This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
At 650 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12. Portable PCs of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz.
We checked 4,345 owner and expert reviews for DELL notebook PCs and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this age and type is 560MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.
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 portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12.
A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.
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Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age do not have a full-size keyboard.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.
Has a Front Camera
The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 12 also have a front camera.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t, or the Lenovo Yoga.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 12 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 12.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC.
SSD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. 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 2 in 1 laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 12 (£515.48) (SSD).
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.9 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average processor clock speed of laptops of this age and spec is 1.7GHz.
If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (2GHz).
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 12 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the DELL XPS 12 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.
Six Battery Cells
The DELL XPS 12 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the battery capacities range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. At 47 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12.
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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 were launched more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
The average memory clock speed of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1,500MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.
Only MaxxAudio Audio System
This laptop audio system, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Very Low Speaker Power
The DELL XPS 12 has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the speaker power range from 0.5W to 4W.
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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when DELL released the XPS 12.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The DELL XPS 12 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. This DELL laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Internal Memory
The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo Yoga which has better reviews.
At 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.5kg heavy portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga.
Average Screen Size
The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly average screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 13 (13.3").
Convertible (Ferris Wheel)
Aluminium, Carbon fiber, Carbon, 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
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
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
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
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 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
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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