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DELL Inspiron 17 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,345 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its portable PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 that we have assessed the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of, the Inspiron 17's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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Very Big Screen Size

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a very big screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 17.3" laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369328_price].

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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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17.

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

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This portable PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 17 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Latitude 14 5000[pl_2151197_price], the Latitude 14 5000[pl_2397025_price], and the Latitude 14 5000[pl_2569475_price] all from DELL which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2856335_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the EliteBook 840[pl_2367580_price], or the EliteBook 840[pl_2584498_price] both from HP.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this age and type.

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Quite High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Inspiron 17 has one of the higher speaker power amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 have speaker power of between 1W and 11W.

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Fairly Big Operating Shock

At 110 gravity, the Inspiron 17 has a quite big operating shock compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 17. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G, and the average operating shock is 63G.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

At 0.66 gravity, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly big operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The smallest operating vibration of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 is 0.5G and the biggest is 110G.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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17 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL Inspiron 17 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Inspiron 17 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 17. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age. 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 other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the ProBook 450[pl_2350793_price], or the ProBook 640[pl_2481387_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2446413_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 17 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 40 watt-hours) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Inspiron 17 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Latitude 14 5000[pl_2549648_price], or the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2699090_price] both from DELL.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 17 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core 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

At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 have between one and eight battery cells, including the Inspiron 17 which has four battery cells.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type, the weight of the Inspiron 17 of 3 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369328_price] (2.8kg and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price] (3kg and cheaper).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 120G. With a non-operating shock of 160 gravity, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly big non-operating shock compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 17.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

At 1.3 gravity, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago. The smallest non-operating vibration of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is 1G and the biggest is 160G.

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Quite Long Battery Recharge Time

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 have battery recharge times of between 2h and 12h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.3h. With a battery recharge time of 4 hours, the Inspiron 17 has one of the longer battery recharge times amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Inspiron 17 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This DELL notebook PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most laptops of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Latitude E6430[plb_2074749_price].

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (750GB and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2417946_price] (1TB and cheaper) or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might want to look at including the T440[pl_2170115_price], or the L540[pl_2052780_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (6GB and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Inspiron 17 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.9GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the DELL Latitude E5530[plb_1412904_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Inspiron 15 7537[pl_2804323_price] (2GHz and cheaper), or the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2699090_price] (2GHz and cheaper) both from DELL.

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Specification

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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Tjunction
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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
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
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Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
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Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
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3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
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HD Type
Graphics
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Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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LightScribe
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
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Swivel Webcam
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Networking
4G
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SmartCard Slot
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
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Trial Software
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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
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Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Security
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
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Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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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
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Charging Time

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Expert Reviews

(73)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i35005, dell i35005u, dell i57580717, dell i57581428, dell i57581428b, dell i57580717s, dell i57580717sl, dell i57581428bl, dell i57581428blk, dell i57580717slv
Barcodes 00884116144885, 00884116165774, 05397063423248, 05397063428137, 05397063522576, 05397063523238, 05397063598830, 05397063599011, 05397063653072, 05397063655366, 05397063670086, 05397063671892, 05397063686223, 05397063686230, 05397063697908, 05397063697922, 05397063708741
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