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

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2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Sep 2012
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 360MHz. At 650 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 17R has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 17R.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The DELL Inspiron 17R has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,150 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Medium processor cores notebook PCs produced by DELL have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the Inspiron 17R has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years. The smallest display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 17R has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Inspiron 17R which has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Notebook PCs of this age and type have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. At 1.3 megapixels, the DELL Inspiron 17R has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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

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9 Reasons Against

Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

Most laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17R use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s, including the DELL Inspiron 17R which uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Inspiron 17R is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 17R is 31h, and the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 17R, the battery life (max) of the Inspiron 17R of only 3.3 hours is one of the shortest.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Inspiron 17R does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17R which have a front camera.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 17R has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than most laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17R the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 17R do not have a touchscreen. The Inspiron 17R is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Heavy

The weights of laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 17R range from 300g to 3.8kg. When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 17R, the DELL Inspiron 17R's weight of 3 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.4 gigahertz, the Inspiron 17R has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17R.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17R has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 17R has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
Ethernet LAN
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
ESATA/USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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
Execute Disable Bit
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® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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 Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Power Supply Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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Expert Reviews

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6 February 2014

Multimedia gaming hybrid The choice of a processor with a TDP of 15 Watts is a blessing and a curse at the same time . On the one hand you get good results for the energy consumption and battery...

9 October 2013

As I relayed through Logging Off a few weeks ago, I'm in the market for a laptop, and was therefore rather keen to see what Dell have for a power-user with a tight budget.Like all Dell's latest... Read more…

23 April 2013

We've been so swamped with Windows 8 tablets and Ultrabooks in recent months that it actually makes a nice change to see a good old-fashioned desktop replacement laptop machine arrive for once. ... Read more…

Dell's Inspiron 17R is a big unit that's suitable as a desktop replacement-style notebook. It could use better Wi-Fi and faster storage, but, overall, you get a solid computer that's good for a...

13 November 2012

The Dell Inspiron 17R isn't the notebook to go for if you need a true road warrior machine. It's too large and heavy, with merely mediocre battery life. But if you're after a system for general...

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User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 1 June 2012 by Waiting to retire
(Verified Purchase)

The Dell Inspiron Q17R 17.3 inch laptop is well worth a look at. If you are looking for an affordable laptop which does what it says on the tin then this is the laptop for you. Image quality and... Read more…

Reviewed 17 March 2014 by Tessa Thistlethwaite
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased indeed with this lap top especially since it has Windows 7 with which I am familiar. It's fast and responsive and I like the 17.3 screen. I have taken out extra warranty with Dell, it... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2014 by Stephen M. Bedford

Computer seems fine except that I cannot download Microsoft updates. I am in contact with Microsoft about this, so I hope they will be able to help. Everything else to do with the laptop seems... Read more…

Reviewed 5 February 2016 by Pitt
(Verified Purchase)

Very good...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i3370, dell i3370m
Barcodes 00000070107378, 05397063027378

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