Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,100 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 990MHz.
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The DELL XPS 12 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz. The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (350 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12.
DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews
We checked 4,137 owner and expert reviews for DELL laptops 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.
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 notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of this age and type.
Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.
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Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12, the DELL XPS 12 has a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 12 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12.
Amongst similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The internal memory of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.8GB. The DELL XPS 12 has a very big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12.
SSD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs that have been on the market 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.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12, the DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The DELL XPS 12 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This DELL laptop has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
Six Battery Cells
The DELL XPS 12 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.
Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 12 have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 12 which has two USB 3.0 ports.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
At 3 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12. 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 12 have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.7MB.
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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The DELL XPS 12 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The DELL XPS 12 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a full-size keyboard.
Very Big Non-Operating Shock
When compared to other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the DELL XPS 12's non-operating shock of 160 gravity is one of the biggest. Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 12 have non-operating shocks of between 1G and 160G.
Very Big Non-Operating Vibration
The smallest non-operating vibration of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 12 is 1G and the biggest is 1.3G. The DELL XPS 12 has a very big non-operating vibration (1.3 gravity) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12.
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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.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The DELL XPS 12 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this type and age.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 12.
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The DELL XPS 12 has a relatively standard weight (1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Yoga 13 (1.5kg).
Average Screen Size
The DELL XPS 12 has a pretty standard screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12.
Convertible (Ferris Wheel)
Aluminium, Carbon fiber, Carbon, Magnesium
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QS77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
0.144 x 0.144
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 1024
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
-15.2 - 10688
-15.2 - 3048
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 95
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 65
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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