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DELL 17 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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21 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

The DELL 17 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the 17 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 Notebook PCs

DELL is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The DELL 17 is a 12 maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

The DELL 17 has a very big display diagonal (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL 17 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 17 have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL 17 has a better processor family than most laptops of this spec and age. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL 17 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The internal memorys of laptops of this age and spec range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 17 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the DELL 17 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL 17 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

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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 this spec and age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the 17 is 250GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL 17 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 17.

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Quite High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the DELL 17 has one of the higher speaker powers amongst notebook PCs of this age. The lowest speaker power of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 17 is 1W and the highest is 11W.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DELL 17 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 17 do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 17 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the DELL 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 17 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the DELL 17 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst portable 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 commonly found HDMI version on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of portable PCs of this age and spec is 5Wh and the biggest is 100Wh. The DELL 17 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) (58 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 17.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The DELL 17 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 17. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the 17 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type. 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 notebook PC 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

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL 17 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 17. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 17 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of laptops that were released around the same time as the 17 is 2.1kg. At 3.3 kilograms, the DELL 17 is very heavy compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 17.

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Quite Long Battery Recharge Time

Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 17 have battery recharge times of between 2h and 11h. With a battery recharge time of 4 hours, the DELL 17 has a fairly long battery recharge time compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 17.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL 17

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL 17 has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 17.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
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
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
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
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
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® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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® 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
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...

19 July 2011

The XPS 17 benefits from some very slick design, from the touchpad to the keyboard and speakers. However, it is a chunky machine, and the hard disk size on our review model was disappointingly...

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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