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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Sep 2013
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29 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

This DELL notebook PC has received seven awards from expert review sites.

This notebook PC received a "Recommended" from Digitaltrends.com, Pcpro.co.uk and Pcactual.com all of whom concluded that this laptop was good.

Furthermore, this laptop received a Laptopmag.com "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Silver Product of the Year" award from Hwt.dk who said it was great. In addition, the writer at Techzine.nl thought that this notebook PC was brilliant and gave it a "Gold" award.

The reviewer at one other expert review site said that this portable PC was good. This notebook PC received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Pocket Lint, PC Advisor.co.uk and Digitaltrends.com this notebook PC has an overall expert rating of 80 out of 100. This means that experts are not that keen on this portable PC.

Good Battery Life

A few DELL XPS 12 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Four years ago Cnet.com wrote “This updated version of Dell's XPS 12 hybrid adds newer CPUs for improved battery life.” and rated it 80 out of 100. Expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote “Shoving a fourth-gen Intel Core processor into the XPS 12 greatly improved battery life and integrated graphics performance” in their review. Good Gear Guide.com.au said four years ago “This has improved its battery life dramatically”.

Easy to Use

One customer reckoned that this laptop was easy to assemble.

One DELL XPS 12 reviewer who reviewed this laptop thought it was easy to use. Expert website Apcmag.com wrote four years ago “One area where touchscreen laptops can be a little clumsy is when you want to use the touchscreen exclusively”.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mobiletechreview.com wrote three years ago “The 12.5" size is comfortable for ultra-portable travel yet it doesn't feel”.

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Nice Design

A few DELL XPS 12 reviewers concluded that this laptop was a good design. Four years ago Notebookcheck.net mentioned “It is a top-tier piece of technology that excels in nearly every department, from its exquisite construction to its clever, versatile design” in their review of this laptop and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Mobiletechreview.com mentioned “Why? The XPS 12 was one of our early top picks among Windows 8 convertibles with a full HP IPS display, clever design that avoided the Lenovo Yoga'”.

One person who reviewed the DELL XPS 12 wrote that it was luxurious. Expert review site Pcpro.co.uk wrote “Dell upgrades its XPS 12 with a Haswell processor – the result is a swanky, aspirational and long-lasting hybrid” in their DELL XPS 12 review.

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Robust

Several DELL XPS 12 owners who bought it concluded that it was well made. Expert website Laptopmag.com said “The latest edition looks to build on that success by shaving off some ounces” in their review of this laptop.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,803 expert and owner reviews for DELL notebook PCs and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops.

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

At 1,100 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops of this age and spec is 1,000MHz.

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12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the DELL XPS 12 which has 12 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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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 portable PC.

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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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to 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 an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops that are a comparable age to it. The worst processor family of all portable PCs of this age and spec is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years, the DELL XPS 12 has a front camera.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12 have internal memorys of between 1GB and 12GB.

We compared this laptop to all the other 8GB internal memory laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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 alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Yoga, or the Yoga both from Lenovo.

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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.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.

Amongst comparable types of portable 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 of this age and spec.

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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 age and spec.

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Quite 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age. The smallest operating shock of laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 12 is 10G and the biggest is 140G.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years the processor boost frequencys range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the laptops of this age and type the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 6,000 cd/m². The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly bright display brightness (400 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The speaker powers of 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12 range from 0.5W to 4W. At 2 Watts, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 12, the maximum internal memory of the DELL XPS 12 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 7.6GB.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DELL XPS 12 has a touchscreen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years also have a touchscreen.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as 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

The DELL XPS 12 has one of the biggest processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12 have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 21Wh and 2,800Wh. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger battery capacity (Watt hours)s (47 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Two DELL XPS 12 owners said in their reviews that the DELL XPS 12 was not heavy and bulky. Expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Dell's XPS 12 is a dual-purpose Ultrabook that performs very well as a tablet (albeit a heavy one” in their review of this laptop however they still scored the DELL XPS 12 70 out of 100. Four years ago expert review site Pocket Lint mentioned in their review “Even as a tablet it's perfectly usable, if a little heavy” yet they still scored it very highly.

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12 is 270MHz. The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.5GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12 is 380GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 16GB to 1.1TB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Yoga (256GB and higher rated), or the Yoga (256GB and higher rated) both from Lenovo.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The DELL XPS 12 is a one number of built-in speakers notebook PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 12 have between one and three number of built-in speakerss.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 Battery Life (max)

At 8.43 hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Laptops with a faster processor frequency that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Yoga (1.83GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for 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 standard display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

Portable PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Yoga (13.3") which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
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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
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Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width

8 Awards

pcactual.com Recommended techzine.nl Gold hwt.dk Silver Product of the Year pcpro.co.uk Recommended Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product 01net.com 4 Star thinkcomputers.org Recommended Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice

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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