Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
i7790-7784GRY-PFR enough for internet use?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this i7790-7784GRY-PFR. With this i7790-7784GRY-PFR, the company wanted to design a very basic model. 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. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
With a 17.3 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. Even if it is not equipped with a touch screen, this model is still easy to use. A point that could be impeding, for some users,with this i7790-7784GRY-PFR if you have to work on the road.
Nevertheless, the trackpad is intuitive and simple to use. An important parameter for those whose laptop is not a daily work tool but who wish to make it last for several years; Dell thought it over carefully in this case.
The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Core i7-9750; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. 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.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 512 gigabytes will be enough. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Last point about the autonomy. the i7790-7784GRY-PFR can work 8 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. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the i7790-7784GRY-PFR is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Is i7790-7784GRY-PFR one for watching movies and listening to music ?
Dell presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this i7790-7784GRY-PFR is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 17.3 inches, with a 1920×1080. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 3.27 kilogram.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this i7790-7784GRY-PFR. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Core i7-9750 is now outdated. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Dell installed by default. There’s only the operating system. This is a Windows 10 Famille that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce graphic card, and with 16 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. Indeed, it i7790-7784GRY-PFR has only 1 ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this i7790-7784GRY-PFR may not be suitable. Indeed, with 8 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
The i7790-7784GRY-PFR to use while travelling.
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes i7790-7784GRY-PFR to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Dell. 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.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. A 17.3 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
If you prefer the touch screen mode, you will be disappointed by this i7790-7784GRY-PFR. If you’re only doing it with the mouse, don’t forget it in the satchel. Another possibility is to use the trackpad on the keyboard.
The keypad i7790-7784GRY-PFR is equipped with backlighting. In addition, the materials used are of good quality.
No anti-reflective tile is provided on this model. You will have to limit uses when the sun is too bright.
CPU Intel Core i7-9750 power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Note that like all manufacturers, Dell is optimistic about the autonomy of this i7790-7784GRY-PFR. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 8 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
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. With an absence of moving mechanical parts on the OS and startup part, it means less risk in terms of fragility and generated heat that can cause the laptop to fail. For those who want more space, you will then have the option of a cloud account.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. With a screen of 17.3 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
The connector part is less well supplied, with only 1 possibilities. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this i7790-7784GRY-PFR on holiday.
The i7790-7784GRY-PFR to make audio or video editing.
Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. 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. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Core i7-9750. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
Valuable flash memory via the SSD for fast program execution, and a standard disk for storing personal data. The storage size of 512 Gb is one of the best on the market in this product range. Dell offers a computer among the best in its category. The short film scenes you will have created will be stored locally without any problems. And if necessary, via its USB port, you can transfer files at high speed to external drives.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (8 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.
Concerning the solutions of the usb ports, Dell made the choice of economy by not installing a usb 3. Here file transfers are done at a slower speed between your laptop and external drives.
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.
i7790-7784GRY-PFR for video games?
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 i7790-7784GRY-PFR wasn’t designed for video games. Clearly, Dell has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
Provided with a resolution of 1920×1080, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind 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.
Since Dell has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.With 512 Gb it i7790-7784GRY-PFRis below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 3.27 Kg.
One of the lowest battery life 8 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this i7790-7784GRY-PFR one. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
i7790-7784GRY-PFR for office automation ?
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Dell may have put a rather low computer on the market. Here are the main reasons.
Customary of this OS, Dell has chosen as usual. It’s Windows 10 Famille, last generation.
It’s not i7790-7784GRY-PFR equipped with all the applications you’ll need. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Dell in this product line. One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. A weight of 3.27 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
This computer was really designed for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
This i7790-7784GRY-PFR has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. However, if you work all day on text or spreadsheets, a matte screen would be preferable. As far as the colour palette is concerned, it is well balanced even if they are less faithful than the colours your TV set gives you.
When working in semi-dark areas, you will appreciate the backlighting of the keypad on this i7790-7784GRY-PFR.
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.
So, in summary, it appears that it i7790-7784GRY-PFR is less interesting than its competitors. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
The i7790-7784GRY-PFR in conclusion
This i7790-7784GRY-PFR will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks