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Dell Studio 17

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  • User Score (107)
    7.9 7.9 from 107 reviewers
  • Expert Score (22)
    8.1 8.1 from 22 reviewers
  • Performance (2)
    6.5 6.5 from 2 reviewers
  • Overall quality (2)
    6.8 6.8 from 2 reviewers
  • Battery performance (7)
    5.3 5.3 from 7 reviewers
  • Speed performance (5)
    6.0 6.0 from 5 reviewers
  • Customer support (5)
    6.6 6.6 from 5 reviewers
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Dell Studio 17

The Dell Studio 17 is an essential sleek and stylish 17 inch laptop that is available in 8 artist designs consisting of New World, Shine Within, Healing Patterns, Red Swirl, Bunch O Surfers, Sea Sky, Seaweed and Sunburst, all of which are designed separately by Joseph Amedokpo, Siobhan Gunning, Bruce Mau and Mike Ming. The Dell Studio 17 is also available in plain colours of black, orange, pink, blue, red, green and purple. With the large variety of choices, the Dell Studio 17 allows…

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Dell Studio 17

The Dell Studio 17 is an essential sleek and stylish 17 inch laptop that is available in 8 artist designs consisting of New World, Shine Within, Healing Patterns, Red Swirl, Bunch O Surfers, Sea Sky, Seaweed and Sunburst, all of which are designed separately by Joseph Amedokpo, Siobhan Gunning, Bruce Mau and Mike Ming. The Dell Studio 17 is also available in plain colours of black, orange, pink, blue, red, green and purple. With the large variety of choices, the Dell Studio 17 allows you to complement your personal style with continuous personalisation inside with a range of outstanding wireless solutions and a choice of graphics options.

Features

The Dell Studio 17 provides for intuitive interaction via a capacitive touchpad and multimedia keys which illuminate when touched. There is also a backlit keyboard that helps maintain the ambience of no- and low- light environments. Besides that, the Dell Studio 17 also aims to keep you connected via the Dell Exclusive Wi-Fi catcher that helps you find a wireless network even without powering up your system. Also, it has an optional Bluetooth connection that allows you to wirelessly connect keyboards, cameras, phones, mice and more. The Dell Studio 17 is powered up by high capacity batteries that give you all the power you need as well as a range of battery optimization options. With Gigabit Ethernet, you can also surf the net at blazing speed. There is also surround sound audio feature that allow you to immerse yourself with available theatre-style surround sound. The LED display is also backlit to give you longer battery life and a brighter, more vibrant display, all at the same time being environmentally friendly. The Dell Studio 17 operates on an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8600 that incorporates Intel Centrino 2 Processor technology on a 2.40 GHz speed. It also incorporates genuine Windows Vista Home Premium operating system. There is also a 17 inch WXGA+ WLED display with TrueLife colours. Not only that, the Dell Studio 17 also has a 2 GB Dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM memory. It also incorporates a hard drive with a capacity of 250 GB. There is also a slot load DVD burner optical drive. The Dell Studio 17 also has a 256 MB ATI Radeon HD 3650 graphic card as well as an Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11 a/g/n half mini-card wireless network card.

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  • Dell studio problems

    My dell studio power plug stop charging the battery. Dell changed the mother board but window vista wouldn't come up. Now they are going to change the hard drive. My daughter had the same problem. Has anyone else experience this problem.

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2009-09-24

  • Dell Studio 17 dvd burner

    i have a video of my scuba diving vacation and I want to duplicate it to distribute to my other family members. How do I do that. It is not explained in any instructions i have.

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2009-08-28

  • what about studio 17 speake,sound

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2008-11-16

  • how do you turn on bluetooth on the Dell Studio 17 laptop?

    Answered by bridgeen 2009-05-12:

    how do you turn on bluetooth on the Dell Studio 17 laptop?

    Answered by nilufer 2009-05-13:

    You have to download a software to activate your bluetooth. You can get the software online. There is an icon with LAN written on it in the taskbar (near the clock) double clicking on this brought up the Wireless Device Switch window and you can enable the Bluetooth in there. It's linked to the Wireless switch on the laptop, but for some reason by default bluetooth is disabled unless you use this interface.

    Answered by rageddy 2009-06-28:

    how do you activate your bluetooth on del

    Answered by issikiki 2009-07-03:

    1) Install the bluetooth driver provided for your system. It will ask you to activate bluetooth by pressing fn+f2 key (this won’t work). 2) You manually have to install the software for the driver. Note: some of you may have already installed the drivers but just cannot start the connection. So there is a problem in the software and not the driver. For installation of the software follow these steps. 3) Go to your driver installation directory (ex. C:\dell\drivers) then you find which driver you installed for your bluetooth. 4) Then you find your system you are running (a 32 bit or a 64 bit) it will written as win32 or win64. 5) Then you find the installation file. Then install the application and it will be all ready once again. P.s. Don’t forget to turn your Bluetooth adapter on after you install the more

  • Studio 17 vs XPS

    hmm... well i was debating about whether to get the XPS or the Studio 17... well, the studio 17 was configured thus - P8400 @ 1600MHz FSB and 3MB cache...(did they upgrade to penryn yet in this chip?) the Radeon 256MB 3650 card 4 GB DDR2 ram and stuff... XPS was- the T7950 256MB GeForce 8600GT card... 3 GB RAM now, from what i've read, the XPS runs DDR3 gfx apparently...what about the studio 17? help strongly appreciated... technically inclined too :)

    Answered by fdfdfdfdf 2009-05-02:

    xps is definantly better because nvidia compatibility is much better and overall its better. i have both..

    Answered by MrRobert 2009-07-24:

    I would say Studio 17. You can read the reviews on TestFreaks to get an

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