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Dell Inspiron i17RN-4235BK 17-Inch Laptop (Diamond Black)

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  • Intel Core i5 2450M Processor 2.5GHz
  • 6GB DIMM RAM
  • 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 17.3-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Information

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Screen Size17.3 inches
Screen Resolution1600 x 900
Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
Processor2.5 GHz Core i5-2450M
RAM6 GB DDR3
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 3000
Chipset BrandIntel
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand NameDell
SeriesInspiron
Item model numberi17RN-4235BK
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight7.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H19.29 x 17.28 x 4.21 inches
Color Diamond Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD±RW
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  
Additional Information
ASINB006LX2MQA
Best Sellers Rank #19,234 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.2 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 15, 2012
  
Warranty & Support
Amazon.com Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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Product Description

Product Description

Introducing the new Inspiron 17R laptop. With a 17-inch display, 2nd Gen Intel Core processors and optional switchable lid designs, you get the look you want and the performance you need.

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Wrapped in curvy edges and smooth lines, the Dell Inspiron 17R (model i17R-4235BK) seamlessly travels by your side without getting in your way. It features a 17.3-inch high-definition display and it weighs just over 7 pounds--perfect for taking along on your commute. The full-size, ergonomically designed keyboard (with 10-key pad) gives your fingers plenty of space to stretch out and get comfortable.

Inspiron i17RN
Enjoy movies and multimedia in brilliant clarity with a
17.3-inch HD widescreen display.

It's powered by a second-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor, which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. Additionally, this Inspiron laptop includes award-winning Intel Wireless Display functionality, which enables you to enjoying great image clarity and sound on your HDTV without plugging in any cables.

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Change is easy with this latest version of the Inspiron R laptop thanks to a variety of optional interchangeable lids that enables you to personalize your laptop for style or just change of mood in just seconds (learn more below).

This Dell laptop features two speedy USB 3.0 ports--the latest development in USB data transfer technology. Perfect for transferring and retrieving large files between your PC and an external hard drive or digital camera, USB 3.0 offers the speediest, most efficient way get what you need from external devices. (It also comes with a standard USB 2.0 port and a combo USB 2.0/eSATA port, plus USB 3.0 is backward compatible.)

You also get Dell's innovative Stage software, which provides a one-stop entertainment hub. Download movies, play games, listen to your favorite songs, and stream radio stations with RadioTime. Connect with friends on social networks, and view their Facebook and Flickr photos together in a real-time photo stream (learn more below).

It comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. You'll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010 (learn more below).

Built for Speed

The second generation Intel Core i5 mobile processors deliver top-of-the-line adaptable speed and responsiveness making it your ideal choice for visibly smart performance. Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload--providing more performance when you need it the most. And Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. It also comes equipped with Intel Quick Sync Video, which provides accelerated encoding, decoding, and transcoding features (for converting video for portable players or online sharing).

 

SWITCH by Design Studio

Pop. Click. Switch.

Change your laptop lid in seconds with SWITCH by Design Studio swappable lids. Choose from over 20+ options. The SWITCH by Design Studio collection includes over 20 new eye-popping lids sporting vibrant colors and unique designs. Start the day with a Peacock Blue lid, and switch it out for a design-inspired look at night.

Carefully selected from Dell Design Studio's curated collections, the contemporary art and graphic designs available from SWITCH by Design Studio offer exclusive selections from outstanding independent artists, designers, and partners including OPI and Threadless and charitable partners, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and (PRODUCT)RED, where a portion of proceeds benefit each organization, respectively.

See more examples of SWITCH by Design Studio swappable lids.

 

Intel Wireless Display Capable

With integrated Intel Wireless Display technology, you'll be able to cut down on the cluttered mass of wires surrounding your work station and stop crowding around your laptop screen to enjoy vivid pictures, video and other content. You'll enjoy great image clarity and sound without sacrificing quality and without wires. Simply connect an optional adapter for Intel Wireless Display (such as the Netgear Push2TV PTV2000 and Belkin ScreenCast adapters) to your TV, follow a few simple steps, and you're off and running. Set it up once, and sharing your screen is as easy as pushing a button.

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Stage software
Dell's innovative Stage multimedia software.

The Stage That Sets Itself

Dell Stage delivers the things that matter to you right to your desktop, with your most recent content always front and center. Seamlessly toggle between your favorite applications (photos, videos, music, Web pages and more) with ease, all from Stage's sleek, movie-reel style interface.

With Stage, you can easily edit and crop your photos, then share them with family and friends on Facebook or Flickr--no extra software required. Want to find that song you love? MusicStage lets you search your music collection by artist, title or even genre. And when you're ready to share your home movies, PhotoStage makes it easy to play and upload video files to Facebook.

When you buy a Dell system equipped with Stage software, you get a one-stop entertainment hub. Download movies, play games, listen to your favorite songs and stream radio stations with RadioTime. Connect with friends on social networks, and view their Facebook and Flickr photos together in a real-time photo stream. And SyncUP (powered by Nero) is the easy way to keep the smartphones, tablets and computers in your network in sync (requires download from Android Market).




Key Specifications

Intel Core i5

17.3-inch LED-backlit display with 1600 x 900 resolution for native HD 720p viewing

2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-2450M dual-core processor (3.1 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache)

500 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum)

Intel HD Graphics 3000 for casual and mainstream gaming (supports Microsoft DirectX 10).

8x multi-format CD/DVD drive

1-megapixel HD webcam (1280 x 720)

Built-in stereo speakers with 4 watts of power (2W x 2), 3-watt subwoofer, and SRS Premium Sound enhancement

6-cell battery

Chiclet-style keyboard

Touchpad with integrated scrolling and gestures

Dimensions and Weight: 16.5 x 11.3 x 1.4 inches (WxDxH); 7.2 pounds

Wireless & Networking

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks (requires Wireless-N router to optimize speed and range).
  • Intel Wireless Display capabilities enables you to wirelessly stream videos, photos and music from your hard drive, home network, or the internet straight to your HDTV.
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity provides faster throughput while minimizing on power requirements. It's compatible with new Bluetooth 3.0-enabled devices as well as backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as printers and cell phones.
  • Fast Ethernet (10/100)

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 2 ultra-fast USB 3.0 ports with up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 (and is backward compatible with your USB 2.0 peripherals).
  • 1 eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port (with PowerShare for charging devices even when laptop is off)
  • 1 standard USB 2.0 port
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
  • VGA video output (analog, RGB)
  • 8-in-1 Media Card Reader (supports SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS, MS-Pro, MMC, MMC+, xD)
  • Microphone and headphone jacks

What's in the Box

This package contains the Dell Inspiron i17R-4235BK notebook PC, AC adapter, rechargeable battery, and printed documentation.

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty; 24/7 phone support; mail-in service

Included Software

McAfee SecurityCenter with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall (30-day trial); Microsoft Office Starter 2010


Which Dell is Right for You?

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Display 15.6-inch 17.3-inch 17.3-inch 17.3-inch
Processor 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-2450M dual-core processor 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-2450M dual-core processor 2.3 GHz Intel Core i3-2350M dual-core processor 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-2670QM quad-core processor
Hard Drive 500 GB SATA hard drive 500 GB SATA hard drive 500 GB SATA hard drive 500 GB SATA hard drive
RAM 6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum) 6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum) 4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum) 6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum)
Dimensions & Weight 15 x 10.4 x 1.5 inches (WxDxH); 5.96 pounds 16.5 x 11.3 x 1.4 inches (WxDxH); 7.2 pounds 16.5 x 11.3 x 1.4 inches (WxDxH); 7.2 pounds 16.5 x 11.3 x 1.4 inches (WxDxH); 7.2 pounds
Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 Intel HD Graphics 3000 NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M graphics
Battery Info 6 Cell Lithium-ion 6 Cell Lithium-ion 6 Cell Lithium-ion 6 Cell Lithium-ion


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The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
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  • Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.

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Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.**
  • Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

You can download Windows Live for FREE at download.live.com.

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Complete Your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
  • Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.

 

* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See windows.microsoft.com/products/windows-7/system-requirements/ for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Customer Reviews

Processor is i5 as described, 6GB of RAM and the correct HDD.
Avalanche
My sister needed a laptop ASAP and this was the best deal I could find (even looking at DealNews, etc).
Paul Spoerry
The problem occurs more often if/when switching from one user to another.
Kawa Jaan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Paul Spoerry on March 14, 2012
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My sister needed a laptop ASAP and this was the best deal I could find (even looking at DealNews, etc). I was initially wary of buying this since the reviewer who gave it one star said it wasn't an i5, but an i3 that's in the box. I called Amazon and customer service contacted Dell on my behalf, confirmed that it is an i5 processor, and provided me with a direct line to the Dell rep if I had additional questions. They also reaffirmed that if the item wasn't as described that a return would be simple and at no cost to me. I placed my order and it arrived at my door in one day. It's a slick looking machine and it is in fact an i5 processor. 5 Stars for the product, Amazon's handling of my questions, and their rapid delivery.
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48 of 64 people found the following review helpful By David Grey on January 25, 2012
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The amazon description and the side of the box says the processor is a core i5 but the laptop inside is really an i3. When I looked up the service code on the side of the box on Dell's website it also said it configured with an i3. That's why the price is so cheap. Returing product because it is not as described.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Avalanche on May 12, 2012
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Brother needed a new laptop and this 17R fit the bill. Processor is i5 as described, 6GB of RAM and the correct HDD. Works well for his needs, nice big screen and good price.

He uses it for Office 2007 documents, internet browsing and flash games.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Thomas J. Horton on July 1, 2012
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This is a fine, fast laptop, that has performed well ever since I got it. My only complaint is a missbehaving letter "I" key, whose spring does not return it to its "rest" position every time I use it (even though it still works).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jules on November 6, 2012
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I wanted a new laptop that was able to surf the web, be fast and most importantly for gaming for a good value and this is what a I chose. The screen is nice the HD picture is great i like that you have a button the fades the screen to black if you want. it is heavy though, so some people might not like that but i wanted a big screen i love this computer!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DEH on October 31, 2012
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Appears to be a good laptop. However, the battery would not charge. Called Dell and was told the motherboard was bad and needed replacing. Had to return the laptop to amazon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tom Haydock on October 20, 2012
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My Dell laptop is absolutely wonderful. I really enjoy the large 17 inch HD screen. I do a lot of genealogy work. It is nice to have the ability to easily read two records side-by-side for comparison. The Core i5 processor delivers the speed that I was expecting.

I have called for technical support three times. The technicians I spoke with were all courteous, knowledgeable and were all able to resolve my issues quickly and to my satisfaction.

My only complaint is this. I bought an additional power cord directly from Dell. Although the cord has the correct pin pattern, it does not easily fit the power transformer because of its 180 degree design. It was only power I could locate for this laptop and I remain very disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Debbie Baker on December 14, 2012
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I bought this laptop in april 2012 and it is great! Although a little heavy i wanted a big screen so that comes with the extra weight.
It seems to be indestructible as I have dropped it several times to the floor with no consequences.
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