Summary: The touchscreen Studio 17 offers good performance, but it's too expensive for a machine in Dell's mid-range series, and, at this price, it should really have a display with a 'Full HD' resolution
Pros: Well-implemented multi-touch display; impressive performance; good audio capabilities.
Cons: Too expensive; screen doesn't offer a 'Full HD' resolution.
Summary: Although it costs a reasonable $1,164, the Dell Studio 17 has the power of a much more expensive notebook: a blazing quad-core Intel Core i7 processor that's perfect for multitaskers and multimedia fiends, a full gigabyte of dedicated graphics memory, a fast, 7,200-rpm hard drive, and a nine-cell battery that outlasts other desktop replacements.
Summary: Sometimes you want more performance than what a typical big-screen machine offers, and on that front the Dell Studio 17 delivers. You get a fast dual-core processor, discrete graphics, a humongous hard drive, and a beautiful high-res display. And we really like what Dell has done with its Dock interface and webcam software. However, the look of the system isn't for everyone, and we'd like to see less-finicky volume controls.
Summary: If you’re looking for a desktop replacement with processing power, plenty of storage, an excellent screen and great connectivity options then the Dell Studio 17 (1735) is a hard product to beat.
Excerpt: Dell's Studio 17 is the cheapest desktop-replacement laptop here at just under £900, but it looks more expensive thanks to its decorated lid. Oddly, there's no latch or other mechanism to keep the lid closed. Despite its price, the Studio 17 is generously equipped with a Blu-ray drive and two 320GB hard disks. The 17in widescreen display is large enough to use comfortably every day, but its 1,440x900 resolution isn't as high as other desktop-replacement laptops here.