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Dell Inspiron 1720
Dell Inspiron 1720

Dell Inspiron 1720

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 1720Notebook: Dell Inspiron 1720
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.9kg
Average Score: 80.44% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 82%, features: 85%, display: 74% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 1720

70% Dell Inspiron 1720
Source: Laptop Mag English
Striking a good balance between style, performance, and battery life, the Dell Inspiron 1720 is an impressive desktop replacement. The Dell Inspiron 1720--the bigger brother of the of the Dell Inspiron 1520--is a desktop replacement that shares many of the same features we liked in its sibling: a choice of colors, a speedy Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 802.11n Wi-Fi, discrete graphics, and 3GB of free online backup. We just wish it were a bit lighter. This 17-inch sports rounded edges and a choice of eight colors: Jet Black, Alpine White, Espresso Brown, Ruby Red, Midnight Blue, Spring Green, Flamingo Pink, and Sunshine Yellow. We loved the look and feel of our soft-touch Ruby Red model but were disappointed once we lifted the lid; the interior is bland by comparison. When outfitted with the beefy nine-cell battery, this notebook weighs nine pounds and measures 15.5 x 11.5 x 1.7 inches. In other words, the Inspiron 1720 wasn't made for travel, and when you add the AC adapter to the mix, you're talking about ten pounds.
3.5 von 5, Mobilität mäßig, Preis/Leistung mäßig, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 60% mobility: 60%
80% Review: Dell Inspiron 1720 notebook computer
Source: vnunet.com English
Dell has recently refreshed its popular Inspiron range of notebooks to enable the product line to take advantage of the latest mobile technologies. The desktop-replacement Inspiron 1720 (4.30kg) is one of the latest members of the family offering a well-balanced blend of performance and features. And in a surprising move for Dell, you can also order it in one of eight different colours. At the heart of our review model Inspiron 1720 is an Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 processor, running at 1.8GHz with an 800MHz FSB speed and 2MB of L2 cache. There are limited options on the processor, but you could go from a 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo T5450 up to a Core 2 Duo T7700 clocked at 2.4GHz with 4MB of L2 cache. Instead of the standard 1GB of PC2-5300 667MHz memory, Dell supplied the unit with 2GB of memory (an additional cost of £111.62), while the notebook will support up to 4GB of memory in total.
(von 5): 4, Ausstattung 4, Leistung 3, Preis/Leistung 4, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Dell Inspiron 1720 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Dell Inspiron 1720 is a 17" desktop replacement targeted towards younger consumers, most of whom are in school. This notebook competes against such notebooks as the HP dv9500t and Toshiba P200/P205. The 1720 offers a wide range of hardware configurations, as well as 8 different color options to be customized exactly as you want it. Processors range from the T5250 all the way up to the T7700, RAM from 1GB to 4GB, HD from 120GB to 500GB (250GB x 2), display resolutions starting at WXGA+ up to WUXGA, and color ranging from jet black to sunshine yellow.
This Dell 17" laptop is a great performer and extremely well built laptop structurally. It seems to be built well enough to be thrown around in day to day use, and hold up throughout an entire college career. It will roll with the punches, and probably hurt your fist in the process. The only problems I found which don’t relate directly to the function of the laptop are the peeling paint, which should hopefully be worked out as production goes on in the upcoming months.
Leistung gut, Display sehr gut, Mobilität exzellent
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 95%
77% Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
Dell has hit refresh on its Inspiron range of notebooks and added the desktop replacement 1720, using the latest Intel Santa Rosa technology. This addition is one in a line of constant improvements to the Inspiron range, which appeals to both business and home users. With the 1720, Dell has caught the coloured notebook bug. The chassis may be the normal silver colour, but you can now personalise the lid with a choice of eight colours - a matt black called Jet Black, and six microsatin finishes, Midnight Blue, Bubblegum Pink, Spring Green, Ruby Red, Sunshine Yellow and Espresso Brown. Yes, really. A gloss white finish is also available, but you may have to wait up to 20 days longer before you can get hold of your Mac look-a-likey. Dell's Inspiron 1720 is well put together and, given its price, has an impressive feature list.
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77%, Ausstattung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2007
Rating: Total score: 77% features: 90%
90% Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Dell hasn’t refreshed its consumer notebook line for close to two years, so the introduction of the 1720 is something of a welcome surprise. There are two models in the new line with this being the larger version with a 17-inch Super-TFT panel – the smaller 1520 comes with 15-inch screen but offers the same design and specification. The first thing you will notice is how sturdy it is, as Dell has learnt its lesson with the previous generation of Inspiron and opted to use thicker plastic for the main body and behind the lid. Under the lid, you’ll still find the same silver colouring but Dell has decided that consumers like colour so has made eight different coloured lids available. They claim they’ll bring out colour co-ordinated peripherals to match but details are a little thin on the ground.
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9 von 10, Preis/Leistung sehr gut, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung sehr gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 90%
81% Dell Inspiron 1720
Source: PC World English
Splashy laptop offers excellent entertainment options and great sound, as well as strong performance. A powerful laptop does not have to be a boring laptop. Take Dell's Inspiron 1720, a robust system that also happens to be available in seven colors besides black. The 1720 is a heavyish 17-inch notebook, but its multimedia design is outstanding. Superbly crafted for a demanding home office, the 1720 has a full-size keyboard with a separate number pad. Our test machine had a single 160GB hard drive, as well as a complete contingent of connections--five USB ports, an ExpressCard/54 slot, and a memory card slot. The 1720's weight (8.7 pounds) makes it a less-than-ideal notebook for the road.
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(von 100): 81, Leistung 86, Ausstattung 88, Preis/Leistung teuer
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 40% performance: 86% features: 88%
80% Dell Inspiron 1720
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Inspiron 1720 ($1,994 direct) is a desktop-replacement laptop that's had a significant makeover, succeeding the Inspiron E1705 (Vista) as the new media powerhouse in the Inspiron line. In addition to component upgrades from Intel's Santa Rosa platform, the 1720 also has a 1,920-by-1,200 resolution option and something that has never been seen on a 17-inch laptop—mobile broadband from either Cingular, Sprint, or Verizon. The Dell Inspiron 1720 is a desktop-replacement laptop that will doubtless have much success infiltrating family rooms and cramped office spaces. It will also attract specific buyers, thanks in large part to the embedded EV-DO Rev A modem that's unique for a 17-inch laptop. Average buyers will love the performance, color selections, and features such as the webcam and huge storage capacities.
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4 von 5, Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90%
80% Dell Inspiron 1720 power laptop PC
Source: PC Advisor English
Dell's Inspiron 1720 is a robust system available in seven colours besides black. A powerful laptop does not have to be a boring laptop. The Dell Inspiron 1720 is a heavyish 17in notebook, but its multimedia design is top notch. Superbly crafted for a demanding home office, the Dell Inspiron 1720 has a full-size keyboard with a separate number pad. Our test machine had one 160GB hard drive, as well as a complete contingent of connections - five USB ports, an ExpressCard/54 slot, and a memory card slot. The Dell Inspiron 1720's 4kg weight makes it a less-than-ideal notebook for the road. When it's time to kick back, the Dell Inspiron 1720's DirectMedia button provides instant access to the full panoply of entertainment options: DVD movies, music, photo slideshows and videos. The Dell Inspiron 1720's stereo sound is good; a Blu-ray Disc drive is an option, albeit a costly one (£330).
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(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4, Ausstattung 4.5, Verarbeitung 4, Leistung gut, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/26/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Alles dabei - 17 Zoll-Notebooks ab 750 Euro
Source: c't - 6/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/15/2008
Rating: performance: 90% display: 60% mobility: 70% emissions: 80%
79% Dell Inspiron 1720 PP22X
Source: Connect - 12/07 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 11/29/2007
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 97% features: 82% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 54%
87% Test Dell Inspiron 1720 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 94% display: 75% mobility: 75% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 84%
Erfolgs-Nachfolger: Dell Inspiron 1720 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2007
Rating: price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% emissions: 90%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT: The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 GT GPU for laptops. Depending on the used graphic memory and the clock speed,  the performance is between the 7600 GT and 7900 GS video card.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T7100: Entry level to mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


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


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


80.44%: 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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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Sony Vaio VGN-AR71ZU
Core 2 Duo T9300
» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi5
Core 2 Duo T8300
» Toshiba Satellite X200-24V
Core 2 Duo T9300
» LG R700
Core 2 Duo T8300
» Toshiba Satellite X200-219
Core 2 Duo T7500
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR61ZU
Core 2 Duo T8300
» Maxdata Belinea o.book 5
Core 2 Duo T7500
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR51SU
Core 2 Duo T7700
» Toshiba Qosmio G45
Core 2 Duo T7300
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR590E
Core 2 Duo T7300
» MSI Megabook GX700
Core 2 Duo T7500
» HP Pavilion dv9500t
Core 2 Duo T7300

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4
Core 2 Duo T8100, 4.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi3
Core 2 Duo T7500, 4.5 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G40-11L
Core 2 Duo T7300, 4.4 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G40-10E
Core 2 Duo T7300, 4.4 kg
» Asus G2S
Core 2 Duo T7500, 4.4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion dv5t
Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 6920G-594G32Bn
Core 2 Duo T5900, 16.0", 3.5 kg
» Apple Macbook Pro 17“ 2008-12
Core 2 Duo T9300, 17.0", 3.1 kg
» Zepto Znote 3415W
Core 2 Duo T9500, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote MB89
Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Dell XPS M1530
Core 2 Duo T7250, 15.4", 2.63 kg
» Asus Lamborghini VX2S
Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» MSI Megabook GX600
Core 2 Duo T9300, 15.4", 2.71 kg
» Acer Aspire 9920G
Core 2 Duo T7300, 20.1", 6.9 kg
» Asus C90S
Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6600, 15.4", 3.16 kg
» Dell Vostro 1500
Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.4", 3.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-14)