The 17in Dell Inspiron 17R SE (Special Edition) base model is one of the most unique laptops on the market and it’s become even more unique because of its insane price $799 on special from the Dell online store. The most obvious feature of this laptop is the large 17.3 inch 1,600 x 900 HD screen, which takes the entertainment experience on a laptop to the next level. Inside the chassis there is a reasonably snappy 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 processor – complimented by an Nvidia GeForce GT 650M, which is a powerful mid-range card that can play games at medium to high settings. For a laptop costing $799, this gaming capability is almost unheard of. Together, the Core i5 and the GT 650M, make a great core system for a mid-range laptop, allowing smooth running of productivity applications and some intensive software as well as most of the modern games on medium to high settings. While its core system specs are as good as Core i5 laptops (and mid-range laptops in large) can get these days, it is only selling for the price of an entry level all-rounder laptop. Overall Inspiron 17R SE provides a great computing experience for both entertainment and work purposes, at an affordable price.
See a summary of the specs below:
PROCESSOR - The laptop's engine
The Inspiron 17R SE base model features a 3nd Gen Intel Core i5-3210M (2.5GHz), from Intel's mainstream line, quite a powerful processor for a budget all-rounder laptop.
GRAPHICS - Control what you see displayed on the screen
The Nvidia GT 650M graphics card is a powerful mid-range component that will be able to handle most modern games at medium or above settings.
RAM - The memory used for computation
4GB of RAM is enough for reasonable system performance with Windows 7 Premium and for running several programs at once smoothly.
STORAGE - The long term store for data and programs.
A 500GB hard disk drive is very average but is still enough to hold a decent amount of media content along with documents.
The Dell Inspiron 17R SE sports a 17.3in (1,600 x 900 resolution) screen. The resolution is great for the screen size.
The Dell Inspiron 17R SE base model is a full-sized laptop. Weighing 3.28kg, it is less portable than average, but it's to be expected for an all-rounder notebook that doesn't make claims (and attract a price premium) for above average portability. Although it can be moved around, a decent notebook backpack should be considered. This laptop can easily replace your desktop PC.