Dell inspiron 17r se review

Like most other large laptop manufacturers, Dell has several families of laptop to suit your budget. The XPS range dominates the high-end, with top-end models like the XPS 13 costing near £1,000, while those with a little less to spend may wish to look at the Inspiron range, from which we most recently looked at the Inspiron 15R. However, usually moving down to an Inspiron also meant you had to take a step down in specs – but what if you want the power without paying extra for a super-premium chassis? If that’s you, Dell has the answer with its Inspiron Special Editions, and here we’re checking out the Inspiron 17R Special Edition.

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Dimensions & Weight 
Width: 16.4” (416.8mm)
Height: 1.27” (31.9mm) front / 1.47” (37.37mm) back
Depth: 10.87” (276mm) 
Starting weight of 7.23 lbs (3.28 kg)

17.3" 3D Full High Definition (1080p) LED Display with Truelife


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Standard full size chiclet keyboard w/ 10-key numpad;(Backlit option - availability may vary be region) spill-resistant

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM processor (6M Cache, up to 3.3 GHz)

Operating System
Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English

8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory

Mobile Intel® 7 Series Express Chipset (HM77)

Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M GDDR5 2GB w/ 3D Glasses

Audio and Speakers
3 Skullcandy Speakers (including subwoofer) with Waves MaxxAudio® 4.0

Hard Drive 
Up to 2000GB SATA hard drive (5400RPM)

Optical Drive
8x DVD+/-RW (standard)
Blu-ray Disc™ combo (reads Blu-ray Disc™ & writes to CD/DVD) (optional)
Blu-ray Disc RW (writes Blu-ray, DVD&CD) (optional - availability may vary by region)

6-cell 48WHr Li-Ion Battery

90W AC Power Adapter (standard) / 130W AC Power Adapter (standard with 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 quad core processors and discrete graphics)

Native HD 1.0 MP webcam with digital microphone

Wi-Fi Bluetooth Options:
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 + BT 4.0

Wired communications:
Integrated ethernet 10/100

Ports, Slots & Chassis
Color, Material & Finish:
Matching display back and palmrest in Stealth Black Anodized Aluminum with precision etched honeycomb design.

Externally Accessible
(3) USB 3.0 + (1) USB 3.0 PowerShare;
RJ45 Ethernet (10/100),
HDMI™ v1.4a,
Headphone jack,
Microphone jack

Multi-media Card Reader
Digital (SD) Memory Card
Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Multi Media Card (MMC)
MultiMedia Card plus (MMC+)
Memory Stick (MS)
Memory Stick PRO (MS Pro)