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DELL XPS 12
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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

2 in 1 laptops built by DELL have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The DELL XPS 12 is a 12 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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

The DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12 range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,000MHz.

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

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12 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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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 12 has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most laptops of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Portable PCs of this age and type processor familys range from Intel Atom (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 12.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 12GB.

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SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to consider 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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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 frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 12.

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Operating Shock

With an operating shock of 140 gravity, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big operating shock compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12. The average operating shock of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 is 82G, and the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have processor boost frequencys of between 1.8GHz and 3.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.6GHz. The DELL XPS 12 has a very fast processor boost frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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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 laptops that have been around for more than two years 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 laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12.

Alternative notebook PCs with a touchscreen currently available that you might want to consider include the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12 have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the DELL XPS 12 which has six number of battery cellss.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the laptops that have been available for more than two years the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 12 that we have checked, the DELL XPS 12's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 12 is 51Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger battery capacity (Watt hours)s (50 watt-hours) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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. At only 200 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the speaker powers range from 0.5W to 4W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop was released over three years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 8.43 hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other 8.43h battery life portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL 12[plb_2074138_price] is also worth considering.

If this 2 in 1 laptop battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook T904[plb_2508324_price] (8.5h).

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12.

There are a number of other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 12 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12.

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Average Weight

At 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 12.

Other 1.5kg heavy laptops currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 12.5" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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Specification

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Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
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 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
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
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
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
Intel TSX-NI
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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 Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord 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
Energy Star Certified

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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