The pinnacle of performance.
Desktop power in a sleek, lightweight, forged aluminum design makes this laptop at home in the office or on the road.
The forged aluminum design with diamond-cut beveled edges is just one of the premium features you'll find on the new Inspiron 17. It's easy on the eyes and feels great to hold. The backlit keyboard with 10-key numeric keyboard makes working in low-light environments much easier - it spoils you for anything less. And the edge-to-edge touch display uses Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™ to complete a truly breathtaking laptop.
Multimedia and presentations the way they were meant to be
The optional touch screen puts out 300-nit brightness, 97% brighter than HD and 50% brighter than the previous-generation Inspiron laptop.
Waves MaxxAudio® Pro brings crisp, rich sound to your favorite music, movies and videos.
2GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT750M discrete graphics (optional) give you the muscle you need for responsive graphic design applications and video editing.
Do more and plug-in less with powerful, efficient 4th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.
Be more intuitive with the versatile Windows 8 operating system. Power your social media, news and more and make multitasking a snap. A roomy, gesture-enabled touchpad and a 10-finger touch screen make it even more intuitive.
Enable quick response times with up to 16GB memory* and keep your files at your fingertips with up to 1TB of storage*.
The 10-key numeric keypad makes it more efficient to work with data.
We want you to love your new PC for years to come. That's why we test every Inspiron laptop for reliability not just in the places where you expect it, but for the open road ahead.
• 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 every Inspiron laptop's base and lid more than 25,000 times, we can assure you the parts inside are well protected.
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 is an easy-to-use support tool that consolidates the information you need about your PC.
Proactive: Advice and alerts to let you know about issues before they happen, and tools to fix issues if they arise.
Simple: 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 facility 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 essential accessories that can help you stay on the go and be more productive at home. When you’re on the go, protect your Inspiron 17 with a backpack or sleeve and take along a wireless mouse. For a more traditional desktop setup, connect to a Dell productivity dock, virtually borderless monitor, and wireless keyboard and mouse.
Travel with all your gear in comfort and style. A protected neoprene compartment will keep up to 17.3" laptops secure.
Sleek, lightweight sleeve offers simplicity and carry ease. Protects laptop from scuffs and scratches.
Travel light with a stylish, high-precision wireless Bluetooth 3.0 mouse with a long battery life.
Add superspeed USB 3.0 capability when you connect your external display and devices to this high-performance docking station.
Take advantage of your premium graphics with a 23" Full HD (1920x1080) display. Images look rich and clear on this glossy, virtually borderless screen.
Low-profile keys and optical tracking let you work in comfort without a cord in sight.
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.
Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Optional NVIDIA® GeForce® GT750M 2GB GDDR5
Audio and Speakers
- Stereo speakers with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro processing
Built-in digital microphone
- Tray-loading DVD+/-RW, Blu-ray optional
- Prismatic (58 WHr) Lithium Ion
- Integrated 1.0MP Widescreen HD Webcam with noise-canceling dual digital array microphones
- Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 AGN @ 5GHz + Bluetooth 4.0
Integrated Ethernet 10/100/1000
Ports, Slots & Chassis
(4) USB 3.0 incl. 1 with PowerShare
Combination headphone/ microphone jack
Kensington Security Lock
AC Power In
Multi-media Card Reader
Digital (SD) Memory Card
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) with UHS 50MB/Sec
Memory Stick (MS)
Memory Stick PRO (MS Pro)
Memory Stick XC (MSXC)
Multi Media Card (MMC) - Multi Media Card plus (MMC+) supported in MMC compatibility mode only xD
Dimensions & Weight
Width: 16.2” (412.4mm)
Height: 1.0” (25.4mm) with HD+ non-touch display / 1.1” (27.7mm) with optional touch display
Depth: 10.6” (269.4mm)
Starting weight of 7.3 lbs (3.29 kg) with optional touch display