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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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16 Reasons For

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,100 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster 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 laptops of this age and type is 1,000MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Good Brand

2 in 1 laptops built by DELL have good reviews 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 reviews across its entire range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as 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 an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

This portable PC's processor family (Intel Core i7) is actually the best processor family amongst all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12.

The worst processor family amongst similar types of portable PC is Intel Atom.

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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 are a similar age to the XPS 12.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as 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.

Other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to look at include 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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Very Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years is 8.9", the biggest is 16", and the average display diagonal is 13". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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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 actually the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12.

The worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly 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 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12 the processor boost frequencys range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.6GHz.

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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 commonly found wi-Fi standards on similar spec portable PCs that were launched 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 notebook PC.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DELL XPS 12 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a touchscreen currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12 have between two and seven number of battery cellss, including the DELL XPS 12 which has six number of battery cellss.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

At 50 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 21Wh and 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 50Wh.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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1 Reason Against

Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The DELL XPS 12 is a one number of built-in speakers notebook 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 typical internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this portable PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2798208_price] (1.83GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 12.

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Average Weight

The DELL XPS 12 has a relatively standard weight (1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12.

We compared all the other 1.5kg heavy laptops to this laptop and we think the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Touchscreen
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LED Backlight
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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® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
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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Expert Reviews

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11 October 2015

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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

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9 October 2015

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8 October 2015

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 19 September 2014 by ExtremelyDisappointed
(Verified Purchase)

I ordered a new dell xps 12, and it worked fine for a week. Then, it started to not turn on. It happened 4 times, the last of which happened while I was away at school. I did absolutely nothing to... Read more…

Reviewed 20 February 2014 by Bruce R.
(Verified Purchase)

I put the OS on this and kept my data on the HDD. Boot speeds were reduced dramatically. How did I live so long without it?

Reviewed 16 May 2013 by Brent R.
(Verified Purchase)

I have wiped and reinstalled os's on this drive tons of times. This drive would work great for a 32gb partition for smart response with main hdd, and the other 32gb partition for your virtual ram,... Read more…

Reviewed 18 February 2014 by Michael R.
(Verified Purchase)

For the price, I got a quality product but I was expecting a little more pretty things, like stickers or a pretty box. I am very satisfied with this purchase...

Reviewed 7 November 2013 by EGolfinstruction
(Verified Purchase)

Installed on Dell XPS 8700 with all updates (including BIOS) installed beforehand. I changed the BIOS settings to RAID and then watched the computer fail 2 or 3 times at booting until the Safe... Read more…

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