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DELL XPS 12
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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Mar 2013
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,100 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of portable PCs of this spec and age is 560MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the DELL XPS 12 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 350 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 12 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on portable PCs of this spec and age. 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.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media and we think the U920t[pl_1453648_price], and the U920t[pl_1453648_price] both from Toshiba which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst 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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The speaker powers of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 0.5W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W. At 2 Watts, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Touchscreen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12, the DELL XPS 12 has a touchscreen.

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

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The DELL XPS 12 is a six number of battery cells notebook PC.

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AC Cables Included

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

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3 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

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

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 12 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 128 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the total storage capacitys range from 16GB to 1.1TB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Three Years Ago

DELL released the XPS 12 over three years ago.

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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 8 hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life (max) that might also be worth considering include the DELL XPS 12[plb_2393758_price] (8.43h) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

The DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 12.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2798208_price] (1.83GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

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

There are a number of alternative 1.5kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12.

We compared all the other 12.5" laptops to this laptop and we think the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Integrated 4G WiMAX
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
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Card Reader Integrated
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Touchscreen
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Touch Technology
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3D
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HD Type
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Audio
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Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standards
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
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3G
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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 FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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Intel® Secure Key
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CPU Configuration (max)
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Display Diagonal (metric)
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Wireless Technology
Number of Products Included

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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…

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 4200, dell 4200u
Barcodes 00884116119104, 05397063315550, 05397063418473, 05397063509102

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