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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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27 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

2 in 1 laptops built by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The DELL XPS 12 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 12 is 1,000MHz. The DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12 have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL XPS 12 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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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.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz. At 2 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12.

If this 2 in 1 laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion x360 (£376.70) (2.1GHz).

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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 have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12 do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to consider 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 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12 processor families range from Intel Atom (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t is also worth considering.

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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 this type and age. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. 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 amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (£382.66) (SSD).

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Operating Shock

The DELL XPS 12 has a quite big operating shock (140 gravity) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 12. Laptops of this age and spec have operating shocks of between 1G and 140G, and the average operating shock is 88G.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. At 3.1 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 6,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 400 cd/m².

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Very Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast maximum WiFi data rate (867 megabits per second) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12. The average maximum WiFi data rate of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12 is 370 Mbit/s, and the maximum WiFi data rate range from 54 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 12.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 12 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Six Battery Cells

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

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12 range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12 have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 12 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12 is 0.12GB and the biggest is 1.8GB. With an on-board graphics adapter memory of only 0.5 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the smaller on-board graphics adapter memory capacity amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 270MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 12 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker power of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12 range from 0.5W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Battery Life

At 8.7 hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Flex 15 (£689.00) (9h).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 12 (£515.48) (1.5kg).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12.5 inches, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 2 (13.3"), or the DELL Inspiron 13 (13.3").

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
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
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
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 Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord 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
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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…

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User Reviews

(17)
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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