The new Dell Inspiron 17R laptop has an expansive 17-inch screen, 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ processor power and SWITCH lids to compliment your style.
When switch it up.Put the Inspiron 17R on display with the new line of interchangeable SWITCH lids.Match your style or your living room's décor and make a splash with friends and family. Choose from new colors to find the right SWITCH lid for you.
And it power your project.From movie night to family finances, everyone's priorities are easier to tackle with 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Windows® 7 Home Premium,8GB of memory and 1TB hard drive capacity.Make the Inspiron 17R your communications hub. Connecting with friends and family has never been easier, thanks to a robust WiFi connection and built-in HD webcam, Skype™, over five hours of battery life and a 17.3" screen that brings you face-to-face with friends and family.
Keep your music, videos, photos and more at your fingertips with Dell Stage software. With SyncUP powered by Nero, you can also enjoy the same content on your PC, smartphone and tablet.The Inspiron 17R's 17.3-inch Truelife screen brings whatever you're watching to life, wherever you go. Plus, take your entertainment from "cool" to "WHOA" by connecting to an external HDMI capable TV or monitor via the available HDMI v1.4a port. You may never need to buy a movie ticket again.
The Intel i7 3rd gen. CPU is very fast and a pleasure to see in action. All of my Windows 7 applications are accomplished in record time. The Intel Graphics 4000 HD can keep up with any game I've loaded with ease. The Intel WiDi system sends HD audio and video to my 42 inch LCD TV via a Netgear PUSH2TV HD PTV2000 1080P Adapter for Wireless Display. Movies played on this laptop through the WiDi system are DVD quality. The Bluetooth on this laptop connects to my wireless stereo headphones with great range throughout an over 1000 sq ft multi-room structure. The Windows Experience Index is as follows: 7.5, 7.8, 6.5, 6.5, and the lowest - disk data transfer rate: 5.9. The laptop's display is large and very clear (1600 x 900.) The 4 USB 3.0 ports are incredibly fast compared to USB 2.0. The sound system on this laptop is amazingly high quality for small speakers, including a small sub-woofer! Using an Inspiron 15R N5110 (Core i5 2nd gen.) as a reference, this laptop operates at a much lower temperature (estimate 50% less heat) so using it as a true "laptop" is very comfortable. The Switch lid system makes it very easy to change the cover; only blue, pink, and grey are available from Dell as of this review.