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DELL Inspiron 17
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DELL Inspiron 17 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB Jun 2014
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Desktop power in a sleek, forged aluminium design sporting 4th Gen Intel Core processors, Windows 8, an expansive 17.3" screen (with optional touch capability) and a built-in DVD. The forged... More
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22 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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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 laptop. Most of the other medium processor core 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 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings.

Very Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 10" and the biggest is 18". The screen size of the DELL Inspiron 17 of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest amongst laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. This DELL laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable 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 across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 17 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At 750 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R (1TB and higher rated).

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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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 similar spec portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 17 have speaker power of between 1W and 11W.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Inspiron 17 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 17 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 58 watt-hours, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 17. The smallest battery capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Inspiron 17 has a quite big hard drive capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 17. Across all the laptops of this type and age the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. The Inspiron 17 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 17.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Inspiron 17 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 17.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of this age and type. 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the T420s (£399.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz.

If this laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the 250 (1.7GHz), or the EliteBook 850 (1.7GHz) both from HP.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Inspiron 17 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 17 is 3GHz.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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Very Heavy

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age, the weight of the Inspiron 17 of 3.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The weights of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 17 7000 (3.3kg), or the Inspiron 17 (3.3kg) both from DELL.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

The smallest non-operating shock of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is 60G and the biggest is 240G. The Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger non-operating shocks (160 gravity) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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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 notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 17. The average non-operating vibration of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.2G, and the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 160G.

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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

The shortest battery recharge time of laptops of this age and spec is 2h, the longest is 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 medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 17 over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 (8GB and higher rated).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
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 Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54200, dell i54200u
Barcodes 05397063521449

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