Dell Inspiron 17R-5000 on Amazon
- Pros & Cons:
- Intel Core i7-4510U
- 1 TB Hard Drive
- 8 GB RAM
- Windows 7
- No Blu-ray Player
- 6.6 lb.
With its HD+ 17.3 inch screen, the Dell Inspiron 17R-5000 would make a good desktop replacement. Dell prides itself on manufacturing reliable laptops – those that will survive your lifestyle. This laptop offers high performance, speed, and plenty of storage in a durable package that runs on Windows 7. Laptops with this version of Windows aren’t going to be on sale for much longer, so get yours soon!
The screen is a beautiful 17.3” HD+ Widescreen LED backlit display with Truelife and 1600 x 900 resolution. The processor is the fourth generation Intel Core i7-4510U, a high end dual core processor based on the Haswell microarchitecture. It was released in April 2014. The two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel due to Hyperthreading. The base speed is 2.0 GHz, and it can increase to to 3.1 GHz through Turbo Boost. This is 100-200MHz more than last year’s i7-4500U. The battery life on this laptop is 5 hours. With this fast processor, you will be able to perform complex computing tasks as play games.
The laptop comes with 8 GB DDR3 RAM, which is plenty for good multi-tasking. This is twice the amount of what is typically found in today’s modern computers. You will be able to have multiple programs running at once with no problems.
There is a 1 TB Hard Drive, which is twice the size that is typically found in today’s laptops. It is large enough to store 320,000 photos, 16,600 hours of music, or 250 full length DVD quality movies. For connecting devices, there are three USB ports, one of which is USB 3.0, which transfers data ten times faster than USB 2.0. For wirelessly connecting peripherals, the machine has Bluetooth. You could, for example, connect external speakers wirelessly using Bluetooth. The machine has a DVD drive but not a Blu-ray player. You could purchase an external Blu-ray drive and connect it using one of the USB 3.0 ports. The computer weighs 6.6 lb. This does not make the computer light, but it is certainly portable, especially for a 17.3” screen size. It is reasonably thin, at just over an inch in thickness. The keyboard is not backlit, and the sound is enhanced with Wave Maxx Audio.
The Dell Inspiron 17R-5000 is a modern and powerful 17.3” laptop that is well-suited for general computer tasks. It is not a gaming machine, but it will handle many games. It is a modern laptop in every sense, and it will easily meet your computer needs for several years.
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