Dell Inspiron 17R (N7110)


Dell Inspiron 17R (N7110)Notebook: Dell Inspiron 17R (N7110) (Inspiron 17 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M 1024 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 699 euro
Average Score: 77.14% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 85%, features: 76%, display: 68% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 17R (N7110)

80% Review Dell Inspiron 17R (N7110) Notebook | Notebookcheck
Fair deal. Dell bundles a pricewise, attractive 17 inch multimedia laptop with its Inspiron 17R. You get a Sandy Bridge processor from Intel and a midrange graphics card from Nvidia for 700 euros. Is this a deal you can't refuse?
80% Dell 2011 Inspiron 17R 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's 2nd generation of Inspiron 17R laptops doesn't feature a huge amount of change but what changes that were made are pretty good. This includes the move to the new Core i5-2410M processor that boosts performance and battery life over the past model. Also included are two USB 3.0 ports that give it some of the best overall port selection for a consumer class 17-inch laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R
Source: Techreview Source English
Battery life is actually pretty decent with this powerhouse of a laptop. Expect to get almost 4 hours of life with the included 9-cell battery (a 6-cell is available too) if you do intend on making this large laptop portable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Dell Inspiron 17R
Source: PC World English
The 17R is a nice piece of work. It's very affordable and looks good anywhere you take it. At the time of this writing, some hefty discounts were available on Dell's site, making a 17R configured similarly to ours only $800. Even sans discount, the 17R stands high on our list of desktop replacements.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
For $899, the Dell Inspiron 17R offers a great display and audio with plenty of performance for multimedia mavens and even gamers. Its impressive battery life, while not necessary on a desktop replacement, is a bonus. Our only major complaint is the 17R's slow boot time. Those looking for even better sound and style should check out the Dell XPS 17, which, for the same price, gets you a more elegant design, the same processor, an Nvidia GT550M GPU, 4GB of RAM, but no Blu-ray and a 500GB hard drive. But it's hard to beat the Inspiron 17R's winning combination of specs, performance, and value.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R (N7110)
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Inspiron 17R (N7110) is a desktop replacement laptop that provides a competitive CPU and GPU for its price. The addition of the WiDi feature only adds to its value, and while its huge battery may not make entice road warriors, those who like to buzz around the house will appreciate how long they will be able to go unplugged. If you're looking for better performance in gaming and media creation, then it's hard to overlook our Editors' Choice, the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt). If your pockets aren't that deep the Inspiron 17R (N7110) can still provide.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Test Dell Inspiron 17R (N7110) Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 85% display: 68% mobility: 73% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 83%



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 525M: Based on the GeForce GT 425M with slightly higher core clock speeds.

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.


Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.

3.3 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. 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

77.14%: 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.

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

Fujitsu Lifebook NH751
GeForce GT 525M, Core i7 2630QM

Devices with the same GPU

Fujitsu Lifebook AH531-MF042DE
GeForce GT 525M, Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Dell Inspiron N5110-B63F45
GeForce GT 525M, Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite L750-16V
GeForce GT 525M, Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite L750-16W
GeForce GT 525M, Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite L755-19X
GeForce GT 525M, Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Z470
GeForce GT 525M, Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite L755-144
GeForce GT 525M, Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite L750-12N
GeForce GT 525M, Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 3 kg
Samsung QX411-W01
GeForce GT 525M, Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Lenovo Ideapad V570-M57E2GE
GeForce GT 525M, Core i5 2540M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook AH531
GeForce GT 525M, Core i3 2310M, 15.6", 2.611 kg
Toshiba Satellite L750-12R
GeForce GT 525M, Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.61 kg
Dell XPS 15z
GeForce GT 525M, Core i7 2620M, 15.6", 2.54 kg
Samsung RC512-S02
GeForce GT 525M, Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite M645-S4118X
GeForce GT 525M, Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2.4 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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Radeon R7 M265, Kaveri A10-7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Dell Vostro 14-5480
GeForce 830M, Core i3 4005U, 14.0", 1.5 kg
Dell XPS 15-9530-9002
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4712HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
Dell Inspiron 17-5758-4753
GeForce 920M, Core i7 5500U, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 3543-8208
GeForce 840M, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-5548
Radeon R7 M270, Core i7 5500U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-7548
Radeon R7 M270, Core i7 5500U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Dell Inspiron 17-5749
GeForce 840M, Core i7 5500U, 17.3", 3 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-3542
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Dell Inspiron 3541
Radeon R5 M230, A-Series A4-6210, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Dell Inspiron 17-5748
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 17.3", 3.19 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.23 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-05-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)