Dell Inspiron 17R - 5721 Laptop - i5-3337U - 2 GB AMD HD 8730M - 8 GB DDR3 1600MHz - 1 TB £415.22 @ Dell outlet
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Dell Inspiron 17R - 5721 Laptop - i5-3337U - 2 GB AMD HD 8730M - 8 GB DDR3 1600MHz - 1 TB £415.22 @ Dell outlet

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Found 5th Jun 2013
Got one for myself and I think it's a good price for the specs.

!! Manufacturer Certified Refurbished !!

Free delivery until the 7th of June.

Inspiron 17 - 3721
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3337U (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz) with 1 GB AMD HD 7670M Graphics
Windows® 8
8 GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz Memory (2 DIMMs)
1 TB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
8X DVD+/- RW Drive
17.3 inch High Definition+ (1600 x 900) LED Display with TrueLife
Back Up Media Not Included
Windows® 8 64bit (Englilsh)
Wireless : Dell Wireless 1704 Card
LCD Back Cover : Black
Battery : Primary 6-cell 65W/HR
Internal Qwerty Keyboard

L.E.: It seems that the direct link gets us on a different page. Try pasting the following link in your browser to get to the deal:

outlet.euro.dell.com/Onl…t=1

L.E.2: Yes, unfortunately this specific configuration (standalone graphics card) is not available anymore. These go fast but you can keep checking, they add new ones quite often. Alternatively, you can get a better graphics card on a similar configuration here: outlet.euro.dell.com/Onl…t=1 . Beware, it is around £50+VAT more expensive with a 2 GB AMD HD 8730M graphics card. The rest seems identical. Good Hunting!

Inspiron 17R - 5721
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3337U (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz) with 2 GB AMD HD 8730M Graphics
Windows® 8
8 GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz Memory (2 DIMMs)
1 TB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
8X DVD+/- RW Drive
17.3 inch High Definition+ (1600 x 900) LED Display with TrueLife
Back Up Media Not Included
Windows® 8 64bit (Englilsh)
Wireless : Intel Centrino Advanced-N 2230 (2x2, a/g/n) + Bluetooth
LCD Back Cover : Silver
Battery : Primary 6-cell 65W/HR
Internal Qwerty Keyboard

26 Comments

Watch out for problems with the GPU on this one, and the processor is a low wattage one and can suffer from lack of power, other than that thought about getting this myself until i learned about the GPU problems and the low power CPU

Original Poster

The Intel Core i5-3337U is an ULV-processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture released in Q1 2013. Due to Hyperthreading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 1.8 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.5 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 2.7 GHz (for 1 active core). As its Sandy-Bridge-based predecessors, it offers a 3 MB L3-Cache.

Ivy Bridge is an enhanced die shrink of the Sandy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm (versus 32nm Sandy Bridge CPUs) and are the first to introduce 3D transistors for increased energy efficiency when compared to similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processors. Other new features are integrated PCI Express 3.0 and DDR3(L)-1600 support.

The performance of the Core i5-3337U is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to some architectural improvements. Therefore, overall performance should be similar to the former Core i7-2677M or a Core i3-2330M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 350 MHz up to 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, delivering a performance comparable with an AMD Radeon HD 6620G.

The ULV-CPUs are rated at a TDP of 17 W including graphics card and memory controller. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small laptops and ultrabooks.

Original Poster

t3rryg00dacre

Watch out for problems with the GPU on this one, and the processor is a … Watch out for problems with the GPU on this one, and the processor is a low wattage one and can suffer from lack of power, other than that thought about getting this myself until i learned about the GPU problems and the low power CPU



Can you please source some info on which you base your assumption. All I found online says that developments now go to minimising the technology in terms of size (nm) and power consumption (W).

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1825969/10w-core-3rd-gen.jpg

Google..Intel HD Graphics 4000 problems. Plenty to look at.

Original Poster

ssaass

Google..Intel HD Graphics 4000 problems. Plenty to look at.



The laptop runs a AMD Radeon HD 7670M standalone Graphics card...

Does it have a backlit keyboard?

Banned

Just found this code 15% off Inspiron laptops JSMHBRMPWF5397 Bosh

Banned

That's on the dell business inspiron's by the way

Expired? If not can someone help me out with a link please

Why are you mentioning Intel HD Graphics 4000 when the post shows 1GB AMD HD7670M - the Intel HD Graphics is available on the cheaper options... this post is for the £309 +VAT option!

Original Poster

MattCooker

Does it have a backlit keyboard?

I don't think so, it isn't mentioned.

jollyboys

Just found this code 15% off Inspiron laptops JSMHBRMPWF5397 Bosh

Yup, not applicable to this one.

MattCooker

Expired? If not can someone help me out with a link please

Yes, unfortunately this specific configuration (standalone graphics card is not available anymore. These go fast but you can keep checking, they add new ones quite often. Alternatively, you can get a better graphics card on a similar configuration here: outlet.euro.dell.com/Onl…t=1 . Beware, it is around £50+VAT more expensive with a 2 GB AMD HD 8730M graphics card. The rest seems identic. Good Hunting!

What are differences between GEFORCE graphic card and " 2 GB AMD HD 8730M "? Sorry I dont have good info about hardware. and is this offer suitable for gaming? thanks
Edited by: "aegj2002" 5th Jun 2013

In before someone says "not Haswell".

aegj2002

What are differences between GEFORCE graphic card and " 2 GB AMD HD 8730M … What are differences between GEFORCE graphic card and " 2 GB AMD HD 8730M "? Sorry I dont have good info about hardware. and is this offer suitable for gaming? thanks



I have this laptop. Although mine has a 1080p screen. The 8730m runs new games likes tomb raider, bioshock infinite, battlefield 3 etc fine at med settings. What you need to do though is change the default "switchable" graphics to make sure it uses the high performance setting, otherwise it uses the on-board hd4000. The switchable part is meant to do it automatically, but it doesn't work. The 8730m is said to be comparable to a 640m but on another laptop running this gpu I couldn't pay tomb raider, or bioshock infinite. That had an older i5 in it, which shouldn't really matter when gaming, it also had more memory than the 6 gig mine came with.



pls expire

Available now by the look of it.

Pity is ugly as hell! Got one couple of months ago. Makes my vostro look a design laptop!

My 17R-5720 refurb was delivered earlier, looked brand new and the hard drive registered a turn on time of 18 hours.

30 minutes later, it died and won't turn back on. Totally dead and if you plug in the mains, it kills the mains power supply.

On the plus side, Dell were pretty cool and an engineer is out tomorrow to replace the motherboard.

is it me or is everyone who is getting these DELL outlet laptops is having to get a DELL engineer out to replace the motherboard ?!

The odds of multiple laptop motherboards all dying as soon as a customer receives and switches them on has to be pretty low.

true, but they all seem to be somewhat related to the GPU or recognising it on device manager etc., no?

great deal

To balance my earlier comment, I've had 5 Dell outlet machines now and they have all been fine apart from the last one

The 3337u is a slower processor because its slimline and low power or whatever.

For example you might think a 3210m is slower as 3337 is higher number, not the case the 3210 is faster.

I just bought a 3210m, try get the m models not the u, as they are a bit slower (probably not a big deal for most average computer uses but I want photoshop usage so needed better specs)

Example
cpuboss.com/cpu…10M

ssaass

Google..Intel HD Graphics 4000 problems. Plenty to look at.



Nonsense. It's a very popular integrated card and on thousands of machines, miles better than hd 3000. Why post stuff like this after 1 google search? Not helpful for people.

Yes standalone are better, but hd 4000 is good for integrated.

use the free chat to dell online service before you buy. i was given a code which only works once and gives me 5% off as i had a chat, so worth trying between 9am and 5pm.
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