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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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.

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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.

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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.

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Good Brand

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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Six Battery Cells

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

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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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4 Reasons Against

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Average Weight

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.

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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").

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Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

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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

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8 October 2015

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User Reviews

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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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