Summary: Calling the Dell Inspiron 17R a desktop replacement is a little unfair, since it's not really in the league of the performance desktops that dominate the category. The Inspiron 17R is a solid machine if you're looking for a large screen on a budget, but you have to be aware that it won't perform like similarly sized machines, such as the Origin EON17-S, or the Alienware M17x.
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. Those looking for even better sound and style should check out the Dell XPS 17, which, for the same price, gets you a more elegant design, the same processor, an Nvidia GT550M GPU, 4GB of RAM, but no...
Pros: Bright vibrant display, Can swap out lids, Good gaming performance, Very good speakers, Impressive battery life, Blu-ray drive
Conclusion: 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 usage that is particularly good for group audiovisual presentations, even away from the mains socket, this is a serious contender.
Pros: Very keen price, Good screen for multimedia, Great audio, Discrete Nvidia graphics
Cons: No 3G wireless data option, Mediocre battery life
Excerpt: Mobility be dammed. Weighing over 3Kg, the Dell Inspiron 17R is a back breaker. Double that with the low battery life and it’s clear this laptop is not for seekers of portability. Fortunately for Dell - and us - its desktop replacement credentials are brilliant.
Excerpt: Impulsionado pela AMD. A versão top do Inspiron 17R está equipada com uma rara Radeon HD 8870M. Quão bem o chip DirectX 11 harmoniza com um processador ULV e será que o desempenho é de gama alta ou média? Nossa análise dá as respostas.