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Dell Inspiron 17R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 429 reviews of Dell Inspiron 17R. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and price. The usability and screen also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the portability.

performance, screen, usability, price, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 17R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 17R from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the price and reliability are overall positive. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the portability.

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92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Dell Inspiron 17R


alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 17R from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the keyboard and screen. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas reviews about the touchpad and reliability are different.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron i17R-1316sLV 17-Inch LaptopDell Inspiron 17R i17RM-5162sLV 17.3-Inch Laptop (Moon Silver)Dell Inspiron 17R i17R-1842sLV 17.3-Inch Laptop Core i7-3632QM 2.2GHz 8GB 1TB DVD±RW GeForce 1GB

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Dell Inspiron 17R-5721 Notebook


Low-voltage gaming machine?. A 17-inch ultrabook? No, a thick 17-

Good all-round performance; Cover color can be chosen; Moderate emissions; Good keyboard feedback; Good battery runtimes

Glossy screen with bad measurement results; Suboptimal port layout

How quickly the VGA port was ignored.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Shao-Hung Liu (

Review Dell Inspiron 17R Notebook


Inspiron 17R(eloaded). Dell's Inspiron 17 has already been availa

Display brightness; Workmanship & stability; Sound system with sub-woofer; Value for money ratio

Fan control; Poor black value/contrast

The Acer Aspire 7740G with the same GPU and CPU would be a competitor worth mentioning in the 17 inch division. Or even the Asus K52JR-SX059V. There is the Samsung R525 Eikee NP-R525-JS01DE for AMD fans, but from the 15 inch division.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

Dell Inspiron 17R-5720


The Dell Inspiron 17R (model 5720) is a desktop replacement laptop that delivers impressive performance at a budget-friendly ($699 list) price point. It offers the very latest Intel (Ivy Bridge) technology, a bright (albeit reflective) 17-inch screen,...

Solid productivity performance Reasonably priced. Uses the latest Core i5 technology. Robust audio output

Short battery life. Reflective screen. Integrated graphics

The new Dell Inspiron 17R (model 5720) desktop replacement laptop offers solid Core-i5 performance at a very reasonable price. You don't get much in the way of battery life and the integrated graphics solution is nothing to rave about, but it is a good...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (

Dell Inspiron 17R


Dell's Inspiron 17R desktop replacement laptop is a study in clean, simple design. It's also highly configurable and supports many of the latest technologies such as USB 3.0 and Intel's Wireless Display (WiDi). And as you might guess from the 17R...

State-of-the-art components and ports ; Nice minimalist design

Slightly soft feel to the keyboard

Subtle, elegant looks and adequate performance highlight this desktop replacement.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Dell Inspiron 17R Review


For $899, the Dell Inspiron 17R offers a great display and audio with plenty of performance for multimedia mavens and even gamers. Its impressive battery life, while not necessary on a desktop replacement, is a bonus. Our only major complaint is the...

Bright, vibrant display, Can swap out lids, Good gaming performance, Very good speakers, Impressive battery life, Blu-ray drive

Lid is fingerprint magnet, Long boot time

May, 2011

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (

Dell Inspiron 17R Review


The Inspiron 17R is the latest 17.3-inch desktop-replacement notebook from Dell. Equipped with the Intel Core i3 or i5 processors with Intel GMA HD graphics, this budget-friendly system is aimed at the masses. In this review we take an in-depth look at...

Stylish looks ; Very good build quality ; Comfortable keyboard and touchpad

Some options not available on all configurations

For shoppers interested in an affordable 17-inch desktop replacement notebook, the Dell Inspiron 17R is a very good choice. Starting at $499, the 17R offers the latest Intel Core processors, Intel GMA HD integrated graphics, optional ATI HD4570...

Nov, 2010

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Dell Inspiron 17R-2950MRB


The 17.3-inch widescreen is a boon for multimedia enthusiasts and multitaskers. It's as big as the one found in the HPdv7-4083cl and dwarfs that of the Samsung R580-JBB2. The 17R-2950MRB's 1,600-by-900 resolution, which is the minimum on a 17-inch...

Great processing speeds. 6GB of RAM. Cavernous 640GB hard drive. WiMax-ready. Intel Wireless Display included

Lacks graphics power. Bigger battery needed

The Dell 17R-2950MRB laptop provides plenty of processing power and storage for avid videographers and photographers, but gamers should look somewhere else.

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Dell Inspiron 17R-2211OBK


The LED-backlit display has a native resolution of 1,600 by 900, surrounded by a glossy black bezel that features a 1.3-megapixel Webcam and integrated microphone. The screen displays crisp colors, but I felt it wasn't quite as bright as with other...

Great performance for its class. HDMI-out and eSATA ports. Barely any pre-installed bloatware

Lid collects fingerprint smudges. No ExpressCard slot or FireWire port

Offering average features for a 17.3-inch laptop, the Dell Inspiron 17R-2211OBK excels in performance.

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Dell Inspiron 17R-1695MRB


The Dell Inspiron 17R-1695MRB ($799.98 list at Staples) desktop replacement laptop certainly looks good, but has more to offer beneath its surface. It has integrated WiDi (Intel's Wireless Display) and HDMI, enough hard drive space to hold your HD...

Intel Wireless Display (WiDi). Big 640GB hard drive. Great navigating experience. Nice design. No bloatware

No 1080p resolution. Battery life was less than desirable

The Dell Inspiron 17R-1695MRB shows that chic doesn't necessary mean that it needs to be made of metal. This desktop replacement laptop also has a slew of creature comforts, all for a reasonable price.

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Dell Inspiron 17R-2248MRB


The 17.3-inch widescreen is as big as the one found in the HP dv7-4083cl and dwarfs that of the Samsung R540-11. A screen of this proportion guarantees a 1,600 by 900 resolution, pixelated enough for a 720p high-definition experience. The resolution...

Fast Core i5 processor. Great raw horsepower. Nice 17-inch widescreen. Excellent typing experience. Flawless constructed mouse buttons

Doesn't have Blu-ray or dedicated graphics. A bit pricey compared with its peers

The Dell Inspiron 17R-2248MRB has good horsepower and an excellent user experience, but it doesn't pamper you with features.

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1


Display Surface:Gloss


Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1


4G: No


Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3

Processor special features

Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y


Password protection: Yes