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Dell Inspiron 17

Dell Inspiron 17
alaScore 82

467 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 467 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the keyboard and value for money are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions.

screen, performance, usability, value for money, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 467 reviews)

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Consumer review by:

Would be fine if Dell would honor their warranty


Computer showed severe freezing and shutdown problems early on, so I called Dell to try to fix it. Thus began a nightmare of long hold times, clueless customer service reps, multiple transfers and LOTS of my time spent filling out online forms and waiting for responses from Dell- all the while starting school with a laptop posessed by demons. This is not the only problem I've had recently with Dell- I ordered a spare battery from Dell, received the wrong one, and spent over 40 minutes haggling with customer service and sales reps, then had to send four emails (each requiring me to fill out a lengthy and redundant form,) before finally getting the right battery and a return authorization for the wrong one they sent. They still haven’t credited my account, even though I first contacted them about the issue almost a month ago. I also had the same problem trying to return a copy of Microsoft Office which they informed me would be over a week behind the rest of my order (which was already late by then.) Dell is exceptionally difficult to deal with, and has no concept for the value of their customers’ time. I will never buy anything from them again.


Short battery life, Heavy, Freezes up

Expert review by:

Dell Inspiron 17


This laptop computer is ideal for the college student who needs a lot of basic features.

The new Intel Core i5 processor is a standout feature on this computer

The integrated graphics make gaming difficult on this laptop computer

The Dell Inspiron 17 is ideal for a new college student or anyone who travels frequently. The large design, fast processor and additional features make it simple to have everything you need, wherever you may go.

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Amazon review summary for Dell Inspiron 17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell Inspiron 17 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


Consumer review by:

very happy


Using as desktop replacement and am very happy with performance and mobility. Seems to handle multiple windows and process without taxing system at all. Display is crisp and is a great size for movies and displaying side by side windows/web pages.

Fast,Lightweight,Quality Display

None yet

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Worse laptop ever!!!!!


This laptop crashed 3 times within the first 24 hours of use. [...]. Screen resolution was horrible. Overall a totally worthless product.


Freezes Up

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A Big Deal On a Big Dell


It's only been a month, but I haven't found a better deal anywhere. A really nice machine for the price. Everything works. No problems thus far.

Comfortable Keyboard,Fast,Long Battery Life,Powerful,Quality Display,Quiet

Consumer review by:

Simply Amazing.


This thing is awesome. Crazy fast. HUGE, gorgeous screen. I use this laptop for many things and it's handles everything with ease! I don't do gaming on here. I have a PC for that, but this got a 4.7 Windows 7 rating based on the lowest score which was...

Comfortable Keyboard,Fast,Lightweight,Powerful,Quality Display,Quiet

Short Battery Life

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Great Laptop


I bought this laptop about a month ago and I am loving it. The processor is great! Good Job Intel! It cant be slowed down! The Hyperthreading makes it a quad core pretty much. The cover is a fingerprint nightmare but easy to clean that up. Very Thin...

Comfortable Keyboard,Fast,Powerful,Quality Display,Quiet

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Love this laptop


Loved this laptop.My previous IBM thinkpad broke down after ~10 years of service, need a replacement and after some research, pick this one from staple for [$], with the powerful i5 processor and 4GB memory, couldn't ask for more.The laptop is super...



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Very disappointing


This is my 3rd Dell laptop, so would have thought that purchasing another laptop from Dell was a fairly safe option. However I am extremely unimpressed with the laptop. It has difficulty shutting down, updating and is extremely slow. Also, the touch...

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Great or Gunk?


im 11 and ive looked at this laptop for 5 years! inspiron has 100% everything i need that wont cost me all my allowance. Apple charges you twice the CA$H for the same stuff!!! if i were you inspiron

Product Specifications

Save Money, Replace Your Broken Or Cracked Dell Inspiron 1720 Series 17" WXGA+ Glossy Laptop LCD Screen. Save Time And Hassle Of Reinstalling Your Data, Easy To Install. This LCD Screen Is Also Compatible With Dell Inspiron Series 1721, E1705


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:7 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:HD+ / WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA X4500HD / HD GRAPH. 4400


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:45GM / HM76 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Pentium Dual Core
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-4010U / I5-4200U / T4200