"2x HDD bays and mSATA, great screen, lots of grunt!"4.5 starson by Webman11
Pros: - Bright and sharp 1080p matt finish screen.
- Powerful and Responsive.
- mSATA and 2x HDD bays, can make the mSATA a boot disk.
- 650M graphics card is good for gaming.
- Great value.
Cons: - Although practical, there could have been more imagination in the exterior design.
- Track Pad should have been a better, particularly when sold with windows 8.
- Battery life is about 2 hours, could be a bit better.
Summary: Love my new Inspiron 17R SE, has a great 17" 1080p screen and is extremely quick. I purchased this as a replacement for my 3 year old desktop PC and love the flexibility of a powerful laptop over big desktop. The 1080p matt finish screen is fantastic and the size is ideal for multi-tasking. I agree with the review, the speakers are the best I've ever heard on any laptop. The Special Edition has 2x 2.5" HDD bays and a mSATA that can be used as a cache, or you can set up the mSATA as a boot disk which is what I did, I works perfectly! Can't believe how fast it is. For me having 2x internal HDD's and the mSATA boot disk is great as I edit lots of videos. This is the dream scenario for a video editor :) It's 650M graphics are also quite powerful, I has no trouble playing Hitman Absolution at moderate to high settings, I did need to lower the resolution of Aliens Colonial Marines slightly though to make it play smooth. My one was a bargain at AU $899 with a 1TB HDD and blue-ray player. The 128GB mSATA and two 750GB WD cavier black HDD's added $310 with delivery. In total it's an absolute bargain gaming and multimedia powerhouse!