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Dell Inspiron 17 7746-3863

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 17 7746-3863
Dell Inspiron 17 7746-3863 (Inspiron 17 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 845M - 2048 MB, Core: 1071 MHz, Memory: 1253 MHz, GDDR5, 344.32, Optimus HD Graphics 5500
Memory
8192 MB 
, single-channel Samsung DDR3
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, 10 finger multitouch, AUO119D B173HTN Dell P/N: MM77H, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Intel Broadwell PCH-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo jack, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMS, MS Pro, MSXC, MS
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GU90N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 28 x 412 x 269 ( = 1.1 x 16.22 x 10.59 in)
Battery
58 Wh Lithium-Ion, F7HVR 14.8 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 1280x720
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.285 kg ( = 115.88 oz / 7.24 pounds), Power Supply: 460 g ( = 16.23 oz / 1.01 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 78%, features: 63%, display: 78% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 17 7746-3863

78% Dell Inspiron 17 7746 (2015) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
All hat and no cattle? Dell's heavyweight 17-inch machine with a classy aluminum casing looks good and provokes envious glances on the desk. However, Dell is restrained in terms of hardware. Nevertheless, will the luxury Inspiron prove to be a rounded bundle?
Dell Inspiron 17 (7746) – Титан В Алюминиевых Доспехах
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: FHD IPS display; good hardware. Negative: Poor build quality; low brightness and contrast; poor keyboard; mediocre battery.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2015
Dell Inspiron 7746 teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Beautiful display; responsive and accurate touch-sensitive touchpad; exquisite materials and assembly quality. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2015

Comment

Series:

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 845M:

Mid-range graphics card from the GeForce 800M series based on the Maxwell architecture.

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.
5200U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.3":

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.
3.285 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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
78%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2015-10-21 (Update: 2015-10-21)