Dell Inspiron 17R-SE-7720


Dell Inspiron 17R-SE-7720Notebook: Dell Inspiron 17R-SE-7720 (Inspiron 17 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 82.62% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 83%, features: 71%, display: 76% mobility: 59%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 78%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 17R-SE-7720

84% Review Dell Inspiron 17R-SE-7720 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Special Edition! Apart from the name, our test device no longer has much in common with the older generation models that we have reviewed. The newest hardware technology is packed in a new outfit. The add-on SE standing for “Special Edition” refers to the extra performance reserves as well as the high quality components in contrast to the standard Inspiron 17R.
100% Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition
Source: Digital Versus English
The Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition offers excellent processing power and gaming capabilities. It also has a Full HD display with great contrast, above-average sound and well-finished hardware. This is a choice laptop—as long as you don't need much battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 60% mobility: 40%
60% Dell Inspiron 17R review (2012)
Source: PC Advisor English
Calling the Dell Inspiron 17R a desktop replacement is a little unfair, since it's not really in the league of the performance desktops that dominate the category. The Inspiron 17R is a solid machine if you're looking for a large screen on a budget, but you have to be aware that it won't perform like similarly sized machines, such as the Origin EON17-S, or the Alienware M17x. But if you're looking for a low-cost desktop replacement for a shared living room PC, the Inspiron 17R is definitely worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition (7720)
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition is an attractive desktop replacement laptop offering serious productivity chops and enough graphics muscle to satisfy all but the most demanding gamers. Its 17.3-inch screen is ideal for watching movies and playing games, and its audio output, while not stellar, is still better than what you get with most laptops. Other than a smattering of bloatware, the Inspiron 17R Special Edition's only shortcomings are its weak battery life and lack of a Blu-ray drive. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580, on the other hand, delivers similar performance, has a stronger battery, and it comes with a Blu-ray drive, which is why it remains our Editors' Choice for media laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition review
Source: PC Pro English
The cheap feel is our biggest bugbear with Dell’s super-sized laptop, though. The single year of on-site warranty might be enough for many people, but with the Asus N56VM trading all-out speed 
for better build and more assured ergonomics, we’d think long and hard before splashing out on the Inspiron.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Dell crams a lot into the Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 for a rather affordable price. For $1,099, consumers walk away with a 17-inch notebook that has a bright full HD display, powerful graphics for playing the latest games and a robust suite of software for content creation and consumption. While the sound isn't best in class and the design is on the husky side, overall this multimedia notebook shines.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R review
Source: Computer Active English
Dell has made a real beast of a laptop. Weighing in at over 3kg and with a 17.3in display the Inspiron 17R is designed as a desktop-replacement model that won't leave the house often, if ever. The touchpad and the bundled software are disappointing and the chunky design won't suit everyone, but if you want a powerful laptop for use around the home then the Dell Inspiron 17R is a good value choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R SE
Source: CNet English
My initial thought on seeing this new Dell Inspiron 17R SE pulled from its box for the first time was, "Wow, does anyone still make laptops this big?" It's doubly surprising, as we've talked about the latest generation of Dell Inspiron laptops at some length, usually to point out how thin and attractive they are, at least for budget-minded laptops. Dell's Inspiron 17R SE packs reasonably high-end parts into a budget-feeling chassis, saving a few hundred dollars or more over similarly configured laptops.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R SE 17in Ivy Bridge notebook review
Source: Reg Hardware English
The battery life is underwhelming, but that’s the only real weakness in the Inspiron 17R SE. Its strong performance and large, attractive screen enable it to handle a wide range of tasks. Certainly, it will be a good choice for anyone that needs a desktop-replacement machine for the office or a versatile entertainment system at home.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Hands-on: Sporting the kind of features and specifications you would usually expect from a far more premium machine, the Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition has the ingredients to satisfy power users or gamers on a budget. A Full HD/1080p screen paired with gaming-worthy Nvidia GeForce 650M graphics, Ivy Bridge Core i7 backed by up to 8GB of RAM and your choice of storage, and extra touches like four USB 3.0 ports and a Blu-ray drive all make for an attractive proposition.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/05/2012

Foreign Reviews

Dell Inspiron 17R SE - Wirklich special?
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Successful multimedia-notebook Positive: chic chassis; good hardware equipment; attractive price
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/14/2012
86% Dell Inspiron 17R SE con pantalla de 17'' y CPU Ivy Bridge
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 82%
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
81% Dell Inspiron SE-7720
Source: Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 63% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%
身临其境的体验 戴尔17R 3D游戏笔记本评测
Source: 21CN zh-CN→EN
Positive: Full HD screen; very good performance; change-able cover.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2013
Ревю на DELL Inspiron 17R – мощен, мултимедиен лаптоп
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Good workmanship; high quality materials; matte fullHD display; Negative: Glossy plastic case; heavy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/03/2013
Inspiron 17R Special Edition ノートパソコンレビュー
Source: Pasonisan JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2012
デル Inspiron 17R Special Edition の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Price is cheap; relatively good sound; high CPU and GPU processing performance. Negative: It is also slightly higher noise level and temperature of the part under high loads.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2012


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.  


An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

» 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

82.62%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2012-06-12 (Update: 2012-06-12)