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Dell Inspiron I17RV-818BLK Great Value for Daily Use Specs Review

In the market for a new affordable laptop? Well the Inspiron I17RV-818BLK laptop from Dell is something you should definitely put on your list. Dell Inspiron I17RV-818BLK is an HD LCD 17.3 inch laptop that comes in a nice matte black color. While it is over and inch thick it is a lot sleeker than you might expect when you see it in person.

One of the first things you will want to notice is the extremely low price. This particular laptop is usually around $449.99 and I have seen it as low as $399.99 during the school specials making it a great choice for those looking to spend under $500 for a nice solid computer. With a full keyboard and 10 key numerical pad this Dell laptop has the 3rd generation Intel Core i3-3227U processor as well as DVD-RW. While the matter black isn’t the choice for everyone this fits great for the look of this particular Dell.

Dell Inspiron I17RV-818BLK Review
Dell Inspiron I17RV-818BLK Budget Friendly Laptop

A key point to mention is that this particular model is that this model is the cheapest model with the 17.3 screen size without having to move down to the Pentium and comes with two physical cores and two virtual cores. One of the problems that many have complained about though is the very slow load times.  Which could be fixed but purchasing any Solid State Drive or SSD.

While those are a few of the things that we didn’t like about the Dell here are a few of the things we think you will really enjoy. The performance of the 3rd Generation Intel Core is a very good feature to have on the Dell Inspiron I17RV-818BLK 17.3 inch laptop. Not only will it allow you to take care of the day to day chores but some heavy lifting as well while maintaining a comfortable work speed.

Even if you are not use to the Windows 8 OS with time that will get a lot easier and the Dell is configured to use a little power as possible. Looking to sync docs and photos in the cloud?  No problem as this laptop allows you to put things in the cloud for easy and convenient access. Of course though not given much credit these days the Dell has great style though it is rather heavy coming in at 5.8 pounds.



The Dell Inspiron series i17RV-818BLK comes in matter black with a textured finish. The operating system is Windows 8 with the Intel Core i3-3227U 1.9GHz CPU. Is size is a factor this Inspiron series comes with 17.3″ screen with 4GB DDR3 memory and 500GB hard drive. Yeah, this model have a lower configurations than the Pavilion 17-e040us laptop that powered by 4th generation Intel Core i3-4000M “Haswell” dual core processor. But, we believe the laptop still provides more than enough performance for dailyy office and some light multimedia use.

If planning to use this system for gaming we would suggest upgrading as the I17RV-818BLK only comes with 1.4 GB DIMM. Going to something different maybe a 4GB SODIMM will easily help increase performance. The TN panel on the Dell Inspiron 17.3 panel is 1600 x 900 and give very poor viewing angels. The display also features wide screen support while communications are handled with Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n for WLAN and of this is Bluetooth capable.

The Dell i17RV-818BLK Inspiron comes with two memory slots and under the underside of the laptop you have access to the memory, HDD, and WiFi. Through hours of use the Dell never seemed to get too hot to the touch and makes it easy to use for hours and let it set in your lap if needed. For the price this is probably one of the better 17.3 laptop on the market though you might want to consider a memory and SSD upgrade. The optical drive is the DVDRW +/- 8X TSST while the Intel HD Graphics 4000 is being used for the graphics card.

For sound this Dell features Waves MaxxAudio and the keyboard is actually non-backlit keywords that could be a little better though better than the previous models. This Dell is power using a 4 cell primary battery (40WHR). And for protection this product comes with the standard 1 year for both parts and labor.

If you are only going to be paying $449.99 for a computer this is one of the ones you should probably at least check out. You are not only getting a 17.3″ screen but also a Dell Inspiron that has a nice appealing and sleek design. Thought one complaint is the non backlit keyboard there are a lot of things that make Dell Inspiron I17RV-818BLK laptop a must have.  Are you looking for a 17.3 inch widescreen laptop with some greater features and higher performance? If your answer is yes the be sure to check out the ASUS X750JB-DB71. Powered by new Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor with NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M dedecated graphics, the Asus’s laptop promises ultimate performance for office and multimedia tasks, even for run most modern games or editing video.

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