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DELL Inspiron 17 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
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DELL Inspiron 17

DELL Inspiron 17 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Dec 2013
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25 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

The DELL Inspiron 17 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

DELL is one of the better rated portable PC brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core laptops.

Fairly Big Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest screen size of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 17 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 17.3" portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Inspiron 17R.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Inspiron 17 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs of this type and age is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 17 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 17. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops to this portable PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the MSI CX61, and the DELL Inspiron 15 ($959.00) is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 17 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most notebook PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average internal memory of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 is 5.3GB.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 ($999.99), or the HP Probook 450 which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite L50t-B (16GB and cheaper).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 17, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the HP Probook 650 which is cheaper.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at including the Latitude 14 5000 ($756.98), or the Latitude 14 5000 ($756.98) both from DELL.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 17 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17 also have a front camera.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Latitude 14 5000 ($756.98), the Latitude 14 5000 ($756.98), or the Latitude 12 E7250 all from DELL.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 120GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 17 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between one and 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 typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 17 is 1.8W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 11W. At 2 Watts, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 17 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP EliteBook 740, and the Acer Aspire V3 is also worth considering.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The DELL Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Fairly Big Operating Shock

The smallest operating shock of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is 0.66G and the biggest is 140G. With an operating shock of 110 gravity, the Inspiron 17 has a quite big operating shock compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

The Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger operating vibrations (0.66 gravity) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest operating vibration of notebook PCs of this type and age is 0.5G and the biggest is 110G.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 0.51MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 58 watt-hours, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 5Wh to 4,400Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 17.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The DELL Inspiron 17 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 17 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops that were released around the same time as it. 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 think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including the DELL Inspiron 17R, or the Asus X550CA which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Pro ($724.80) (SSD), or the EliteBook 840 (SSD) both from HP or the DELL XPS 13 ($789.00) (SSD).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Inspiron 17 is a four battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 17. The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 17 is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 17 that we have assessed, the weight of the Inspiron 17 of 3.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The average weight of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 17 is 2.2kg.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 17R (3kg and cheaper).

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

Laptops that were released more than two years ago have non-operating shocks of between 1G and 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 130G. The Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger non-operating shocks (160 gravity) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

The non-operating vibrations of laptops of this type and age range from 1G to 160G. The DELL Inspiron 17 has a quite big non-operating vibration (1.3 gravity) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Battery Recharge Time

The average battery recharge time of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 is 3.2h. At 4 hours, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a fairly long battery recharge time compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative 1.8GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including the Inspiron 15 ($959.00), or the Inspiron 15 both from DELL which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Z30 (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 (1.9GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Active Management Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 August 2012 by Brandon M.

BBU (Battery Backup Unit) is a must...

2 SAS mini ports is plenty for the average user starting out and wanting a good home NAS or full file server
Quality gaming rig with room to grow. I ordered this because I read great things about iBUYPOWER and I need to replace my aging AMD desktop that I built 5 years ago. I got this as an open box and took
The chip is like always easy to install and is a great chip for a office computer NOT for gaming
Really
Runs fast, quiet and cool with stock cooler
Card does run a little HOT. I tossed a 40mm fan on it to help it out. Only supports up to 2TB drives
Small form factor, but knew that going in. Not much space to move around inside
There is no problem for what I am using it
The purchase of this desktop was a mistake from the onset. If you follow a link from NewEgg's website to the manufacturer's website and that website has inaccurate information, it does not matter to N
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