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DELL XPS 12
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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB Aug 2013
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21 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The DELL XPS 12 is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec 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. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,200 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

2 in 1 laptops produced by DELL have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that DELL also has good ratings across its entire range.

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

The DELL XPS 12 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.7GHz. The DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast processor frequency (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 12.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 12 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 12 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most portable PCs of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Atom.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

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SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec 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 think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs 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 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 notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 12 is 2.6GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.1 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.

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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 were launched around the same time as it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12. The lowest speaker power of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 12 is 0.5W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The DELL XPS 12 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DELL XPS 12 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a touchscreen currently available that you might also want to consider 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 portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 12 range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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2 Reasons Against

Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable 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 better bluetooth version than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This DELL notebook PC supports a 3 bluetooth version, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 4 bluetooth version.

This portable PC's bluetooth version (3) is in fact the worst supported bluetooth version amongst all laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12.

A 4.0 EDR bluetooth version is the best supported bluetooth version amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when DELL released the XPS 12.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 12.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 12.5 inches, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Alternative 12.5" notebook PCs 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
Networking Standards
4G
Data Network
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
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
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® 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)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 2in1, dell 9q33, dell i74510, dell i74510u, dell xpsu128668, dell xpsu128668c, dell xpsu128668cr, dell xpsu128668crb, dell xpsu128668crbf, dell xpsu128668crbfb
Barcodes 05397063305827, 05397063340545, 05397063399864, 05397063400881, 05397063418497, 05397063509119, 06953040771918

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