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DELL Inspiron 17R 5720

DELL Inspiron 17R 5720 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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15 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 17R 5720 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 17R 5720 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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

The Inspiron 17R 5720 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

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

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17R 5720 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Inspiron 17R 5720 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Inspiron 17R 5720 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 17R 5720 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most commonly found supported number of colours display on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 17R 5720 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17R 5720 also have a front camera.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 17R 5720 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. This notebook PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this spec and age the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL Inspiron 17R 5720 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Six Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17R 5720 have between one and eight battery cells, including the Inspiron 17R 5720 which has six battery cells.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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AC Cable Included

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

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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 available for more than two years.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidths of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s. With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the DELL Inspiron 17R 5720 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Inspiron 17R 5720 is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 17R 5720 use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17R 5720 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Inspiron 17R 5720 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 17R 5720 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 17R 5720 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 17R 5720 has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs of this type and age is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 17R 5720 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The DELL Inspiron 17R 5720 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Inspiron 17R 5720 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 3.2 kilograms, the Inspiron 17R 5720 is one of the heaviest similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst laptops of this age. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

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Very Wide

The width of the Inspiron 17R 5720 of 416.8 millimeters is one of the widest amongst similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 17R 5720. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the widths range from 38mm to 430mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R 5720

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when DELL released the Inspiron 17R 5720.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 17R 5720 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 450[plb_2376206_price] (2.5GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 17R 5720 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 17R 5720.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 17R 5720 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 17R 5720.

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Specification

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Memory Clock Speed
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Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Supported Number of Colours Display
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Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
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DVI Port
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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
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
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)
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