The experts at four more expert review sites all thought that this notebook PC was very good. This DELL laptop received a "Silver" award from both Cowcotland.com and Uk.hardware.info, it received a "Silver Award" from Hardware.info and Hwt.dk gave it a "Silver Product of the Year" award.
The experts at two other expert review sites both thought that this DELL notebook PC was brilliant and gave it one of their highest awards. Techzine.nl and Adrenaline.uol.com.br both gave this notebook PC a "Gold" award.
The experts at three additional expert review sites endorsed this portable PC. This 2 in 1 laptop received an "Innovative Design" award from 3dnews.ru who wrote it was well designed and it received a Laptopmag.com"Editor's Choice" award. This portable PC also received a "Good Value for Money" award from Notebookjournal.de.
Average User Reviews
This 2 in 1 laptop has an average user rating of 75 out of 100 based on 17 user reviews.
Good Value for Money
Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this 2 in 1 laptop provided a good bang for your buck.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 12 that we have checked, the DELL XPS 12's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.
+19 More reasons for
Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 1GB to 32GB. When compared to other laptops of this age and spec, the maximum internal memory supported by processor of the DELL XPS 12 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 12 is 930MHz. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the DELL XPS 12's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz is one of the fastest.
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL XPS 12 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews
2 in 1 laptops built by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.
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.
Other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2554419_price].
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the DELL XPS 12 has a front camera.
We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2554419_price] which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 12 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This DELL portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year. 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.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The DELL XPS 12 has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. This DELL notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago ranges from Intel Atom to Intel Core i7-4xxx.
HD HD Type
The HD type of the this laptop are Full HD, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 6,500 cd/m². At 400 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a touch sensitive screen.
Other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2554419_price].
802.11g WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
Six Battery Cells
Most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 have between two and eight battery cells, including the DELL XPS 12 which has six battery cells.
Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 12 which has two USB 3.0 ports.
3 Reasons Against
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Most laptops of this age and type have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the DELL XPS 12 which has one PCI Express lane (max).
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age. The memory clock speeds of portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12 range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz.
Very Low Speaker Power
At only 1 Watt, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. The lowest speaker power of laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 12 is 0.7W, the highest is 10W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W.
5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 12.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12.
If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2554419_price] (500GB and higher rated).
+3 Other reasons
At 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 12.5 inches, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Convertible (Ferris Wheel)
Aluminium, Carbon, Carbon fiber, Magnesium
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QS77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
0.144 x 0.144
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maxx Audio 4
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 1024
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
McAfee Security 1YR
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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 Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
-15.2 - 10688
-15.2 - 3048
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 95
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 65
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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