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Dell Inspiron 17R 1599MRB 17.3-Inch Laptop (Mars Black)

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  • Intel Core i5 Processor 2.66GHz
  • 6GB DDR3 RAM
  • 640GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 17.3-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
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Product Description

Large view. Small price. Escape in the new Inspiron 17 laptop’s spacious Hi-def 17.3" display, customizable features and desktop-level performance.

Wrapped in curvy edges and smooth lines, the Dell Inspiron 17R in mars black (model i17R-1599MRB) seamlessly travels by your side without getting in your way. It features a 17.3-inch high-definition display and it weighs less than 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, and you'll also appreciate the brushed metal appearance of the smudge-proof palm rest.

Dell Inspiron 17R in black
The Dell Inspiron 17R in black (see larger image).


Dell Inspiron 17R in black

With smart multicore technology that dynamically applies processing power when needed most, the Intel Core i5 Processor allows you to multitask faster, unleash digital creativity, and max your performance thanks to Intel Turbo Boost technology.

Stay connected wherever you roam with the built-in, ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, and chat up family and friends with the integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam. Other features include SRS Premium Sound for an excellent stereo surround soundstage, and a touchpad with integrated scrolling and gestures makes using the laptop more intuitive and simple to use.

This Dell notebook comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version). You'll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010.


  • 17.3-inch high-definition LCD with 1600 x 900-pixel resolution for native HD 720p display Core i5
  • 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5-480M dual-core processor for smart performance with a speed boost (2.93 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache). Intel's Turbo Boost technology maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload--providing more performance when you need it the most.
  • 640 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 6 GB installed RAM (DDR3, 1333 MHz)
  • Intel HD Graphics for an advanced video engine that delivers smooth, high-quality HD video playback, and excellent 3D capabilities with support for Microsoft DirectX 10 games--an ideal graphics solution for everyday computing.
  • 8x multi-format DVD drive supports reading/writing of CD-R/RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, and DVD-RAM.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks (plus backwards compatibility with older wireless routers).
  • Built-in stereo speakers with 4 watts of total power (2 x 2W)
  • SRS Premium Sound enhancement for a rich audio experience
  • 1.3-megapixel webcam


    Dell Inspiron 17R in black
    Connect the 17R to a compatible HDTV or monitor via the HDMI port (see larger image).


    Dell Inspiron 17R in black
    The Dell Inspiron 17R includes a combo USB/eSATA port for ultra-high speed data transfers to compatible external hard drives (see larger image).
  • Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
  • Preloaded with the Microsoft Office Starter 2010 free software offering with selected functionality of Word and Excel for your text and spreadsheet tasks. Plus, if you decide you want the full suite, just purchase a product key to activate an ad-free version that also includes the latest Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher programs.
  • Dell DataSafe Online optional online backup service (additional charges applicable) offers data protection by enabling you to back up data to a safe, remote storage site using a broadband connection. Dell DataSafe Online is designed to be easy, flexible and secure. After setup, it will automatically back up data and help protect against software, hardware and catastrophic failure.
  • 6-cell battery
  • Measures 16.65 x 11.3 x 1.38 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weighs 6.67 pounds
  • Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty; 24/7 phone support

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 3 standard USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 eSATA/USB combo port that enables you to connect to compatible external hard drives for lightning fast transfers of large multimedia files--up to 5 times faster than via a standard USB port.
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
  • Additional video output: 1 VGA
  • Fast Ethernet (10/100)
  • Multi-format memory card reader including compatibility with Secure Digital (SD), Hi-Capacity Secure Digital (SDHC), Hi-Density Secure Digital (SDHD), Multi Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS Pro), and xD Picture Card (xD)
  • 1 headphone, 1 microphone

What's in the Box

This package contains the Dell Inspiron i17R-1599MRB notebook PC, AC adapter, rechargeable battery, and printed documentation.

Included Software

McAfee SecurityCenter with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall (6-month subscription); Microsoft Office Starter 2010

The centrally located, easy-to-use Dell Support Center application offers provides personalized support resources. Conveniently located on your PC's desktop with quick links to service, support and system resources. You'll be able to keep your system up-to-date and running efficiently through automated fixes for common configuration issues.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

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
Peek behind open windows to get a quick look at your desktop (see larger image).

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

Simplifies everyday tasks, works the way you want, and makes new things possible.

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek, and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Creating a home network has never been easier. You can even share files and printers with all the PCs with Windows 7 on the network.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want*.
Windows Live

Create, Connect and Share with Windows Live

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 25 GB of 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**
  • Easily edit photos and combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

Windows Live is available for free at

Complete your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Microsoft Office Starter 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 for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Information

Expand all Collapse all Technical Details
Screen Size17.3 inches
Screen Resolution1600 x 900
Max Screen Resolution1600 x 900 pixels
Processor2.66 Hz Intel Core i5
Hard Drive640 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionHD Graphics
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand NameInspiron
Item model numberi17R-1599MRB
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Dimensions L x W x H4.06 x 16.73 x 19.37 inches
Color Mars Black
Rear Webcam Resolution 1.3 MP
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type8X DVD+/-RW Drive
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #34,950 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight10.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableNovember 28, 2010
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Zack on July 6, 2011
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I had this laptop for about a week. It is fast and operation is fine. Here is the good and bad.

1. Video playback is not impressive. It is somewhat pixalated for no apparent reason.
2. Sleep mode does not work well. If you unplug the laptop it goes into hibernation and then takes quite some time to come out of it.
4. If you are doing anything with video the battery lasts about 2 hours.
5. Touch-pad is just OK, a little jumpy.

1. Fairly light for such a large screen.
2. Looks nice.
3. Thinner looking than I expected.
4. The sound is awesome for a laptop, best I've heard in a well priced system.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By R. Forrest on March 7, 2011
Still pretty fast since it comes with a Core i5 which is a dual core(i7 is quad). Very nice layout of keyboard. I bought 2, one for my wife. Comes from Dell with McAfee Antivirus for one year, full online backup, and an antitheft. It doesn't come with startup software or Windows 7 backup but you can make your own if you have blank DVD's(I would recommend this). Overall nice laptop. No problems as of yet. I upgraded my video card and it handles the newest games nicely. It also comes with a warranty package for in-home service for a service person to come to your house and hardware replacement if anything should go wrong the first year. This comes as part of the package but you can delete that if you don't think you need it. I called Dell three months later and they refunded me the prorated amount.
It should have come with a blue-ray play capability which is becoming the standard but it doesn't. It is quite heavy. If I were do purchase a laptop again in the future I would get a 15inch screen....probably a lighter laptop and easier to find a cheaper laptop bag. Otherwise nothing else to complain about it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Don Hill on May 13, 2011
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So far I have nothing but praise for this lap top. A bit heavy, but, that was expected because of the larger screen. Everything that was advertised was correct. Good sound & graphics (screen clarity). I got it on sale, so, that was a bonus. I'd recommend it to anyone in the market for a nice laptop.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ro-breit on April 5, 2011
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The item was well packed and arrived in two days, as promised by Amazon for Prime members.
The laptop is very well finished and has adequate memory for any home usage.
1. Excellent resolution.
2. Comes with software that is basic.
3. Key pad is good and very responsive.
4. I owned earlier 17 inch Inspirions. Sound quality was awful. This is far better, equipped with JBL sub.. However high emphasis on base and some music sounds muddy
5. The icons pinned on the display keep shifting every time you turn on. Irritating.
6. Not easy to copy documents. I had to seek help from dell. You have to use control c and then paste using control V. may be the problem with windows 7. Similarly view (Tiles, lists so on ) tucked on the right side. Eralier version is far better on the left under "view"
7. Lighter than previous inspirions, eg. 9400
8. Wish provided more uSb2 connections .
9. opening the tray door of DVD drive is not smooth. Need to press few times. Similarly for ejecting the disc. Earlier versions are far better
Overall i gave 4 points because of the quality build and display and basics are provided with strip down unit

THE PRICE I PAID ON AMAZON IS ABOUT THE SAME DELL SELLS IT. i only saved $40.00 shipping For registration you have to contact Dell.
If you buy directly from Dell they will look after the warranty registation
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By cchazz on June 24, 2011
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Just got to say the battery life on this laptop is HORRENDOUS. (well you really cant expect much from this monster) After a full charge it took about 20 minutes for it to get down to 88%. As for the 6 GB RAM and i5 processor, it Works AMAZINGLY FAST. this is also a heavy computer to carry around if your on the go. A very useful thing about this computer is the numeric pad like on a normal desktop keyboard it is very helpful.

All in all this is a great computer and i would recommend this to another friend.
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By Tommy T on June 19, 2011
The lifespan of any laptop is limited nowadays - pre-installed software and restrictions on hardware capability result in the purchase of any item being reviewed within a year or two.
Therefore it's more than sensible to invest in a reasonably priced model: I did this before with an Acer - big mistake. Both hardware and software let me down, support was useless, recovery disks had to be purchased and did not work... and it also cost me in terms of retrieving data from a hard-disk when it failed within a year of use. I ended up punching it one day - both frustration and delight at the same time. I knew it was time to try a Dell as they had never let me down before.
This Dell model is easy to use, simple to format and create drives and although a recovery disk is not included, it's so easy to create one.
There have been issues with the touchpad - which can be sensitive in most laptops - a simple wireless mouse can solve that issue.

So - that's my ten cents worth of advice!
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Nice looking sleek laptop but had lot of problems with mine. Since I bought it I've had to spend $230.00 for HD replacement parts and labor. Now it overheats and shuts off every few minutes. I keep this machine clean and take care of it. Only used for business, not gaming PC. For what the price I paid for this laptop, feel that I should get more years of use and not having so many problems. I'm currently just researching ways to fix it or just buy a new laptop. I can promise it will not be a Dell laptop. Likely going with Apple, Mac Pro, sick and tired of the Windows PC BS.
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