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An additional three expert review sites all thought that this notebook PC was good. The editor of Laptopmag.com concluded that this 2 in 1 laptop was brilliant and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Silver Product of the Year" award from Hwt.dk. This DELL laptop also received a Techzine.nl"Gold" award.
Thirty-three experts from sites including CNET.com, Pocket Lint, PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk have rated this portable PC on average 82%. This puts this notebook PC in the top 1% of all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age when ranked by average expert review score.
Easy to Use
A few customers concluded that this laptop was easy to use. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “It also has just about every laptop feature that a consumer or small-business shopper could want, plus power, ease of use and a” in their review of this laptop. Apcmag.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “One area where touchscreen laptops can be a little clumsy is when you want to use the touchscreen exclusively” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100. Onlinenotebook.com said “Plethora of media-oriented features, power, ease of use, road-friendly weight”.
Two DELL XPS 12 reviewers who reviewed this laptop agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Five years ago Onlinenotebook.com mentioned “Comfortable keyboard”. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com gave the DELL XPS 12 a score of 4 stars and mentioned “The 12.5" size is comfortable for ultra-portable travel yet it doesn't feel”.
One customer wrote that the DELL XPS 12 was easy to assemble. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote three years ago “The latest edition looks to build on that success by shaving off some ounces” in their DELL XPS 12 review. One DELL XPS 12 owner who reviewed the DELL XPS 12 reckoned that it had a good experience. T3.com said in November last year “Excellent typing experience”.
Good Battery Life
A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this laptop had a good battery life. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this laptop on expert website CNET.com “This updated version of Dell's XPS 12 hybrid adds newer CPUs for improved battery life.” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Digitaltrends.com wrote “Shoving a fourth-gen Intel Core processor into the XPS 12 greatly improved battery life and integrated graphics performance” in their review of this laptop but despite that they only scored this laptop 3 stars. Expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au scored the product 4 stars and said in their review “This has improved its battery life dramatically”.
A number of DELL XPS 12 owners who purchased the DELL XPS 12 thought it was well made.
A few people thought it was a good design. Five years ago Onlinenotebook.com wrote in their review “Superb ultramodern design”. Onlinenotebook.com also wrote “Great Design”. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com wrote “Why? The XPS 12 was one of our early top picks among Windows 8 convertibles with a full HP IPS display, clever design that avoided the Lenovo Yoga'” and rated it 80 out of 100.
One person who reviewed it thought it was luxurious. Expert review site Pcpro.co.uk wrote “Dell upgrades its XPS 12 with a Haswell processor – the result is a swanky, aspirational and long-lasting hybrid” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.
One DELL XPS 12 owner who purchased it considered that it had a good case. Onlinenotebook.com wrote five years ago “Fingerprints show up easily on casing” in their review of this laptop. One customer who purchased this laptop thought it was good looking. Nine years ago expert website Techreport.com wrote “Its also stylish, well built”.
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Good Technical Features
Some DELL XPS 12 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au rated the DELL XPS 12 4 stars and wrote “If youre looking for top comfort and full features in an ultraportable, youll find them all in the XPS M1210” in their DELL XPS 12 review. Onlinenotebook.com wrote in their review of the DELL XPS 12 “Bluetooth is extra, only supports basic games The Final Word If youre looking for top comfort and full features in an ultraportable, youll find them all in the XPS 1210” .
One DELL XPS 12 owner reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Onlinenotebook.com mentioned “Abundance of wireless interfaces (including support for SIM cards” in their review of the DELL XPS 12. One DELL XPS 12 owner who bought it considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Onlinenotebook.com mentioned “Dense placement of USB ports (but its good that there are as many as four of them here” in their review.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this spec and age.
We checked 4,345 expert and user reviews for DELL portable PCs and found that on average DELL has good ratings. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range.
One DELL XPS 12 reviewer who bought it said that it was good structurally. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net rated the product 4 stars and wrote “It is a top-tier piece of technology that excels in nearly every department, from its exquisite construction to its clever, versatile design”.
One DELL XPS 12 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was a good weight. One DELL XPS 12 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was compact. Onlinenotebook.com wrote five years ago “High-end components in a compact chassis”.
One DELL XPS 12 owner who reviewed this laptop considered that it was a good size. About.com/compute wrote in their review of the DELL XPS 12 “While the Dell XPS M1210 notebook has the dimensions of an ultraportable notebook”.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 560MHz and 1,300MHz.
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the DELL XPS 12 which has 12 PCI Express lanes (max).
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 laptop.
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 common display resolution.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12.
The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.
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 have been available for a comparable time 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 portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 12 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Atom.
Has a Front Camera
The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12.
We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga is also worth considering.
There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a front camera which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo Miix 2.
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 type and age to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also 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 amongst all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.
Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age 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.
It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Yoga, or the Yoga both from Lenovo.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The internal memory of laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 12 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB. At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
Fairly Big Operating Shock
2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years have operating shocks of between 1G and 140G. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger operating shocks (140 gravity) amongst portable PCs of this age.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of 3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The average maximum turbo frequency of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 is 2.6GHz.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst laptops of this age. The display brightnesss of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 200 cd/m² to 6,000 cd/m².
Quite High Speaker Power
The average speaker power of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 1.6W, and the speaker power range from 0.5W to 4W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the higher speaker power amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 7.7GB.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a touch sensitive screen.
We compared all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo Yoga which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider include the Lenovo Miix 2.
Quite Big Processor Cache
Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 12.
Two USB 3.0 Ports
The DELL XPS 12 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.
AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.
1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This portable PC has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.
8 Reasons Against
A Bit Expensive
Several DELL XPS 12 owners who reviewed the DELL XPS 12 concluded that it was not cheap. Cnet.com said “High-performance) configurations are expensive”. Onlinenotebook.com wrote five years ago “High-end configurations options are expensive” in their review of the DELL XPS 12. Onlinenotebook.com also mentioned “High-end configs are expensive”.
One person considered that this laptop was not good value for money. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “The Dell XPS M1210 is a pricey”.
Poor for Gaming
One DELL XPS 12 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was not good for gaming. Onlinenotebook.com wrote “Disappointing gaming scores” in their review.
Unacceptable Noise Level
One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not noisy. Five years ago Onlinenotebook.com mentioned in their DELL XPS 12 review “Rather too noisy”.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Portable PCs of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.
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Price Has Increased by £23.67
In the last 58 days the XPS 12 has increased in price by £23.67.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The DELL XPS 12 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 12 range from 1.7GB to 16GB.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The average total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 is 370GB. The DELL XPS 12 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (256GB) which also has a higher rating.
Only One Built-In Speaker
The DELL XPS 12 is a one built-in speaker portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and three built-in speakers.
5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.
Average Battery Life
The DELL XPS 12 has a pretty standard battery life (8.43 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 12.
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At 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
Average Screen Size
The DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12.
Convertible (Ferris Wheel)
Aluminium, Carbon fiber, Carbon, Magnesium
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QS77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
745, I7-4500U, 450
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
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 4400
2560 x 1600
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
2560 x 1600
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
HD + Waves MaxxAudio 4
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 1024
Front Camera Resolution
Near Field Communication (NFC)
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
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
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
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
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)
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
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
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
-15 - 12192
-15 - 3048
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 95
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 65
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video
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