For £314, the Dell Inspiron brings us great multimedia solution with its good display, acceptable audio and Nvidia GeForce GT550M graphics card. As the name implies, the Inspiron 17R boast a 17.3” glossy LCD display with 1600 x 900 pixels resolution. Youtube clips and Blu-ray movies should be clear and crisp with bold color. It has wide and nice viewing angles, although colors may begin to wash out beyond 120 degrees.
The Intel Wireless Display 2.0 feature allows users to wirelessly stream 1080p content from the optical drve to any HDTV-enabled equipment. Unlike the XPS 17 with JBL speakers, the 17R has less sophisticated audio solution, but it still delivers clear, rich sound through the speakers. The SRS Premium audio feature also boosts the overall audio experience. This should contribute to better multimedia and gaming experience.
Other important details of the laptop are 1.9GHz Intel Core i3 3227U dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD writer, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and 4-cell battery.