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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
To make the choice easier, we have judged this Dell Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook according to what you are going to do with it.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook enough for internet use?
We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. An inexpensive computer such as Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook may seem to be the solution. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Dell; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 17.3 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. For all users who don’t appreciate the use of the mouse (with or without wires), it Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook is provided by default with a touch screen. The overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. It seems that Dell has designed a solid model with latest generation components.
The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Core i7-10510U. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 16 Gb of memory. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 512 Gb. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Last point about the autonomy. the Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook can work 7 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook the right choice for watching movies ?
Dell presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 17.3, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 2.5 kilogram.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish. Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
On the sound side, it Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Intel Core i7-10510U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
On the application side, Dell chose to let you do it. There’s only the operating system. This is a Windows 10 Famille that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one NVIDIA GeForce MX250, which with 16 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. For the Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook has only 4 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook may not be suitable. Indeed, with 7 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
The Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook to use while travelling.
It Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. At least that’s what we find out a priori. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
Its weight of 2.5 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. With a 17.3 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
Note that the screen of this Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook being touch screen, you will be able to do without the mouse. A few finger pinches to zoom in, side slides to test the comfort of use. The accuracy of touch in navigation is without problem.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. The rendering on screen is good. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
The processor Intel Core i7-10510U is inferior to other competitive products.
Note that like all manufacturers, Dell is optimistic about the autonomy of this Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
With 7 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because use is likely to consist of travel and traveling, this laptop was thin and relatively light with 2 hard drives, one SSD, the other normal, for an overall size of 512 Gb. This double disk technology allows to record the operating system on the principle of the usb key, and to store personal data on a standard disk but more resistant in time. The time it takes the laptop to start and leave the sleep mode is ultra-fast. If you still run out of space, all you need to do is buy an external drive.
Even though your laptop will stay in the hotel more often than in a briefcase when you take it to the airport, you will appreciate its volume. With a screen of 17.3 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 4 connectors. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook on holiday.
The Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook to make audio or video editing.
Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. Even if it would be possible to do audio or video cutting, it doesn’t seem to correspond to this need. Dell has favoured more standard uses, which require less computing speed. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Core i7-10510U does best. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 512 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
Valuable flash memory via the SSD for fast program execution, and a standard disk for storing personal data. Here, the laptop advantageously has a good space of storage. This model offers the best possibilities with a storage space of 512 Gb. Dell offers a computer among the best in its category. You won’t have to worry about storage space for your audio and video creations. Finally, if you really need it, you can add storage via an external hard drive.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (7 hours). It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. On this point Dell could have done much better.
For the connector part, the Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabookhas the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook the right choice to play online?
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Our tests have shown that yhis Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook wasn’t designed for video games. Clearly, Dell has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
With only 1920×1080, this model is below standard ones. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 512 Gb it Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabookis below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 2.5 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 7 hours available.
In the end, we do not recommend this Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook for office automation ?
Not really designed for office use, Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook it’s still a good product. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Dell has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 Famille that’s running it.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Dell in this product line. Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model, with its 2.5 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
This computer was really designed for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
The storage of this model, 512 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In short, the Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook is an average choice. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
Finally, the Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook….
This Inspiron 17-7791 Ultrabook will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks