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DELL 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 Oct 2013
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Stunning DesignThe forged aluminum design with diamond-cut beveled edges is just one of the premium features you'll find on the new Inspiron 17. It's easy on the eyes and feels great to hold. The... More
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23 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs produced by DELL.

Very Big Screen Size

The Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 range from 10" to 18".

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 17 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Inspiron 17 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of this age and spec. The processor family of all comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most laptops of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

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

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 17 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 17 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 17, the Inspiron 17 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Inspiron 17 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Inspiron 17 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 17. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 is 590GB.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The speaker power of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17 range from 1W to 11W. The Inspiron 17 has one of the higher speaker power (2 Watts) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 17 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 17. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 17 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 17.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of laptops of this type and age is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger battery capacities (58 watt-hours) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is 370MHz. The DELL Inspiron 17 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 17.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17 range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL Inspiron 17 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 17 is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Heavy

The weight of the Inspiron 17 of 3.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.2kg.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 7000[plb_2253228_price] (3.3kg).

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

With a non-operating shock of 160 gravity, the DELL Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger non-operating shocks amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average non-operating shock of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 17 is 120G, and the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

The non-operating vibrations of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 range from 1G to 160G, and the average non-operating vibration is 2.2G. The Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger non-operating vibrations (1.3 gravity) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Long Battery Recharge Time

With a battery recharge time of 4 hours, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly long battery recharge time compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 17. The battery recharge times of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 2h to 12h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.3h.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Inspiron 17 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_price] (1.86GHz).

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Specification

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Processor Family
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Processor Boost Frequency
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Conflict Free Processor
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Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
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Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
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Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
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Total Number of SATA Connectors
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
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Windows Keys
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Software
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Drivers Included
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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6 April 2012

It's been a while since we've been quite so blown away by a laptop. The Dell XPS 17 delivers excellent audio quality and has a GPU/CPU combo that opens the door to all kinds of uses and programs....

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6 April 2012

It's been a while since we've been quite so blown away by a laptop. The Dell XPS 17 delivers excellent audio quality and has a GPU/CPU combo that opens the door to all kinds of uses and programs....

11 January 2012

At Rs. 85,800, the Dell XPS 17 offers good value for money, despite its minor shortcomings. It?s designed to be a desktop replacement and it does a brilliant job at that. It also just happens to...

11 January 2012

At Rs. 85,800, the Dell XPS 17 offers good value for money, despite its minor shortcomings. It?s designed to be a desktop replacement and it does a brilliant job at that. It also just happens to...

4 November 2011

The Dell XPS 17 L702X comes in at a fairly competitive price, though it still comes up short in key areas. 500GB seems small for a £1000-plus laptop and although the screen is very good the 3D...

19 July 2011

The XPS 17 benefits from some very slick design, from the touchpad to the keyboard and speakers. However, it is a chunky machine, and the hard disk size on our review model was disappointingly...

14 February 2011

Dell XPS M1710 has those brazen looks. It has a metallic black/striking red lid which will easily attract anyone?s attention. Put it in a room during the night and switch of all the room lights.... Read more…

13 January 2011

The Dell XPS 17 is a powerhouse of a laptop with a 17-inch display, a quad-core Intel Core i7 740QM CPU, 6GB of RAM and a discrete Nvidia graphics card with 3GB of video memory. While rather on... Read more…

Dell's latest XPS 17 offers a solid gaming experience coupled with a keyboard and ample storage, but the lack of 1080p resolution seems odd.

29 December 2010

The Dell XPS 17 media center laptop packs a huge performance punch and delivers features no other laptop has matched yet, but it's not perfect - yet.

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