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DELL Inspiron 17 5749
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DELL Inspiron 17 5749 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB May 2015
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Power And Modern DesignA multimedia machine: Replace your desktop with an elegant laptop packed with performance features that deliver a cinematic media experience. The brushed aluminum Inspiron... More
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|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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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the Inspiron 17 5749 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749. The screen sizes of laptops that were released one year ago range from 11" to 18".

There are a number of other 17.3" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ProBook 470[plb_2348240_price].

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 5749 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At 2.4 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 17 5749 has a quite fast 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 5749.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.4GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2737187_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the MSI CX61[plb_2900145_price] (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 17 5749 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 17 5749. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 17 5749 is 550GB.

There are a number of other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the MSI CX61[plb_2900145_price], or the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2701798_price] which is cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 17 5749 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this spec and age. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 5749 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

Alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include the MSI CX61[plb_2900145_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 17 5749 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago also have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider including the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2831281_price], or the HP ProBook 640 G1[plb_2055348_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the HP ProBook 450 G2[plb_2949831_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 17 5749 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of a similar type and age to it. The processor family of all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 17 5749 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 17 5749, the DELL Inspiron 17 5749 has a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the EliteBook 840[pl_2783814_price], and the EliteBook 840[pl_2822530_price] both from HP is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2783799_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 17 5749 have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB. The Inspiron 17 5749 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 5749 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3 gigahertz, the Inspiron 17 5749 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Inspiron 17 5749 has a very high speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749. The lowest speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749 is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Inspiron 17 5749 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 5749 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. The Inspiron 17 5749 has a quite big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 5749.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 1 megapixel, the DELL Inspiron 17 5749 has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP.

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1.4 HDMI Version

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

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Inspiron 17 5749 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than a year 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 640 G1[plb_2055348_price], the Lenovo T450[plb_2903125_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2841727_price].

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the LG 13Z940[plb_2362386_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882103_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Inspiron 17 5749 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2783772_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 17 5749 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Inspiron 17 5749 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 5749 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 5749 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 17 5749 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Thick

The average height of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 5749 is 27mm, and the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm. With a height of 28.4 millimeters, the Inspiron 17 5749 is fairly thick compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749 that we have assessed the weight of, the Inspiron 17 5749's weight of 3.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The weights of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 17 5749 range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP ProBook 470[plb_2348240_price] (2.8kg and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2701798_price] (3kg and cheaper).

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Very Wide

At 414.3 millimeters, the Inspiron 17 5749 is quite wide compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749. Laptops of this type and age have widths of between 28mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5749

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when DELL released the Inspiron 17 5749.

Specification

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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 Clear Video Technology
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Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel Visual Technology
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i75500, dell i75500u, dell i57494445, dell i57494445s, dell i57494445sl, dell i57494445slv
Barcodes 00884116164609, 05397063699742, 05397063699759

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2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
£ 749.99
2kg Lighter
Vastly Newer Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
1 Newer Intel TSX-NI Version
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
70G Smaller Operating Shock

Lenovo T430 vs DELL Inspiron 17 5749

Lenovo T430 vs DELL Inspiron 17 5749
Lenovo T430
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 14"
DELL Inspiron 17 5749
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
£ 1,269.95
54% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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One More USB 3.0 Port
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Smaller Internal Memory

ThinkPad T440 vs Inspiron 17 5749

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