Product Type: Dell laptops
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Excellent Performance, Brilliant Value for Money
Dell Inspiron 17R
Member Name: nait04
Dell Inspiron 17R
Advantages: Amazingly designed, Looks like £1000 laptop, big and crisp HD screen, high performance.
Disadvantages: Battery Life (the only niggle)
This has been my personal laptop for over 6 months now, and not once has it had any of those annoying 'teething problems' no crashes, no freezing, no slow running, and no scary bleeps upon start up. Lets start at the basics, full 'QWERTY' keyboard, comfortable and easy to type keys. (my kids find it easy too) Surrounded by a brushed alloy surround, which looks more professional than £1000+ competitors or Macs, it really is stunning. It is fantastic at multitasking, for example, if you are running an internet browser along with word, media player, itunes etc, it will take it all in its stride. The 3gb of RAM is more than sufficient and you will struggle to max it! The 17" HD screen is stunning, watching HD Youtube videos, or BBC I player HD, has never looked so good, very vibrant. DVDs look amazing on this system too!
I use my Inspiron for work, recording music, research, email, downloading Movies, listening to music and it performs every time. The HD Realtek speaker system, located tidily under the front of the beautifully curved, are superbly loud! (with no distortion) Don't be afraid to turn it up to the maximum, the loudest laptop I have heard.
A selling point for any TV or film fan, if you use BBC I player, or watching any internet Television/Movies, there is an HDMI output, which duplicates your screen onto your HD Television, this is something me and my Girlfriend find ourselves doing every night! (When there is nothing on)
The only negative I can mention is the battery life when not plugged it. If you are watching Movies, and using the speakers, you are looking at 3 hours tops, but this is to be expected when you consider it is a very powerful desktop replacement, and therefore it was designed to perform best when plugged in. However, the chord is more than long enough to stretch in front of the TV when using the HDMI, and there are battery saving options which will prolong your battery when not plugged in.
If your looking for a superbly priced desktop replacement computer, look no further, I brought this from Dell 6 months ago for £499 in the sale, and to still find it at that price it is a no brainer! I will always use Dell from now on.
Summary: Best desktop replacement for the price!
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