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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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19 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 17GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

DELL has good average reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12 range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,000MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,100 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst comparable spec laptops 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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12, the DELL XPS 12 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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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 most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 12.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on 2 in 1 laptops that came out 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 the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2430247_price] (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2404650_price] (SSD).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12 the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 6,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 400 cd/m². With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 12 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 12 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago have between two and eight battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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2 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The DELL XPS 12 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

The smallest non-operating shock of laptops that have been around for more than two years is 1G, the biggest is 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 130G. With a non-operating shock of 160 gravity, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big non-operating shock compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

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

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If this 2 in 1 laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad 11e[pl_2583056_price] (1.83GHz), or the Yoga[pl_2798208_price] (1.83GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 12 has a relatively average total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

The DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical weight (1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly typical screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 12.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2480279_price] (13.3"), or the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2529507_price] (13.3").

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Specification

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Docking Station
Processor
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Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Socket
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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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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 Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
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
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort
Headphone Connection
SmartCard 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
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
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
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Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
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64-Bit Computing Architecture
Quantity

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Expert Reviews

(202)
20 October 2015

That starts with the appearance: for an XPS device, it's surprisingly ugly. It's mostly clad in matte-black plastic, squared-off unstylised edges, and only the kicked-up hinge at the back of the... Read more…

11 October 2015

The world is waking up to the potential of hybrid Windows tablets thanks to Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book , and Dell is one of several companies looking to ride the wave.The PC maker... Read more…

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

When we think of Dell's XPS line we think laptops. But that's all about to change with the introduction of the 2016 Dell XPS 12 - a 2-in-1 tablet with keyboard dock that's feature-packed and looks... Read more…

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User Reviews

(23)
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 9q23, dell i53337, dell i53337u
Barcodes 05397063418480

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