Dell Inspiron 1720 T5550 reviews and prices: 17" Laptop computer

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+ This laptop has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on size and weight.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 119 reviews.
Dell Inspiron 1720 T5550 with Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 1.83 GHz Dual Core Processor, 3GB of Memory and 160GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. DVD drive, 3 hours of battery See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
the display screen was poor quality not crystal clear, battery life was about 2 hours, some drivers were missing but they can be downloaded online, i would recommend buying laptops in new condition.
Overall rating 4.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 3.0
Performance 3.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jan 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Amazing deal for such a large screen and features such as built in webcam, vga input etc.



Bad points:
Fairly heavy
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Sep 2009

Steve, Southport Business user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Although this is a re-furbished Dell - you could be forgiven for thinking it was new - the quality is that good.

I've got the maximum Ram that XP can handle (3 gig) and it flies. The sound quality is better than expected from the inbuilt speakers and I love having the media control buttons on the front of the laptop - so handy. I've got external speakers that I used to use with my previous laptop, but don't bother plugging them in now.

Love the numeric keypad, so useful for entering lots of numbers and the screen is outstanding. I can even use it outside - something I couldn't do with my old machine, as the screen wasn't bright enough!

All in all, this was a very good purchase, but I have a friend who has one, so I knew beforehand what to expect!
Bad points:
Can't think of any.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Feb 2011

Tracy, Redcar General home user

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
I would never purchase another DELL laptop as I purchased the DELL Inspiron for a christmas present in 2008 and at the end of July 2010 the motherboard failed. As the laptop isn't heavily used I would have expected a longer lifespan than this. I think this is a very poor lifespan for the price paid and after researching on the internet I discovered that this is quite a common problem with DELL laptops. In future I'll be sticking with a more reliable brand.
Overall rating 3.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Aug 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Great screen, runs quickly (Vista Home Premium)
Bad points:
Battery life not great, but not a major problem as bought as desktop replacement.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Oct 2009

Andrea, Beeston

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Overall the laptop runs really effectively, i can complete multiple tasks and the laptop still has a very high performance. :)
Bad points:
The mouse mat sometimes doesn't work properly and its not 100% happy with msn and the internet being open at the same time.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 4.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Oct 2009

Bette , Fife

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Ideal for my purposes at a good price - if it was my main laptop/computer I would have chosen a higher spec.
Bad points:
Low battery life but again not a problem for my purposes
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Oct 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 17
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1440 x 900 (WSXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 3
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 160
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T5550
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.83
Number of USB ports 5
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Battery life (Hours) 3
Weight (kg) 3.45
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GeForce 8400 GS
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Release date 2008-05-06

Also known as: Dell Inspiron 1720

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The latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors leverage two execution cores on a single chip, to enable your laptop to run even the most intensive applications smoothly.


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