Wrapped in curvy edges and smooth lines, the Dell Inspiron 17R (model i17R-4235BK) seamlessly travels by your side without getting in your way. It features a 17.3-inch high-definition display and it weighs just over 7 pounds--perfect for taking along on your commute. The full-size, ergonomically designed keyboard (with 10-key pad) gives your fingers plenty of space to stretch out and get comfortable.
Enjoy movies and multimedia in brilliant clarity with a
17.3-inch HD widescreen display.
It's powered by a second-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor, which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. Additionally, this Inspiron laptop includes award-winning Intel Wireless Display functionality, which enables you to enjoying great image clarity and sound on your HDTV without plugging in any cables.
Change is easy with this latest version of the Inspiron R laptop thanks to a variety of optional interchangeable lids that enables you to personalize your laptop for style or just change of mood in just seconds (learn more below).
This Dell laptop features two speedy USB 3.0 ports--the latest development in USB data transfer technology. Perfect for transferring and retrieving large files between your PC and an external hard drive or digital camera, USB 3.0 offers the speediest, most efficient way get what you need from external devices. (It also comes with a standard USB 2.0 port and a combo USB 2.0/eSATA port, plus USB 3.0 is backward compatible.)
You also get Dell's innovative Stage software, which provides a one-stop entertainment hub. Download movies, play games, listen to your favorite songs, and stream radio stations with RadioTime. Connect with friends on social networks, and view their Facebook and Flickr photos together in a real-time photo stream (learn more below).
It comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. You'll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010 (learn more below).
Built for Speed
The second generation Intel Core i5 mobile processors deliver top-of-the-line adaptable speed and responsiveness making it your ideal choice for visibly smart performance. Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload--providing more performance when you need it the most. And Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. It also comes equipped with Intel Quick Sync Video, which provides accelerated encoding, decoding, and transcoding features (for converting video for portable players or online sharing).
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Pop. Click. Switch.
Change your laptop lid in seconds with SWITCH by Design Studio swappable lids. Choose from over 20+ options. The SWITCH by Design Studio collection includes over 20 new eye-popping lids sporting vibrant colors and unique designs. Start the day with a Peacock Blue lid, and switch it out for a design-inspired look at night.
Carefully selected from Dell Design Studio's curated collections, the contemporary art and graphic designs available from SWITCH by Design Studio offer exclusive selections from outstanding independent artists, designers, and partners including OPI and Threadless and charitable partners, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and (PRODUCT)RED, where a portion of proceeds benefit each organization, respectively.
See more examples of SWITCH by Design Studio swappable lids.
Intel Wireless Display Capable
With integrated Intel Wireless Display technology, you'll be able to cut down on the cluttered mass of wires surrounding your work station and stop crowding around your laptop screen to enjoy vivid pictures, video and other content. You'll enjoy great image clarity and sound without sacrificing quality and without wires. Simply connect an optional adapter for Intel Wireless Display (such as the Netgear Push2TV PTV2000 and Belkin ScreenCast adapters) to your TV, follow a few simple steps, and you're off and running. Set it up once, and sharing your screen is as easy as pushing a button.
Dell's innovative Stage multimedia software.
The Stage That Sets Itself
Dell Stage delivers the things that matter to you right to your desktop, with your most recent content always front and center. Seamlessly toggle between your favorite applications (photos, videos, music, Web pages and more) with ease, all from Stage's sleek, movie-reel style interface.
With Stage, you can easily edit and crop your photos, then share them with family and friends on Facebook or Flickr--no extra software required. Want to find that song you love? MusicStage lets you search your music collection by artist, title or even genre. And when you're ready to share your home movies, PhotoStage makes it easy to play and upload video files to Facebook.
When you buy a Dell system equipped with Stage software, you get a one-stop entertainment hub. Download movies, play games, listen to your favorite songs and stream radio stations with RadioTime. Connect with friends on social networks, and view their Facebook and Flickr photos together in a real-time photo stream. And SyncUP (powered by Nero) is the easy way to keep the smartphones, tablets and computers in your network in sync (requires download from Android Market).
17.3-inch LED-backlit display with 1600 x 900 resolution for native HD 720p viewing
2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-2450M dual-core processor (3.1 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache)
500 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum)
Intel HD Graphics 3000 for casual and mainstream gaming (supports Microsoft DirectX 10).
8x multi-format CD/DVD drive
1-megapixel HD webcam (1280 x 720)
Built-in stereo speakers with 4 watts of power (2W x 2), 3-watt subwoofer, and SRS Premium Sound enhancement
Touchpad with integrated scrolling and gestures
Dimensions and Weight: 16.5 x 11.3 x 1.4 inches (WxDxH); 7.2 pounds
Wireless & Networking
- Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks (requires Wireless-N router to optimize speed and range).
- Intel Wireless Display capabilities enables you to wirelessly stream videos, photos and music from your hard drive, home network, or the internet straight to your HDTV.
- Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity provides faster throughput while minimizing on power requirements. It's compatible with new Bluetooth 3.0-enabled devices as well as backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as printers and cell phones.
- Fast Ethernet (10/100)
Connectivity & Expansion
- 2 ultra-fast USB 3.0 ports with up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 (and is backward compatible with your USB 2.0 peripherals).
- 1 eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port (with PowerShare for charging devices even when laptop is off)
- 1 standard USB 2.0 port
- HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
- VGA video output (analog, RGB)
- 8-in-1 Media Card Reader (supports SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS, MS-Pro, MMC, MMC+, xD)
- Microphone and headphone jacks
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What's in the Box
This package contains the Dell Inspiron i17R-4235BK notebook PC, AC adapter, rechargeable battery, and printed documentation.
1-year limited hardware warranty; 24/7 phone support; mail-in service
McAfee SecurityCenter with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall (30-day trial); Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Which Dell is Right for You?
| || Dell XPS X15L-2143SLV || Dell Inspiron i17RN-4235BK || Dell Inspiron i17RN-2929BK || Dell Inspiron i17RN-6470BK |
|Display ||15.6-inch ||17.3-inch ||17.3-inch ||17.3-inch |
|Processor ||2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-2450M dual-core processor ||2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-2450M dual-core processor ||2.3 GHz Intel Core i3-2350M dual-core processor ||2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-2670QM quad-core processor |
|Hard Drive ||500 GB SATA hard drive ||500 GB SATA hard drive ||500 GB SATA hard drive ||500 GB SATA hard drive |
|RAM ||6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum) ||6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum) ||4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum) ||6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum) |
|Dimensions & Weight ||15 x 10.4 x 1.5 inches (WxDxH); 5.96 pounds ||16.5 x 11.3 x 1.4 inches (WxDxH); 7.2 pounds ||16.5 x 11.3 x 1.4 inches (WxDxH); 7.2 pounds ||16.5 x 11.3 x 1.4 inches (WxDxH); 7.2 pounds |
|Video Graphics ||NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M graphics ||Intel HD Graphics 3000 ||Intel HD Graphics 3000 ||NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M graphics |
|Battery Info ||6 Cell Lithium-ion ||6 Cell Lithium-ion ||6 Cell Lithium-ion ||6 Cell Lithium-ion |
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Windows 7 Home Premium
The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC
Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.
Windows 7: Your PC Simplified
- Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
- Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
- Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
- Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.*
Get a Faster, Safer Web with a New PC and Internet Explorer 9
- Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
- Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.
Create, Connect, and Share with Windows Live
Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.
- Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
- Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
- Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.**
- Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.
You can download Windows Live for FREE at download.live.com.
Create, connect, and share (see larger image).
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Complete Your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010
- Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
- Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.
* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See windows.microsoft.com/products/windows-7/system-requirements/ for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.