A powerfully big view.
See more with 4th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Windows 8, a 17.3" HD screen and an optional backlit keyboard. The redesigned Inspiron™ 17R offers a design 11% thinner and 16% lighter than previous generations.
Whether you're streaming blockbusters or setting a new high score, Intel® Core® processors enhance your experience. 4th Gen Intel® Core™ processors enable long battery life and stunning graphics and get the most from your favorite Windows 8 apps and games.
Desk not required
Inspiron 17R performs like a desktop PC, but is only around 1" thin. Which makes it a lot easier to curl up with on the couch.*
Style for miles
Brushed-aluminum finish, rounded corners and edge-to-edge glass – you’ll feel more sophisticated just looking at it.
Skip the crowds and pop a movie into your tray-load optical drive instead. This vast 17.3" HD+ Truelife screen and studio-quality sound from Waves MaxxAudio® 4.0 put you right in the middle of the action. Or connect via HDMI to your HDTV for an even more cinematic adventure.
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Go ahead, have it all
Whatever you want to do, Inspiron 17R has your back. Crunch numbers on the 10-key number pad, upload camera images with the 8-in-1 media card reader and keep a huge music collection on the spacious hard drive.
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Stay powered up wherever
A 65WHr 6-cell battery means more flexibility and fun. Because the best places to work aren’t always near an outlet.
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.
• Always a good fit: You'll probably never need to remove and reinstall your Inspiron's battery 1,100 times, but you can rest easy knowing that we've tested even that.
Complete your Inspiron experience
Your Inspiron 17R is just the start. Look for these great additions when finalizing your purchase.
Your Inspiron 17R comes preloaded with video conference and McAfee SecurityCenter anti-virus software to help you stay connected and protected.
Whether you want accessories for work, travel or play, you’ll find what you need at Dell.com. Pick up an ultra-slim Dell monitor, a wireless mouse or an all-in-one printer at checkout to maximize your laptop’s potential
Audio and Speakers
- Stereo speakers with Waves MaxxAudio® 4 processing
Built-in digital microphone
- Tray-loading DVD+/-RW
Mobile Intel® HM76 Express Chipset
- 6-cell/3.0Ah (65 WHr) Lithium Ion
- Native HD 1.0MP webcam with digital microphone
Dell™ Wireless 1705 802.11b/g/n with Bluetooth v4.0Wired communications
Integrated Ethernet 10/100