Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The DELL XPS 12 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.
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 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12 have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews
DELL 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews on average and across all laptops DELL is one of the better rated brands.
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 portable 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.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12 do not have 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 portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all notebook PCs of this age and type the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Atom.
Laptops with a better processor family that might also be worth considering include the Yoga 13 (Intel Core i7-3xxx), or the Yoga 13 (Intel Core i7-3xxx) both from Lenovo.
Has a Front Camera
The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago 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 most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12.
Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Quite Big Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 12. Across all the laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.8GB.
SSD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time 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.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Operating Shock
At 140 gravity, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big operating shock compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest operating shock of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 is 1G and the biggest is 140G.
Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The DELL XPS 12 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (400 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The display brightnesss of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 200 cd/m² to 6,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 410 cd/m².
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago also have a touch sensitive screen.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The DELL XPS 12 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.
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 portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 12 the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
Six Battery Cells
The DELL XPS 12 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 12 have between two and seven battery cells.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average processor cache of laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 12 is 2.7MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.
Two USB 3.0 Ports
The DELL XPS 12 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 12 have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
The battery capacities of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12 range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh. At 50 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 12 is 280MHz. The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Very Low Speaker Power
The average speaker power of laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12 is 1.5W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
6 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12
Released Over Two Years Ago
This laptop was released over two years ago.
Average Battery Life
With a battery life of 8.43 hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 12.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12.
At 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 12.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 12.5 inches, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
There are a number of other 12.5" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga.
If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (13.3") which also has a higher rating.
Convertible (Ferris Wheel)
Aluminium, Carbon fiber, Carbon, Magnesium
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel Lynx Point-LP
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
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
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 5000, Intel HD Graphics 500
2560 x 1600
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
HD + MaxxAudio 3
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4.0, 4.0 EDR
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 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
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
Skype 8,Internet Explorer,My Dell Support
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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 Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Embedded Options Available
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)
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
-15.2 - 10668
-15.2 - 3048
Storage Relative Humidity Range
0 - 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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