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Dell Inspiron Q17R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews of Dell Inspiron Q17R. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and design are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some less positive comments about the battery and portability.

screen, usability, performance, design, keyboard

portability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron Q17R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Dell Inspiron Q17R from 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 Reviewers really like the size and price. The screen and performance also get good feedback.

usability, performance, screen, price, size

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron Q17R 17.3 inch Laptop - Black (Intel Pentium Dual Core B950, RAM 4GB, HDD 500GB, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bitDell Inspiron Q17R 17.3 inch Laptop - Black (Intel Pentium Dual Core B950, RAM 4GB, HDD 500GB, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Jun, 2018

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Dell Inspiron Q17R


The key board is very faint,not very bright or clear

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (

Dell Inspiron Q17R i3-2350M 4GB 500GB


Not enough information regarding pre-loaded applications.

Mar, 2012

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Dell Inspiron Q17R i3-2350M 4GB 500GB


its too soon to give bad points lets wait and see.

Mar, 2012

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Dell Inspiron Q17R i3-2350M 4GB 500GB


lightweight 17.3 laptop. All preloaded software worked a treat.This is a very easy to use Laptop'

Can't find any

Mar, 2012

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Dell Inspiron Q17R


Large Screen

Model supplied was not the Switch model that was on the website

Jan, 2012

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Dell Inspiron Q17R


Good sized screen and keyboard. Fast performance and still quite portable.

None found so far.

Jan, 2012

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Dell Inspiron Q17R


very fast to fire up,big clear screen

havent found one yet and hope not to.

Jan, 2012

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Dell Inspiron Q17R


Beautifully designed, very comfortable keyboard, large hard drive, loud and clear speakers, and brilliant screen.

quite heavy, and short battery life compared to other 15" laptops, but it's expected with a 17" laptop anyway. Also, has quite a long start up time.

Jan, 2012

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Dell Inspiron Q17R


nice machine, good looking, has numeric keyboard adjacent to qwerty which is good for figure work. windows 7 works well, with plenty of hard drive space and fast processor. the best bit is the screen size, 17" brings work, films and games to life and...

bought from firm associated closly nowadays with currys, (told not to mention the name) no discs to re load or back up, not much additional soft ware on board. no windows office which should be a basic for all computers!! its 2012 not the 1990s!!! had...

Jan, 2012

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Dell Inspiron Q17R


clear screen. low battery warning

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HDA / SRS Premium / SRS Premium Sound
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2 / 7


Battery Capacity:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1440 x 900 / 1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65 / 90


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Fast Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Networking topology:Fast Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA / SRS Premium / SRS Premium Sound
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi, Bluetooth / Wireless LAN

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65 / 90


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM57 Express / Intel HM67 Express / Intel QM67 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM57 Express / Intel HM67 Express / Intel QM67 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2310M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2670QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52224 / 53450 / 53452 / 53470
Processor code:SR02S / SR04S / SR04W / SR04Z
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / N


Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter\nMcAfee 30d / Office Starter
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee / McAfee 30d


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11 / 11.3
Height (front):1 / 1.17 / 1.23 / 1.24
Height (rear):1 / 1.34 / 1.38 / 1.4
Weight:6.59 / 7 / 7.14
Width:16.5 / 16.7 / 17