Pros

  • Lots of screen acreage
  • Excellent performance

Cons

  • Lacks pizzazz
  • Confusing port arrangement

At A Glance

Dell's Studio 17 is a solid design that comes in a wide variety of configurations.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 1600.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.1 inches
Resolution 1600 x 900 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
General Information
UPC Code 884116046059
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 16.2 inches
Depth 11.1 inches
Height 2.4 inches
Weight 8.7 pounds
Weight with Accessories 9.6 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software CyberLink YouPait; Microsoft Works, Touch Pack for Windows 7; Roxio Burn
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In TV Tuner
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 103.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:23   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 297.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 352.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 210.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 451.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 334.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 375.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 237.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 359.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 204.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 135.54   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 113.91   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 86.49   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 83.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 36.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 28.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 66.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 55.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 46.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 40.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 84.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 68.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 355.0