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DELL XPS 12
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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The DELL XPS 12 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) 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 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 portable PC.

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

DELL has good average ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 12.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of 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 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12, the DELL XPS 12 has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 12 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years. This DELL notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Pro x2 612, or the Pro x2 612 both from HP.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Very High Rear Camera Resolution

The lowest rear camera resolution of notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12 is 1MP, the highest is 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 4.2MP. With a rear camera resolution of 8 megapixels, the DELL XPS 12's rear camera resolution is one of the highest amongst comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 12.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Quite Big Operating Shock

The smallest operating shock of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 12 is 10G and the biggest is 140G. With an operating shock of 140 gravity, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big operating shock compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to 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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 12 is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Narrow Width in Tablet Mode

At only 291 millimeters, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite narrow width in tablet mode compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12. The widths in tablet mode of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 range from 170mm to 360mm, and the average width in tablet mode is 300mm.

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Quite Thin Height in Tablet Mode

The thinnest height in tablet mode of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12 is 8mm and the thickest is 220mm. At only 8 millimeters, the DELL XPS 12 has a very thin height in tablet mode compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The DELL XPS 12 has one of the smaller on-board graphics adapter memory capacity (only 0.5 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Portable PCs of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.12GB and 1.8GB.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 12 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. The DELL XPS 12 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 12.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 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 portable PCs of this age.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Battery Life

At 8.7 hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (9h).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 12.

If this laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ENVY x360 ($779.00) (6GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (1.8GHz).

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Average Weight

The DELL XPS 12 has a relatively standard weight (1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly average screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 12.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion x360 (13.3"), or the DELL Inspiron 13 (13.3").

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Specification

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PCI Express Lane (max)
Configurable TDP-Down
Processor Operating Mode
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
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PCI Express Configuration
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Memory Card
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Installed SSD
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Touch Screen
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Audio
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Audio System
Camera
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Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
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4G
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Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
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Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
Thunderbolt 3 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Pointing Device
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Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
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Intel ME Firmware Version
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Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
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Expert Reviews

(199)
20 October 2015

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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…

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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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