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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Oct 2013
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11 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (350 megahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

DELL has good average ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire laptop range.

Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The DELL XPS 12 has a very big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12. Similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12 have internal memorys of between 1GB and 12GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB.

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SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on notebook PCs of this type 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 think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs 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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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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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 a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DELL XPS 12 has a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12 also have a touchscreen.

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

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago have between two and seven number of battery cellss, including the DELL XPS 12 which has six number of battery cellss.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the DELL XPS 12 which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 do not have a full-size keyboard. The DELL XPS 12 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12 is 1.6W, and the speaker powers range from 0.5W to 4W. At only 1 Watt, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

The DELL XPS 12 has a quite big non-operating shock (160 gravity) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest non-operating shock of laptops of this age and spec is 60G and the biggest is 160G.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Three Years Ago

This DELL notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

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

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Average Weight

The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly typical weight (1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 12.

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Average Display Diagonal

The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly standard display diagonal (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12.

We compared all the other 12.5" portable PCs to this portable PC 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

At 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12.

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

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Intel® Smart Response 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

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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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