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Dell Inspiron 17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Dell Inspiron 17. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the keyboard and battery are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the portability. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

screen, performance, usability, battery, keyboard


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Inspiron 17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Dell Inspiron 17 review


This sturdy desktop replacement provides plenty of power and a 17.3in screen at a very low price

If you're after a home laptop with a large screen and don't plan on taking it around with you, the Dell Inspiron 17 is a good buy for £450. It's fairly fast, can play some modern games and even has surprisingly good battery life, lasting seven hours...

Expert review by : Sven Kloevekorn (

Dell Inspiron 17 7778 Convertible Review


Gigantic convertible. A 17-inch convertible? Why not? Anyone preferring the stationary use of Windows 10 in tablet mode should be absolutely happy with this somewhat unusual combination. However, the Inspiron also does a good job as a conventional...

different modes possible (tablet, stand, etc.) ; nice surfaces ; solid, very well-built casing ; few yet well positioned interfaces ; very good keyboard ; bright, high-contrast panel ; GDDR5 version of the 940MX ; quiet ; very long battery life

keyboard down in tablet mode ; not ideal hinges ; weak card reader performance ; no maintenance hatch ; spongy keyboard ; touchscreen's gliding traits not always ideal ; very limited outdoor use ; GPU throttles clearly during permanent load

Dell's new Inspiron 17 7778 2-in-1 is undoubtedly a somewhat exotic convertible, whose mobility aspects will not be as important as in smaller convertibles purely due to its size and weight. But that is not a drawback since the additional modes typical...

Sep, 2016

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Dell Inspiron 17 7773 review – a successor to the Inspiron 17 7779 with a brand new hardware… and price


After the Inspiron 17 7779 review, we still can't think of a reason why would anyone opt for a 17-inch convertible but obviously there's a market for that as well. Probably the combinat…

Good build quality;Good input devices;High-quality IPS display – wide sRGB coverage, high contrast, bright;Long battery life

Limited I/O for a 17-inch device;Not the most practical 2-in-1 – hefty and big chassis, wobbly screen;Pricey;The screen uses aggressive PWM from 0 to 99% (our Health-Guard profile fixes that)

Dec, 2017

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Dell Inspiron 17 5767 review – affordable mobile substitute for your desktop


Recently we saw the advent of yet another Inspiron laptop by Dell – Inspiron 17 5767. We have reviewed its smaller 5567 brother already (read here) which strongly resembles the machine subjec…

Good build quality;Large screen size;Lack of PWM;High-end processor;Matte display;High sRGB coverage – 85%

Rather heavy;Small battery capacity;The lid gets dirty easily

Jun, 2017

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It's beyond what I expected! I'm blown away by the speed and the fact that it has a touch screen and I didn't even realize it. Lol.


Battery life Screen size RAM Speed Keyboard layout


Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

Very disappointing


This is my 3rd Dell laptop, so would have thought that purchasing another laptop from Dell was a fairly safe option. However I am extremely unimpressed with the laptop. It has difficulty shutting down, updating and is extremely slow. Also, the touch...

Aug, 2009

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Great or Gunk?


im 11 and ive looked at this laptop for 5 years! inspiron has 100% everything i need that wont cost me all my allowance. Apple charges you twice the CA$H for the same stuff!!! if i were you inspiron

Jul, 2009

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I love it!


This laptop is cheap for having such a huge HD display. I love using it.

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (

very happy


Using as desktop replacement and am very happy with performance and mobility. Seems to handle multiple windows and process without taxing system at all. Display is crisp and is a great size for movies and displaying side by side windows/web pages.

Fast,Lightweight,Quality Display

None yet

Apr, 2010

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Worse laptop ever!!!!!


This laptop crashed 3 times within the first 24 hours of use. [...]. Screen resolution was horrible. Overall a totally worthless product.


Freezes Up

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio Connections:Line In /Line Out /Mic In
Sound Card:High Definition Audio


Built-in 3G: No
HDMI Outputs: None
Memory Card Reader:7-in-1
Network Card: Yes
PC Card Slot: Yes
USB Ports:3
VGA (D-sub):1
WLAN Standard:802.11b/g


Mouse/Click Device:Touchpad


Display Surface:Glossy
Screen Resolution:/1600x900
Screen Size:17.3/17.3 in
Screen Type:LED/TFT LED
Swivel Screen: No
Touch Screen: No


Optical Drive:Combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW


Graphic Card Memory Size:512MB
Graphics Card:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330/Intel GMA 4500MHD
Multiple GPU: No


CPU Number:T4300/T6600
CPU Speed:1.8/1.8 GHz/2/2 GHz/2.0 GHz/2.1 GHz/2.2 GHz
CPU Type:Intel Celeron M/Intel Core 2 Duo/Intel Pentium/Intel Pentium 4 M/Intel Pentium Dual Core
Hard Drive Size:160/160 GB/160.0 GB/250 GB/250.0 GB/320/320 GB/320.0 GB/500 GB
Hard Drive Type:HDD
Internal Memory:2048/2048 MB/3072/3072 MB/4096/4096 MB
Memory Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Platform Technology:N/A


Dimensions (HxWxD):39.5x416x276 mm
Weight:3.1 kg/99.99/99.99 kg
Weight (lb):220/220 lb./6.8 lb

Power source

Battery Type:Lithium Ion 6-Cell


Integrated Webcam: Yes
Miscellaneous:1 YEAR WARRANTY


Extra Software:Microsoft Works 9.0/MS Works 9.0
Operating System:Windows 7 Home Premium/Windows Vista Home Basic