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DELL 17 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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Stunning DesignThe forged aluminum design with diamond-cut beveled edges is just one of the premium features you'll find on the new Inspiron 17. It's easy on the eyes and feels great to hold. The... More
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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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

The Inspiron 17 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Inspiron 17 is a 12 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the Inspiron 17 has a very big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 5.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 1.5TB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Inspiron 17 has a better processor family than most laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. This laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL laptop 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 that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 17 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 17 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17 also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 250GB to 1.5TB. The Inspiron 17 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 17 is 8GB and the biggest is 1TB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 17.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 17 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 1W, the highest is 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The Inspiron 17 has one of the higher speaker powers (2 Watts) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

The average operating vibration of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 is 1.2G, and the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 110G. With an operating vibration of 0.66 gravity, the Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger operating vibrations amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DELL Inspiron 17 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 17 do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

The average operating shock of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 17 is 67G. The Inspiron 17 has a fairly big operating shock (110 gravity) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memorys of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 17 range from 2GB to 32GB. The DELL Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 17 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. The DELL Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 17. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 is 1.7GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 58 watt-hours, the Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger battery capacity (Watt hours)s amongst portable PCs of this age. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 49Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 17 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on comparable spec laptops that came out 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.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The DELL Inspiron 17 has a fairly slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Heavy

The lightest portable PC of this age and spec is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. The weight of the Inspiron 17 of 3.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 17.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

With a non-operating shock of 160 gravity, the Inspiron 17 has one of the bigger non-operating shocks amongst laptops of this age. The non-operating shocks of portable PCs of this type and age range from 60G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 130G.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

At 1.3 gravity, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17. The average non-operating vibration of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1G.

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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

With a battery recharge time of 4 hours, the Inspiron 17 has a fairly long battery recharge time compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average battery recharge time of portable PCs of this age and spec is 3.3h.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 17 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17.

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Specification

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Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
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 ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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® AES-NI)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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11 May 2014

A safe buy for the everyman. Dell's Studio brand of laptops sits somewhere between the inexpensive Inspiron line and the high-end XPS line... (read more) Dell has introduced its first ever... Read more…

Fast overall performance, two internal hard drives
Blu-ray player, good quality 17in screen
Lots of screen acreage
Excellent performance
Quad-core processing
Screen and bezel are too glossy, keyboard bounces when typing
Lacks pizzazz
Confusing port arrangement
Very heavy for a 17-inch laptop
Springaction keys
27 March 2013

A large screen, good performance, nice price, and user-friendly features give the Dell Inspiron 17-3721 budget laptop a leg up on the competition.

6 April 2012

It's been a while since we've been quite so blown away by a laptop. The Dell XPS 17 delivers excellent audio quality and has a GPU/CPU combo that opens the door to all kinds of uses and programs....

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6 April 2012

It's been a while since we've been quite so blown away by a laptop. The Dell XPS 17 delivers excellent audio quality and has a GPU/CPU combo that opens the door to all kinds of uses and programs....

11 January 2012

At Rs. 85,800, the Dell XPS 17 offers good value for money, despite its minor shortcomings. It?s designed to be a desktop replacement and it does a brilliant job at that. It also just happens to...

11 January 2012

At Rs. 85,800, the Dell XPS 17 offers good value for money, despite its minor shortcomings. It?s designed to be a desktop replacement and it does a brilliant job at that. It also just happens to...

14 February 2011

Dell XPS M1710 has those brazen looks. It has a metallic black/striking red lid which will easily attract anyone?s attention. Put it in a room during the night and switch of all the room lights.... Read more…

13 January 2011

The Dell XPS 17 is a powerhouse of a laptop with a 17-inch display, a quad-core Intel Core i7 740QM CPU, 6GB of RAM and a discrete Nvidia graphics card with 3GB of video memory. While rather on... Read more…

12 January 2011

Overall, the latest edition of the Dell XPS 17 is a chip off the old block. None of the individual components stand out, and, on the surface, performance isn't something to write home about...

Dell's latest XPS 17 offers a solid gaming experience coupled with a keyboard and ample storage, but the lack of 1080p resolution seems odd.

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