Is this I5-460m laptop for $349 good deal or not


Senior member
Dec 17, 2000
I'm looking for a laptop for under $400 that is an I5. I found this one online and was wondering if this is a good deal or not? I'm not so sure I like the 17-inch screen because it makes it too big to lug around so I am still looking for a 15 incher and maybe a usb 3 flash drive compatible.

Dell Inspiron 17 (i17R-2248MRB)

The Inspiron™ laptop's sleek new design is not only easy on the eyes, it seamlessly travels by your side without getting in your way. Upon opening the Inspiron, your eyes will be immediately drawn to the brushed metal appearance of the smudge-proof palm rest. The keyboard's 10-key numeric keypad makes it easy to work with applications that require data entry or directional moves.

Everything you need

Watch the Inspiron laptop's Hi-def display come to life with these smart and entertaining features.

Take multi-tasking to new heights with the latest in Intel® processor technology. The new Intel® Core™ i5 processors automatically allocate processing power when and where you need it most.

Watch DVD movies on the 17.3" Hi-def, widescreen LED display.

Capture your life as you live it - then share it with the world using the 7-in-1 media card reader that allows you to read up to 7 different digital media cards.

Get up to 4 hours of battery life with the standard 6-cell battery.

Always connected

Get enhanced wireless connectivity with Dell's standard 1501 802.11g/n. Plus, you'll never lose touch with friends and family with the 1.3MP integrated webcam and analog microphone.


Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-460M (2.53GHz, 4Threads, turbo boost up to 2.8Ghz, 3MB cache)

Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics

Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMMs)

Display: 17.3 HD Display (1600x900 resolution)

Hard Drive: 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive

Optical Drive: DVD-SuperMulti Drive

Audio: SRS Premium Sound with Subwoofer

Camera: Integrated 1.3M Pixel Webcam

Card Slots: 7-in-1 Media Card Reader - Digital (SD) Memory Card, Hi-Capacity Secure Digital (SDHC), Hi-Density Secure Digital (SDHD), Multi Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS Pro), xD Picture Card (xD)

Ports: (3) USB 2.0 compliant ports, (1) combo eSATA/ USB 2.0, Integrated network connector 10/100 LAN (RJ45), VGA Port, Audio jacks (1 line-out, 1 Mic-in), HDMITM

Communications: Dell 1501 802.11 g/n WiFi, 10/100 ethernet

Battery: 6 cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery (up to 4 hour battery life)


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1 Year limited warranty