Summary: Seems to be a nice computer. I did have my computer tech uninstall some of the programs because he wasn't sure if they were registered to this computer. Other than that, it is as it was advertised to be and I'm very happy with it.
Summary: I bought this from a one time user, (who upgraded) with all the disk and software. Including a Bag and 90 volt AC adaptor. I upgraded it to Windows 8 64bit a 1 TB hard drive. 4GB of RAM. This is the best Duo Core that I ever had. The video card updated itself, without my help at all. I love this machine.
Laptop is nice, but description could have been more exact
6 October 2013
Summary: The laptop is nice, but the cover has a dent in it, and I didn't see any mention of that in the product description, so that was disappointing. And the laoptop is infected with a bunch of adware, so I need to get antivirus and malware detection installed on it to clean it up because the malware is so bad it interferes with the efficient operation of the machine.
Bottom line, if you can get one for under $200 on Ebay you just lucked out.
20 June 2013
Summary: Beautiful aluminized keyboard, Clean deck and palmrest area, 17 inch screen, numeric keypad, full sized keyboard, webcam, whats not to love here? The 1720 is loaded. Mind you I can only comment on the Intel model, but thats because I don't think any laptop should be used for gaming and Nvidia BGA chips stink. This is a desktop replacement PC, but it's not too heavy to count as a proper laptop either.
Excerpt: We bought this laptop for my daughter and we love it. It coms with Windows Vista and has a 17 inch screen, built in webcam which my daughter loves. The screen resolution is good. Haven't had any problems out of it. It comes in different colors, we got white.
I have used dell for the last 4 years and wont buy anything else
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I have used the inspiron 2200 and now the 1720. They both are really good products from dell just outdated. But I would recommend dell to anyone that wants a computer. Rather it be a laptop or a desktop.
Excerpt: I have had my Laptop for over a year and I love my laptop. It does everything I need and is very quick. I love my computer graphics and even with all the photos I have on my PC it still works great. I have a Dell Inspriron 1720 and even my power cord went out and I had to find another one and it seems the parts are affordable. My husband even attempts to take my Laptop instead of his because my is quicker then his Laptop.
Excerpt: The Dell Inspiron 1720 is a great laptop for a power user. The screen is large and easy to read. The memory and processor is powerful enough to support video work. I have used the laptop for two years now with no issues to date. The DVD burner has been handy to share presentations and documents with co-workers.
Excerpt: Inspiron 1720 is ok. My first laptop. Infected with so many viruses, etc that I had to get a new drive from Dell. Constantly running scans and repairs. maybe this is normal. Would prefer quiet, lighted keyboard.
Excerpt: This is my second Dell Laptop. I was unhappy with my last one and said I would not buy Dell again, but the price hooked me. I wish I had bought something else. I had it less than 3 week when the keyboard lost it's program, then the touch pad stopped working, I got a messaging that the power adapter that came with the computer was defective and I got the "Bad Blue Screen.