Dell Inspiron 1720 Review

By Team Digit | Updated Oct 01 2007
Dell Inspiron 1720 Review
DIGIT RATING
70 /100
  • design

    70

  • performance

    70

  • value for money

    60

  • feature

    80

Verdict

With the Inspiron 1720, Dell ups the ante in the super-performance notebook category. A 17-incher, the Inspiron 1720 is quite bulky, but the good design hides this. The 17-inch glossy widescreen (1920 x 1200) panel is beautiful; colour reproduction is vibrant, and it has a wide viewing angle. The full-sized keyboard is a delight to type on—silent and great tactile response. 500 GB of storage should be enough for most users, and 4 GB of RAM is adequate for most applications, games, and for the bundled Microsoft Vista Home Premium. In terms of performance, the Dell Inspiron 1720 scores better than the Digit Best Buy Gold winner (the HP DV6226tx) in the Performance Laptops category of our July 2007 laptop test.

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Dell Inspiron 1720 detailed review



As You Like It

With the Inspiron 1720, Dell ups the ante in the super-performance notebook category. A 17-incher, the Inspiron 1720 is quite bulky, but the good design hides this.  

You get to choose from eight colours for the lid—jet black and seven other satin finishes. The custom paint job, however, is modest, and will not last too long.

 The 17-inch glossy widescreen (1920 x 1200) panel is beautiful; colour reproduction is vibrant, and it has a wide viewing angle.

The full-sized keyboard is a delight to type on—silent and great tactile response. The Matshita BD-RE UJ-220 Blu-ray drive means you won’t need to upgrade the optical drive in a long, long time! However, DVI as well as HDMI connectivity has been left out—criminal.

500 GB of storage should be enough for most users, and 4 GB of RAM is adequate for most applications, games, and for the bundled Microsoft Vista Home Premium.

The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256 MB powers the graphics subsystem; a score of 5318 in 3D Mark 05 is very good indeed. This Inspiron churned out 96.4 fps and 65.31 fps in Doom 3 and FarCry respectively at 800 x 600—decent for moderate gamers.
In terms of performance, the Dell Inspiron 1720 scores better than the Digit Best Buy Gold winner (the HP DV6226tx) in the Performance Laptops category of our July 2007 laptop test. The 85 Wh nine-cell battery managed to power this beast for 2:48 hours in our tests.

The Inspiron 1720 can be configured at Dell’s Web site. The base price for the Inspiron 1720 series starts from Rs 58,650—price varies according to the components you choose. The laptop carries a one-year warranty with the option of on-site support for up to three years.

Specifications

Intel Core 2 Duo T 7500 (2.2GHz); 17-inch widescreen XVGA; NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256MB; 500 GB SATA hard drive; 4 GB DDR2 667MHz RAM; 85 Wh battery pack

RATINGS
Performance  :  4
Features : 3.5
Build Quality : 3.5
Value for Money : 3
Overall : 3.5


Contact : Dell India Pvt Ltd
Phone : 080-25068026/1800-4254026
E-mail : sweta1@torquemail.com
Web site : www.dell.co.in
Price : Rs 1,56,200


 

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Dell Inspiron 1720

Price : ₹156200

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