Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The DELL XPS 12 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Most of the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 12 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this DELL portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
At 350 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12. 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.
DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews
DELL is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and DELL also has good reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops.
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 notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC.
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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec which do not have a full-size keyboard.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The DELL XPS 12 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12 is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
Has a Front Camera
The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have 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 comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.8GB.
SSD Storage Medium
This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec portable PCs 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.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.
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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The dimmest display brightness of portable PCs of this spec and age is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 6,000 cd/m². 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 more than two years ago.
Quite High Speaker Power
The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The speaker power of laptops of this age and spec range from 0.5W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.5W.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 12 also have a touch sensitive screen.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The DELL XPS 12 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The DELL XPS 12 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most laptops of this spec and age. Across all comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 12 the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
Quite Big L3 Cache
Laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 12 have L3 caches of between 1MB and 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 12.
Very Big Processor Cache
The smallest processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 12 is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago, the processor cache of the DELL XPS 12 of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The DELL XPS 12 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most common memory slots.
This portable PC's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.
Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 7.6GB. The DELL XPS 12 has a quite big maximum internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.
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Only One Built-In Speaker
Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and three built-in speakers, including the DELL XPS 12 which has one built-in speaker.
Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock
The non-operating shocks of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 range from 1G to 160G, and the average non-operating shock is 130G. At 160 gravity, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big non-operating shock compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 12.
Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration
With a non-operating vibration of 1.3 gravity, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The non-operating vibrations of notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12 range from 1G to 1.3G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.2G.
4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12
Released Over Three Years Ago
This portable PC has been on the market for over three years.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12.
At 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.
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Average Screen Size
The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly typical screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.
Convertible (Ferris Wheel)
Aluminium, Carbon fiber, Carbon, Magnesium
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-3xxx
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
1x8, 1x16, 1x1, 2x4, 2x8
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 8
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Video Capturing Speed
1280 x 1024
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
Headphone Out Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Adobe Reader X,Skype7,Internet Explorer,My Dell Support application
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals 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
Quick Start Guide
-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
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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