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Dell Inspiron 17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Dell Inspiron 17. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the keyboard and image quality are overall positive. The usability and screen are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the sound and battery.

performance, screen, usability, image quality, keyboard

portability, battery, sound

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 84 reviews)

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Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Dell Inspiron 17-3721 Review


The Dell Inspiron 17-3721 delivers solid everyday performance and a sharp 1600 x 900-pixel 17.3-inch display in an attractive chassis for the low, low price of $449. Dell also sweetens the package with a large, comfortable keyboard and responsive...

Attractive design, Solid performance, Sharp 1600 x 900 display with wide viewing angles, Large, comfortable keyboard

Lackluster graphics, Tinny audio

Mar, 2013

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.

Expert review by: (

Dell Inspiron 17


This sturdy desktop replacement provides plenty of power and a 17.3in screen at a very low price

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Chris Harjes (

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...


Short battery life,Heavy,Freezes up

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Pinklampeter (

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...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: bigbro (

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

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Rednaxela (

I love it!


This laptop is cheap for having such a huge HD display. I love using it.

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Budman (

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

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: TB (

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

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Gramzilla49 (

Great laptop for travel and if you have larger hands


Wanted to replace my old, bulky laptop for a long time and did a lot of comparison shopping before purchasing this one. All of our computers are Dell, and we have had great luck with them dating back to 1999, so when this one came out on top, I was...

Easy To Use, Good Value, Great Design

None submitted

Apr, 2010

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


Convertible: No
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
LED Technology: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 / Windows Vista Home Premium


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