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DELL XPS 12
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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Aug 2013
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

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

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

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 12 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,000MHz. At 1,100 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12.

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

Most laptops of this spec and age 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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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz. At 350 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of this spec and age which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has an SSD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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 alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including the U920t, or the U920t both from Toshiba which has better reviews.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 12.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The DELL XPS 12 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (400 candellas per square meter) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The display brightnesss of laptops that came out more than two years ago range from 200 cd/m² to 6,000 cd/m².

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

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

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Has a Touchscreen

The DELL XPS 12 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 12.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a touchscreen currently available which you might want to look at including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The DELL XPS 12 is a six number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 12 is 51Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 47 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 12.

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4 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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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have a front camera, however the DELL XPS 12 does not have a front camera.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 12 have between one and three number of built-in speakerss, including the DELL XPS 12 which has one number of built-in speakers.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The DELL XPS 12 supports a 3 bluetooth version which is better than the 4 bluetooth version supported by most portable PCs of this age and type.

A 3 bluetooth version is actually the worst supported bluetooth version across all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the best supported bluetooth version is 4.0 EDR.

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to 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 laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 12.

If you want a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (1.83GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12.

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Average Weight

At 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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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 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.

Alternative 12.5" laptops currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter 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 (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
64-Bit Computing

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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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