Dell Inspiron 17 7706

Dell Inspiron 17 7706 Review: Why Is This 2-in-1 Superior? What All Features Does it Come With?

It’s not every day consumers find a 17-inch 2-in-1 laptop on the market, so it’s nice to see that Dell is now offering one that is not only high-performance but available at a reasonable price. There is much versatility with the Dell Inspiron 17 7706, just the same as any “normal-sized” 2-in-1 notebook. The flip and fold design contributes to the flexibility whenever you want to do some work, play games, check email, or any other computer/tablet activity.

The 17.0-inch “true to life” QHD+ IPS touch display features a narrow border and 2560 x 1600 resolution. Users can take full advantage of the vibrant visuals to enjoy their favorite games, videos, and photos. Whether you are at home, in the office, or outside, the screen delivers 100% sRGB color coverage as well as 300-nits of brightness.

With the QHD+ display, Dolby Vision and HDR content’s impressive dynamic range add even more to the overall visuals. View and interact with the display in multiple ways, as the Dell Inspiron 17 7706 has four modes: Tent, Stand, Laptop, and Tablet. Users can easily switch between each mode. The hinges are flexible yet sturdy. There is a keyboard with silver backlit keys that emit the right amount of light –not too dim or too bright.

At around 5.36-lb, it weighs slightly less than full 17-inch laptops. There are several ports and slots, including Thunderbolt 4 with DisplayPort / Power Delivery, HDMI 1.4, power-in, USB 3.2 Generation 1, SD card reader, audio jack, etc.

Dell Inspiron 17 7706 Specifications

What else can uses expect with the specs, in addition to the 17.0-inch QHD+ IPS touchscreen? It depends on the exact configuration. Here is an overview of some of the features that you can order the Dell Inspiron 17 7706 with:

Processor: 11th Gen. Intel Core i5 or i7 / up to 4.2-GHz or 4.7-GHz with Turbo Boost

Memory: 8GB (2 x 4GB) / 16GB (2 x 8GB) / DDR4 3200-MHz

OS: Windows 10 Home 64 (English)

Graphics: Intel Iris Xe w/ Shared graphics memory OR NVIDIA GeForce MX350 (2GB – GDDR5)

Storage: 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

Battery: 4-cell / 68-Whr integrated

It’s a very sleek looking machine in Platinum Silver. The package contents also include a 90 Watt AC adapter for the power supply.

The 2.7-mm camera is vastly superior to most webcams that come with other laptops. The Dell Inspiron 17 7706 webcam comes with a 4-element lens assembled with the most precise machinery and technology possible to ensure sharp video and images in all areas of the frame. Another neat feature is temporal noise reduction.

For prices, check out the Dell page.

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8 Comments

  1. I just purchased this laptop and can’t see the keys because of the silver keys and faint white backlight light on the keys. I am reading about this problem from back in 2015! Surely they have addressed it by now and there is some adjustment I can make in settings. Can you help?

  2. I just purchased this laptop Dell Inspirion 7706 2n1 and can’t see the keys because of the silver keys and faint white backlight light on the keys. I am reading about this problem from back in 2015! Surely they have addressed it by now and there is some adjustment I can make in settings. Can you help?

  3. I have exactly the same problem! In most lighting situations you cannot see the characters on the keys. I have spoken to Dell support several times and there is no fix. I got a Dell wireless keyboard which solves the problem when I’m working at my desk. I did a lot of research before buying this laptop but never thought to research if you can see the characters on the keyboard. I like the laptop, but would not have bought it had I’d known about this issue. It’s a major failing on Dell’s part.

  4. This is not just a dell problem. My MS studio laptop with white keys has the same problem. The easy fix is to turn off the keyboard backlight when there is ample light in the room. You only need the backlight in low light. It know it’s not ideal, but you will be able to see the keys during the day when the backlight is off. Again, not exclusive to Dell. If I can, I try to get a black keyboard so the backlight is a contrasting color. Best of luck.

  5. My camer doesn’t work which is beyond disappointing. Cant seem to find drivers online to solve the problem.

  6. I am experiencing the same keyboard problem. How could such a big computer company like Dell failed to resolve this issue since 2015? I called Dell’s technical support team and they acted as if they’ve never heard of 7706 17″ 2in1 owners having problems with the keyboard.

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