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Dell Inspiron 17R Laptop (with SWITCH): Make a bold statement.
The new Inspiron 17R laptop has an expansive 17.3" screen, 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ processor power and SWITCH lids to compliment your style.Processor: 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5-3210MMemory (RAM): 6GB DDR3Storage (hard drive): 1TBOptical drive: 8x DVD+RColor: Moon SilverDell P/N: i17R-1316sLV
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.
Power your projects.From movie night to family finances, everyone's priorities are easier to tackle with 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Genuine Windows 8® Consumer, 6GB of memory and 1TB hard drive capacity.
Keep in touch.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.
Your digital life, all in one place.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.
Movie night just got more exciting.The Inspiron 17R's 17.3" 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.
Inspiron 17R (i17R-1316sLV)
at a glance…Processor: 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (3M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz)Display: 17.3" HD+ (720p) WLED with Truelife™ (1600×900)Operating system: Genuine Windows 8® Consumer (English) (64-bit)Memory (RAM): 6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3Storage (hard drive): 1TB SATA (5400 RPM)Optical drive: 8x Tray Load (Dual Layer DVD+R)Video graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4000Media card reader: 8-in-1Bluetooth®: Yes, tied to wireless cardAudio: HD Audio 2.0 supporting Waves MaxxAudio® 3Preinstalled software: McAfee® SecurityCenter (30-day trial), CMS – Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials, SRV Software for 2230 WIFI Wireless Card
- Screen Size: 17 inches
- Max Screen Resolution: 1366×768 pixels
- Processor: 3.1 GHz Core i5-3210M
- RAM: 6 GB DDR3
- Hard Drive: 1 TB
- Graphics Coprocessor: Intel HD Graphics 4001
- Wireless Type: 802.11A
- Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 3
- Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 1
Gets the job done and easy on the wallet
First off, yes…this is a Windows 8 laptop. Don’t let that deter you from purchasing this brilliant laptop. Windows 8 DOES take some getting used to, but what new thing in life doesn’t? Besides there is a very simple way get away from the tiled "Metro" look and revert back to the old desktop, it’s built INTO Windows 8. I found it tons of fun exploring the new OS and the different apps for it. True, the store is pretty bare compared to what Apple and Google offer, but what is there is pretty good for starters. Now, onto Dell’s great bit of machinery and also to let you in on a little secret…this laptop and it’s $800 older brother have "pretty much" the same processor regardless of the i5 and i7 names and the $200 difference. They are both DUAL CORE at heart. Period. I’ve done my research and ALMOST bought the i7 version thinking it was natively a quad-core chip….nope. I looked up both processor names at Intel’s websites and the core specs both show they are dual-core, with the ablility to overclock themselves(a power boost). The thing is, they can work as a quad core chip due to Dual Threading(able to handle 4 instructions at once as opposed to just 2). The difference really comes in the RAM, with the i5 laptop having 6GB and the i7 having 8GB. Other than that, you can save $200. They have the same USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, same DVD +/- RW drive, same 1TB hard drive, same screen resolution of 1600×900. If anything, the colors offered are different. Now, onto the laptop. If you’re looking for a machine that can handle the lightwork of everyday activities or some more higher end things like HD video editing, then this is what you want. Netflix(a Windows 8 app) and all other sort of media look fantastic on it’s beautiful 17" , 16:9 screen. Gotta love the extra keyboard real estate with it’s separate number pad. Keyboard feedback is fantastic and very responsive, as is the the touchpad. Start up and shutdown are also substantially quicker compared to all the Windows 7 laptops in this category(obviously disregarding the Ultrabooks). True, this isn’t as mobile as your standard 13" laptop, but once you open this thing up and power it on…you won’t care. I highly recommend this laptop if you want a reliable machine that can take the lower to higher end of your computing needs. Lastly, no, this is NOT a good choice if you are looking to game on this with settings on HIGH and things turned up to 11 ,as the graphics card…just isn’t up to par. It can handle things decently on low to mid level, but look elsewhere if you want some serious gaming and unleashing the games’ full potential. Thanks for reading and let me know if you have ANY questions on a topic that I did or didn’t answer and I’ll be happy to help. Thanks again!
I bought this computer last week and it is AMAZING! Wicked fast, no slow down with multiple programs running in the background. I’m even able to play a lot of games on the highest setting. Great buy!
Great esktop replacement computer at a fantastic price.
This Dell Inspiron 17″ laptop computer has exceeded all my expectations for my requirements of a laptop computer and a work unit. Very well engineered and well built with a nice appearance. Well worth its low, economical price.
very nice laptop
I was a little nervous about Windows 8 but find that with some digging you can figure it out. for example i was confused about getting itunes on it since the website (Apple) showed it as downloaded when it wasn’t. I had to do it from the “desktop” icon which looks just like windows 7.
I love the laptop itself. It’s large, with a huge screen. I did have some trouble finding a case i liked. most stores only stock cases for laptops up to 16″, not 17.3″. But it’s a great desktop replacement and I generally won’t be travelling with it but I do want it to be portable because I do tend to move around a lot.
Hi I am not happy as I Placed the order for this laptop and the configuration I ordered was an i5 with 3.1 GHz processor however the laptop that I received has an i5 processor but its 2.5 GHz…the laptop is good but I feel cheated…I think I should get some money back as i5 2.5 GHz processor will not be of the same cost…
I give it 5 stars based on ease of use, great screen resolution.
Although I would recommend using a wireless mouse since Windows 8 is really intended for touch screen. Once I installed the mouse it was fabulous experience.
There was not a lot of unwanted software and apps installed. Just the usual you’d expect from the manufacturer plus a few others.
Like the trial version of MCAfee was installed. I’m a Norton Guy and do like to have the choice of virus protection. But with MCAfee installed at first it did assist in getting set up online for registration and updates a lot less worrisome. Once all the updates were done I easily uninstalled MCAfee and installed my Norton.
So far so good…. there you have it … 5 stars with the mouse I had to purchase. Without the mouse … it would not be a very pleasant experience with Windows 8 unless it’s a touch screen.
purchased April 4th have had less then a month. yes windows 8 takes some time to get the hang of but so did all the other past operating systems give your brain something to do. when I bought this dell I didn’t even think it would play any games but I tried any way. I play world of war craft low graphics setting…I also play StarCraft 2 low graphics setting but StarCraft 2 low graphics wont disappoint you any. I’ve also played rift and LOTR all play smoothly you would be surprised how well this laptop plays games..I haven’t tried to turn any graphics settings up but I bet you could a little. have all my pics and music on here. I use the hdmi out port to watch Netflix on my flat screen this dell has exceeded my expectations. probably a bit heavy for some people but that doesn’t bother me. you get a real nice computer for a good price I believe…
Best laptop for the price.
AWESOME! Of all the laptops I’ve had, this is by far the best. It’s well constructed and sturdy. My child accidentally sit upon the screen and there was no damage. This Dell runs Quiet….no whirring or loud fan sound.
I love the laptop itself. It’s large, with a huge screen. The color of it is great. It has a lighter silver on the edges and the center is a darker shade. Reminds me of a brush aluminum color. Once you own the windows 8, you will never go back to the older windows. The Dell brand is made with quality. Even the prices now are close to the other brands.
This Dell has been a very good purchase for me. Dude, I got a Dell!!!
Dell products should be better or at least work properly!
Well now I have to say responsibly That after a few weeks trying to get in Touch with dell client service Attended They finally my request.Were very responsible, diligent and effective, now I could use the laptop I can finally have a positive outlook of the brand of the laptop and the Technical Service. Even they sent me the parts of the laptop. Excellent customer service, I am completely satisfied with my purchase.
I love it
I’m so happy with my Dell is very useful for my design work and I love the Win 8. thanks