Dell Inspiron 1721

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 1721Notebook: Dell Inspiron 1721 (Inspiron 17 Series)
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 71.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 71%, features: 90%, display: - % mobility: 100%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 58%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 1721

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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.

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

» 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.).

» 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.


3.5 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


71.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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

» Maxdata Belinea b.book 3
Turion 64 X2 TL-60
» MSI Megabook ER710
Athlon 64 X2 TK-53

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Novatech B17
Athlon 64 X2 TK-42, 17.0", 2.9 kg
» Gateway LT3106a
Athlon 64 L110, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Medion E1311
Mobile Sempron 210U, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Gateway LT3103u
Athlon 64 L110, 11.6", 1.38 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P305
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Gateway M-1626
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L300D
Athlon 64 X2 TK-57, 15.4", 2.5 kg
» Averatec 2575
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 12.1", 1.8 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1521
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 15.4", 3.1 kg
» MSI Megabook EX600
Core 2 Duo T5250, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» MSI Megabook PR210
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 12.1", 1.8 kg
» HP Compaq 6515b
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Dell Latitude D531
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 15.4", 2.7 kg

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» MSI Megabook GX720
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» HP Pavilion dv7-1050eg
GeForce 9600M GT, Core 2 Duo T9400
» Toshiba Satellite Pro P300-14P
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» HP Pavilion dv9925nr
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» Sony Vaio VGN-AR71ZU
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-04-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)