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Dell Inspiron 17R

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 17R
Dell Inspiron 17R (Inspiron 17 7000 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-430M 2 x 2.3 - 2.5 GHz, Arrandale
Graphics adapter
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 - 1024 MB VRAM, Core: 750 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, GDDR3, 64 Bit Anbindung, atiumdag 8.14.10.0723 / Win7 64
Memory
4 GB 
, DDR3, PC3-10700, Samsung
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM57
Storage
500 GB - 5400 rpm, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, Scorpio Blue Western Digital
Soundcard
Realtek ALC670 @ Intel Ibex Peak PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: 2 (audio in & out), Card Reader: 1
Networking
Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Broadcom Virtual Wireless Adapter (), Bluetooth 1
Optical drive
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7585H
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Ion, 11.1 Volt, 4100mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1
Additional features
12 Months Warranty
Weight
3.11 kg ( = 109.7 oz / 6.86 pounds), Power Supply: 440 g ( = 15.52 oz / 0.97 pounds)
Price
0 Euro

 

Pricecompare

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: Notebookreview.com English Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 17R
Source: 01Net French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

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.

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.

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

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


430M:

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.


17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.11 kg:

A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.


Dell: Dell is a U.S. manufacturer (based in Texas) of computer hardware founded in 1984 and is one of the largest international manufacturers in terms of both market share and notebook models. Its product line includes desktops, notebooks, storage systems, monitors, servers, printers, consumer electronics and peripherals. Dell offers laptops that are suitable for various applications, such as business laptops, gaming laptops, ultra portables and workstations. Dell's business laptops from the Latitude and Precision series are an option for professional users and businesses.

In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.

For gaming enthusiasts, Dell's Alienware brand is for gaming notebooks.


76.38%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-06-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)