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Dell Inspiron 17R-5721

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 17R-5721Notebook: Dell Inspiron 17R-5721 (Inspiron 17 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8730M 1024 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.911kg
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.

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

» 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": 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.


2.911 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


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