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Dell Inspiron 17R - 5721


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For full specifications see the Dell Inspiron 17R - 5721 specifications page.

NameDell Inspiron 17R - 5721
Processor3rd Generation Intel Core i3-3227U processor (3M Cache, 1.9 GHz)
3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3337U processor (3M Cache, up to 2.7 GHz)
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3517U processor (4M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz)
Screen17.3“ 1600×900 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
Network10/100 Ethernet
Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n
Dell Wireless 1704 802.11b/g/n
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230, 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Touch PadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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Jeremiah S Putnam, 2018/05/18 01:16

Great laptop. Works great with Linux Mint 18.2 and 18.3 I have not had any problems and it runs perfectly out of the box. Keyboard backlight controls even work in Cinnamon.

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