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DELL XPS 12
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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Dec 2012
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz. At 350 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on portable PCs of a similar 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.

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 U920t[pl_1453648_price], or the U920t[pl_1453648_price] both from Toshiba.

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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 laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 12.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of this age and type.

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Ten Headphone Outputss

The DELL XPS 12 has more headphone outputss than most of the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 12. Most of the notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12 only have between one and nine headphone outputss, however this portable PC has ten headphone outputss.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The DELL XPS 12 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Has a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the DELL XPS 12 has a touchscreen.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a touchscreen currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 12 have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the DELL XPS 12 which has six number of battery cellss.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger battery capacity (Watt hours)s (47 watt-hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Laptops of this age and type have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 21Wh and 2,800Wh.

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5 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The DELL XPS 12 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 12 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago which have a front camera.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The DELL XPS 12 is a one number of built-in speakers portable PC. Most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12 have between one and three number of built-in speakerss.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 47 milliamperes * hour, the DELL XPS 12 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12. The battery capacitys of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 47mAh to 8,600mAh, and the average battery capacity is 5,000mAh.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The DELL XPS 12 supports a better bluetooth version than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This DELL portable PC supports a 3 bluetooth version, whereas most laptops of a similar age and spec to it support a 4 bluetooth version.

This laptop's bluetooth version (3) is actually the worst supported bluetooth version amongst all laptops that were released more than two years ago.

A 4.0 EDR bluetooth version is the best supported bluetooth version across comparable types of laptop.

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Four Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over four years.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL XPS 12 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Average Processor Frequency

The DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average processor frequency (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Average Weight

At 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 12.5 inches, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12.5" notebook PCs currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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PCI Express Configurations
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Number of Processors Supported
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FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
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Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
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Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
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Networking
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Ethernet LAN
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Networking Features
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Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
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Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
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Drivers Included
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Warranty Card
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Manual
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Power Supply Type
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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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