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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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21 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

DELL 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs DELL is one of the superior brands.

Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The DELL XPS 12 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12 have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 12 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (350 megahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the DELL XPS 12 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 12.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age do not have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 12 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (£382.66) (SSD).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The speaker power of laptops of this spec and age range from 0.5W to 4W.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 12 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12 have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 12 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger battery capacities (47 watt-hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The battery capacities of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 12 range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh.

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Type I CardBus PCMCIA Slot

This laptop has a Type III CardBus PCMCIA slot, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.12GB and 1.8GB. With an on-board graphics adapter memory of only 0.5 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the smaller on-board graphics adapter memory capacity amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The DELL XPS 12 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only One Built-In Speaker

Most comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 have between one and three built-in speakers, including the DELL XPS 12 which has one built-in speaker.

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Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With an on-board graphics adapter memory of only 512 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the smaller on-board graphics adapter memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 12 range from 510MB to 1.8GB.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

The non-operating shocks of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 12 range from 1G to 240G. At 160 gravity, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big non-operating shock compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12.

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8 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this laptop was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL XPS 12 has a better processor family than most laptops that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

The DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 12.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad 11e (1.83GHz), or the Yoga (1.83GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly average weight (1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12.5 inches, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Yoga 2 (13.3"), or the HP Pavilion x360 (13.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Specification

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Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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Battery Cell Count
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Power
Power Auto-Sensing
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
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Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
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Expert Reviews

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20 October 2015

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11 October 2015

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Display
Keyboard
Fanless
Inventive hinge, less keyboard base
Sharp, rich and accurate 4K display
Core M processor
No USBA ports
Magnets could be sturdier
Soft touch plastic coating all over
4K isn't all that necessary here
10 October 2015

Dell looks to have nailed it again. This time in building a 2-in-1 laptop that, if not one to beat, is certainly one of the few to look out for this year...

9 October 2015

Dell looks to have nailed it again. This time in building a 2-in-1 laptop that, if not one to beat, is certainly one of the few to look out for this year...

8 October 2015

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User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 19 September 2014 by ExtremelyDisappointed
(Verified Purchase)

I ordered a new dell xps 12, and it worked fine for a week. Then, it started to not turn on. It happened 4 times, the last of which happened while I was away at school. I did absolutely nothing to... Read more…

Reviewed 20 February 2014 by Bruce R.
(Verified Purchase)

I put the OS on this and kept my data on the HDD. Boot speeds were reduced dramatically. How did I live so long without it?

Reviewed 16 May 2013 by Brent R.
(Verified Purchase)

I have wiped and reinstalled os's on this drive tons of times. This drive would work great for a 32gb partition for smart response with main hdd, and the other 32gb partition for your virtual ram,... Read more…

Reviewed 18 February 2014 by Michael R.
(Verified Purchase)

For the price, I got a quality product but I was expecting a little more pretty things, like stickers or a pretty box. I am very satisfied with this purchase...

Reviewed 7 November 2013 by EGolfinstruction
(Verified Purchase)

Installed on Dell XPS 8700 with all updates (including BIOS) installed beforehand. I changed the BIOS settings to RAID and then watched the computer fail 2 or 3 times at booting until the Safe... Read more…

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