Dell Inspiron 17R 7720-0408

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 17R 7720-0408Notebook: Dell Inspiron 17R 7720-0408 (Inspiron 17 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.4kg
Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: 95% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 75%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 17R 7720-0408

Foreign Reviews

82% Dell Inspiron 7720
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
81% Dell Inspiron 7720 teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% emissions: 75%
Ревю на Dell Inspiron 17R (7720) – ултимативна мощ от висок клас
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Exceptional performance; quality high brightness screen; long battery life; robust and stable. Negative: Thick and heavy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2013

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 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M series

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.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


3630QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» 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.


3.4 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


81.5%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-18 (Update: 2013-06-18)