As an introduction to this analysis
Is the i7790-7784GRY-PFR for you?The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
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 other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 17.3 inches size. 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.
The materials used for the screen, keyboard and touchpad still seem to be of good quality. It is hoped that the other internal components of this laptop are future-proof; usually a lot of attention is Dell paid to the design of its products and the one tested should benefit from this.
The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Core i7-9750. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 16 Gb of memory. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. By offering only 512 Gb, this i7790-7784GRY-PFR is one of the smallest in its category. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Last point about the autonomy. the i7790-7784GRY-PFR can work 8 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
The i7790-7784GRY-PFR- the right model for streaming and videos ?
With this laptop, Dell offers a product oriented toward general use. 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. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
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. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 3.27 kilogram.
For the sound part, the i7790-7784GRY-PFR is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Core i7-9750 that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
On the application side, Dell chose to let you do it. 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.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one NVIDIA GeForce, which with 16 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. The i7790-7784GRY-PFR only 1 ports only provides you with ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
It i7790-7784GRY-PFR is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. Indeed, with 8 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
i7790-7784GRY-PFR the right choice for travelling connected ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. At least that’s what we find out a priori. 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.
With a weight of 3.27 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. 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. You’ll have to remember to always carry a mouse with you. Or you’ll have to deal with the trackpad.
The backlit keyboard decided by Dell for this model was not i7790-7784GRY-PFR really necessary, but it will be useful if you work in a dimly lit plane, taxi or subway. After spending some time typing on it, we can say it is of good quality.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel Core i7-9750 is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 8 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
Reduce the risk of breakage when traveling with an OS installed on an SSD, and storing on a standard HD, this model provides a total of 512 Gb of space. The SSD for speed and lightness, and the standard disk for storing personal data (photos, music and your movie collection). The time it takes the laptop to start and leave the sleep mode is ultra-fast. If you still run out of space, all you need to do is buy an external drive.
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.
It i7790-7784GRY-PFR provides only 1 connectors. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this i7790-7784GRY-PFR for travel use.
The i7790-7784GRY-PFR for audio or video editing ?
Not really designed for video editing or music. 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. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. It will be more suitable for word processing and Internet browsing, and as soon as you try to run applications in parallel, you will have frozen screens and a rise in computer temperature, whose processor will quickly reach its operating limits.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Core i7-9750 does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
Valuable flash memory via the SSD for fast program execution, and a standard disk for storing personal data. Here, the laptop advantageously has a good space of storage. This model offers the best possibilities with a storage space of 512 Gb. It’s one of the best on the market right now. In case you need an additional external storage drive, no problem with a connection to external media. Finally, if you really need it, you can add storage via an external hard drive.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (8 hours). This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. Maybe the next model will be better off.
Too bad this model does not benefit from Usb 3.0 technology. Here file transfers are done at a slower speed between your laptop and external drives.
As you will have understood, it i7790-7784GRY-PFR proposes a rather basic oriented use. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
i7790-7784GRY-PFR for video games?
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. With this i7790-7784GRY-PFR, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. 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.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Our tests have shown that for Dell this computer is not intended for playing video games. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 512 Gb.
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.
For autonomy, 8 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In short, an average rendering that makes this i7790-7784GRY-PFR a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
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. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10 Famille.
It’s not i7790-7784GRY-PFR equipped with all the applications you’ll need. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. This model weighs 3.27 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
This computer was really designed for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
Equipped with a slab without specific treatment, we unfortunately see many reflections on this i7790-7784GRY-PFR. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
When working in semi-dark areas, you will appreciate the backlighting of the keypad on this i7790-7784GRY-PFR.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 512 Gb. 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.
i7790-7784GRY-PFR the right choice for the right use
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it i7790-7784GRY-PFR is disappointing whatever the uses. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks