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Dell Inspiron 17R-5721

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 17R-5721
Dell Inspiron 17R-5721 (Inspiron 17 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 8730M - 1024 MB, DDR3, 9.0.12.0, Enduro, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Memory
8192 MB 
, Dual Channel
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel, JXWY4 173WD1, TN LED, glossy: yes
Storage
WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT-75A1Yt0, 1024 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
HD Audio
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Microphone/headphone combines 3.5 mm stereo, Card Reader: SD, MMC, MS, MSPro
Networking
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller 10/100 (10MBit), Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVD +/-RW GSA-T11N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27 x 412 x 283 ( = 1.06 x 16.22 x 11.14 in)
Battery
65 Wh Lithium-Ion, Dell MR90Y 11.1V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1,3 MP bis 1280 x 720
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Dell Support Center
Weight
2.911 kg ( = 102.68 oz / 6.42 pounds), Power Supply: 460 g ( = 16.23 oz / 1.01 pounds)
Price
529 Euro

 

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 69%, features: 53%, display: 61% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 17R-5721

81% Review Dell Inspiron 17R-5721 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Low-voltage gaming machine?. A 17-inch ultrabook? No, a thick 17-inch device with an ultrabook processor and mainstream graphics. Why does Dell not integrate a standard voltage CPU? Does the gaming performance suffer? Our review with an extensive gaming check gives the answers.
75% A big laptop that's perfect for anyone who wants a basic desktop replacement computer
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Really big laptops don't get as much love as they used to, but there are still plenty of people who appreciate these beasts, primarily because they have roomy keyboards, big screens and (usually) lots of built-in features. Dell's Inspiron 17R is a big unit that's suitable as a desktop replacement-style notebook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R-5721
Source: Techreview Source English
In a rather strange twist, Dell has taken a normal-sized 17-inch laptop and fitted it with an Ultrabook processor and and discrete graphics. The Dell Inspiron 17R-5721 features a new exterior, a comfortable keyboard and solid performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Blaupause – 17,3-Zoll-Multimedia-Notebook mit langer Akkulaufzeit
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2013
Rating: performance: 60% features: 40% display: 30% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
80% Dell Inspiron 17z 5721
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%

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.

AMD Radeon HD 8730M: Mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture.

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.


3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.3":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


2.911 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.


79%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-02-28 (Update: 2013-02-28)