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Dell i17R-1408PBL laptop Review

February 22nd, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Dell has come up with a bigger screen powerful laptop as Dell i17R-1408PBL. This notebook is designed as quite spacious and comes with 17.3-inches widescreen. Definitely, this kind of bigger screen is capable enough to offer pleasurable experience to all users. This is a perfect desktop replacement and powerful through Intel Core i3-380M processor. This machine comes with so many powerful features spacious hard drive with 640GB capacity, 4GB RAM< optical drive, Wi-Fi and many more. This system comes in captivating peacock blue color and offers stylish looks.

Intel Core i3-380M Processor:

This processor works through two cores and four threads. It is clocked at 2.53 GHz and has Intel Smart Cache of 3 MB capacity. Its Bus/Core ratio is 19.  Its DMI is 2.5GT/s and instruction set is 64-bit.  This processor has integrated graphics as Intel HD Graphics with dynamic frequency. Graphics base frequency is 500 MHz and maximum dynamic frequency is 667 MHz.  This graphics card comes with Intel Flexible Display Interface and with Intel Clear Video Technology. It has dual display capabilities.

Dell i17R-1408PBL Pros:

  • Priced reasonably when compared with powerful features.
  • It has Intel HD Graphics.
  • It has optical drive.
  • It has 1.3-megapixel webcam.
  • It has decent battery backup.
  • It has Wi-Fi enabled.
  • It has HDMI output port.
  • It has Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Technology.

Dell i17R-1408PBL Cons:

  • It is little expensive for few.
  • Little heavy.



This machine is powered through Intel Core i3-380M processor. It clocked at 2.53 GHz and comes with 3MB of L3 Cache.

System memory and Hard drive:

This laptop is arranged with 4GB capacity DDR3 RAM and this can be increased up to 8GB successfully down the line.

Hard drive of this machine is 640GB. This is a SATA drive and rotates at 5400 rpm.

Display and Graphics:

Dell i17R-1408PBL  comes with a screen size of 17.3-inches. Its display type is HD WLED widescreen display.

This laptop is also arranged with Intel HD graphics to improve the entertainment experience.

Optical drive:

This system is arranged with one 8X multi-format DVD burner. This can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats.


It has one built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam along with microphone for video chats over the internet.


Dell i17R-1408PBL has built-in stereo speakers and offers decent sound quality through it.


It has Ethernet LAN facility to meet all the wired connectivity needs.

Also, there is Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 WLAN for all wireless connectivity needs through 802.11n.

Input Devices:

It has a full-size keyboard along with numeric key pad. This keyboard is comfortable for usage.

There is multi gestured touchpad with this laptop with enough responsiveness for easy usage.


This laptop comes with one 6-cell Lithium-ion battery pack. This battery pack offers decent battery backup for the notebook.

Additional Ports:

Dell i17R-1408PBL comes with 7-in-1 digital media card reader, four USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI output port, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.


This system is credited with Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Technology. This technology allows the system to integrate with other electronic devices easily.

Operating System:

This laptop comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.


This laptop comes with one-year limited warranty with mail-in service.

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