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Dell Inspiron 1720

Dell Inspiron 1720
alaScore 82

1101 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1101 reviews of Dell Inspiron 1720. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and keyboard. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but comments about the reliability and sound are different. Some have doubts about the touchpad and portability.

screen, price, performance, keyboard, usability

portability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 1720 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Inspiron 1720

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell Inspiron 1720 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the product: Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop @ ndc 3248 - T5550,2GB,2x100GB,DV... 8400M,Webcam,17.0" WXGA+ TrueLife

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 1720

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 1720 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and durability are on the whole positive. The usability and screen are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the performance.

price, screen, usability, durability, design

performance

28% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DELL Inspiron 1720 17" Widescreen Notebook, 2.0GHz INTEL CORE 2 DUO, WiFi, 4GB RAM, 320GB, CDRW/DVDRW+DL, Webcam, Bluetooth, Windows Vista Home PremiuDELL Inspiron 1720 17" Widescreen Notebook, 2.0GHz INTEL CORE 2 DUO, WiFi, 4GB RAM, 320GB, CDRW/DVDRW+DL, Webcam, Bluetooth, Windows Vista Home PremiDELL Inspiron 1720 17" Widescreen Notebook, 2.0GHz INTEL CORE 2 DUO, WiFi, 3GB RAM, 160GB, CDRW/DVDRW+DL, Webcam, Bluetooth, Windows Vista Home Premi

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Review Dell Inspiron 1720 Notebook

 

Silent cry for performance... Finally, it's available! After supp

Good looking case ; Very stable and flexural rigid case ; Comfortable keyboard with numerical pad ; WUXGA display also available ; Passable performance ; Very low noise emissions ; Low surface temperatures ; Very good battery runtime

Possible see-saw after adapting the display's position ; Digital picture/sound outs not available ; Touchpad sometimes intractable ; Reflecting display, moderate measured values

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Dell Inspiron 1720 Review

 

Striking a good balance between style, performance, and battery life, the Dell Inspiron 1720 is an impressive desktop replacement.

Modern design with multiple color options, Useful DataSafe backup utility, Long battery life, Huge hard drive

No HDMI port for optional Blu-ray drive, Heavy

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Dell Inspiron 1720 Review

 

Gone are the white bumpers of old, replaced with a solid shimmering silver paint, giving the body of the Dell 1720 a much cleaner and refined look. The body still allows some user configuration with its custom top cover paint options, including jet...

Very tough structure and underbody ; Strong gaming performance with the 8600M GT ; Excellent battery life for a 17" notebook ; Bright and Vivid LCD with excellent viewing angles

Paint defects out of the box ; HD Bay cover has some play, making loud clacking noises ; No plaid paint option ... they offer every other color after all

Under normal web browsing use the 9-cell battery performed quite well, pushing out 3 hours and 12 minutes of life before going into hibernation mode at two percent. Screen brightness was two notches below max, or about 80 percent, and other items were...

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Dell Inspiron 1720 Notebook - Customizable

 

A powerful laptop does not have to be a boring laptop. Take Dell's Inspiron 1720, a robust system that also happens to be available in seven colors besides black. The 1720 is a heavyish 17-inch notebook, but its multimedia design is outstanding.

Dual hard drives option ; Fast 3D gaming

Pricey

Perfect for gadget lovers, this splashily designed unit offers excellent entertainment options and rich-sounding speakers.

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Dell Inspiron 1720

 

The 1720 retains its 17-inch widescreen, which is absolutely gorgeous. The optional 1,920-by-1,200 screen (which is what my review unit came with) is ideal for gamers and HD enthusiasts—but typical users may be better off going with the lower...

Very good performance scores. 1,920-by-1,200 resolution option. Dual hard drive option for capacities up to 500GB. Mobile broadband from either Cingular, Sprint, or Verizon. Choice of eight colors

Blu-ray drive option without an HDMI or DVI-D port. Heavier than the Dell Inspiron E1705 (Vista)

An integrated cellular modem, cavernous hard drives, and very good performance numbers more than compensate for a couple of feature exclusions, making the Inspiron 1720 one of the best deals in the desktop-replacement market.

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Expert Review

 

The Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop is powered by 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5250 and it features 2MB Cache, 667 MHz FSB, Intel 965GM Chipset motherboard, 1024-MB DDR2 SDRAM (upgrdable to 2-GB maximum in 2 slots), 120-GB SATA 5400rpm hard drive and...

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Dell Inspiron 1720 Review

 

With the Inspiron 1720, Dell ups the ante in the super-performance notebook category. A 17-incher, the Inspiron 1720 is quite bulky, but the good design hides this. The 17-inch glossy widescreen (1920 x 1200) panel is beautiful; colour reproduction is...

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A well-built, 17in Dell notebook with a high-definition screen

 

The Dell Vostro 1720 is a well-rounded machine and should suit any business user who wants large notebook with a high resolution display instead of a space-hogging PC and monitor setup. Don't bank on it for good 3D graphics performance though.

High-definition screen, hard drive encryption, comfortable keyboard

Poor graphics performance, no digital video output, no eSATA

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Dell Vostro 1720 notebook

 

Dell's Vostro notebooks target small businesses and are available with 12in, 13.3in, 15.4in and 17in screens. The Dell Vostro 1720 is a 17in model; it...

High-definition screen, hard drive encryption, comfortable keyboard

Poor graphics performance, no digital video output, no eSATA

The Dell Vostro 1720 is a well-rounded machine and should suit any business user who wants large notebook with a high resolution display instead of a space-hogging PC and monitor setup. Don't bank on it for good 3D graphics performance though.

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Dell Inspiron 1720 (N0272001)

 

The 1720 is extravagantly styled and is available with a range of coloured screen surrounds

Powerful graphics card ; Complimentary earphones ; Robust build

Quite bulky

The Dell is a great all-round machine. Build quality is excellent and, if you're after a multimedia system, it's simply too good to ignore

Product Specifications

Mobile home office or portable entertainment center? Now you don't have to choose. The Inspiron 1720 notebook packs the power you need for work or play, with a large widescreen display for high-definition digital experience, media, photo or video editing, and more. Your Inspiron notebook is all about you. Whether you want to do your banking from a cafe or connect to the world from your favorite city park, this 17" Inspiron allows you to get online virtually anytime and anywhere. Use your notebook to explore, create and play with a fully loaded selection of media features including options such as high-definition UltraSharp displays, or an integrated 2-megapixel webcam.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.3in/11.5in
Height:1.6in/1.7in
Weight:6.8lbs/7.7lbs/7.9lbs/8.2lbs
Width:15.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Bronze

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:1720
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron/Dell Vostro

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/533MHz/667MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Alpine white/Jet black/Midnight blue

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem/None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.46GHz/1.73GHz/2.2GHz/2.4GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P8600/T2310/T2370/T5750/T6670/T7250
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB/8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA X3100/Intel GMA X4500MHD/NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
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