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The DELL XPS 12 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.
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 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
We checked 4,137 user and expert reviews for DELL laptops and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range.
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.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years which 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 laptops of this age and type. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Atom.
If you would prefer a portable PC with a better processor family then you might want to consider the Yoga 13 (£2,993.00) (Intel Core i7-3xxx), or the Yoga 13 (£2,975.55) (Intel Core i7-3xxx) both from Lenovo.
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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.
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 notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 12.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The DELL XPS 12 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12. The smallest internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 12 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.8GB.
SSD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a comparable type and 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.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.
AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The DELL XPS 12 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (400 candellas per square meter) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The dimmest display brightness of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 6,000 cd/m².
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 also have a touch sensitive screen.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 12 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the DELL XPS 12 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The DELL XPS 12 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Across all laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 the Wi-Fi standard ranges from 802.11a to 802.11n.
Six Battery Cells
Most comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12 have between two and seven battery cells, including the DELL XPS 12 which has six battery cells.
Very Big L3 Cache
The DELL XPS 12 has a very big L3 cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12. Comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 have L3 caches of between 1MB and 4MB.
Quite Big Processor Cache
The smallest processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB. The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 12.
Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 12 which has two USB 3.0 ports.
700:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The biggest typical contrast ratio of the DELL XPS 12 is 700:1. That's 40% more typical contrast ratio than a 500:1 laptop, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio. Portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12 typical contrast ratios range from 500:1 to 800:1.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This portable PC was released over two years ago.
Average Battery Life
The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly standard battery life (8.43 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 12.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
The DELL XPS 12 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12.
At 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12.
Average Screen Size
The DELL XPS 12 has a relatively standard screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 12.
Convertible (Ferris Wheel)
Aluminium, Carbon, Carbon fiber, Magnesium
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel Lynx Point-LP
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
450, 745, I7-4500U
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 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
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
Typical Contrast Ratio
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 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 + MaxxAudio 3
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4.0, 4.0 EDR
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
802.11a, 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
Dell E-Value Code
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Skype 8,Internet Explorer,My Dell Support
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
-15.2 - 10668
-15.2 - 3048
Storage Relative Humidity Range
0 - 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 InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video