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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Jul 2013
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21 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 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Good Brand

On average DELL 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops manufactured by DELL.

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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all laptops of this spec and age.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable 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 portable PCs of this age and spec which do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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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 type and age to it. Most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs of this age and type is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Atom.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12 also have a front camera.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age. Most notebook PCs of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 12.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB. At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (SSD).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12 range from 10" to 16", and the average screen size is 13". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 12 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. At 3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 12.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 12 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12, the DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Six Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and eight battery cells, including the DELL XPS 12 which has six battery cells.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

The smallest L3 cache of laptops of this type and age is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.2MB. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger L3 caches (4 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 is 2.8MB. At 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12 is 21Wh and the biggest is 2,800Wh. With a battery capacity of 50 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

The DELL XPS 12 is a one built-in speaker laptop. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 have between one and three built-in speakers.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad 11e (1.83GHz), or the Yoga (1.83GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Average Weight

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

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Specification

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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
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Video
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Audio
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Camera
Swivel Webcam
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Front Camera
Networking
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SmartCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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DVI Port
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SATA III Connector
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Performance
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Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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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 Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Expert Reviews

(202)
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

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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