Pros

  • State-of-the-art components and ports
  • Nice minimalist design

Cons

  • Slightly soft feel to the keyboard

At A Glance

Subtle, elegant looks and adequate performance highlight this desktop replacement.

Manufacturer’s Description

Refined Design

The Inspiron 17R laptop's sleek new design is not only easy on the eyes, it also seamlessly travels by your side without getting in your way.

Sleek Details

Upon opening the Inspiron, your eyes will be immediately drawn to the brushed metal appearance of the smudge-proof palm rest. The keyboard's 10-key numeric keypad makes it easy to work with applications that require data entry or directional moves

Stay Connected

You're always connected anywhere you go with the Inspiron 17R at your side.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number I17R1979MRB
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Audio Line Out Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 17.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WSXGA
Screen Resolution 1600 x 900
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model Graphics Media Accelerator HD
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Dell, Inc
UPC Code 884116053637
Manufacturer Part Number I17R1979MRB
Brand Name Dell
Product Name Inspiron 17R Notebook
Marketing Information Refined Design

The Inspiron 17R laptop's sleek new design is not only easy on the eyes, it also seamlessly travels by your side without getting in your way.

Sleek Details

Upon opening the Inspiron, your eyes will be immediately drawn to the brushed metal appearance of the smudge-proof palm rest. The keyboard's 10-key numeric keypad makes it easy to work with applications that require data entry or directional moves

Stay Connected

You're always connected anywhere you go with the Inspiron 17R at your side.

Product Model I17R1979MRB
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.dell.com
Product Line Inspiron
Product Series 17R
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital High Density (SDHD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Inspiron 17R Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Dell
    Wireless LAN Model Wireless 1397
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
    Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.4"
    Width 16.5"
    Depth 10.9"
    Color Mars Black
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Speakers Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Pentium
    Processor Model P6100
    Processor Speed 2 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 3 MB
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model HM57 Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 114.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 3:33   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 238.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 350.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 183.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 321.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 329.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 375.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 198.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 415.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 180.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 78.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 55.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 64.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 45.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 41.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 33.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 64.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 55.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 50.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 39.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 99.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 89.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Power Usage
    Idle power usage 13.5   Watts
    Sleep power usage 1.3   Watt hours
    Off power usage 0.1   Watt hours
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 290.0