-7720
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 63% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%
身临其境的体验 戴尔17R 3D游戏笔记本评测
Source: 21CN zh-CN→EN
Positive: Full HD screen; very good performance; change-able cover.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2013
Ревю на DELL Inspiron 17R – мощен, мултимедиен лаптоп
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Good workmanship; high quality materials; matte fullHD display; Negative: Glossy plastic case; heavy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/03/2013
Inspiron 17R Special Edition ノートパソコンレビュー
Source: Pasonisan JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2012
デル Inspiron 17R Special Edition の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Price is cheap; relatively good sound; high CPU and GPU processing performance. Negative: It is also slightly higher noise level and temperature of the part under high loads.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2012

 

Dell Inspiron 17R-1316MRB

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 17R-1316MRBNotebook: Dell Inspiron 17R-1316MRB
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Dell Inspiron 17R-1316MRB Review: A Budget Desktop Replacement
Source: PC World English
Calling the Dell Inspiron 17R-1316MRB a desktop replacement is a little unfair, since it's not really in the league of the performance desktops that dominate the category. The Inspiron 17R is a solid machine if you're looking for a large screen on a budget, but you have to be aware that it won't perform like similarly sized machines, such as the Origin EON17-S, or the Alienware M17x. But if you're looking for a low-cost desktop replacement for a shared living room PC, the Inspiron 17R is definitely worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Comment

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 %

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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.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M series

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

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.

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


Intel Core i5:

450M: Should be similar to the Core i5-520M but without AES functions.

3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz

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.  

3610QM:

An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.


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.


3.1 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

3.3 kg:


80.93%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 1.25 kg
» Acer Travelmate X313-M-6824
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Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
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Core i5 3339Y, 11.6", 1.5 kg
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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, 2012-06-12 (Update: 2012-06-12)