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DELL Inspiron 17 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Inspiron 17 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

Very Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the DELL Inspiron 17 has one of the biggest screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We compared all the other 17.3" laptops to this laptop and we think the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price], the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369328_price], and the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253146_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL laptop 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 across all similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. The Inspiron 17 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think the CX61[pl_1535240_price], and the CX61[pl_2215688_price] both from MSI or the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_1385146_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Inspiron 15[pl_2392874_price] (16GB), or the Inspiron 15[pl_2523550_price] (16GB) both from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 17 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the PU551LA[pl_2579155_price], or the PU551LA[pl_2396541_price] both from Asus or the HP ProBook 440[plb_2370139_price].

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly big total storage capacity 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. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 750GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Inspiron 17 7737[pl_2045961_price], or the Inspiron 15 3521[pl_2190565_price] both from DELL or the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_2133196_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the ProBook 450[pl_2350793_price] (1TB), or the Pavilion 17[pl_2369328_price] (1TB) both from HP or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2379963_price] (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Inspiron 17 has a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the PU551LA[pl_2396541_price], or the PU551LA[pl_2579155_price] both from Asus or the HP ProBook 440[plb_2370139_price] which has better reviews.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Inspiron 17 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17 have speaker power of between 1W and 11W.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 17 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 17 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Inspiron 17 7737[pl_2045961_price], the Latitude 15 3540[pl_2651126_price], and the Inspiron 14 7000[pl_2107084_price] all from DELL which has better reviews 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 17. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 range from 23Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of 58 watt-hours, the Inspiron 17 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. At 750 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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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 on the market for around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One DELL Inspiron 17 reviewer who reviewed the DELL Inspiron 17 concluded that it was not good quality. John D. mentioned on Amazon “Key board not good quality”.

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. The Inspiron 17 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The Inspiron 17 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 portable PC and we think the Inspiron 15R[pl_1385146_price], the Vostro 14 5000[pl_2373664_price], and the Inspiron 15[pl_2523550_price] all from DELL which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_1497490_price] (SSD), the HP ProBook 640[plb_2351423_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo T440[plb_2801736_price] (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 17 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 17 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the Inspiron 15R[pl_1586820_price], the Inspiron 17 7737[pl_2045961_price], and the Inspiron 15[pl_2011147_price] all from DELL which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253146_price] (1.7GHz), the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2373206_price] (1.7GHz), or the Lenovo Z50[plb_2964547_price] (1.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Laptops of this age and spec have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz. The DELL Inspiron 17 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Inspiron 17 is a four battery cell count laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Heavy

The DELL Inspiron 17 is very heavy (3.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The lightest portable PC of this age and spec is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

We compared all the other 3.3kg heavy laptops to this portable PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 17 7737[plb_2045961_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Asus X75A[plb_2093232_price] (3kg), or the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price] (3kg) which is also higher rated.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL Inspiron 17

Released Over Three Years Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 17 over three years ago.

Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
Conflict Free Processor
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
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
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 Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
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AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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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

(72)
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 24 August 2014 by Kevin C.
(Verified Purchase)

Working with this in the shop environment is acceptable. Quick and affordable is a plus...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54200, dell i54200u

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