One of the most affordable Dell’s 17.3 inch laptop in Inspiron I17RM series for office and multimedia purpose, dubbed as Dell Inspiron I17RM-1614SLV have released in the US market. Comes with a huge memory space, impressive LED backlit display and powered by the most powerful and newest 3rd generation Intel Ivy Bridge i7 ULV processor as the heart, the Inspiron I17RM-1614SLV laptop provides solid performance for hard working and play in a reasonable good price.
Dell Inspiron I17RM-1614SLV 17.3 inch laptop comes with a glossy black plastic panel and a strong chassis with a premium brushed aluminum material in Moon Silver color, this machine offers stylish appearance and looks solid. In term of size, the 6 lbs laptop has dimension in 10.6 x 16.2 x 1.4 inches and shipped with 6-cell Lithium Ion battery that promises can produces up to 3 hours and 30 minutes of battery life on light usage. It’s slightly heavier and thicker than the 5.8 lbs Inspiron I17RV-2273BLK laptop which has dimension in 10.6 x 16.2 x 1.2 inches and weighs only at 5.8 pounds
Speaking of performance, the newest Dell Inspiron I17RM laptop model brings more power and faster multitasking performance than Dell Inspiron I17RV’s laptop. Powered by 2.0GHZ Intel Core i7-3537U dual core processor with Turbo Boost support (offer up to 3.1GHZ processor speed) and features a 4 MB L3-Cache, this machine has better configuration than its brother that powered by Intel Pentium 2117U processor. The 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM and Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit as the operating system ensures user will gets fast, smooth and seamless performance, even for the most demanding office applications.
The 17.3 inch High Definition Plus Led-backlit widescreen display which has a native resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels, True Life technology and integrated with Intel HD Graphics 4000 as graphics engine offers a good viewing experience. Yeah, the brightness and color was a bit low for outdoor use, but its gives a more contrast colors, crisp and bright experience for indoor viewing, especially for watch 720p video playback or play modern games in low resolutions. On the right side, the Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW optical drive allows users to load more applications or burns your important office and multimedia files into CDs or DVDs formats.
Built into bezel, there is also a High Definition web camera with internal digital microphone for face to face video conference. The dual stereo speakers located under the I17RM-1614SLV’s front lip and optimized by Waves MaxxAudio technology delivered crisp, clear and plenty loud audio in small room. The full size keyboard with island-style design, large black matte keys and plenty large TouchPad with multitouch gestures is fast, accurate and comfortable to use on the desk, even for user which have large fingers.
On the left and right side, there are a wide range of port interface, includes a 3.5mm headphone/microphone combos jack, a pair of USB 2.0 port, 2x USB 3.0 port for faster speed and RJ 45 port for Ethernet LAN. The rest of specifications are 10/100 Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11b/g/n for wireless internet connection, Kensington lock slot and 8-in-1 multimedia card reader slot.
Of course, like other 17.3 inch laptop on its class, this machine also equipped with 1TB of SATA disk drive to store thousand of music, video and applications. For small to medium business users that interested in a 17.3 inch desktop replacement laptop, Dell Inspiron I17RM-1614SLV 17.3 inch laptop which has a starting price around at $806 is a good choice and worth for your money. So, what do you think? If you are looking for cheaper desktop replacement notebook and preferred with AMD’s power, we recommend you to take a look at Toshiba Satellite L875D-S7111 AMD A6-4400M laptop which has a price around at $380 and 1 year limited warranty.