Dell New Inspiron 17 7000 Price drop!! - 4th gen i5, HD+ 17inch touchscreen, dedicated graphics, backlit keyboard, cool aluminum chassis including delivery etc . £579
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Dell New Inspiron 17 7000 Price drop!! - 4th gen i5, HD+ 17inch touchscreen, dedicated graphics, backlit keyboard, cool aluminum chassis including delivery etc . £579

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Found 26th Feb 2014
Bought this laptop a few weeks ago at £649 but just noticed it was reduced to £579 - but now it is £529 with voucher code! I am really impressed with it. Has 17" touch screen included even though it is listed as optional. V Good customer freephone technical support too - which sorted a driver problem when upgrading to Windows 8.1.

Spec:
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M 2GB DDR5
Windows 8 64bit, English
6GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (4GBx1 + 2GBx1)
1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
44cm (17.3") LED Backlit Touch Display with Truelife and HD+ resolution (1600 x 900)
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 2x2 AGN + Bluetooth 4.0
1 Year NBD with Premium Phone Support
4-cell Lithium Ion (58WHr) Battery
Externally Accessible
(4) USB 3.0 incl. 1 with PowerShare
RJ45 Ethernet
HDMI™ v1.4a
Combination headphone/ microphone jack
Kensington Security Lock
AC Power In

Multi-media Card Reader
Digital (SD) Memory Card
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) with UHS 50MB/Sec
Memory Stick (MS)
Memory Stick PRO (MS Pro)
Memory Stick XC (MSXC)
Multi Media Card (MMC) - Multi Media Card plus (MMC+) supported in MMC compatibility mode only xD

Dimensions & Weight
Width: 16.2” (412.4mm)
Height: 1.0” (25.4mm) with HD+ non-touch display / 1.1” (27.7mm) with optional touch display
Depth: 10.6” (269.4mm)
Starting weight of 7.3 lbs (3.29 kg) with optional touch display

Update: Deal is still on

New direct link:

dell.com/uk/…737

Now only £529!! with code J182GVQXCWJFVT (thanks for pointing out Igazu)

300 Comments

Not full HD?

Awful, awful CPU for intensive programs.

hot

I can't see any mention of the touch screen?

There's also an i7 4500U version with twice as much memory, Full HD using a different dedicated graphics card for £729

Original Poster

tanked

I can't see any mention of the touch screen?There's also an i7 4500U … I can't see any mention of the touch screen?There's also an i7 4500U version with twice as much memory, Full HD using a different dedicated graphics card for £729



Comes with touch screen as standard - though agree the spec is a bit confusing.There is no option to not have one as I found out when I bought it! See this link: dell.com/uk/…737

where it states

'Performance-laptop with Windows 8, 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, forged aluminium design and touch-screen'
Edited by: "devilish" 26th Feb 2014

It is very confusing. In one section it states touch screen is optional.

Desktop power in a sleek, forged aluminium design sporting 4th Gen Intel® … Desktop power in a sleek, forged aluminium design sporting 4th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Windows 8, an expansive 17.3" screen (with optional touch capability) and a built-in DVD.



In another it says it's included:

Performance-laptop with Windows 8, 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 pr … Performance-laptop with Windows 8, 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, forged aluminium design and touch-screen.



But then it's not mentioned in the later spec sheet or during the checkout process. oO

Original Poster

Desktop power in a sleek, forged aluminium design sporting 4th Gen … Desktop power in a sleek, forged aluminium design sporting 4th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Windows 8, an expansive 17.3" screen (with optional touch capability) and a built-in DVD.

Performance-laptop with Windows 8, 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 pr … Performance-laptop with Windows 8, 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, forged aluminium design and touch-screen.



Was the same when I bought it but asked 'Dell chat' and confirmed as included. The spec on the checkout was unclear but once a detailed order confirmation is received it states:
391-BBGC 17.3 inch LED Backlit Touch Display with Truelife and HD+ resolution (1600 x 900) 1 SR
320-BBFB Aluminum LCD Back Cover - Silver, For Touch Config 1 SR

They must have a pile ready built as they are dispatched next day. Dell are not doing themselves any favors by their order process!
I really like touch capability though - I also use it to annotate documents with a stylus which works really well.

Touchscreen on a laptop: pointless.

Transformers

Touchscreen on a laptop: pointless.


Agreed. Finger marks on a laptop screen are annoying.

Rizsparky

Awful, awful CPU for intensive programs.



Like?

It's a ULV CPU and a fairly decent one.

All these hot specs + 17.3" but no 1080p support??

Banned

i got one like this with i7 and 16GB RAM , finish its better then macbook pro

_Cloudruler_

Agreed. Finger marks on a laptop screen are annoying.


Exactly. If someone wants a 'touchscreen experience' then use a tablet, that's what they were made for.

I really can't understand the appeal of having a grubby laptop screen, when you can use the touchpad or a mouse.

I have the 15" version with an i7 + 1080p screen. Very nice laptop - Apart from the fact Dell have had it for over 2 weeks whilst they fix it with at least another week of waiting for it to be fixed.

I originally said no way would a touch screen be nice on a laptop - Surprisingly it is, and its hard to see finger marks on it. I would totally recommend getting a 1080p screen on it though, its amazing

ps4polska

i got one like this with i7 and 16GB RAM , finish its better then macbook … i got one like this with i7 and 16GB RAM , finish its better then macbook pro



Isit an HD screen? I'm trying to figure out if the screen quality compares to the Sony Vaio in terms of colour intensity and brightness. I have seen mixed reviews.

Original Poster

_Cloudruler_

Agreed. Finger marks on a laptop screen are annoying.



I thought the same before actually using it - but I have found it hardly gets marked and in any case it is a doddle to wipe clean as it is gorilla glass . I now really wonder how I managed without a touch screen on my last laptop!

Edited by: "devilish" 26th Feb 2014

Banned

my version has full hd screen

gforce 750m
16gb ram
i7

but cost me 899

anyway its very nice quality laptop

Don't buy Dell. It will go tits up and their customer service is a joke.

kharma45

Like? It's a ULV CPU and a fairly decent one.



Exactly, being low voltage means it takes a performance hit, a dual core 1.6Ghz processor isnt very impressive,

DouglasQuaid618

Don't buy Dell. It will go tits up and their customer service is a joke.



Signed up just to post that? How quaint.

To counteract this, I've owned two Dell laptops which have each lasted 5yrs of heavy usage without any problems. Considering upgrading to this one for my new work laptop.

Just saw this in their Outlet store. Refurb of a different model but same processor and has a 17" screen (no mention of touchscreen). I'm sure its not as nice but over £240 cheaper

Inspiron 17 - 3737
Processor: Intel® Core™i5-4200U (3M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz)
Windows® 8
6GB (1 x 2GB + 1 x 4GB) 1600Mhz DDR3L Memory
750 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
8X DVD+/-RW Drive Tray Load
17.3 inch High Definition+ (1600 x 900) LED Display with TrueLife
Back Up Media Not Included
Windows® 8 64bit (English)
Dell Wireless-N 1705 + Bluetooth 4.0
LCD Back Cover : Black
Battery: Primary 4-cell 40W/HR
Internal Qwerty Keyboard

£333.40 inc. VAT and delivery

Just saying

tafkas

Signed up just to post that? How quaint.To counteract this, I've owned … Signed up just to post that? How quaint.To counteract this, I've owned two Dell laptops which have each lasted 5yrs of heavy usage without any problems. Considering upgrading to this one for my new work laptop.



But given past performance by Dell a fair point. My sister had two laptops from them both suffering blue screens constantly after she bought them.

I'd still like to hear if the HD screen on other models has intense / bright colours like the VAIO or if it is just the fact it is HD that captures people's imagination?

tanked

I can't see any mention of the touch screen?There's also an i7 4500U … I can't see any mention of the touch screen?There's also an i7 4500U version with twice as much memory, Full HD using a different dedicated graphics card for £729



Link? I can't find it for 729 thanks

tafkas

Signed up just to post that? How quaint.To counteract this, I've owned … Signed up just to post that? How quaint.To counteract this, I've owned two Dell laptops which have each lasted 5yrs of heavy usage without any problems. Considering upgrading to this one for my new work laptop.



I'd second this comment in favour of Dell. I've had no end of problems with vaios and when opening them up to repair found they're designed extremely poorly and without longevity and replacement in mind. Dells are a bit lego-y but I find this is great. It's like when you had an old phone and dropped it. Pieces flew everywhere and you thought it was broken for sure but it all just clicked back together. Nowadays you drop a solid phone without removable pieces and the energy has nowhere to go so things just shatter.

Sorry that was a bit rambling but long story short, I find Dells are great and can be run into the ground whilst still functioning.

Students can get 10% off Dell products in the VIP club

After the issues with my current Dell laptop I'll not be going near them again. Replaced motherboard twice and then replaced the case after their engineer broke it replacing the motherboard the second time, taking away my Windows 7 license sticker with the old one. I was at work when the repair guy come or I would have stopped them taking it. I then got a virus and the factory restore image wouldn't work when I went to restore it because of the stupid way they configure the MBR. Dell refused to give me rescue media unless I paid them an amount more than I can buy a new Windows 7 Pro licence for legitimately! I have had to resort to using a cracked version of Windows because of them. Never again.

The only positive was the efficiency with which they honored their on-site warranty. Credit where it's due. Think I'll be going for a Lenovo Ultrabook or a Macbook Pro as a replacement.

ministrymason

Link? I can't find it for 729 thanks



dell.com/uk/…737

anlygi

After the issues with my current Dell laptop I'll not be going near them … After the issues with my current Dell laptop I'll not be going near them again. Replaced motherboard twice and then replaced the case after their engineer broke it replacing the motherboard the second time, taking away my Windows 7 license sticker with the old one. I was at work when the repair guy come or I would have stopped them taking it. I then got a virus and the factory restore image wouldn't work when I went to restore it because of the stupid way they configure the MBR. Dell refused to give me rescue media unless I paid them an amount more than I can buy a new Windows 7 Pro licence for legitimately! I have had to resort to using a cracked version of Windows because of them. Never again. The only positive was the efficiency with which they honored their on-site warranty. Credit where it's due. Think I'll be going for a Lenovo Ultrabook or a Macbook Pro as a replacement.



If they made a touchscreen 17" Macbook Pro with (dare I say it) an option to upgrade the memory and hard drive, I'd buy it in a heartbeat even though it would be 3 times the price of this. One of the best things about Dell is their amount of choice, their prices and (since unfortunately I've had to use it too) their onsite warranty.

tanked

If they made a touchscreen 17" Macbook Pro with (dare I say it) an option … If they made a touchscreen 17" Macbook Pro with (dare I say it) an option to upgrade the memory and hard drive, I'd buy it in a heartbeat even though it would be 3 times the price of this. One of the best things about Dell is their amount of choice, their prices and (since unfortunately I've had to use it too) their onsite warranty.



Apple don't do touchscreens on their desktops and laptops for good reason. OSX just doesn't need a touchscreen for operation and well a touchscreen is largely pointless on a laptop. I hardly ever use the touchscreen on my HP Envy. Completely pointless.

Rizsparky

Exactly, being low voltage means it takes a performance hit, a dual core … Exactly, being low voltage means it takes a performance hit, a dual core 1.6Ghz processor isnt very impressive,



The Turbo clock makes up for the low base clock. It's a good CPU when it's in full swing.

tafkas

Signed up just to post that? How quaint.To counteract this, I've owned … Signed up just to post that? How quaint.To counteract this, I've owned two Dell laptops which have each lasted 5yrs of heavy usage without any problems. Considering upgrading to this one for my new work laptop.



I've got a high end dell which I've used halt the last 4 years without a single issue.

If the idea of a touch screen laptop is unpalatable due to fingerprints, you could always buy a microfibre cloth...

My feeling about having a touch-enabled screen is basically you don't have to use it if you don't want to, but it's nice to have the option there.

Tempting!

tafkas

Signed up just to post that? How quaint.To counteract this, I've owned … Signed up just to post that? How quaint.To counteract this, I've owned two Dell laptops which have each lasted 5yrs of heavy usage without any problems. Considering upgrading to this one for my new work laptop.



Just speaking from personal experience. Had two laptops, both of which failed within six months and when they would boot there was always some problem - overheating or freezing up pretty much all the time. When the trackpad on my last one failed and the engineer couldn't fix it properly I gave up and went with HP. I can't make any judgement on them as I've only had my laptop two months but so far all seems good.

I'm sure plenty of people have had horror stories with HP as well, before you say anything.

iAmLegendFam

Students can get 10% off Dell products in the VIP club



Do you have link please?

eventhough also should not bu Dell...

buy*

Very tempted by the £729 version, been waiting ages for a decent laptop for virtual images as a lab and gaming. Only downside is no SSD but from reviews looks like that's easily replaceable then whack the HDD into an external case as data storage.

does anybody have any links to reviews on this particular model?

Some reviews for the £729 version which should perform similiar in terms of graphics. The version in this deal is about 25% slower cpu according to benchmark, less RAM and lower res screen. But other than that they look identical to me. These are reviews for the higher spec for look and feel.
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