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DELL Inspiron 17R (i17R-1579sLV) Notebook Intel Core i7 3632QM (2.20GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 17.3" Windows 8

  • Intel Core i7 3632QM (2.20GHz)
  • 8GB Memory 1TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
  • Windows 8
  • BD Combo
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Carl S.
  • 6/19/2013 7:17:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: Fast Nice looking computer

Cons: Would not boot after 4 months. Called Dell support and they wanted $99 for support. I'm still baffled by this warranty or lack of from Dell.

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  • Shaun R.
  • 3/22/2013 2:35:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDon't be fooled! Great laptop!

Pros: Don't listen to the people who complain about the lack of nVidia card. This laptop definitely has one, it is just masked against the built in card and turns on for graphic intensive programs. Great price for a very versitile laptop. Also love the fact that it has a 10-key and the laptop keyboard is well spread out.

Cons: The only complaint I really have is that the layout results in a lot of accidental contact with the touchpad. If you are primarily a desktop gamer and wanted a travel gaming laptop, I strongly suggest getting an external mouse and disabling the touchpad. Also not a big fan of Windows 8

Other Thoughts: Like I said, a decent little midrange laptop for the price and definitely has all the goodies that it says it has.

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  • John K.
  • 2/14/2013 10:20:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAMAZING!

Pros: First of all I would like to say that everybody who is giving it a 1 star rating because it supposedly doesnt have an nVidia Geforce 630M is dumb. Aparently you don't know what your looking for. On Windows 7 or 8, and probably previous versions, it will only say the graphics integrated with the processor which are the Intel HD 4000. The nVidia Geforce 630M IS THERE, you should have drivers installed that support it and you can prove that it has the card if you find the nVidia control center and click that, you wouldnt even have that if it didnt have the card.

This laptop is amazing and should not have gotten these dumb 1 star reviews.

Cons: NONE!

Other Thoughts: I hate stupid people....

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  • Colby O.
  • 2/7/2013 12:48:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsDisregard all negative reviews

Pros: Price to Performance ratio is off the Charts. This Laptop should easily cost in the $1500+ range. Excellent Keypad and Trackpad.

Cons: Its not free. Screen is not full 1080P HD. Tho 1600x900 is definitely better than 1366...

Other Thoughts: The Four 1 star reviews should all be deleted. They were all posted by people who have 'zero' knowledge of computers. This Laptop comes with both a Geforce GT 630M AND the Integrated i7's Graphics. The 630M is only used when "NEEDED".

People, before you post a review for a product, please do some research, instead of making a fool of yourself.

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  • Kory S.
  • 1/21/2013 11:00:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsHuge performance, outstanding hardware, reasonable price

Pros: I picked this up from Costco last month for just under $800.00 - Now that NewEgg has it, it's a steal of a deal. The unit feels sturdy, has great hardware inside (although I'd have preferred a WD hard drive to a Seagate) and runs like a champ.

As a full-time web developer, I wanted a laptop that could handle all of the various tasks I encounter during my workdays, as well as offer a larger visual area for me to write code & design sites: The Inspiron 17R fits the bill perfectly for these.

Oh, and games? I consider myself an avid gamer, and this baby has the performance for that too. Skyrim runs on "Ultra" settings at between 50-60 FPS without any problem whatsoever.

For $800, this laptop has been the perfect combination of price & performance - I couldn't have asked for better.

Cons: DO NOT set any cold beverage on the left of this laptop while playing Skyrim, rendering video or any other CPU-intensive operation: Your drink will be warm within ~15 minutes from all the warm air kicked off by the cooling system.

Other than that, the cooling system is really very quiet and efficient: After 5 hours of playing video games, the bottom of the laptop itself is barely warm to the touch.

Aside from the hard drive being a Seagate (I'm sort of a Western Digital fanboy) I have no complaints whatsoever!

Other Thoughts: Other reviewers have rated this 1 egg because they don't understand how the graphics hardware works.

This laptop DOES come with an nVidia GeForce GT 630M - It works a little differently than one would expect, however:

The Inspiron 17R has the Intel HD4000 graphics as it's main GPU, and the nVidia 630M is a supplemental GPU which automatically kicks-in when an application's 3D requirements exceed what the HD4000 can offer. nVidia calls this their "Optimus" technology, and it does not hinder or cripple 3D performance in any way, shape or form.

That being said, the auto-switchover doesn't always work as expected, but it's a simple fix: Simply open the nVidia control panel and set it to always use the nVidia GPU when running applications.

The nVidia 630M does draw more power to operate, however, so the aforementioned setting probably isn't ideal for users who are constantly on-the-go and relying on their battery as a power source. Instead of doing the above, one can simply right-click on the icon of the program they want to run on the nVidia 630M GPU, then choose "nVidia Graphics Options", and then click "Run using nVidia GeForce GT 630M". Voila!

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  • Kenny K.
  • 12/10/2012 3:28:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsProduct not as described

Pros: Lots of Ram, 750 GB HDD is a lot. Graphics is OK at best.

Cons: Bloatware. Might have been my fingers, but I had a very hard time using the keyboard and mouse. Also, the Graphics card is NOT Nvidia. It's Intell HD Graphics 4000. Extremely heavy and clunky. When I got this, everything was extremely slow and the bloatware had left its mark on the HDD.

Other Thoughts: I didn't get this one from Newegg, but I got it from Costco instead. They were selling this for $999.99. A ripoff in my opinion when Newegg sells the same thing for a much lower price.

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  • James R.
  • 11/26/2012 4:34:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Waiting on mine to arrive in 3days. It has everything I was wanting on my laptop. I hope they have fixed the Nvidia GeForce issues by now.

Cons: I'm going to be real disappointed if they haven't addressed the NVIDIA Geforce GT issue. It still shows it as coming with it and that is what I am expecting to get. Dell and NewEgg have had plenty of time to address this as I read the first review calling them out on it some time ago.

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  • Clinton H.
  • 11/21/2012 12:47:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointed, too.

Pros: Nice laptop, runs smooth unless you try to do something graphically intensive.

Cons: Does NOT come with an nVidia GT 630M. It comes with an Intel 4000 graphics chip.

Other Thoughts: Newegg, being the excellent customer service oriented company that they are, is refunding my money.

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  • VERNA G.
  • 11/19/2012 5:30:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: Beautiful laptop. Works fine.

Cons: The laptop is listed as having a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M card. When i received the computer and checked the specs it only have the Intel HD 4000 graphics. Dell confirmed that it should have the NVIDIA card. Newegg claims they may have made a mistake with the description. Waiting on Newegg to respond.

Other Thoughts: Will update results.

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