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Dell Inspiron 17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 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. People really like the image quality and keyboard. The usability and screen are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the sound and portability.

performance, screen, usability, keyboard, image quality

portability, 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

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: (toptenreviews.com)

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: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 17 review

 

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

If you're after a home laptop with a large screen and don't plan on taking it around with you, the Dell Inspiron 17 is a good buy for £450. It's fairly fast, can play some modern games and even has surprisingly good battery life, lasting seven hours...

Consumer review by: George A. (newegg.com)

It's beyond what I expected! I'm blown away by the speed and the fact that it has a touch screen and I didn't even realize it. Lol.

 

Battery life Screen size RAM Speed Keyboard layout

None!

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Pinklampeter (dell.com)

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 (dell.com)

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 (dell.com)

I love it!

 

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

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Budman (staples.com)

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 (staples.com)

Worse laptop ever!!!!!

 

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

Nothing

Freezes Up

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Gramzilla49 (shopping.com)

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

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92

Graphics

Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:40
UART: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes