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DELL Inspiron 17 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD+Hybrid-HDD 17.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB Jul 2013
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21 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Inspiron 17 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17. Most of the similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this DELL laptop has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 17 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

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

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 17 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Inspiron 17 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 17.

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Very Big Screen Size

The average screen size of laptops of this spec and age is 15". When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the screen size of the Inspiron 17 of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 17.3" laptops currently available including the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2404192_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 17 range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL Inspiron 17's total storage capacity is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the HP ProBook 450[plb_2350793_price], or the MSI CX61[plb_2215688_price].

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Across all notebook PCs of this type and age the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is 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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and type.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 17 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17's internal memory is one of the biggest amongst 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 alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the DELL XPS 13[plb_1994696_price], or the MSI CX61[plb_1535240_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2392874_price] (16GB and cheaper).

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Acer Travelmate TMP645-M[plb_2070326_price], and the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2367862_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a front camera which you might also want to consider including the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2549655_price].

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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 came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 17 is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a very big L3 cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 65 watt-hours, the Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 17 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The DELL Inspiron 17 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on laptops 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 the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 17 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago do have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2404192_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and spec. 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.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17, the Inspiron 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook 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 which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 17 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Inspiron 17 is one of the heavier notebook PCs of this age and spec amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_1623992_price] (2.6kg) which is also cheaper.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 17

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when DELL released the Inspiron 17.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Tecra Z50[pl_2856335_price] (2.1GHz), or the Satellite C55-B[pl_2645650_price] (2.16GHz) both from Toshiba or the Lenovo X240[plb_2967082_price] (2.1GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 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
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal 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
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
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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 ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
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 Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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 FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 8gb1, dell fhd7, dell fhd7t, dell 8gb1t, dell i74500, dell i76500, dell 8gb1tb, dell i77500, dell fhd7th, dell i76500u, dell laptop6, dell i77500u, dell i74500u, dell m4458gb1, dell laptop6t, dell i77500ua, dell i57586143, dell m4458gb1t, dell laptop6th, dell i77500uam, dell i57585715, dell 1920x1080, dell i57585715s, dell i57586143s, dell m4458gb1tb, dell i77500uamd, dell i57586143sl, dell i57585715sl, dell i57585715slv, dell i57586143slv
Barcodes 00718037758374, 00788679075535, 00788679079175, 00884116165880, 00884116165897, 00884116236474, 05397063611973

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