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DELL Inspiron 17 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 17.3"
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DELL Inspiron 17 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Dec 2013
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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Inspiron 17 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

DELL medium processor core laptops have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs DELL is one of the superior brands.

Very Big Screen Size

The Inspiron 17 has one of the biggest screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average screen size of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 15".

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 17.3" portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the X75A, and the X75A both from Asus or the DELL Inspiron 17R is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this type and age. This DELL laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Asus UX301LA, the MSI CX61, or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 ($999.99) which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50t-B (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 17, the Inspiron 17 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the HP Probook 650, the Asus PU551LA, and the DELL Latitude 15 3540 is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At 750 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 750GB total storage capacity laptops and we think the C55 ($395.00), the C55 ($449.50), and the C55 ($588.88) all from Toshiba which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP ENVY 15 (1TB), the Acer Aspire E5 (1TB), or the Toshiba Satellite L50t-B (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17, the Inspiron 17 has a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Probook 650, or the ProBook 650 G1 both from HP or the Asus PU551LA.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL Inspiron 17 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of laptops of this spec and age is 1W and the highest is 11W. At 2 Watts, the Inspiron 17 has a very high speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 17 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 15 3540, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 ($999.99), or the Asus UX301LA.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. When compared to other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory of the DELL Inspiron 17 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 58 watt-hours, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17. The battery capacities of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 range from 5Wh to 4,400Wh, and the average battery capacity is 53Wh.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 17 is 120GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 17.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One person who bought the DELL Inspiron 17 reckoned that it was not good quality. John D. mentioned “Key board not good quality”.

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 17 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 17.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 17. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Inspiron 17 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 17R, the HP EliteBook 850, and the Asus X75A is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13 (SSD), the HP ProBook 430 (SSD), or the Asus Zenbook UX305 (ssd) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 17 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst laptops of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Inspiron 15 ($299.99), or the Inspiron 15 both from DELL or the Asus UX301LA.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the ProBook 450 ($580.73) (1.7GHz and higher rated), or the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart (1.7GHz and higher rated) both from HP or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B ($774.99) (1.7GHz and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 17 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 17. The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 17 is 3GHz.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Inspiron 17 is a four battery cell count laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 17 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Heavy

The lightest portable PC that was launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 17 that we have checked, the weight of the Inspiron 17 of 3.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo G500 (2.6kg), the Asus X75A (3kg), or the DELL Inspiron 17R (3kg) which also has a higher rating.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL Inspiron 17

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Specification

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Expert Reviews

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3 September 2016

The first 17-inch convertible laptop is a solid performer and a compelling option for businesses looking to show off their content while on the move. It's just a shame that the Inspiron 17 17000's...

23 June 2016

The Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 has a big, beautiful display and solid performance for a convertible multimedia laptop, but its keyboard is shallow and its sheer size is clunky for the form factor...

4 January 2016

In review: Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118. Test model courtesy of Dell Germany.The new Inspiron 17 model is equipped with a Skylake processor. This leads to enhanced application performance. However,...

15 July 2015

Keeping in mind the price range of the Inspiron 5758, we are thrilled with some of the features it offers. The design isn't special at all and it's subjective on top of that, but the build quality...

27 January 2015

Large, but not in charge: Dell's Inspiron 17 5000 is a desktop replacement with several good points, but performance shortcomings make us recommend a step up from the base configuration. Read More?...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 6 November 2015 by Martinalex89

The advertisement for this product says that it has a back-light keyboard and touch screen. I received this computer yesterday and it does not have either...

Reviewed 11 November 2015 by Linda

The description online describes this laptop as Touch screen and backlit keyboard. It has neither of these features. Someone needs to correct this asap. Have to say, my local Best Buy handled... Read more…

Reviewed 11 December 2015 by AirborneSilva
AirborneSilva would recommend the Dell Inspiron 17 5759 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop for the size of the screen as well as it being a touch screen, I did take into consideration processor speed and Ram, both are more than adequate for my needs. The only... Read more…

Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Brucehusker
Brucehusker would recommend the Dell Inspiron 17 5759 (Verified Purchase)

Bought this for my wife for Christmas to replace an aging Sony Vaio. She says she loves it. The touchscreen works well and she is getting used to Win10. I felt this computer offered really great... Read more…

Reviewed 30 July 2015 by Greg the musician
Greg the musician would recommend the Dell Inspiron 17 5758 (Verified Purchase)

It does what I need it to do and has been trouble free so far. Starts up fast and I love the big 17" screen. I'm not a gamer so this fits my browsing, word processing and streaming needs...

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