Summary: When it comes to price vrs performance this is a very hard laptop to beat. It has an I3 or I5 processor, dual hard drive bays, can be upgraded to a total of 8 gig of ram and a beautiful 17.3 inch screen. If you are planning on putting in a second hard drive be advised you'll need to plan in advance, the tray you need is not the same as the tray the first hdd bay uses, and you'll need a converter for the drive (only place I found had one it had to be shipped from hong...
Excerpt: If your thinking of purchasing a new laptop then you will struggle to get one much better than this. Budget laptops start around £300, what I class as mid range start £400-600 and then you get into the higher speced machines like this one. I purchased the Dell Studio 17 laptop just over 12 months ago for £820. Personally I think this is quite a lot of money, but bang for the buck this laptop is AWSOME.
Excerpt: This computer is a beast. The CPU Passmark score is 3900. Games run ridiculously smoothly. It's graphics card bound, not CPU bound that's for sure. And if I want to get crazy I can overclock the graphics card for an extra 20-25% performance. Maybe... with better cooling and a 130 watt power supply.Pros:Fast 4 core, 8 threads (do I really need that many?)QuietBrightSpeakers are AWESOME!
Laptop performs very well but may be let down by flimsy plastics.
26 August 2010
Excerpt: I've had the device around 5 months now and all in all I couldn't be happier with this laptop. Prior to this I had always owned and built my own desk top PCs. However, I decided I needed a small device for when I didn't want to switch on the PC and when I wanted to be more mobile. I was never a fan of Dell personally and I did a lot of research to find the best laptop for me.
Excerpt: I rate this laptop 8/10. I bought it over a year ago now primarily for work, but I also wanted a laptop which I could watch movies, and play games on. (In techy terms) It's a PC Replacement, which basically means that it can do all the things which a PC can at the same speed, which is very true. I regularly watch movies on it's very decent 17" screen. However the sound isn't up to scratch compared with certain Sony's, and I've had to buy some speakers to compensate.
Excerpt: I bought a new Studio 17 in January before they introduced the new i7/i5 processors, so got an almost fully upgraded one: Windows 7 6GB DDR3 RAM Core 2 Duo 2.5Ghz processors 2x 7200 rpm 500GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 I use this laptop as a complete replacement and substitute for a desktop PC. As I had customised it, it took around a month and a half to arrive, but I had ordered before Christmas so there would have been an understandable backlog.
Excerpt: This machine is very good for designers, artists, architects and people working in similar fields. The screen is big and allows the user to have a very rich view at his own work. The design of the laptop is quite subtle and much more elegant than one from the Inspiron series. It is slick and fashionable and there are many colour choices. It is generally pleasing to the eye. The speakers are very powerful, the sound is really amazing for a laptop!
Excerpt: I've had this Laptop for a year now, it has Been Fantastic. The 17" Screen is perfect for watching DVD's and for using the internet. I purchased an upgraded model with 3 GB of ram and an improved processer. I have had no faults with this product; it has been the perfect choice of laptop for my studies at university.
Excerpt: Have just bought one of this. Screen is brilliant, very clear. Fast laptop, with Vista which is brilliant!! I have mine in Pink and it is beautiful! Very light, easy to carry. Keyboard is brilliant as it is a full keyboard with numeric keys to the right. Includes bluetooth which is handy and webcam on the front of the screen!