Unlike many current laptops have sleek, Dell uses a unique design and outstanding for Dell Inspiron 17-3721. The entire cover and frame on the inside of the keyboard are using a similar design to the surface is porous, interwoven square, creating a repellent surface roughness productively fingerprints results, and this structure will also better when the user tack holding and moving.
In the middle of the lid is decorated Dell logo with crome simple, screen and frame are linked together by black plastic hinges quite thick and strong.
Regarding connectivity, the right side of the machine is designed with USB 2.0 ports, a DVD burner and a Kensington lock slot.
The left side of the machine has two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, HDMI, Ethernet, and headphone jack / microphone.
There’s also a memory card reader 6 in 1 design along the front edge of the machine.
Despite weighing up to 2.72 kg and 411.48 x 269.24 large size mm, but Dell Inspiron 17-3721 still quite thin (28.44 ~ 29.71 mm thick) for a laptop accompanying DVD drive. In fact, the machine is thinner than the HP Pavilion g6z-2200 (375.92 x 243.84 x 30.48 mm) but a little thicker than the Acer Aspire V3-551-8458 (381 x 252.98 x 25.14 ~ 33,02mm).
Screen and webcam
Dell Inspiron 17-3721 equip the screen size is quite 17,3 inch raised to the resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels, the display quite sharp, especially the text content on the web, working with Office applications …. but when watching videos or pictures with more vivid colors, color saturated.
The brightness of the screen Dell Inspiron 17-3721 is 236 lux measured, somewhat lower than the average (250 lux), but still higher than the Acer Aspire V3-551-8458 (172 lux) and HP Pavilion g6z -2200 (159 lux).
1 megapixel webcam of the machine is capable of taking pictures and videos with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with accurate colors. However, quite a noise when taking photos under fluorescent lighting and even photographed in natural light conditions.
Integrated speakers on the Inspiron 17 is designed in the bottom edge of the front edge, although large-sized speakers the sound is quite poor. Real test when i heard the song “Poetic Justice” by Kendrick Lemar, sounds harsh and lacking bass and this is a common drawback of most laptops in this price segment. The sound will be improved a bit when Dell Audio Control utility (formerly known as Waves MaxxAudio 4) is activated, the user can choose 5 set available including Music, Movies, Voice, Gaming and MaxxSense.
Keyboard and Touchpad
Users will be amazed with the size island-style keyboard Large, widely spaced keys, integrated numeric keypad will help users separate accountant or who must often work with other types of data easy operation. However when the manipulation input keyboard keys are appearing some flex phenomenon (the phenomenon surrounding keys slightly sunken button).
Touchpad below the keyboard are just the right size, smooth surface, multi-touch operation with this touchpad is very good. The multi-touch manipulation, such as two-finger rotate, three-finger swipe and press the four fingers are made easily including gestures for Windows 8. The two mouse keys left / right separation and easy press, not whiz phenomenon, jammed as some other models.
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Using Intel i3-3227U processor speed of 1.9GHz, 4GB RAM. Dell Inspiron 17-3721 can meet the daily work of the office users to run applications such as Office, surf the web, use the photo browsing tools, basic photo editing, video playback …
500GB Hard drive speed of 54rpm Inspiron 17-3721 boot into Windows 8 in 25 seconds, 20 seconds faster than the average (0:45). Startup time is equivalent on Acer Aspire V3-551-8458 and HP Pavilion g6z-2200 (21 seconds).
Check the machine’s overall performance in PCMark 7, the Inspiron 17-3721 scored 2223 points, down nearly half compared to the average (3917) of the laptop desktop replacement. But the performance of the machine is more powerful than the Aspire V3-551-8458 (dual-core processor AMD A8-4500M 1.9GHz speed) and Pavilion g6z-2200 (dual-core processor AMD A6-4400M speed 2 , 7GHz) to score respectively 1788 points and 1731 points.
Working speed test of HDD 500GB 5400rpm speed of the machine using the Laptop File Transfer Test when copying 4,97GB data package including multimedia files. Inspiron 17-3721 completed the test in 3 minutes and 23 seconds with data transfer rate is 25,1MBps. Speed is on par with the Aspire V3-551-8458 (25.8 MBps), but slower than the Pavilion g6z-2200 (33.9 MBps).
PC segment so popular machines using Intel integrated graphics HD Graphics 4000, though it allows users to watch high-definition videos and play simple games. Evaluate the performance of the machine by 3DMark11 graphics, the Inspiron 17-3721 scored 589 points. This score is lower than the Pavilion g6z-2200 (AMD Radeon HD 7000 Graphics Series) and Aspire V3-551-8458 (AMD Radeon HD 7640G graphics with 512MB VRAM) scored respectively 642 points and 982 points.
Experiment with the game “World of Warcraft”, the Inspiron 17-3721 only playable 23 fps with the speed settings in the game is autodetect and screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. When changing the screen resolution to 1600 x 900 pixels, the frame rate dropped to 22 fps.
Not much software, applications that install with Dell Inspiron 17-3721, in addition to a number of useful utilities, such as Dell Backup and Recovery to backup and recover data when needed, Dell Support Center help users can run diagnostics and install the latest drivers and software updates.
The third-party applications including Amazon, Skype, eBay, Amazon Kindle and a free 30-day trial of McAfee Security Center.
Check the machine’s battery life by surfing Laptop Battery Test continuously informed quaket Wi-Fi connection, the supplied battery Inspiron 17-3721 can only work 3 hours 58 minutes, longer than average (3 : 45). Pavilion g6z-2200 and Aspire V3-551-8458 prolong battery life than about 1/2 hour, corresponding with the time of 4 hours 27 minutes and 4 hours 24 minutes. However, the battery life is appropriate for a laptop-size 17 inch.
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