The Dell Inspiron 17 (i5748-2143sLV) Laptop is a strong performer laptop with sound battery backup. It has an HD webcam which captures good quality videos and aids video calling. However, apart from that, the laptop fails to impress on other grounds, as one expects a dedicated GPU and a Full-HD display for the hefty price it tags.
Display and Configuration
The Dell Inspiron 17 (i5748-2143sLV) Laptop features a 17.3-inch IPS LED-backlit display, which offers a screen resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels with wide viewing angles. In order to run the system, there is a 1.9 GHz Intel Core i3 4030U (4th Gen) processor, which is also assisted by a 4GB of DDR3 RAM for smooth operation of the device. It also features an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 graphics card for better display configuration. The laptop runs on Professional Windows 8.1 operating system floating upon 64-bit architecture.
Camera, Storage and Input Devices
The user can get in touch with his/her close ones over video calling with the help of a webcam, present above the display of the laptop. It also offers a 720p HD video recording. As far as the storage is concerned, the user can create a huge library of files in a 500GB SATA hard disk drive (HDD) present inside the system, which revolves at a speed of 5,400 revolutions per minute. The input devices present in the Dell Inspiron 17 (i5748-2143sLV) Laptop are - a touchpad, a non-keyboard with backlit, two stereo speakers and a DVD writer.
Design, Battery and Connectivity
The laptop offers a shiny body in silver shade and looks attractive from the outset and weighs 2.9 Kg. Acting as an energy driver is a 4 cell Li-ion battery which renders a good amount of backup for long hours. On the connectivity front, the Dell Inspiron 17 (i5748-2143sLV) Laptop has a lot of options namely - Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.0, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 slot, an SD card reader, a headphone jack, a microphone jack and a VGA port.