Dell Studio 17 Laptop Review
Dell has developed mid-level Studio series laptops, but this one has got all those powerful features that make it stand in the high level segment. Still the device comes with a little compromise for eradicating the expensive next-generation hardware that we have already seen in the XPS or Inspiron series. There are many users who go with mid-range or low-cost devices due to shortage of money and so Dell has presented a decent machine that has got good design, screen and portability. The Dell Studio 17 laptop has been designed especially for those who demand big screen and more features. However, this device does not take much of the advantages of its bigger size, but comes packed with powerful components. Read further to know in detail about the Dell Studio 17 specs and price.
Dell Studio 17 Design :
Before we say anything, one thing we should praise is its beautiful screen quality which gives great picture and video quality. Dell has not compromised in this aspect and provided big screen with powerful inputs that force the device to run crystal clear views by giving complete pleasure to the users. The Studio 17 laptop delivers exceptional views that comes from the ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4650 graphics card. One GB graphic card has been included in this laptop to provide awe-inspiring views while improving the overall graphics and system performance.
To enhance the viewing pleasure, Dell has added a 17.3 inch 16:9 HD+ display that features a great resolution of 1600 by 900 pixels. With this, an optional Full HD B+GR LED display is also provided by Dell with a screen resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. This optional display delivers 92 percent of color gamut that makes the users feel like watching an LCD TV. Dell also offers an optional Blu-ray Disc ™ drive that doubles the movie watching pleasure due to its high definition picture quality.
The device has got simple and decent design, but its cover is a charming feature as it gets choices of colors over it. Owners can choose their favorite colored device or can even opt for the dramatically decorative cover which is a flagship design of Dell. The wide screen of this device sports front facing camera which is commonly used these days for video calling or conferencing. Below the screen sits a remarkable logo of Dell that improves the appearance of this laptop. The touch mouse-pad can be found positioned a bit at the left side below the keyboard and responses well. The full-size keyboard and numberpad are very smooth and the keys come in bigger sizes so users will not make much mistakes while typing.
Dell Studio 17 Design Choices :
Not only the hardware options, but Dell has also provided personalization for the owners who can design their own laptop and show their creativity. The brand provides more than 200 design options that owners can choose, select and apply in their creativity. In fact, you can even select one out of six vibrant colors that perfectly suits the Dell Studio 17’s sleek appearance. The colors are – Promise Pink, Midnight Blue, Ruby Red, Plum Purple, Black Chainlink, and Spring Green.
Dell Studio 17 Performance :
As far as the performance is concerned, we can say when the design is so unique and has won our heart, the performance would also show us something new and impressive. The Dell Studio 17 laptop has been equipped with all advanced features which make this device not only powerful, but also superior in the league. Dell has added Intel® Core™ i5 dual-core processors that give amazing swiftness in performance with smooth responses of opening and running apps or software. In fact, the laptop boots quickly and does not make its users wait for longer. So, what else we want?
Users also get access to further speed due to the addition of features like smart multitasking with Intel® Hyperthreading Technology. This new technology enables the users to access two tasks at once. Moreover, Dell has provided this new generation with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology that automatically speeds up the processor when the device requires additional boost in performance.
The performance also becomes extraordinary due to the smart integration of up to 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz dual channel memory. You can save your files such as music, movies and photos separately on the given 500 GB hard drive of this laptop or can add further storage space of up to 1 TB by using dual hard drives. The device also comes packed with JBL® + SRS Premium Sound™ audio that offers superior quality sound through a sizable subwoofer. So, not only we get great picture quality, but the sound complements well and we get home-theatre-like experience.
Dell Studio 17 Connectivity :
A lot of features have been added to this Studio 17 laptop where Dell also offers HDMI port for connecting this device to an HD TV. A separate USB 2.0/eSATA combo port and PowerShare feature has been provided that allows the users to charge their phones whenever required. All the connectivity options including the power jack can be found at the left side of the device. A standard 6-cell 2.6Ah battery can be found powering this laptop and you get around 5 hours of battery life. Advanced Wi-Fi feature is available and so is Dell’s Wireless 365 Bluetooth Internal mini-card that lets users to share their data to other device.
Dell Studio 17 Webcam :
A distinct built-in 2 megapixel HD webcam is available along with dual array microphone that lets you stay connected to your friends and family. The camera gives clear views and not much pixilation can be found.
Dell Studio 17 Price :
Dell has launched two of its laptops in the market – Dell Studio 15 and Dell Studio 17. The starting price of Dell Studio 17 laptop is INR 40,900 which still comes in a reasonable range. The device worth a ton than what the price tag is.
Pros of Dell Studio 17 :
The Studio 17 comes packed with high-end Intel® Core™ i5 and Intel® Core™ i3 processors, 17.3-inch display, and JBL® + SRS Premium Sound™ audio. Also, it comes with a lot of artistic design, 4GB RAM and 256MB Mobility Radeon HD 3650 video card.
Cons of Dell Studio 17 :
The only drawback of this laptop is its heftiness that could disappoint those users who wish to carry laptops wherever they go. So, this 8 pound laptop could cause some serious questions about whether or not to consider buying it.
So, the Dell Studio 17 laptop offers all those acoustic feel that a user wishes to get. The Studio has got all those aesthetic sensibilities that a high-end laptop should have. Fortunately, it comes with good hardware strength and features and that too at reasonable price tag. So, there is no disappointment in terms of what Dell has offered to the laptop market as an ideal entry-level desktop replacement. It is a best device for those who seek for luxurious laptop that give home theatre like experience.
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