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Dell Inspiron 17R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 434 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 really like the keyboard and price. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views 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 30 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 Views about the reliability and durability are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the portability.

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 17R 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-370M 2.4GHz, 4Gb, 500Gb, DVD+/-RW, WLAN, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit)Dell Inspiron 17R 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-370M 2.4GHz, 4Gb, 500Gb, DVD+/-RW, WLAN, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

Apr, 2017

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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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the keyboard and screen. The price and usability also get good feedback. Opinions about the touchpad and reliability are mixed.

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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 i17R-1316sLV 17-Inch Laptop

Apr, 2017

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

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:No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1 / 1.3
Rear camera: No


Intel segment tagging:Home Office


Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No
Panel Type:TN


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX


Dell E-Value Code:SBN17R20 / SBN17R21 / SBN17R23

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4


Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L2 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17 / 35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 49020 / 49022 / 50175 / 50178 / 50179 / 52220 / 52224 / 52952 / 53434 / 53442 / 53450 / 64899 / 64901 / 65700 / 65708 / 65714 / 71458 / 71459 / 72054 / 72055 / 72056 / 75107 / 75459 / 75460
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 37.5 / 40 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes


Operating System Language:ENG / POL
Recovery operating system:Windows 8.1 Pro