The pinnacle of performance.
Desktop-grade power in a sleek aluminum laptop. Loaded with high performance graphics and a backlit keyboard.
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 the way it was meant to be
The optional Full HD 17.3" display with touch screen has 44% more pixels than the previous generation Inspiron 17.
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 gaming and video edits.
Do more and plug-in less with powerful, efficient 4th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.
Boost responsiveness with the innovative Windows 8 operating system. Power your social media, news and more and make multitasking a snap. 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.
• 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.
Access, manage and share your data from anywhere. PocketCloud 2.0 gives you access to your content and applications from a PC, smartphone or tablet so you can safely and efficiently take your desktop with you wherever you go.
Unlimited access: Leave home with confidence that you will have anytime, anywhere access to your desktop when you are away. Locate, edit and share your files on the fly.
Efficient: Save time and hassle by wirelessly moving photos, videos and documents between your PC and mobile devices (iOS and Android.)
Expandable: Upgrade to PocketCloud Premium to enable multiple connections to other PCs, tablets or smartphones.
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.
90 days Premium Phone Support
24x7 advanced phone support for hardware and software issues (including support for 3rd party software). You can count on us for a great experience and rapid support.
One year In-Home Service after Remote diagnosis*
Have a technician and/or part dispatched to your home following remote diagnosis if the issue is covered by Dell’s Limited Hardware Warranty.*
Dell Cloud Data Tools, now standard on all PCs
Never be without your data, no matter where you are. Dell Backup and Recovery and PocketCloud all come standard so you can securely store, share and access files
Accidental Damage Service*
Let us repair or replace your system in the event of an accident. Accidental Damage service covers surges and screen breaks, liquid spills, accidental drops and falls.
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
- Height: 1.0" (25.4mm); 1.1" (27.7mm) with optional touch display x Width: 16.2" (412.4mm) x Depth: 10.6" (269.4mm)
Weight: Starting at 7.3 lbs (3.29 kg) with optional touch display*