Big picture entertainment.
Redefine productivity with a sleek, attractive 17.3" laptop that combines the power of a desktop with a brilliant HD+ screen or optional Full HD screen.
Power and modern designA multimedia machine: A multimedia machine: Replace your desktop with an elegant laptop packed with performance features that deliver a cinematic media experience. The brushed aluminum Inspiron 17 5000 Series houses up to powerful 5th Gen Intel® Core processors, built-in optical drive, full-size HDMI port, USB 3.0 and SD card reader. Thinner and lighter than previous models, this laptop builds on a legacy of great design.
Spacious hard drive: Keep your files at your fingertips with up to 1TB* of storage.
Your home entertainment hubDynamic display: Enjoy a vivid new view with the Inspiron 17’s superior display — the expansive 17.3" screen creates an immersive experience that you won’t want to put down. HD+ offers impressive clarity with 37% more pixels than regular HD screens. Or, opt for Full HD and double the resolution of traditional HD – with over 2 million pixels, you get a truly immersive multimedia experience.
Studio-quality sound: Whether you’re mixing, streaming or chatting, Waves MaxxAudio® delivers lower lows, higher highs and outstanding audio performance.
The forefront of touch technologyChoose the Full HD touch option for a truly interactive experience that maintains amazing detail and crisp, brilliant images. The expansive touch screen gives your fingers plenty of room to explore and complements this laptop’s sleek, modern look.
Your every tap, swipe and scroll is responsive and accurate with a 10-finger capacitive touch screen. Capacitive touch seems more natural and fluid than optical touch because capacitive sensors are right under the screen, compared to optical touch which uses cameras in the bezel of the laptop. Have more fun with Windows 8.1, swipe through your photo album faster and unleash your creativity with capacitive touch.
More features, major impactEasy productivity
Breeze through spreadsheets with a 10-key number pad and zoom, point and scroll through content quickly with the large touchpad.
Built-in DVD drive
Watch movies, load software or burn your favorite playlist with the built-in DVD drive. It's great for storing large volumes of data on DVDs so you can archive files and applications.
Turn up the heat: From locker rooms to locked cars, we test Inspiron laptops for survival in harsh short-term heat conditions of up to 65°C/149°F.
Everything hinges on it: We test Inspiron laptop hinges to ensure they still feel tight, even after opening and closing the lid 20,000 times.
Keys to success: We test commonly used keys for 10 million keystrokes and touch pad buttons 1 million times with no failure. So go ahead, finish your novel.
Buttoned up: No matter what you set your power and multimedia buttons to do, we've tested them all to survive up to 40,000 pushes with no problems.
Twist and turn: Call us excessive, but after twisting an Inspiron laptop's base and lid more than 25,000 times, we can assure you the parts inside are well protected.
Always a good fit: You'll probably never need to remove and reinstall your Inspiron's battery 30 times, but you can rest easy knowing that we've tested even that.
Your content. Anywhere, anytime.Put your stuff in Dropbox and get to it from any device. Dropbox lets you edit docs, share photos, and show off videos from anywhere. Even if something happens to your PC, your stuff is always safe in Dropbox. Get 20GB of Dropbox space included for a year with your purchase of a new Dell PC.*
*Dell consumer PC or select Venue tablets
My Dell for your peace of mindMy Dell is an easy-to-use support tool that consolidates the information you need about your PC.
Proactive: Advice and alerts let you know about issues before they happen, and tools to fix them if they arise.
Simple: Get easy access to Dell support, warranty information and services to help you save time and reduce hassle.
Trustworthy: Dell Back-up and Recovery provides flexible, automated backup and recovery to ensure your precious pictures, music and files remain safe. This feature is accessible through the My Dell interface.
Essential accessories for your Inspiron 17
You can maximize the versatility and performance of your Inspiron 17 with Dell recommended essential accessories that can help keep you entertained and on the go. Look for these accessories when you configure your Inspiron 17.
Dell Bluetooth Portable Speaker – AD211
Dell External Hard Drive – 1 TB
Dell Tek Backpack – 17"
When you customize your system you will find these other support options, with ProSupport Plus offering the most complete support service:
ProSupport Plus, Dell’s most complete* support service for PCs and tablets*, is the only support service that can prevent issues before they occur. Dell’s SupportAssist will detect when a hard drive or battery is about to fail, automatically create a case for resolution and notify the customer that the new hardware is on its way. This end to end support service also includes 24x7 priority access to ProSupport engineers who provide help for hardware and software challenges, repair for devices that are accidentally damaged and the ability to keep a hard drive after replacement allowing you to ensure your data is stays secure*. When necessary, Dell will provide onsite* support to ensure repairs are done quickly and conveniently. ProSupport Plus provides all the support essentials that will reduce downtime automatically.
Dell ProSupport* provides direct access to ProSupport engineers who provide help for hardware and software challenges 24x7. Plus, Dell SupportAssist technology remotely monitors PCs and tablets, provides notifications for issues that arise and automatically creates a case to resolve them. When necessary, Dell will provide onsite* support to ensure repairs are done quickly and conveniently.
Accidents happen, and with Dell’s Accidental Damage Service* you can reduce the downtime. We’ll repair a laptop damaged by an electrical surge, liquid spill or drop.
Audio and Speakers
- 2 tuned speakers with Waves MaxxAudio® processing
1 combo headphone / microphone jack
- Built-in DVD+/-RW
4 Cell 41 WHr Cylindrical Battery (standard)
6 Cell 65 WHr Cylindrical Battery (optional)
65 Watt AC Adapter
- Dell Wireless-N 170x (1x1) + Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi Display Support (Wi-Fi Alliance)
Ports, Slots & Chassis
HD (720p) capable webcam, dual digital microphones and pre-loaded Skype™*
Dimensions & Weight
Height: 1.1” (28.4mm) / Width: 16.2” (414.3mm) / Depth: 10.6” (285.7mm)
Starting at 6.6lbs (3.00 Kg)
Height: 1.2” (29.6mm) / Width: 16.2” (414.3mm) / Depth10.6” (285.7mm)
Starting at 7.3lbs (3.30 Kg)
External Chassis Connections
HDMI™ 1.4a, USB 3.0 (1), USB 2.0 (2), Security slot, Media Card (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
Full size, spill-resistant keyboard with 10-key numeric keypad
My Dell, Dropbox, PocketCloud, Dell Digital Delivery, Dell Backup & Recovery, Microsoft® Office 2013 trial, McAfee LiveSafe (30 day)
Multi-touch gesture-enabled pad with integrated scrolling
- Height: 1.1" (28.4mm); 1.2" (29.6mm) with touch x Width: 16.2" (414.3mm) x Depth: 10.6" (285.7mm)
Weight: Starting at 6.6lbs (3.00 Kg)*
- Up to 6 hours of battery life*