Today we are going to review the all new Dell Inspiron 17 5000 60Y31 which isn’t quite a high end gaming machine but isn’t far off and offers superior performance compared to most mid-range options available. It also features a large 17 inch display for those who are unwilling to compromise on display size. Below we will check out some of the benefits and downsides to this laptop model and see just how well it stacks up.
Processor: Intel Core i7-7500U
Memory: 8 GB of RAM
Storage: 1 TB SATA
Screen: 17 Inches
OS: Windows 10
If having a large display is important to you for streaming, gaming or just getting your day to day work done there is nothing better then using a laptop that has a huge 17 inch display like the Dell Inspiron 17 5000 60Y31. This large display is full HD as well making sure you get a very crisp display no matter what activity you are doing.
Dell hasn’t cut any corners on performance either on this Inspiron model making sure even power users are going to be able to get their tasks done without having annoying lock ups or freezes due to the computer not being able to handle resource hungry applications. It comes packed with a top end Intel Core i7 processor along with plenty of memory at 8 GB meaning it is ready to handle just about anything you throw its way.
Even those this laptop model is not classified as a gaming unit it still comes with a graphics card that is well above the norm for laptops priced in this range. With 4 GB of dedicated memory the AMD R7 is capable of handling games or video editing easily.
In order to support a large 17 inch display you need to build a very solid base and that comes at a cost, mainly the portability of the device. The Dell Inspiron 17 5000 60Y31 weighs in at 3.1 Kg putting it well above an average sized laptop meaning it can be awkward for users who are on the going often.
It is hard to put this in the downsides section when you consider larger laptops are not known for there battery life but the 7 hours of run time on a single charge is below what you will get in many smaller laptop designs. In its defense though it is above average for laptops with large 17 inch displays.
The Dell Inspiron 17 5000 60Y31 is a great fit for power users who don’t want to step up to a gaming rig but still want the ability to handle high end applications and even do some gaming with its impressive specifications.