Pros

  • Lightweight for a desktop replacment
  • Good price for a large screen

Cons

  • No discrete graphics card
  • Performance is less than impressive

At A Glance

Underneath the skin of a hulking desktop replacement lies the heart of a ho-hum budget PC.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Inspiron 17R laptop's features and software simplify photo sharing, vacation planning and much more.Bring life closer with a designed 17.3-inch wide-screen high-definition display.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor count 2
Display
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Ports and Connections
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Dimensions
Weight with Accessories 7.8 pounds
Included Software
Included Software Adobe Photoshop \\\& Premiere Elements 9; Microsoft Office 2010; Nero 10;
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Subwoofer
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 86.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 3:42   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 37.9   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 1627.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 13.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 489.8   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 395.1   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 198.8   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 213.3   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 131.8   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Gaming Score 56.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 13.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 22.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 19.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 32.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 20.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 30.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 42.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 48.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 75.0
Working power usage 4.6   Watt hours
Idle power usage 12.8   Watts