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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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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.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

DELL 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs DELL is one of the better rated brands.

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 laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago which do not have a full-size keyboard, the DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years, the DELL XPS 12 has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 12 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type. 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 compared all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think the Pro x2 612, and the Pro x2 612 both from HP which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this DELL laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook Revolve 810 (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Big Operating Shock

At 140 gravity, the DELL XPS 12 has a very big operating shock compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12. The smallest operating shock of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 is 10G and the biggest is 140G.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 400 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12. The display brightnesss of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 12 range from 200 cd/m² to 6,500 cd/m².

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The speaker power of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12 range from 0.5W to 4W. The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 12 is 7.8GB. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 12 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

The operating vibrations of laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 12 range from 0.5G to 1.1G. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger operating vibrations (0.66 gravity) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12 have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

The DELL XPS 12 is a one built-in speaker notebook PC.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 140G. With a non-operating shock of 160 gravity, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big non-operating shock compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

With a non-operating vibration of 1.3 gravity, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger non-operating vibrations amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that were launched more than two years ago the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.3G.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this 2 in 1 laptop was released.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8.43 hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 12.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu LifeBook T904 (8.5h).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 12.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion x360 (6GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.6 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Helix (1.7GHz), or the HP ENVY x360 ($779.00) (1.7GHz).

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Average Weight

At 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 12.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba W30Dt (13.3" and higher rated).

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Specification

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Processor Family
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Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
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Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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PCI Express Configuration
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Maximum Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort
Headphone Connection
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Dell E-Value Code
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
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Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Active Management Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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Power
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Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
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Non-Operating Shock
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Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
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Certificates
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(199)
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

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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

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…

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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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