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Dell Studio 17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 reviews of Dell Studio 17. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and price. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive views about the touchpad and battery.

performance, screen, design, price, usability

portability, sound, battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Studio 17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Studio 17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Dell Studio 17 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 are impressed by the image quality and performance. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the size and design.

price, usability, performance, image quality

durability, design, size

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Studio 17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Dell Studio 17 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the durability and battery. The price and screen are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the usability. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and keyboard.

performance, screen, price, battery, durability

keyboard, energy

44% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell 312-0712 Laptop Battery for Dell Studio 17 SeriesDell 312-0712 Laptop Battery for Dell Studio 17 Series

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (

Dell Studio 17 (model 1747)


With the average laptop, one sticky issue is the relatively small size of the display and keyboard--a necessary trade-off to keep users from suffering muscle strain while toting the notebook around. However, if you're looking for a system that you can...

Lots of screen acreage ; Excellent performance

Lacks pizzazz ; Confusing port arrangement

Dell's Studio 17 is a solid design that comes in a wide variety of configurations.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Dell Studio 17


The Studio 17 has flair, but it lacks a few key features it needs to keep up with the competition.

WUXGA display. Stylish. Good battery life in this weight class. Abundant wireless options. Backlit keyboard. Color and IMD options bring flavor to the design.

Trails the competition in expansion features. Lack of processor options for now. Graphics card is not very impressive.

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Sep, 2008

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Dell Studio 17 (Multitouch)


Screen sizes vary with media centers; the most common fall between 17 and 18.4 inches. The Studio 17's 17.3-inch widescreen is not only bright and sharp, it's also versatile. The resolution is upgradeable to 1,920 by 1,080, though the 1,600-by-900...

Quad-core processing. Multitouch screen is an interesting twist. Three video-out options. Excellent battery life for a media center laptop. Configurable. Dual hard drive support. Great gaming scores. Superb user experience. Over 200 designs to choose from

Very heavy for a 17-inch laptop

The Dell Studio 17 (Multitouch) media center laptop is crammed with all the latest technologies, including a multitouch screen, an Intel quad core processor, and humongous battery that will give you over 4 hours of battery life.

Expert review by : Dana Wollman (

Dell Studio 17 (Core i7)


A blazing quad-core notebook that delivers an excellent multimedia experience for an affordable price.

Although it costs a reasonable Although it costs a reasonable $1,164, the Dell Studio 17 has the power of a much more expensive notebook: a blazing quad-core Intel Core i7 processor that’s perfect for multitaskers and multimedia fiends, a full gigabyte...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

Dell Studio 17 Review


Sometimes you want more performance than what a typical big-screen machine offers, and on that front the Dell Studio 17 delivers. You get a fast dual-core processor, discrete graphics, a humongous hard drive, and a beautiful high-res display. And we...

Vibrant display with good viewing angles, Great performance, Intuitive on-screen dock, Discrete graphics

Polarizing, bulky design, Finicky volume controls

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Dell Studio 1749 Notebook


Gaming Studio. Dell's 17-inch studio series brings power for appl

High performance for applications; Fit for gaming; Stable, well-designed case; Large, precise touchpad; Good sound; Integrated 3G/HSPA module; Open hard drive bay; Sufficient number of ports

Spring-action keys; Low contrast and viewing angle; Noisy cooling system, even at idle; High amount of waste heat

Those put off by noise and waste heat would do well to look at the Asus N71JV. The GT325M is however, much weaker than whats on offer here. Or the Samsung NP-R780 with the GT330M. Both of them remain quieter and cooler in operation. For those that...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Review Dell Studio 1747 Notebook


Twenty-One or "Seventeen and Four". Those who choose Dell's Studi

Plain, but quality design; Good workmanship; Good input devices; Numerous configuration alternatives; Efficient components; Great loudspeakers

Noisy load operating; Extreme heating under load; Very hot adapter; Average display; Quite heavy; Partly very expensive surcharge positions

Starting at 999 euro there is the quad-core notebook, Acer Aspire 7738G, but still with the previous processor generation. The MSI GT740 bids a Core i7 and aluminum surfaces for 1450 euro. If you've got a lot of money and want something more compact,...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

Dell Studio 17 (1747) Review


The Studio 17 is a 17-inch multimedia and gaming desktop-replacement notebook from Dell. This system can be configured with Intel Core i7 processors as well as high-end ATI Mobility Radeon graphics cards to compete against powerhouse systems like the...

Great build quality ; Very good speaker system ; Low starting price

Some minor keyboard flex ; No high-end graphics card ; Faulty accelerometer driver

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Review Dell Studio 17 Notebook


Studio Line. For the present the new Studio series by Dell is ava

Design of the case is user customisable; Robust, compact case; User-friendly order of the interfaces; Gigabit LAN, optionally UMTS; User-friendly input devices; Bright LED display with very good contrast; Many options for user customisation; Option for...

Only glossy displays available; Moderate multimedia (3D) performance; Moderate sound output

The Dell Studio 17 is particularly suited for temperate multimedia use and a good choice if you consider a high-quality screen with high resolution important. Depending on your demands on reserve capacities the price can be clearly below 1000.- Euro....

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

Dell Studio 17 Review


Is the 17-inch Dell Studio 17 as impressive and unique as Dell wants you to believe? Keep reading and you'll find out

Beautiful design ; Solid selection of available configurations ; Reasonable battery life ; Nice keyboard, touchpad and media buttons ; Great component layout ; Dell Dock is a nice feature ; Good value for the price

No lugs/screw posts for VGA cable and no docking station connector ; All-in-one access cover on the bottom of the notebook is either great or frustrating ; No option for better graphics than ATI Radeon HD 3650 at this time

Bottom line, you'll be hard pressed to find a better 17-inch notebook in the same price range at the time of this writing

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

Rich colors. A distinctive etched pattern. Whoever you are, and whatever your story, the new Dell Studio laptop invites you to complement your personal style with a choice of colors or a distinctive pattern. And in true Dell fashion, the personalization continues inside with a range of outstanding wireless solutions and a choice of graphics options. The HD, of course, is standard.


Audio system:2.1 + SR / HD / JBL 2.1 + SRS Premium / SRS PS
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:3
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:2600
Battery life (max):5.12 / 7.58
Battery performance:2600
Number of battery cells:6 / 9
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB


Color of product:Black / Black, Green / Blue / Purple / Red

Dimensions & Weight



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

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:56 / 65 / 85


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4650 / AMD Radeon HD 560v / AMD Radeon HD 5650
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Studio

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Backlit keyboard


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:667MHz/800MHz


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


Color:Jet black/Midnight blue/Ruby red


Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Type:None/Wireless cellular modem


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking Type:Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth/802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Optical Storage

Read Speed:8x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition SP1

Other Features

Audio system:2.1 + SR / HD / SRS PS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.3 x 11 x 1.09
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

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
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:56 / 65 / 85


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Clock Speed:2.16GHz/2.1GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:I5-460M / i7-720QM
Processor boost frequency:2.8
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.53
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor model:I5-460M / i7-720QM
Processor Number:T3200/T3400/T5800/T6400/T8100
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 50179
Processor code:SLBLY / SLC22
Processor package size:34 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


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


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Office Starter
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDIO, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDIO, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2
Recommended Use:Home use
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:358MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA X3100/Intel GMA X4500HD

Weight & Dimensions

Height:1.09 / 11.1
Height (front):1.09
Height (rear):1.54
Weight:7.05 / 7.72