Dell Inspiron 17R i17RM-5129SLV Review

Dell Inspiron 17R I17RM-5129SLV Review

Dell Inspiron 17R i17RM-5129SLV 17-inch
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Dell Inspiron 17R i17RM-5129SLV is a large desktop replacement with a 17 inch screen, a powerful i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 1000GB hard drive. This is a great system for playing songs, browsing the net, watching films or preparing assignments for school or presentations for work. Now at a great discounted price from Amazon..

Intel Core i5 3337U at 1.8 GHz up to 2.7 GHz (3.0 MB Cache) is better than the lower configuration's i3 processor. Hard drive is also much bigger at 1TB so you won't run out of space to save your files. Memory of 8GB allows you to do all the multitasking you need. Operating system is the 64 bit version of Windows 8- able to run the latest 64 bit programs.

17.3 inch HDF WLED screen at 1600x900 pixel resolution and Intel GMA HD graphics card deliver good quality very clear images while you are watching movies or playing advanced games. Sound quality is quite satisfactory too with the large built-in speakers and the Waves Maxx Audio 4.0.

Dell Inspiron 17R I17RM-5129SLV Review
Spill-resistance feature of the keyboard is very useful for when you spill your drink into your laptop by accident. It happened to me a couple of times before on other systems and the computers stopped working on both occasions. Keyboard's 10-key numeric pad is also useful when you are typing in numbers. Battery life is an average of 6 hours.

Even though it is a big 17.3 inch laptop, it weighs about 6lbs and is 1.12 inches thick, so it is still a slim and portable machine. You have the standard wireless 802.11bgn WiFi, 8X CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive), USB 2.0 Ports x 2, USB 3.0 Ports x 2 for fast data transfers, 1 x Audio-out Port, HDMI 1.4, RJ45 Ethernet ports, media-format freedom with an 8-in-1 media card for great compatibility, Bluetooth tied to wireless card.

Pros: Modern and stylish - Solid build quality - Great audio and video - Spill resistant and comfy keyboard with 10 key number pad - 17 inch large screen - 8GB RAM - 1TB hard drive.

Cons: Windows 8 for some - Not as portable as a 15.6 inch laptop.

Conclusion: Dell Inspiron 17R i17RM-5129SLV is the newest addition to Dell's 17.3 inch desktop replacement laptops. It is equipped with a powerful and fast processor along with all the other features that will make life very easy for you. Design-wise, it looks quite nice with a slimmer and lighter chassis. This is a great machine overall, mid to upper range features with a budget price. Definitely recommend it!

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