Dell Studio 1737
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Studio 1737
Source: Comp Reviews
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%
Source: PC Mag
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%
Source: Reg Hardware
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%
Source: Pocket Lint
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%
Source: IT Reviews
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%
Source: PC Mag
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%
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.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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 %
74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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