This is for the Dell USA site as of 5/6/2010....any other countries and/or times YMMV
There are some notable differences between the 1747 and 1749 being offered via the Dell Studio 17 selector
i3-350M, i5-430M, i5-520M (No i5-540M or i7-620M. No Quad Core Options)
1066 memory (Makes sense since dual core i3,i5,i7's only support up to 1066 memory)
9-Cell battery as default option
1yr Warranty default
1080P "RGBLED" panel Description/Product Code = DH1080F / 320-8968
i7-720QM, i7-820QM (No dual core options at all)
1333 memory support
9-Cell battery as default option
2-yr warranty default (No 1 yr option)
1080P "B+RG" panel Description/Product Code = CH1080F / 313-8043
Blue Ray RW drives are now an option for both @ $150.00
Intel 6200/6250 options are available for both
I'm definitely curious about the panel changes along with system board revisions to see if the 1749 supports Quad Core CPUs.
I just bought a Studio 1749 with a Dutch US international keyboard. The US backlit keyboard is the only backlit one and not an option here. The only difference is the missing Ä symbol at key number 5, for which I don't care so much.
Now I'm trying to find the US backlit keyboard at eBay or Amazon without success. Is there a way to find one aftermarket and get it shipped to Europe?
I believe '1749' is the model number for the core i5 Studio 17 - anyone know when it will be released or whether the i5-540m will be available? Considering buying an XPS 1647 now but would prefer the 17" screen
I'm university student and ntb is meant to be carried almost daily (16" is ok for me), it's mainly for multimedia oriented jobs, some programming in C and Mathematica, some photoshop or even premiere (occasionaly), A LOT of movie watching. I also want it to be futureproof and well-built.
Dell XPS 1645 meets most of my criteria, but there are few things I'm unsure about... 1) after reading a couple of reviews and many posts on this forum I'm really doubtful if RGB-LED is worth the extra money. I'm not doing colour sensitive job (however I do sometimes edit RAW images in PS), but i want things on the display to look natural, especially in FullHD movies... (and I'm occasional gamer too)
Those who had honor to work with RGB-LED: would you pay for it in my position???
And just to make sure I haven't overlooked something: biggest DISadvantages of RGB-LED are supposed to be: inaccurate colors, bigger power consumption and some heat produced; while advantages should be: 0,4" gain in size, wider gamut and (maybe) better brightness...
Do you know any more to be added?
2) I'm also considering usual Studio 17 with Core i7 720QM (almost the same config), because it should be cooler, it has numpad and place for additional hdd (I'd buy 80GB intel ssd 34nm for system while keeping stock 500GB for data, I think it's beatiful idea), but what I DISlike about studio 17 is: dimensions, weight, speakers and design (and maybe a bit worse overal built quality).
So which one do you think is better for me?
3) how does combined e-sata/usb work? Since I have a external e-sata drive I have to plug 2 cables at the moment: USB for power and e-sata... With this 2-in-1 port do I need only 1 special cable? Or is it meant to be either/or thing??? From the placement of combined e-sata/usb on the opposite side of ntb than other USBs I'd say that 1 cable should be enough,
As the title says i bit the bullet and ordered a 1749
Spec i5 520m 4gb ram 1TB hd Ati 5650
All for the paltry sum of £673. This is the first lappy i have ever bought and i have done so to make space by getting rid of my ageing desktop. Problem is i am now on the verge of buyers remorse so i am asking for a little input on my choice. I would really like the input of you guys who have been around Laptops for a while.
I have a Dell 1749 into which I have installed two OCZ Vertex 3 MaxIOPS SSD drives.¬† Boot times are pretty fast using a single, non-raid,¬†drive but I was thinking of configuring the two drives in a RAID 0 configuration to boost speed a bit further.¬† I could not find anything in the bios settings that would allow the SATA controller to go to a RAID configuration.¬† I guess, therefore, that at least the laptop that I have does not have RAID capabilities.¬† Were there any Studio 1749 system boards that did indeed support RAID?
The CD will play the songs etc... but it wont eject the disc. Tried soft key on the "UBL + srs Premium Sound panel" above Key Pad, plus tried using software bottons ie... In "Media Centre", Right clic in Explorer+eject...etc...
Sounds like it tries to Eject but can't..... Don't want to dismantle the hole laptop to get at the CD/DVD Drive.
I've recently received my dell studio 1749 laptop with the following specs,
- i5 CPU 520m
- 4 gigs of RAM
- Intel HD graphics
- 320 gig HD
The problem with this laptop is that the fan will start to whine every few minutes seemly without reason.
I've done some investigation and found out the following:
- there seems be a threshold of 35 to 36 degrees celsius. Once the CPU hits that temperature, the fan will start to cool it down to under 30 degrees
- the idle temperature of the CPU is always creeping up, even without load. If I leave the computer alone at idle with almost no CPU activity, the temperature will creep up to the threshold...thus triggering fan.
the cycle repeats itself every few minutes.
I've attached a picture to illustrate the problem.
Since this is my first laptop, I want to ask does the CPU temperature stay constant during idle? or does it creep up like mine?
My daughter's 1749 laptop shut itself off and now when you plugin the power adapter, the light over the plug on the laptop blinks three times.¬† It will not power on at all.
I have replaced the power jack in the laptop as well as the cpu and tried different known-good ram but nothing makes any difference.¬†What does the light over the power jack blinking three times indicate?¬†
I had to reset my Studio 1749 to factory defaults and now the option for "Dell Extended Battery Life" within the Dell Battery Meter is gone. I don't know what needs to be reinstalled in order to get it back.
These are the changes that might affect the issue:
- Installed a different WiFi-Card (Dell 1520)- Installed a different Tuner Card (Yuan, provided by Dell)- Installed Service Pack 1 for Windows 7- Flashed BIOS to A08- Updated all Drivers and Utilities from the Dell Homepage except for the ATI-Driver
I think it is a useful tool if you use your notebook on battery, because it is able to control a few options that are not available in Windows 7 default power plans.
After putting up with countless BSOD's and failed harddrives on the Inspiron 1720, they send me a refurbished Studio 1747. Bigger hard drive space, HD screen, and twice the ram are very enticing to keep this machine. But the Inspiron's GPU AND CPU processors are faster (compare Intel Core i7 720QM processor and ATI Mobility Radeon 4650 graphics to the dual 2.0GHz centrino duo nvidia geforce 8600m GT). And I also found it silly that they would include an HD screen but not a blue-ray disc reader. So since DELL told me over the warranty phone line that they would "match the specs of your [my] old computer," should I just keep this or run some benchmarks on some games and figure this out? I don't want to spend more time on this if I have to if it is common knowledge that I got a good ad deal.
edit: forgot to add that the studio runs windows 7 64bit and inspiron is running w7 32 bit
i got the Intel X25-M G2 80GB SSD for Christmas, and i'm looking for some help installing it. Mainly, does anyone know where i can get the hard drive caddy that is apparently needed to install a second drive (my 1747 has just one HDD)?
It is an automatic drive. My computer says the bluray drive is working right. Tried right clicking and ejecting and hitting the eject button. It is an automatic slot drive. Tried windows software to find problem and it couldn't work either.¬† It worked just 10 mins before it happened. It is a windows 8 pro OS. HL-DT-ST¬† DVDRWBD CA10N is the drive windows calls it.
I'll be using the computer and all of the sudden it turns off, it doesn't log off or say it's shutting down, I mean it literally loses all power. Then I try to restart the computer and you can hear the machine start to come on but then it dies again. I've tried charging it, I took the battery out and put it back in, etc. I'm just not sure what the problem is. I've only had the laptop for 1 year and 3 months and a few weeks before the year warranty expired the computer started to say that the battery life was coming to an end and so Dell had to send me a replacement battery. I've tried leaving the computer alone for days at a time and still nothing and of course it's no longer under warranty so I can't even call Dell without getting charged.
I returned from windows 8 to windows 7 64 on my Dell Studio 1749 because i had a Hibernation problem.¬†
Now the problem is not solved, i've the same in my windows 7 64 (when the laptop hibernate, it freeze). I think it ¬†is a bios error, and i want Reset it, but, if i try to ¬†reinstall the last bios, installation program does not work and report: "the last bios is already installed).
i have a dell studio 1747 notebook. now i am facing a problem . while playing games (Hot pursuit, ¬†call of duty etc) after 5 to 10 minutes it Shuts Down but i can do normal works like browsing , office , or some simple softwares etc. then heat increases normally and Shuts Down after 3-4 hours. ¬†
My computer is the dell 1747 Studio Laptop running Windows 7 Professional.¬† It has the built-in Synaptics Touch Pad.¬† When you drag your finger on the far right side of the pa, it auto scrolls through the document on the screen.
I use¬† my Laptop almost exclusively with a remote desktop connection.¬† I process large documents (some as many as 200 pages).¬† If I accidentally drag my hand or finger up or down on the left side of the touch pad, it begins to scroll.¬† Since it is a remote desktop connection, it will not stop scrolling until it reaches the end of the document either up or down.¬† I have to sit and wait for it to finish scrolling before I can use the computer again.
I would like to know how to turn OFF auto scrolling on the touch pad.¬† There is a "wheel" setting in the device setup menu but you can only turn it down to "1" not "zero".
Last Friday i received my new Studio 1749 with i3. As told by the documentation I put in the battery, put the power cable in the¬†ac-adapter, pluged the AC-cable into the laptop and then pluged the ac-adapter into the wall outlet. I booted the laptop and once I was on the windows desktop had a look at the battery symbol. It showed that the laptop was connected to external power and that the battery was being charged.
I wen't away from the laptop to let it charge the battery for 12 hours as told by the documentation. After two hours i came back to have a look at the laptop and it was off. Curious¬†I turned it on again. After booting up it showed the battery at 60% and the laptop running from battery. Yet the ac-adapter was connected to the laptop. I hadn't changed anything. I pluged the adapter cable in and out, but it wouldn't recognize that the was external power available. Turning the laptop off an on again didn't work either.
Now I feared for the battery. My guess is that at one point it started to run on battery power even though it was not charged for 12 hours. Then when the battery was depleted the laptop shut down. This might have permanently damaged the battery!
I guess as soon as the laptop was off the ac-adapter charged the battery again, and when I came in it was just at 60%.
So I turned it off removed the ac-adapter, removed the battery, put the battery back into the laptop pluged the ac-adapter back in and booted up again. Now it showed it was running from external power again. All fine. It charged the battery as well. Actually it charged the battery up to 99% and then out of nowhere the battery symbol changed and it was running from battery AGAIN! Even though it was still connected to the ac-adapter. This happens all the time. It is reproducable.
So¬†I thought something might be wrong with the ac-adapter.
I powered down the laptop and removed the battery. Now with only the ac-adapter connected ,I tried to start the laptop. The control lights above the keyboard came on for 2 or 3 seconds and then the laptop turned off again. Trying to hit the power button again after that didn't give another reaction.
Conclusion: The laptop won't run just on external power with no battery in the battery bay.
I put in the battery again. AC-adapter still connected. Hit power. Laptop starts to boot. Then while booting I removed the battery. Laptop keeps on booting - finishes booting - runs nice and well at full speed not missing the battery - FOREVER.
So it won't boot with the battery removed, but it¬†will run without it flawlessly??? Strange isn't it?
Next test: I put in the battery again while the laptop is running from mains. And now it charges the battery again until the point... you already know... it "forgets" that it is connected to the ac-adapter and starts running on battery power. So now I boldly removed the battery while the laptop was running. After all it was still connected to mains/ac-power.