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DELL Inspiron 17 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Pentium 1.8GHz 4GB Jul 2013
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Impressive Screen Size And Value.The Inspiron 17 offers new features including a 10-key number pad, up to 3rd Gen Intel Core processors and a 43.9 cm (17.3") HD+ screen all for a great value.... More
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10 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 17 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL notebook 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

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 17, the Inspiron 17's screen size of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest. The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 is 15".

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 17 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Inspiron 17 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. The Inspiron 17 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 17 have a full-size keyboard, however the DELL Inspiron 17 does not 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 notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. 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 also be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Inspiron 17 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of this age and type. The best processor family of all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Very Small L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of only 2 megabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly small L3 cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The smallest L3 cache of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 is 2MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Inspiron 17 is a two processor thread laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between two and three processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 2.9MB. The DELL Inspiron 17 has a quite small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 17. The average maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 12GB.

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Heavy

The weights of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 300g to 3.8kg. At 2.6 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 17 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15R (2.7kg).

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4 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 Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (£899.00) (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 17 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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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
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standard
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

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3 September 2016

The first 17-inch convertible laptop is a solid performer and a compelling option for businesses looking to show off their content while on the move. It's just a shame that the Inspiron 17 17000's...

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?...

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User Reviews

(87)
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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