Are you Dell fan and looking for a new 17.3 inch laptop for desktop replacement? If the price is your big concern and you are looking for a new laptop only for daily use, we think you should consider to buy the newest Dell Inspiron I17RV series. Dell Inspiron I17RV-1818BLK is one of the most affordable HP’s Inspiron 17.3 inch laptop that designed for home, student and small business users that need a big machine for a desktop replacement, but did not want to spend much money.
Powered by newest Intel Pentium Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) dual core processor that based on the Ivy Bridge platform, the Intel Pentium 2127U that clocked around at 1.9GHZ and paired with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, the Inspiron I17RV-1818BLK laptop is not a high end machine, but its still providing fast and plenty of power for light productivity and entertainment multitask. Like other Pentium 2127U’s laptop, this machine also integrated with Intel HD graphics as graphics accelerator and running on the 64-bit version of Microsoft windows 8 as the operating system.
Measures 10.6 x 16.2 x 1.2 inches and weighing around at 5.8 pounds, Dell Inspiron I17RV-1818BLK laptop is still lighter and thinner than the 6.6 lbs X75A-DH31 17.3 inch budget laptop that has dimension in 16.5 x 11.0 x 1.4-1.6 inches. Yeah, its still thinner and lighter than commonly 17.3 inch laptop on its price, but we think this machine is too large for travel companion, especially if you are on the occasional business trips. Of course, as a desktop replacement, there is also a full sized chiclet style keyboard with a large keys, offers faster, more accurate and pleasant to use, especially on the desk. Reportedly, this model also shipped with a 4-cell Lithium Ion battery.
Comes with a high quality glossy black plastic for construction make this machine reduced the cost and cheaper than other laptop. The 17.3 inch High Definition widescreen display also only can produces maximum internal resolution at 1,600 x 900 pixels. Yeah, its still delivers fairly bright, crisp and beautiful color for 720p video playback, but do not expect to watch 1080P HD video playback or play modern games in high resolution. For watch 1080P HD video playback, you must connect it into external HDTV or bigger Television via HDMI port.
The 17.3 inch budget friendly desktop replacement also integrated with a 500GB of Serial ATA disk drive with speed of 5400 rpm. Yeah, Dell Inspiron I17RV-1818BLK is already have a plenty of storage capacity, but if you needed, you can also burn the video, music or other files into CDs or DVDs formats, thanks to a Super Multi DVD burner that located on the right edge. Built into bezel there is also a web camera that integrated with digital microphone for self portraits or make a video chats with family or friends.
There are also a wide range of port interface features, such as two USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 port, 3.5mm audio combos jack for headphone and microphone, RJ 45 port for wired connection and a 8-in-1 media card reader slot that located on the front side. Furthermore, the I17RV-1818BLK laptop also built in dual stereo speakers with Waves MaxxAudio support for detailed audio reproduction, 10/100 Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth and high-speed 802.11n wireless LAN to connect into wireless networks.
Yeah, Dell Inspiron I17RV-1818BLK 17.3 inch laptop is not a high end multimedia and gaming laptop. It’s also not suitable for serious games or high multimedia enthusiast user, but with a starting price around at $484, we believe this machine still worth to buy it, especially if you are not too concern about graphics performance. If you are have more budget and looking for another Dell’s 17.3 inch laptop that has bigger storage space and better multitasking performance, we think you should take a look at the Inspiron I17RM-1614SLV 17.3 inch laptop that brings a 1TB SATA HDD and powered by Intel Core i7-3537U dual core processor.