Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the XPS 12 9Q33 which has 12 PCI Express lanes (max).
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The DELL XPS 12 9Q33 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Based on 4,137 expert and user reviews, DELL has good reviews for its notebook PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops compared to other brands.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The DELL XPS 12 9Q33 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.
The worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The DELL XPS 12 9Q33 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12 9Q33 do not have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The XPS 12 9Q33 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 12 9Q33 also have a front camera.
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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The XPS 12 9Q33 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and spec.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.
SSD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age. 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.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
If you are looking for a portable PC with a better processor family then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga (Intel Core i7-4xxx).
Fairly Big Operating Shock
The DELL XPS 12 9Q33 has one of the bigger operating shocks (140 gravity) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest operating shock of laptops of this age and spec is 1G and the biggest is 140G.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average display brightness of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12 9Q33 is 410 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 6,000 cd/m².
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The XPS 12 9Q33 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The XPS 12 9Q33 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all laptops of this spec and age the Wi-Fi standard ranges from 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).
Six Battery Cells
The DELL XPS 12 9Q33 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12 9Q33 have between two and seven battery cells.
Two USB 3.0 Ports
The DELL XPS 12 9Q33 is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
Notebook PCs of this spec and age have battery capacities of between 21Wh and 2,800Wh. At 50 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 9Q33.
The average height of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 12 9Q33 is 23mm, and the heights range from 8.9mm to 240mm. At only 15 millimeters, the XPS 12 9Q33 is quite thin compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 12 9Q33.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
At only 200 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 12 9Q33. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12 9Q33 is 280MHz.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 12 9Q33 is 16GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 340GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the XPS 12 9Q33 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.
Quite Small Internal Memory
2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12 9Q33 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.8GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the XPS 12 9Q33 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Flex 15D (8GB).
Very Low Speaker Power
At only 1 Watt, the XPS 12 9Q33 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 12 9Q33. The average speaker power of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12 9Q33 is 1.5W, and the speaker power range from 0.5W to 4W.
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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12 9Q33
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when DELL released the XPS 12 9Q33.
Average Battery Life
At 8.43 hours, the XPS 12 9Q33 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12 9Q33.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.6 gigahertz, the XPS 12 9Q33 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
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At 1.5 kilograms, the XPS 12 9Q33 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 9Q33.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 12.5 inches, the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
If this 2 in 1 laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (13.3") which also has a higher Rating.
Convertible (Ferris Wheel)
Aluminium, Carbon fiber, Carbon, Magnesium
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
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 4
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 4400
2560 x 1600
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 + Waves MaxxAudio 4
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 1024
Front Camera Resolution
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
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
Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe
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 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
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0
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 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 - 12192
-15 - 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