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DELL XPS 12
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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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19 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 have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Four Total Number of SATA Connectorss

Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec only have between two and three total number of SATA connectorss, however the DELL XPS 12 has four total number of SATA connectorss.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,803 expert and user reviews, DELL has good reviews for its portable PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range compared to other manufacturers.

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

The DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago is 930MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12[plb_2396801_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price] which has better reviews.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type. 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 also looking at one of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the XPS 12[pl_2396801_price], or the XPS 12[pl_2396801_price] both from DELL which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 12 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago. Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12 the processor family ranges from Intel Atom to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12 the battery life (max)s range from 2.2h to 18h. With a battery life (max) of 8.7 hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago.

We compared all the other 8.7h battery life notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the DELL XPS 12[plb_2396801_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Big Operating Shock

The operating shocks of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 10G to 140G, and the average operating shock is 63G. With an operating shock of 140 gravity, the DELL XPS 12's operating shock is one of the biggest amongst 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The dimmest display brightness of comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 6,500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 400 cd/m².

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Very High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest rear camera resolution (numeric) of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 is 2MP and the highest is 8MP. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the rear camera resolution (numeric) of the DELL XPS 12 of 8 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Has a Touchscreen

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

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a touchscreen currently available including the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price] which has better reviews.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The DELL XPS 12 is a six number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12 have between two and seven number of battery cellss.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12 is 21Wh and the biggest is 72Wh. At 50 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Very Thin Height (tablet Mode)

The DELL XPS 12 has one of the thinner height (tablet mode)s (only 8 millimeters) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The height (tablet mode)s of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12 range from 7.2mm to 320mm, and the average height (tablet mode) is 69mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12 is 1.7GB. The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly small on-board graphics adapter memory (only 0.5 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12. 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker powers of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 0.64W to 8W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12.

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Very Slow Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12 have wi-Fi data rate (max)s of between 150 Mbit/s and 870 Mbit/s. At only 300 megabits per second, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly slow wi-Fi data rate (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The DELL XPS 12 has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than most 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago. Most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards.

An 802.11a wi-Fi standards is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12.

The best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of notebook PC is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Average Internal Memory

The DELL XPS 12 has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Average Processor Frequency

The DELL XPS 12 has a relatively typical processor frequency (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12.

If this laptop processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro[plb_2752374_price] (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly standard weight (1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Average Display Diagonal

The DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average display diagonal (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

There are a number of other 12.5" portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the DELL XPS 12[plb_2396801_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Specification

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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
Intel® RealSense Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Warranty Card
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Pouch

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Expert Reviews

(57)
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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