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 comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 2GB to 32GB.
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The DELL XPS 12 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years. This DELL notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop compared to most of the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years is 990MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Laptops 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 280MHz. At 350 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 12.
Based on 4,137 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good reviews for its notebook PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range compared to other manufacturers.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The DELL XPS 12 has a maximum display resolution of 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 amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12.
The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.
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Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 do not have a full-size keyboard.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The DELL XPS 12 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of this age and spec the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Atom.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 12, the DELL XPS 12 has a front camera.
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 comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 12.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.
Quite Big Internal Memory
Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 12 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.8GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12.
SSD Storage Medium
This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it. 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.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12. 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz.
If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Flex 15D (2GHz).
Ten Headphone Out Ports
The DELL XPS 12 is a ten headphone out port notebook PC.
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 were launched more than two years ago.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
AC Cable Included
This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. At 3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 12.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The DELL XPS 12 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The DELL XPS 12 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The best Wi-Fi standard of all 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12 is 802.11n and the worst is 802.11a.
Fairly Big L3 Cache
The DELL XPS 12 has a quite big L3 cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12. Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 12 have L3 caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.2MB.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
Portable PCs of this age and type have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
The average maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and spec is 7.6GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. With a maximum internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12.
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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock
Portable PCs of this age and type have non-operating shocks of between 1G and 160G, and the average non-operating shock is 130G. At 160 gravity, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big non-operating shock compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration
The DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger non-operating vibrations (1.3 gravity) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 1.3G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.2G.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This 2 in 1 laptop has been on the market for over three years.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 12.
At 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 12.
Convertible (Ferris Wheel)
Aluminium, Carbon, Carbon fiber, Magnesium
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-3xxx
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
1x8, 1x1, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Video Capturing Speed
1280 x 1024
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 1024
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 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
Headphone Out Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Adobe Reader X,Skype 7,Internet Explorer,My Dell Support application
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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD 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)
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Cable Lock Slot
Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Front
Height At Rear
Height At Rear
AC Adapter 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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