• CPU: Intel Core i7-5500U
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 840M (2GB DDR3)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
  • Storage: 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 1x 8GB DDR3
  • Weight: 3.28 kg (7.2 lbs)

Pros

  • Steady construction
  • 3 years warranty
  • Spill-resistant keyboard

Cons

  • Bulky size (3.29 kg weight, 1.17” height)
  • We expected longer battery life
  • Mediocre CPU/GPU performance
  • Just one RAM slot
  • No M.2 slot, No slot for additional HDD

Dell Inspiron 17 (5749) - Specs

CPU Performance #260
  • Intel Core i3-7100U 1.5%
  • Intel Pentium Silver N5000 1.2%
  • Intel Core i7-5500U
GPU Performance #172
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940M (2GB DDR3) 0.2%
  • AMD Radeon R7 M445 (2GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce 840M (2GB DDR3)
  • AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo) 1.1%
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630 0.9%
Display
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
panel 1
CHI MEI 29JPY-173HGE
Color accuracy 2.1
HDD/SSD
1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
RAM
1x 8GB DDR3
OS
Windows OS
Battery
40Wh, 4-cell
Body material
Aluminum, Plastic
Dimensions
414 x 285 x 29.60 mm (16.30" x 11.22" x 1.17")
Weight
3.28 kg (7.2 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11bgn
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack headphone/microphone
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 , TN

Name CHI MEI 29JPY-173HGE
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 127.34 ppi
Brightness 254 cd/m2
sRGB 94%
PWM frequency 1000 Hz
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 27 inches (69 cm)
Contrast 980:1
dE Color Checker 2.1
PWM Rating 1.8: (harmful)

 

Dell Inspiron 17 (5749) in-depth review

Inspiron 17 (5749) is a new mainstream/multimedia machine by Dell, which tries to be useful in every situation, combining decent performance, stylish looks, big screen and a long warranty. Actually, the only noticeable drawback in its specs sheet is the weight, which is 3285 g, but that’s not something unprecedented for a 17-incher. We were somehow surprised, though, given the ultra-thin and ultra-light models, which alight upon our Labs lately. Besides the prominent measurements, In[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-5500U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce 840M (2GB DDR3)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

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