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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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26 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12 is 17GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the DELL XPS 12 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

DELL 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings on average and across all laptops DELL is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 560MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The DELL XPS 12 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12 have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. At 350 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12.

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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 notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2 gigahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

If this 2 in 1 laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion x360 (2.1GHz).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12 do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 12 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This DELL laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs of this age and type is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Atom.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this portable PC 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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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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 on the market for a comparable time to 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.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (£1,060.16) (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (£382.39) (SSD).

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.1 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type 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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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 12.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 12 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 12 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

At 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big L3 cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago the L3 caches range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 12. The processor caches of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12 range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 12 is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12 have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

The DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger non-operating shocks (160 gravity) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 12 have non-operating shocks of between 1G and 240G.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Three Years Ago

DELL released the XPS 12 over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 12.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Satellite U920t (£679.54) (1.5kg), or the Satellite U920t (£767.65) (1.5kg) both from Toshiba.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12.5 inches, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12.

If this DELL laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 2 (13.3"), or the HP Pavilion x360 (13.3").

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Specification

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Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Second Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standard
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort
Headphone Connection
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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 Insider
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals 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
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Intel Virtualization Technology
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8 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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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…

8 October 2015

Pretty much every tech company under the sun is targeting the all-in-one market at the moment. Apple kicked things off in September, when it unveiled the iPad Pro. Then Google joined the race,... Read more…

8 October 2015

Leaked pictures of Dell's Surface Pro rival, the XPS 12, have been around for some time now, but Dell has only just officially confirmed the existence of the new device. In an announcement that... Read more…

19 January 2014

The Dell XPS 12 remains one of our favorite Windows 8 convertibles, even though the overall design hasn't changed. Sometimes it's best to not mess with a great thing. The 12.5" size is comfortable...

30 September 2013

Dell's XPS 12 is better as a notebook than as a tablet, but it remains one of the best convertibles on the market.

29 September 2013

Shoving a fourth-gen Intel Core processor into the XPS 12 greatly improved battery life and integrated graphics performance. The result is a convertible that can handle many tasks, but also break...

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