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Dell Studio 17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 257 reviews of Dell Studio 17. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and price are generally positive. The design and screen also get good feedback. Many are negative about the touchpad and battery.

performance, screen, design, price, usability

portability, sound, battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Studio 17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Studio 17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Dell Studio 17 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Opinions about the image quality and performance are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but the size and design get negative comments.

price, usability, performance, image quality

durability, design, size

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Studio 17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Dell Studio 17 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the portability and durability. The price and usability also get good reviews, but the keyboard and design get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the screen.

performance, usability, price, durability, portability


29% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2019

Expert review by : David Phelan (

Dell Studio 17 (2010)


The Dell Studio 17 1747 is a hefty beast. You'll want to use it as a desktop replacement rather than a portable to carry around with you. Still, the glossy black case with subtle patterning and red edging looks pretty neat, so it won't be out of place...

Great-looking screen, responsive and fast computer chip, neat extra features and good battery life

Disappointing and occasionally unresponsive touchscreen, occasional lapses in styling

This is an effective desktop replacement with a glorious big, high-resolution screen and good sound capabilities. It works fast and efficiently. In fact, the only part of the package that doesn't impress entirely is the touchscreen. It's not bad,...

Apr, 2010

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Dell Studio 17 review


The Studio 17 boasts a screen with ‘four-point multitouch'. Shame no-one's made a program to use it yet …

The state of the art screen may be a little before its time, but this is an excellent desktop replacement regardless

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (

Dell Studio 17 notebook


Dell has always had clear lines between its product ranges, such as Inspiron for consumers and Latitude for business. Now, we have the Studio line, which sits awkwardly between Inspiron and XPS and even overlaps some segments. The Dell Studio 17 may...

Great spec, good price, powerful

Standard finish, awkward design

The Dell Studio 17 may fall between the budget Inspiron and expensive XPS ranges but we found it a great middle ground for those with a bigger budget looking for something cutting-edge without necessarily paying a premium.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Dell Studio 1747 review


Powerful performance and sound from this quad-core multimedia machine

Core i7 processor ; 3D performance ; Integrated subwoofer

Keyboard flex

A solid laptop that makes good use of high-end components at a reasonable price

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Jon L Jacobi, PC World (

Dell Studio 17 review


Plentiful screen estate and terrific performance highlight the Dell Studio 17 desktop-replacement laptop.

The Dell Studio 17 is a solid laptop and ships in a variety of configurations starting at £599. Stock, it's a sedately handsome portable, but you can order it with a graphic or with a brighter colour on the lid to set your laptop apart from the crowd.

Jul, 2010

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Dell Studio 17 review


Dell's Studio 17 is the cheapest desktop-replacement laptop here at just under £900, but it looks more expensive thanks to its decorated lid.

May, 2009

Expert review by : TechSmart (

Dell Studio 1749

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Will Stapley (

Dell Studio 17 touchscreen notebook


A 17in quad-core notebook with a suitably large touchscreen display.

Dell’s done well to bundle some fast components with a 17.3in screen while keeping everything tantalisingly close to the £1000 mark. And although I’m not sold on the idea of touchscreen laptops, the fact Dell isn’t charging a huge premium for it means...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Serena Obhrai (

Dell Studio 17 Laptop Review (Multi-Touch Screen)


Recently, the people at Dell have been doing a few swanky things that have grabbed my attention. From their 3D gaming technology to their new teeny-tiny Alienware M11x laptop that has a motherboard so powerful it'll make playing with Robocop seem like...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Finnamore (

Dell Studio 17 touchscreen laptop review


Wired magazine tested multi-touch PCs in the February issue, but this is the first laptop with a multi-touch screen we've seen.

Fast and games-capable. Good value

Colours washed out at bottom of screen. Spongy keyboard

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio Connections:Line In /Line Out /Mic In
Audio system:2.1 + SR / HD / JBL 2.1 + SRS Premium / SRS PS
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Sound Card:Integraed/Integrated/“Integrated
Speaker power:3
Speakers manufacturer:JBL


Battery Capacity:2600
Battery life (max):5.12 / 7.58
Number of battery cells:6 / 9


Bluetooth: Yes
Built-in 3G: No
FireWire: Yes
HDMI Outputs:1
Memory Card Reader:8-in-1
Network Card: Yes
PC Card Slot: Yes
USB Ports:2
VGA (D-sub):1
WLAN Standard:802.11a/b/g/n/802.11b/g


Mouse/Click Device:Touchpad


Colour of product:Black / Black, Green / Blue / Purple / Red
Product colour:Black / Black, Green / Blue / Purple / Red


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Display Surface:Glossy
LED Backlight: Yes
Screen Resolution:/1600x900
Screen Size:17 in/17.0 in/17.3 in
Screen Type:LED
Swivel Screen: No
Touch Screen:No/Yes


Optical Drive:DVD-RW/CD-RW


Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4650 / AMD Radeon HD 560v / AMD Radeon HD 5650
Graphic Card Memory Size:1024MB/512MB
Graphics Card:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570/ATI Radeon HD4650
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Multiple GPU: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No


CPU Number:720QM/P7450/T4300/T6600
CPU Speed:1.6 GHz/1.73 GHz/2 GHz/2.1 GHz/2.13 GHz/2.2 GHz/2.4 GHz
CPU Type:Intel Core 2 Duo/Intel Core i7/Intel Pentium/Intel Pentium 4 M/Intel Pentium M
Hard Drive Size:1000 GB/160 GB/250 GB/320 GB/500 GB/640.0 GB
Hard Drive Type:HDD
Internal Memory:2048 MB/3072 MB/4096 MB/6144 MB
Memory Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Platform Technology:N/A


Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Dimensions (HxWxD):39x413.6x280.6 mm
Weight:0 kg/3.2 kg/99.99 kg
Weight (lb):220 lb./7.08 lb


Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking type:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other features

Audio system:2.1 + SR / HD / JBL 2.1 + SRS Premium / SRS PS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):413.6 x 280.6 x 27.7
Graphics adapter family:AMD
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:56 / 65 / 85

Power source

Battery Time:5.12 hrs/7.58 hrs
Battery Type:Lithium Ion 6-Cell/Lithium Ion 9-cell


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 19
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:296 / 81
Processor boost frequency:2.8
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.53
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Model:I5-460M / I7-720QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1288 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / K0
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor code:SLBLY / SLC22
Processor package size:34 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Integrated Webcam: Yes
Miscellaneous:1 YEAR WARRANTY


Cable lock slot:Kensington / N
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection type:BIOS


Bundled software:Office Starter
Extra Software:Microsoft Works 9.0/Microsoft Works 9.0, McAfee Security Centre - 15 Month Protection
Operating System:Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDIO, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDIO, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640



Weight & Dimensions

Height :2.77 / 28.1
Height (front):2.77
Height (rear):3.9
Weight:3.2 / 3.5