Dell Inspiron 17R


Dell Inspiron 17RNotebook: Dell Inspiron 17R (Inspiron 17 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 1024 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.11kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 76.38% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 75%, features: 67%, display: 64% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 17R

77% Review Dell Inspiron 17R Notebook | Notebookcheck
Inspiron 17R(eloaded). Dell's Inspiron 17 has already been available for a while and probably belongs to the American manufacturer's top sellers. Now there is a refresh available, called Inspiron 17R, which can be individually configured as typical for Dell - starting with the color up to hardware configuration.
80% Dell Inspiron 17R Review
Source: English
The Dell Inspiron 17R offers great looks, good build quality, and impressive features with a low $499 starting price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you can live with its glossy finish inside and out, Dell's attractive new Inspiron 17R is a decently-priced desktop replacement offering a superlative typing experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 70%
70% Dell Inspiron 17R review
Source: Techradar English
Finally, this is also the only machine in this group to include Microsoft Works software, providing a range of basic home office tools to let you get to work immediately. A six-month subscription to McAfee SecurityCenter software is also included for online security. If it weren't for its poor battery, the Inspiron 17R would have been a clear candidate for an award this month. Its stunning screen and cutting-edge power make it a great choice, but the improved mobility of the Apple and Samsung push it into third place this time around.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Dell Inspiron 17R review
Source: T3 English
Powerful and stylish, this budget desktop replacement hits a lot of right notes - as long as you stick to plug sockets.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Dell Inspiron 17R 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's Inspiron 17R is a slimmed down desktop replacement that provides a more compact and lightweight design. This high end model comes equipped with a higher resolution display and Blu-ray drive. At $1000, there are less expensive Blu-ray equipped systems or models with better graphics for gaming. It does a decent job of being a good general purpose desktop replacement without costing too much.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R
Source: Computer Shopper English
Don your wetsuit: Once again, Dell is making a big splash with a new line of consumer notebooks. This time around, the newcomer is the Inspiron R Series, and the theme is a popular one: cramming in high-end features while keeping the price low. This big, stylish $850 laptop has discrete graphics for a little extra video oomph. It's a great deal if you want a 17-inch LCD, but less so if you're a gamer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

94% Gaming-Quartett - Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition (i7-3630QM, GT 650M, 8GB RAM, 2TB HDD)
Source: SFT - 2/13 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 94%
82% Test Dell Inspiron 17R Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 85% display: 75% mobility: 74% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 82%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 60% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
70% Recensione Dell Inspiron 17R
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R (N7110)
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%



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.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» 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.

3.11 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

76.38%: 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, 2010-06-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)