Dell's Inpiron 1720 laptop is its latest mainstream laptop offering. Equipped with an Intel Santa Rosa-based processor that is surprisingly powerful for its size, this model provides enough power for work as well as entertainment - such as 3D gaming.
Dell's inpiron 1720 may cost more than some other notebooks on the market, but its specifications make up for this in terms of affordability. Home users looking for an all-encompassing notebook should strongly consider this model.
The Inpiron 1720's key feature is its Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2048MB of memory, providing speedy performance that can handle almost any task with ease. Plus, two 160GB hard drives offer plenty of storage space.
Other key features include a large 17-inch widescreen monitor and draft-n Wi-Fi connectivity, exceptional audio speakers that produce music unheard of from notebooks and an S-Video port that lets you transfer audio directly to TV sets. Unfortunately, its digital video output port was missing; but even without one this still proves an attractive choice.
The Inspiron 1720 is designed as a desktop replacement laptop and as such is fairly heavy for its size. When fitted with its 85Wh (9-cell) battery it weighs 4.3 kg, protruding from behind it past the bottom case making it cumbersome to carry around despite a 2 hour 45mins battery life.
Dell has included other impressive features that set this laptop apart from its competitors, such as being the first notebook with an embedded Verizon EV-DO Rev A modem for fast Internet surfing at cellular speeds - an amazing feat of engineering that we will watch with great interest to see its impact and popularity.
The Inpiron 1720 stands out from many other notebooks by including a full-sized keyboard and mouse, making it perfect for users who require frequent typing. Furthermore, its comfortable trackpad makes this model highly convenient.
The Inpiron 1720 offers ample expansion options, including upgrading to a more powerful processor. Choose between the standard Pentium dual-core 1.6 GHz model or upgrade to one of Intel Core 2 Duo's 1.66GHz models; additionally you have the option of selecting an 800MHz FSB speed for even greater performance enhancement.