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DELL Inspiron 17 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB Oct 2014
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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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

Most portable PCs that were launched 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 DELL Inspiron 17 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 4,345 owner and expert reviews for DELL portable PCs and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Inspiron 17 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs of this age and type.

The worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the Inspiron 17 has a very big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 17. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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Very Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has one of the biggest internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 17 is 5.3GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Inspiron 17 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 17 the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 17 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. In addition, this portable PC 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 across all portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 17.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 17 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 17. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age 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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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Very Big Processor Cache

The Inspiron 17 has a very big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17. The processor caches of laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 58 watt-hours, the Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 17 range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 17.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 17 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The DELL Inspiron 17 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 17 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this type and age do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched 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 look at the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (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 typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 3.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 17's weight is one of the heaviest amongst notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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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 Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Inspiron 17 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 17.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (£710.19) (2.1GHz).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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 (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
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
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 DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
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 Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management 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 FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
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 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 Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization 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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 1tb128, dell i74500, dell i74500u, dell 1tb128g, dell 1tb128gb

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