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Dell Studio 17

Dell Studio 17
alaScore 85

255 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 255 reviews of Dell Studio 17. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The design and screen also get good opinions. Many are critical 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 products in the same category 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 6 user reviews of Dell Studio 17 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the image quality and performance. The usability and price also get good views, whereas many are negative about the size and design.

price, usability, performance, image quality

durability, design, size

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Studio 17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Dell Studio 17 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the portability and durability. The price and usability also get good reviews. Many are negative about the screen. There are mixed opinions on the keyboard and design.

performance, usability, price, durability, portability


29% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

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 : 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

Expert review by : gary (

Dell Studio 17 has multitouch


Multitouch is spreading far and wide into the branches of commercial electronics, Dell, being one of the beneficiaries. Their new Studio 17 laptop has a multi-touch display (1600x900). The various features packed into the laptop include an Intel...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Laptop Views (

Expert Review


The Dell Studio 17 laptop is powered by 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5850 with 2-MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB featuring Mobile Intel 965GM Express Chipset, 3-GB  DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM (upto 4 GB max in 2 slots), 250-GB 5400 rpm SATA hard drive and a...

May, 2009