Dell Studio 17 Series

Dell Studio 1749Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, Intel Core 2 Duo T8300, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 17.0 inch, 17.1 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 3.2kg, 3.38kg, 3.47kg, 3.6kg, 3.655kg
Price: 600, 999, 1100, 1247 euro
Average Score: 79.58% - good
Average of 31 scores (from 41 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 78%, features: 81%, display: 80%
mobility: 64%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 74%

 

Dell Studio 17

Specifications

Dell Studio 17Notebook: Dell Studio 17
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 256 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.47kg
Price: 999 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section
 Studio 17 (Model)

Average Score: 78.36% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 21 reviews)

 

86% Review Dell Studio 17 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Studio Line. For the present the new Studio series by Dell is available in two sizes. On the one hand there is the Studio 15, which has a compact 15.4 inch wide screen format. On the other hand there is also the 17 inch model called Dell Studio 17, which was especially designed for all those who appreciate a big display with much overview. But, the Studio 17 does not only take advantage of a bigger size, but also of more powerful hardware components, i.e, an Intel processors and ATI graphics card, and bigger reserve capacity.
Dell Studio 17
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Dell Studio 17 performed very well as a multimedia-oriented desktop-replacement notebook. The system includes everything you might want, including great speakers, very nice screen options, a fast processor, and a very capable graphics card. Compared to the ASUS G51J or Acer 8940G which offer NVIDIA 260M and 250M cards respectively, the Studio 17 does fall behind in gaming performance with its lower performing ATI Mobility Radeon 4650
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 50% workmanship: 90%
80% Dell Studio 17 (Core i7)
Source: Laptop Mag English
Although it costs a reasonable $1,164, the Dell Studio 17 has the power of a much more expensive notebook: a blazing quad-core Intel Core i7 processor that’s perfect for multitaskers and multimedia fiends, a full gigabyte of dedicated graphics memory, a fast, 7,200-rpm hard drive, and a nine-cell battery that outlasts other desktop replacements. Sure, you’ll get a more refined design and even stronger performance as you move up to more tricked-out systems, but the Studio 17 delivers a lot of value.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Studio 17
Source: PC Authority English
Dell's Studio 17 packs a big screen for a big peformance - pity on the big price

Our review model Dell 17 came with an eyewateringly green lid - it comes in a range of colours, and we were apparently sent the ‘puréed frog' model. Joking aside, the Studio is a good-looking system. Make no mistake, the Studio 17 is an excellent laptop, but Dell's exquisite design is again undermined by price.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/27/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80%
80% Dell Studio 17
Source: The Insider English
Dell has managed to walk a fine line between price and performance with this machine. You can upgrade but at this price you don’t get extras like Blu-ray, just a standard DVD rewriter, but for a family orientated notebook you won’t find any compromises. It manages to pack in the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 3GB of RAM and a whopping 320GB hard drive and still be affordable. There is even a dedicated gaming card, the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, so you’ll be able to play games with ease. We really like this machine – it’s powerful, portable and for the configuration isn’t about to cost the earth.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Dell Studio 17, it's a close call between this and the XPS
Source: PC Authority English
Looks and feels great, but a hefty price – once you’ve tweaked its specs – means that rivals offer better value.Make no mistake, the Studio 17 is an excellent laptop, but Dell's exquisite design is again undermined by price. If you make a minor increase to your budget and spend it on an XPS M1730 or Asus' M51Va, you'll get either a more powerful gaming machine with oodles of power or an extremely competent, high-definition desktop replacement.
Preis 40
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2009
Rating: price: 40%
67% Dell Studio 17
Source: PC Pro English
Looks and feels good, but a high price and high-profile omissions mean that rivals offer better value.
4 von 6, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 40%
80% Dell Studio 17
Source: APC Mag English
Dell has taken full advantage of the Studio 17’s larger footprint by packing it with ports and connectors; it comes with five USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, FireWire, VGA, infrared, ExpressCard, and an eight-in-one memory card reader on-board, as well as an external USB RJ45 modem jack for those still clinging to dial-up. Otherwise, the 802.11n Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet covers standard network and Internet connectivity, and you can add built-in mobile broadband as an optional extra. To top it all off, Dell also throws in a two-year next business day parts and labour warranty.
(von 10): 8, Preis 8, Ergonomie 9, Leistung 9, Display sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% ergonomy: 90%
90% Dell Studio 17 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Dell Studio 17 may fall between the budget Inspiron and expensive XPS ranges but we found it a great middle ground for those with a bigger budget looking for something cutting-edge without necessarily paying a premium.
9 von 10, Ausstattung sehr gut, Preis gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90%
Dell - Studio 17 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Studio series neatly dovetails in between two well liked product lines and certainly lives up to its name in the choice of colours and styles for the lid, but it could do with a boost in the gaming department.
Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2008
performance: 50%
70% Dell Studio 17
Source: PC Mag English
Dell is not known as a premier product designer, but it does a decent job with the design of its ultraportable and mainstream laptops. Its 17-inch laptops, like the Inspiron 1720, are unflattering bulky 10-pound machines whose buyers are mainly hard-core users and gamers. The Studio 17 gets major style points over its predecessors, but it lacks a few key features it needs to keep up with the competition.
3.5 von 5, Display gut, Mobilität gut, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Review: Dell Studio 17 NR73502 notebook PC
Source: vnunet.com English
Gaming performance isn’t great, but otherwise this is a well-designed and solidly built notebook
(von 5): 4, Ausstattung 4, Leistung 4, Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
73% Dell Studio 17 review
Source: CNet English
The Studio 17 is by no means as attractive or desirable as an XPS laptop (excluding the gaming XPSs, they're pig-ugly), but it is slightly more appealing than an Inspiron. With that in mind, it achieves its objective: to be cheaper than an XPS without sacrificing too much in the way of looks. Laptops such as the Asus M70 offer more in the way of storage and connectivity, but the Studio 17 just about holds its own.
7.3 von 10, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 80%
60% Dell Studio 17 Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's Studio 17 laptop certainly provides a good level of value. It is one of the best price to performance desktop replacement notebooks on the market and has a wide range of options for customization. The problem is that the design of the case makes the system a bit akward to carry and the expansion ability could be problematic for many people.
3 von 5, Preis sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 90%
Dell Studio 17 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
All things said and done, the Dell Studio 17 is the most impressive 17-inch consumer notebook we've seen so far this year. The build quality, range of customizable options, expandability, style, and price make this an excellent choice if you're in the market for a 17-inch notebook. Still, we would have liked to see more graphics card options than just the integrated Intel X3100 and dedicated ATI Radeon HD 3650. While issues like lack of VGA cable screw posts, dedicated docking station connector, or lack of a simple RAM expansion cover might prevent some buyers from purchasing this notebook, there's a lot to like about this notebook. The Studio 17 has virtually every cool feature you'd want in a 17-inch notebook ... with the exception of a built-in TV tuner. Bottom line, you'll be hard pressed to find a better 17-inch notebook in the same price range at the time of this writing.
Mobilität gut, Ausstattung gut, Preis gut
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2008
Rating: price: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
70% Dell Studio 17
Source: Laptop Mag English
Sometimes you want more performance than what a typical big-screen machine offers, and on that front the Dell Studio 17 delivers. You get a fast dual-core processor, discrete graphics, a humongous hard drive, and a beautiful high-res display. And we really like what Dell has done with its Dock interface and webcam software. However, the look of the system isn’t for everyone, and we’d like to see less-finicky volume controls.
3.5 von 5, Display gut, Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% display: 80%
90% Dell Studio 17
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 40% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Dell Studio 17
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/13/2009
Rating: display: 90%
81% Dell Studio 17 Notebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 40% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%
86% Test Dell Studio 17 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 87% display: 90% mobility: 67% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 81%
Multimedia für die Massen: Dell Studio 17 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
90% Dell Studio 17
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Dell Studio 1735

Specifications

Dell Studio 1735Notebook: Dell Studio 1735
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 85.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Dell Studio 1735
Source: Inside HW English
The price tag for this notebook (1270€) may look too high, but don’t forget about display that supports resolution up to 1920x1200 and its exceptional quality. Also with this model you get Radeon HD 3650 that can be used for playing most of new games but not on highest settings. This graphics card can “maybe” be overclocked but that is something that we don’t encourage you to do. Bear in mind that there are different configurations of Dell Studio 17 available with same quality build, so if you don’t care that much about good display you can change it and get lower price for notebook with similar characteristics.
Preis zufriedenstellend, Display gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2008
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80%
90% Dell Studio 1735
Source: Techradar English
The Dell Studio 1735 is a great machine that feels comfortable to use. The build quality is high and is matched by an equally stunning performance. We're not sure who this new range is ideally aimed at, though - after all, it offers the look of an XPS but not the budget pricing of an Inspiron. However, it proved a highly effective desktop replacement.
4.5 von 5, Ergonomie gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% ergonomy: 80%
81% Schick statt klobig
Source: PC Praxis - 1/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 70% performance: 50% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%

 

Dell Studio 1737

Specifications

Dell Studio 1737Notebook: Dell Studio 1737
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

60% Dell Studio 17 Touch 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's Studio 17 laptop design has been around for some time now and the company has finally updated some core components to keep its performance levels up. The touchscreen may be a nice addition for some but the lack of much software to take advantage of it makes it more of a novelty than useful. At this price point, most users will be better served by going with the Inspiron 17 for general purpose or the Studio XPS for graphics.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% Dell Studio 17 (Multitouch)
Source: PC Mag English
The best part about a media center laptop is that you almost never have to worry about feature and performance limitations. Yeah, it's deskbound and unlikely to see the inside of a backpack, but its size means you can cram in all the newest technologies, with few restrictions. The Dell Studio 17 ($1,411 direct) has a mind-numbing list of current and new technologies, the most compelling of which is a 17.3-inch widescreen that supports multitouch and an Intel quad-core processor that can bolt through any hardcore application. All this earns the Studio 17 our Editors' Choice in the media center laptop category.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Dell Studio 17 touchscreen notebook
Source: Reg Hardware English
Dell’s done well to bundle some fast components with a 17.3in screen while keeping everything tantalisingly close to the £1000 mark. And although I’m not sold on the idea of touchscreen laptops, the fact Dell isn’t charging a huge premium for it means the laptop’s overall score isn’t affected too much. Personally, though, I’d be very tempted to ditch the touchscreen in favour of the version with faster graphics and the dual-core i7-620M processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Dell Studio 17 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
This is an effective desktop replacement with a glorious big, high-resolution screen and good sound capabilities. It works fast and efficiently. In fact, the only part of the package that doesn't impress entirely is the touchscreen. It's not bad, exactly, but not as responsive as it could be. If you have a touch-sensitive phone like the Google Nexus One or the iPhone, it may disappoint using the multi-touch screen here because it's not as quick to respond as it should be. The keyboard is too spongy for comfortable typing, but this is one of only a small number of disappointments on a big, powerful machine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell - Studio 17
Source: IT Reviews English
The new Studio 17 is an impressive laptop, but we're not totally convinced there's a big market for touch-screen laptops. Although fun at first, it wasn't long before we cast the touch-screen controls aside in favour of the keyboard and touch pad method. On the plus side, it's reasonably priced considering the fast processor, large screen and mid-range graphics card, so it's not like you're paying a huge premium for the touch-screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 70% display: 80%
70% Dell Studio 1737 (s1737-USE0145)
Source: PC Mag English
If you can spot the Dell Studio 1737 (s1737-USE0145) ($749.98 list) in your local Staples, your eyes are already locked in on the prize: Its sweet, delectable 17-inch widescreen will dazzle you, and its 4GB of memory should be ample for your needs. For performance seekers, however, the system's budget processor and Intel integrated graphics might be deal breakers. Otherwise, it's one of the most affordable desktop replacements laptops around. The Dell Studio 1737 (s1737-USE0145) is a terrific 17-inch media center for those non-performance-seekers and value shoppers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Dell Studio 1747

Specifications

Dell Studio 1747Notebook: Dell Studio 1747
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 1024 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.38kg
Price: 1247 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

81% Review Dell Studio 1747 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Twenty-One or "Seventeen and Four". Those who choose Dell's Studio range, expect design, quality and of course computing power for multimedia and middle class gaming. The Studio 1747 is the biggest representative of the Studio range with a 17.3 inch display and having a four core processor from Intel's Core i7 family. The family members have often been hot-headed - what are the prospects for the Studio 1747?
70% Dell Studio 17 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Dell Studio 17 is a solid laptop and ships in a variety of configurations starting at £599. Stock, it's a sedately handsome portable, but you can order it with a graphic or with a brighter colour on the lid to set your laptop apart from the crowd.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Dell Studio 17 (model 1747)
Source: PC World English
Dell's Studio 17 is a solid design that comes in a wide variety of configurations.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2010
Rating: performance: 77% features: 87%
79% Dell Studio 17 (Windows 7, touchscreen) review
Source: CNet English
Nothing puts a smile on our faces like slating a rubbish laptop or applauding a wonderful one. But the version of Dell's Studio 17 that we review here -- the high-end model with a 17.3-inch touchscreen -- isn't really either. The touchscreen Studio 17 offers good performance, but it's too expensive for a machine in Dell's mid-range series, and, at this price, it should really have a display with a 'Full HD' resolution.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 79%
100% Dell Studio 17 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Before the iPhone was launched, the mobile networks were worried that the ‘multitouch’ control system wouldn’t catch on. How wrong they were – it’s now a standard feature for smartphones, and laptops and monitors are only just catching up. The state of the art screen may be a little before its time, but this is an excellent desktop replacement regardless.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Dell Studio 1747 review
Source: Techradar English
Powerful performance and sound from this quad-core multimedia machine. By offering improved graphics and audio performance, Dell's Studio 17 is a great alternative to its Studio 15 for those that require extra multimedia power and don't mind the larger chassis size. Unless you require cutting-edge gaming power, this is a fantastic home laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% Test Dell Studio 1747 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 90% display: 75% mobility: 70% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 72%

 

Dell Studio 1749

Specifications

Dell Studio 1749Notebook: Dell Studio 1749
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1024 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.655kg
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

86% Review Dell Studio 1749 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Gaming Studio. Dell's 17-inch studio series brings power for applications and games right to your desk. The stunning 17-incher puts the power of the ATI HD 5650 graphics chip right at your fingertips--the question is, does it put up respectable numbers in the middle-class gaming segment? Read on to find out!
Dell Studio 17: When Gaming Isn't Enough
Source: AnandTech English
Dell's Studio lineup eclipses their Inspirons in pretty much every way. Better builds, better parts, better features, and in the long run, better values. So how does the Studio 17 stand on its own? Pretty well, actually. There's no mistaking the line is designed to be more of a value (although the current pricing wouldn't necessarily have you believe that), but the blend and balance of performance and features are definitely there.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Dell Studio 17: When Gaming Isn't Enough
Source: AnandTech English
Dell's Studio lineup eclipses their Inspirons in pretty much every way. Better builds, better parts, better features, and in the long run, better values. So how does the Studio 17 stand on its own? Pretty well, actually. There's no mistaking the line is designed to be more of a value (although the current pricing wouldn't necessarily have you believe that), but the blend and balance of performance and features are definitely there.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Dell Studio 17 1749 17in notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Dell's Studio 17 1749 is a 17in notebook that can be used as a business laptop, gaming PC or even as a media centre. It provides good performance, plenty of hard drive space and even its battery life is acceptable considering the size of the notebook. A less glossy screen and bezel, and a solid keyboard would improve the overall package. But apart from those quibbles, there is a lot to like about the Dell.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Test Dell Studio 1749 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 92% display: 74% mobility: 71% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 77%
Dell Studio 1749 - неоднозначный DTR-ноутбук
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2010
Rating: workmanship: 80% emissions: 60%

 

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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 %

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650: The Hd 3650 is a middle class graphics card (in 2008) and compareable to an 8600M GT GPU from Nvidia. It is fabricated in 55nm process and due to Avivo video engine the graphic card can support the processor with several video operations (HD video too).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650: The Mobility HD 4650 is based on the Desktop 4650 architecture, but features a lower clock rate of memory and core. Depending on the core clock (450-550MHz possible) and the used memory (DDR2, DDR3, GDDR3 with 600-800 MHz possible) the mobile 4650 can show a different performance. The current consumption of the chip alone ranges from 15-25W. Features Avivo HD video features.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors)

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


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T8300: The Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 was at the time of announcement a fast dual-core CPU for laptops with 3 MB level 2 cache.

T6500:

Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.

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.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

Intel Core i5:

520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


17.0: 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.

17.1: 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.

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.


3.2 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

3.655 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


79.58%: 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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Dell Studio 1737
Dell Studio 1737
Dell Studio 1737
Dell Studio 1737
Dell Studio 1737
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)