Pros

  • Dual hard drives option
  • Fast 3D gaming

Cons

  • Pricey

At A Glance

Perfect for gadget lovers, this splashily designed unit offers excellent entertainment options and rich-sounding speakers.

Manufacturer’s Description

Mobile home office or portable entertainment center? Now you don't have to choose. The Inspiron 1720 notebook pack the power you need for work or play, with a large widescreen display for high definition digital experience, media, photo or video editing, and more.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number DNCWMA1
Inventory Number 30189
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo T7300
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Vertical Resolution 1200
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce 8600M GT
Storage
Drive size 160.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Firewire 1
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
  • Infrared
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x5)
  • Video - S-Video
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Microphone input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 g
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.5 inches
Depth 12.2 inches
Height 1.8 inches
Weight 9.7 pounds
Weight with Accessories 9.7 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Other Hardware Remote control
Hardware List
  • Notebook
  • remote
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 75.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 3:33:50 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 382.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 392.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 357.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 550.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 411.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 813.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 273.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 925.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 253.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 116.79   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 90.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 497.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0