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DELL Inspiron 17 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB Oct 2014
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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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

Most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL Inspiron 17 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 5,866 expert and user reviews for DELL laptops and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core laptops.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the DELL Inspiron 17 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17.

Across similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Very Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 17.3" portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 17 ($700.00), or the HP Probook 470.

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Very Big Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 17, the internal memory of the DELL Inspiron 17 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

There are a number of other 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the Toshiba Satellite L50t-B, or the DELL Inspiron 15 which is cheaper.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Inspiron 17 has a better processor family than most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17 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 DELL Inspiron 17 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years. The average total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 530GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

Alternative 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include the Inspiron 17 5748, or the Inspiron 17 both from DELL which is cheaper; or the Lenovo Z51 which has better reviews.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This DELL portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 13 ($789.00) is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the DELL XPS 13 ($764.99), or the HP ProBook 650 ($475.00).

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 17 has a quite big hard drive 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 smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is 120GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Inspiron 17 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 17 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL XPS 13 ($789.00), and the HP Probook 470 is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Toshiba L55T.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 17 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 17 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec do have a full-size keyboard.

Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at include the DELL XPS 13 ($789.00).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to 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 compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP EliteBook 740, and the Toshiba A50 is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 820 ($1,099.99) (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 3.3 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 17 is very heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 17. The weights of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 range from 300g to 3.8kg.

There are a number of alternative 3.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 17.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (3.3kg and cheaper).

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 which is cheaper.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X240 (2.1GHz and cheaper); or the Lenovo Z51 (2.4GHz and higher rated).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Speaker
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
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
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 Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
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

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Expert Reviews

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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?...

13 November 2014

The Dell Inspiron 17 5000 is a nice-looking desktop-replacement laptop that offers good productivity performance and decent battery life for a very affordable price...

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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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