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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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18 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 of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 12 range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,200 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years is 1,000MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

DELL has good average reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 12 do not have 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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 12 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most notebook PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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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 a comparable 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.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the U920t[pl_1453648_price], and the U920t[pl_1453648_price] both from Toshiba or the DELL XPS 12[plb_2393758_price] is also worth considering.

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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 the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops of this age and type.

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

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to 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. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12 also have a touchscreen.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a touchscreen 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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Six Number of Battery Cellss

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

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 12 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 12 only have one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 2.9 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12. Portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 12 have processor boost frequencys of between 1.8GHz and 3.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.6GHz.

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4 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years 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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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12. The slowest memory clock speed of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 530MHz and the fastest is 1,600MHz.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 12. The average speaker power of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1.6W, and the speaker powers range from 0.5W to 4W.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The DELL XPS 12 supports a 3 bluetooth version which is better than most comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 4 bluetooth version.

A 3 bluetooth version is in fact the worst supported bluetooth version amongst all laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.

The best supported bluetooth version across comparable types of notebook PC is 4.0 EDR.

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL XPS 12 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most laptops of this type and age. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

Alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which 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

At 1.9 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 12.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 12.5 inches, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 12.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 12.5" 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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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
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
DVI Port
USB 3.0 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
Trial Software
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
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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
AC Adapter Output Voltage
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AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Height (rear)
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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Non-Operating Vibration
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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
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

8 Awards

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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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