Close

Loading image...
DELL XPS 12
+ 49 Videos

DELL XPS 12 Intel Core I7 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

vido.com.ua Recommended kitguru.net Worth Buying hardware.info Silver Award Lydogbilde.no Best in Test 6 Star notebookjournal.de Good Value for Money
Intel Core I7 8GB 256GB SSD Feb 2014
Processor Family Internal Memory Total Storage Capacity Storage Medium Release Date
Flexible Design.Transform your XPS 12 Ultrabook to a tablet with a fluid flip-and-fold motion with its premium flip-hinge design. Have the best of productivity and entertainment right at your... More
Available from international sellers only
Tell Me When It Becomes Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...
Dell's XPS 12 Windows 8 flagship reviewed
Apple 12 MacBook vs.  Dell XPS 13 (2015) Comparison Smackdown
Dell XPS 12 (Haswell) Review
Dell XPS 12 Review by Chippy

14 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

DELL is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and DELL also has good reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops.

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 portable PC.

Chart Edit

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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 12 do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 12 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an AMD E processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs of this age and spec is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel High End Desktop Processors.

Chart Edit

Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The average internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12 is 5GB.

Chart Edit

SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available 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 the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2430247_price] (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2404650_price] (SSD).

Read more Less Chart Edit

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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

Chart Edit

Fairly High Speaker Power

The DELL XPS 12 has one of the higher speaker power (2 Watts) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average speaker power of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 12 is 1.6W, and the speaker power range from 0.5W to 4W.

Chart Edit

Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago also have a touch sensitive screen.

Chart Edit

Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 12 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 have between two and eight battery cells.

Chart Edit

Two USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 12 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 50 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest battery capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 21Wh and the biggest is 2,800Wh.

Chart Edit

3 Reasons Against

Only One Built-In Speaker

The DELL XPS 12 is a one built-in speaker portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and three built-in speakers.

Chart Edit

Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The DELL XPS 12 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of notebook PC.

Read more Less Chart Edit

4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo Flex[plb_2505633_price] (320GB).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Weight

The DELL XPS 12 has a relatively typical weight (1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 12[plb_2074108_price] (1.5kg).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12.5 inches, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2682617_price] (13.3").

Read more Less Chart Edit

Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Family
Motherboard Chipset
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
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
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

29 Awards

cw.no Good Purchase Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product pcpro.co.uk Recommended alphr.com Recommended cowcotland.com Silver hwt.dk Silver Product of the Year pcauthority.com.au Recommended techzine.nl Gold tweakers.net Good winmagpro.nl Test Winner gadzetomania.pl Recommended adrenaline.uol.com.br Gold pcforalla.idg.se Best in Test nordichardware.se Recommended pcactual.com Recommended 3dnews.ru Innovative Design vido.com.ua Recommended kitguru.net Worth Buying uk.hardware.info Silver thinkcomputers.org Recommended 01net.com 4 Star hardware.info Silver Award laptops.co.uk Recommended hothardware.com Recommended Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice lydogbillede.dk Best in Test 6 Star ljudochbild.se Best in Test Lydogbilde.no Best in Test 6 Star notebookjournal.de Good Value for Money

Expert Reviews

(202)
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…

« Prev 1 of 41 Next »

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…

« Prev 1 of 4 Next »

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 2in1, dell 9q33, dell i74500, dell i74510, dell i74510u, dell i74500u

Save Money with These Great Laptop Vouchers & Offers

£25 Off
Voucher
£25 Off Apple Mac orders over £350
Valid 25 Apr 16 - 25 Apr 17
20% Off
Voucher
20% Off over £80
Valid until 31 Dec 16
15% Off
Voucher
15% Off for new customers
Valid 17 Mar 16 - 17 Mar 17
8% Off
Voucher
GearBest Consumer Electronics Coupon_ 8% OFF
Valid 6 Aug 16 - 31 Dec 16

See How Other Laptops Compare to the DELL XPS 12

Lenovo Yoga vs DELL XPS 12

Lenovo Yoga vs DELL XPS 12
Lenovo Yoga
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5"
DELL XPS 12
Intel Core i7 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
£ 643.23
Hugely Better Review from Digitaltrends.com
Twenty-Nine More Awards
One More Built-In Speaker
Considerably Better Review from Pcworld.com_techhive.com
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
Lower Speaker Power

Lenovo Y70 vs DELL XPS 12

Lenovo Y70 vs DELL XPS 12
Lenovo Y70
Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 256GB ssd 17.3"
DELL XPS 12
Intel Core i7 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
£ 315.00
Significantly Better User Reviews
50% Bigger Internal Memory
4.8" Bigger Screen Size
Ethernet LAN Connection
Heavier
Only Four Battery Cells

Toshiba Satellite U920t vs DELL XPS 12

Toshiba Satellite U920t vs DELL XPS 12
Toshiba Satellite U920t
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5"
DELL XPS 12
Intel Core i7 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
£ 679.54
Two Built-In Speakers
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
Smaller Total Storage Capacity
Feedback