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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 Jun 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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Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Laptopmedia.com wrote “Dell's new multimedia station looks sturdy, reliable and even appealing, somehow though, today that's not enough”.

Nice Design

One person reckoned that the product was good looking. Two years ago expert website Laptopmedia.com said “Inspiron 17 (5749) is a new mainstream/multimedia machine by Dell, which tries to be useful in every situation, combining decent performance, stylish looks, big screen” in their review.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 5749 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 5749. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749 is 11GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,803 user and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its laptops. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

Very Big Display Diagonal

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749 that we have assessed, the display diagonal of the Inspiron 17 5749 of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest. The display diagonals of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 5749 range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

We compared this portable PC to all the other 17.3" portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the G70-80[pl_3737542_price], and the G70-70[pl_2759166_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2549655_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 5749 range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.4 gigahertz, the Inspiron 17 5749 has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst portable PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the 15[pl_2741876_price], and the EliteBook 850[pl_2783815_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15 7000[plb_2782844_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor frequency then you might want to consider the CR70[pl_2900152_price] (2.5GHz and higher rated), or the CR61-2Mi345W[pl_2900150_price] (2.5GHz and higher rated) both from MSI or the Asus X555UB[plb_2993334_price] (2.5GHz and higher rated).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 5749 the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL Inspiron 17 5749 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Inspiron 5558[pl_2903376_price], or the Inspiron 17 5000[pl_2701798_price] both from DELL or the HP ZBook 14[plb_2674772_price].

If this DELL laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Z51-70[plb_2913789_price] (1TB), the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_3016157_price] (1TB), or the Acer Aspire VN7-571G[plb_2905235_price] (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL 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 a similar spec and age to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this age and spec is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 17 5749 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus X550CA[plb_1629595_price], the DELL Inspiron 15 3542[plb_2906883_price], and the Acer Aspire VN7-591G[plb_2905242_price] is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Inspiron 17 5749 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 17 5749 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749 the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 17 5749 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus X550CA[plb_1629595_price], the Toshiba R30[plb_2918887_price], and the Lenovo T550[plb_2916140_price] is also worth considering.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Inspiron 17 5749 has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The hard drive capacitys of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 17 5749 range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 3 gigahertz, the Inspiron 17 5749 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 5749. The processor boost frequencys of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 5749 range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 5749 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the DELL Inspiron 17 5749 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

The operating vibrations of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 17 5749 range from 0.5G to 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.5G. The Inspiron 17 5749 has one of the bigger operating vibrations (0.66 gravity) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

With an operating shock of 110 gravity, the Inspiron 17 5749 has one of the bigger operating shocks amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The operating shocks of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago range from 0.66G to 130G.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Laptops of this spec and age have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Inspiron 17 5749 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 5749.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One DELL Inspiron 17 5749 owner mentioned that the DELL Inspiron 17 5749 was not heavy and bulky. Laptopmedia.com said “Bulky size 3.29 kg weight”.

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

The DELL Inspiron 17 5749 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the W550s[pl_2929328_price], or the Ideapad 100 15[pl_2938305_price] both from Lenovo or the Asus X550CA[plb_1629595_price].

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD), or the Probook 650 G1[pl_2900512_price] (SSD) both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook S904[plb_2057340_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 5749, the Inspiron 17 5749 does not have a touchscreen.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touchscreen including the Fujitsu LifeBook S904[plb_2057340_price], the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2885454_price], or the Toshiba Z30t[plb_2918856_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The DELL Inspiron 17 5749 has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 40 watt-hours) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749. The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749 is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Inspiron 17 5749 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The DELL Inspiron 17 5749 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit)s (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749 is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 5749 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Inspiron 17 5749 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The hard drive speeds of portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 5749 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 3 kilograms, the Inspiron 17 5749's weight is one of the heaviest amongst portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 17 5749. The average weight of similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 5749 is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 3kg heavy laptops and we think the Acer Aspire ES1-711[plb_2671737_price], the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2701798_price], and the Lenovo IdeaPad Z70-80[plb_2812670_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5749

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 17 5749 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 5749.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the ThinkPad T550[pl_2776436_price], or the ThinkPad T440[pl_2781728_price] both from Lenovo or the MSI PX60 2QD[plb_2901333_price].

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the T450[pl_2966424_price] (12GB), or the T450[pl_2966425_price] (12GB) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
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Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
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Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

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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