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Dell Inspiron 17R-5720

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 17R-5720Notebook: Dell Inspiron 17R-5720 (Inspiron 17 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.1kg
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 70%, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 17R-5720

70% Dell Inspiron 17R-5720 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Dell Inspiron 17R is too big and heavy to carry down to your local coffee shop at lunchtime. However, it’s a good, affordable choice if you’re looking for a desktop replacement machine that has the power to handle productivity software at work, and a spot of gaming at home.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Dell Inspiron 5720 bemutató
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Connectivity; removable cover; good performance. Negative: Heavy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2012

Comment

Series:

A leading brand for laptops and computers in the world, Dell, designs and manufactures laptop in different categories to fulfill the computing requirements of different users around the world. The Dell Inspiron 17R constitutes one of the latest products from Dell – it is expected to be capable to meed the needs of consumers on a sophisticated desktop replacement laptop. A 17 inch display is the perfect size for those who prefer to use their laptop as a desktop replacement. While it’s actually made of plastic, they’ve successfully put a nice-looking brushed metal finish on its lid and keyboard tray. In today's desktop replacement market with a wide range of choices from low-end to high-end laptops, this laptop has a clear advantage – it offers a variety of hardware configurations. This laptop can be purchased with either Intel’s i3, i5 or i7 processor. Thus, it proves to be a better choice as consumers will get the best value for money with their purchase.

However, being a desktop replacement means that the battery life isn’t going to be great. Such as what are typically expected for a 17 inch laptop, this laptop doesn’t offer long battery life as well as portability since it is also bulky and quite heavy. Besides, its low quality display is another huge let down because the screen quality could be much better if it came with a full-HD display instead of the current 1,600 x 900 pixels display. It isn’t the laptop for those who want portability and ultimate gaming performance. But if you’re looking for a budget-friendly laptop for a desktop replacement with multimedia capabilities, the Dell Inspiron 17R is a great-value option.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M:

Multiple models based on various chips of the Fermi generation. Specifically, the GT 630M exists in GF108/GF106/GF116 variants, but are all essentially renamed GeForce GT 540M or 555M GPUs. A 28nm GF117 variant exists as well with reduced power consumption.

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.


3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


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


70%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12- 5 (Update: 2012-12- 5)