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Dell Inspiron 17R
6.8 out of 10

Dell Inspiron 17R

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

About
8 July 2012
  • Summary: Jan 25 2012 - Dell has come to the realization that many consumers don't necessarily need lots of computing power or fancy graphics but would rather have a system with a large screen and long running times.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell Inspiron 17R (17R-3530DBK)

PC Magazine
18 October 2011
  • Conclusion: The Dell Inspiron 17R (I17RN-3530DBK) is a capable desktop replacement laptop powered by an Intel Core i7 CPU. It offers a nice wireless feature set, but its big display doesn't do 1080p, and it lacks a Blu-ray drive.
  • Pros: Robust wireless feature set includes WiDi 2.0, WiMAX 4G, and Bluetooth. Large hard drive. Core i7 processing power.
  • Cons: Low-res display. No Blu-ray drive. Integrated graphics.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell Inspiron 17R Review

LAPTOP Magazine
18 May 2011
  • Summary: For $899, the Dell Inspiron 17R offers a great display and audio with plenty of performance for multimedia mavens and even gamers. Its impressive battery life, while not necessary on a desktop replacement, is a bonus. Our only major complaint is the 17R's slow boot time.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell Inspiron 17R-1695MRB

PC Magazine
2 March 2011
  • Conclusion: The Dell Inspiron 17R-1695MRB shows that chic doesn't necessary mean that it needs to be made of metal. This desktop replacement laptop also has a slew of creature comforts, all for a reasonable price.
  • Pros: Intel Wireless Display (WiDi). Big 640GB hard drive. Great navigating experience. Nice design. No bloatware.
  • Cons: No 1080p resolution. Battery life was less than desirable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell Inspiron 17R-2950MRB

PC Magazine
12 October 2010
  • Conclusion: The Dell 17R-2950MRB laptop provides plenty of processing power and storage for avid videographers and photographers, but gamers should look somewhere else.
  • Pros: Great processing speeds. 6GB of RAM. Cavernous 640GB hard drive. WiMax-ready. Intel Wireless Display included.
  • Cons: Lacks graphics power. Bigger battery needed.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell Inspiron 17R-2248MRB

PC Magazine
27 September 2010
  • Conclusion: The Dell Inspiron 17R-2248MRB has good horsepower and an excellent user experience, but it doesn't pamper you with features.
  • Pros: Fast Core i5 processor. Great raw horsepower. Nice 17-inch widescreen. Excellent typing experience. Flawless constructed mouse buttons.
  • Cons: Doesn't have Blu-ray or dedicated graphics. A bit pricey compared with its peers.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
21 July 2010
  • Excerpt: This big, stylish $850 laptop has discrete graphics for a little extra video oomph. It's a great deal if you want a 17-inch LCD, but less so if you're a gamer.
  • Pros: Moderate price for a 17-inch laptop, Eye-catching design, Decent battery life for size
  • Cons: Weak 3D performance, despite discrete graphics chip, No Blu-ray drive, Tinny speakers
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell Inspiron 17R-2211OBK

PC Magazine
1 July 2010
  • Conclusion: Offering average features for a 17.3-inch laptop, the Dell Inspiron 17R-2211OBK excels in performance.
  • Pros: Great performance for its class. HDMI-out and eSATA ports. Barely any pre-installed bloatware.
  • Cons: Lid collects fingerprint smudges. No ExpressCard slot or FireWire port.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 7
7.0

Dell Inspiron 17R-5720 review

PC Advisor
23 April 2013
  • Summary: The Dell Inspiron 17R is too big and heavy to carry down to your local coffee shop at lunchtime. However, it’s a good, affordable choice if you’re looking for a desktop replacement machine that has the power to handle productivity software at work, and a spot of gaming at home.
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Overall 8
7.5

Dell Inspiron 17R notebook

Good Gear Guide.au
18 April 2013
  • Summary: 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 wide range of tasks and, most importantly, a computer that's comfortable to use.
  • Pros: Decent screen, Comfortable to use, Very good battery life
  • Cons: Single-band Wi-Fi, Slow storage
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