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DELL XPS 12 9Q33
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DELL XPS 12 9Q33 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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Twenty-Seven Industry Awards

This DELL notebook PC has received twenty-seven awards from experts.

This notebook PC received a "Recommended" from Hothardware.com, Digitaltrends.com, Pcauthority.com.au, Nordichardware.se, Pcactual.com, Laptops.co.uk, Vido.com.ua, Gadzetomania.pl and Alphr.com all of whom thought that this portable PC was good.

This 2 in 1 laptop was given a "Silver" award by Hwt.dk, Cowcotland.com, Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info all of whom concluded that this DELL laptop was great.

This DELL notebook PC was given a "Gold" award by both Techzine.nl and Adrenaline.uol.com.br, both of which thought that this portable PC was marvellous.

In addition, this DELL portable PC received an "Innovative Design" award from 3dnews.ru and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Laptopmag.com. This laptop also received a "Good Value for Money" award from Notebookjournal.de who wrote it was great for its price.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on one hundred and one expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and T3.com the average expert rating of this portable PC is 80%. It seems that experts are not that keen on this 2 in 1 laptop.

Average User Reviews

On average, XPS 12 9Q33 owners rated this portable PC 75%.

Nice Design

A number of DELL XPS 12 9Q33 owners said in their reviews that the product was good looking. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Stylish design”. Expert website Channelpro.co.uk said three years ago “Dell’s XPS 12 is a stylish, ingeniously designed hybrid.” in their DELL XPS 12 9Q33 review. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com gave this laptop a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review also three years ago “Powerful full Intel Core convertible Ultrabook with an excellent full HD display, superb keyboard and beautiful fit and finish”.

Several DELL XPS 12 9Q33 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. Laptopmag.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said “Dell has revived a design that was ahead of its time for an operating system whose time has finally come”. Expert review site Mobiletechreview.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Why? The XPS 12 was one of our early top picks among Windows 8 convertibles with a full HP IPS display, clever design that avoided the Lenovo Yoga's keyb” in their DELL XPS 12 9Q33 review. Expert review site Computerworld.com said in their DELL XPS 12 9Q33 review “A number of clever design touches”.

Several DELL XPS 12 9Q33 owners who purchased this laptop reckoned that it was neat. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Lenovo's Yoga is neat.” in their review of the DELL XPS 12 9Q33. Expert review site V3.co.uk mentioned “Dell's XPS 12 is a neat system that shows how well Windows 8 can work with both keyboard” in their review of the DELL XPS 12 9Q33. Expert review site Itwire.com said “Dell's XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook is a neat device, one which any nerd would covet, even if one goes merely by its appearance” in their review of this laptop.

A few customers reckoned that it was smooth. Expert review site Laptopmag.com said in their review of this laptop “Featuring a well-designed flipping display and smooth performance”. Three years ago expert review site Zdnet.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “Dell's swivel-screen solution is extremely efficient, smooth in operation”.

A number of DELL XPS 12 9Q33 owners thought the product was luxurious. Firstpost.com said “It is once again taking the lead in the Indian market with the swanky new XPS 12” and scored this laptop 70 out of 100. Expert website Alphr.com said in their review of the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 “Dell upgrades its XPS 12 with a Haswell processor – the result is a swanky, aspirational and long-lasting hybrid”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers wrote that it was good quality. Cnet.co.uk said four years ago “With a great display, excellent build quality and decent performance” in their review. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote also four years ago “Lovely design, solid build quality” in their review of this laptop. Good Gear Guide.com.au also said “Excellent sturdiness and build quality”.

Easy to Use

Four people said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Comfortable keyboard” in their review. Two years ago expert review site Mobiletechreview.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “The 12.5" size is comfortable for ultra-portable travel yet it doesn't feel cramped” in their review of this laptop. Expert website Rigviews.com.au wrote “It is comfortable in holding due to its rounded” in their review.

Several DELL XPS 12 9Q33 owners who bought this laptop considered that it had a good experience. Techtree.com wrote “A great number of devices have entered the market, sporting design features that offers the best user experience on the new OS” in their review of the DELL XPS 12 9Q33. Good Gear Guide.com.au rated it 4 stars and mentioned “Provides a great tablet experience” in their review of this laptop. Notebookreview.com gave the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 a score of 76 out of 100 and said “The Dell XPS 12 brings the full Windows 8 experience to the table thanks to its convertible tablet form factor”.

Four customers who reviewed this laptop considered that it was easy to use. Apcmag.com gave this laptop a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “One area where touchscreen laptops can be a little clumsy is when you want to use the touchscreen exclusively” in their review of the DELL XPS 12 9Q33. Three years ago expert website Anandtech.com said “It was considered really cool to use the letter X, so Extreme becomes Xtreme”. Expert review site Pcquest.com said “A well-designed ultrabook convertible with flip hinge design to make it easy to use it both modes” in their review of this laptop.

One DELL XPS 12 9Q33 reviewer who purchased the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 concluded that it was easy to assemble. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote in their DELL XPS 12 9Q33 review “The latest edition looks to build on that success by shaving off some ounces” and rated the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 4 stars.

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Good Battery Life

Some DELL XPS 12 9Q33 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good battery life. Cnet.com scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on CNET.com “This updated version of Dell's XPS 12 hybrid adds newer CPUs for improved battery life.” in their review of this laptop. Expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Shoving a fourth-gen Intel Core processor into the XPS 12 greatly improved battery life and integrated graphics performance” but they gave the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 a rating of 3 stars. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said “This has improved its battery life dramatically”.

Robust

Some people who reviewed the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 concluded that it was well made. Expert website Infoworld.com mentioned “A notebook through some wonderfully clever engineering”. Notebookcheck.net said “The XPS 12 is an amazing pick of hardware built by Dell” in their review of this laptop. Expert review site Techtree.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review “The Dell XPS 12 is a solid performer with normal applications”.

A number of customers who bought the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 considered that it was strong and durable. Pcquest.com wrote three years ago “Dell XPS Duo is a sturdy ultrabook convertible with a swivel based mechanism which converts the ultra book into a tablet” in their review of the DELL XPS 12 9Q33. Expert website Techarena.in said “Dell XPS 12 is one of the most durable Ultra books available today” in their review. Maxit.com.my said “Keyboard handy for Windows 8, sturdy aluminium and carbon fibre construction” in their review of this laptop.

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was reliable.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this notebook PC provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Technical Features

One person thought the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 had good features.

Acceptable Noise Level

One DELL XPS 12 9Q33 reviewer thought the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 was quiet. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote four years ago “Very quiet in everyday use” .

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,345 expert and user reviews, DELL has good reviews for its portable PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops.

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Good Size

Some DELL XPS 12 9Q33 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was good structurally. Three years ago expert review site Notebookcheck.net said “It is a top-tier piece of technology that excels in nearly every department, from its exquisite construction to its clever, versatile design” in their review and rated this laptop 4 stars. Expert website Notebookreview.com said “This premium convertible Ultrabook features a carbon fiber and aluminum construction, full 1080p IPS touch enabled display” in their review of the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 and rated the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 4 stars. Expert website Neowin.net rated it 4 stars and wrote in their DELL XPS 12 9Q33 review “We loved the tough construction and owners who mostly use it as a notebook will likely enjoy it, while also enjoying the o”.

Four DELL XPS 12 9Q33 owners said in their reviews that the product was thin. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “The Dell XPS 12 is a thin, powerful, very cleverly designed touch-screen convertible that flips into multiple screen positions” . Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “Connections are quite thin on the ground compared with a standard laptop”. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com rated the product 70 out of 100 and mentioned “It's slightly thinner and a little lighter.” in their review of the DELL XPS 12 9Q33.

Two customers who purchased the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 agreed that it was lightweight. Techworld.com said “The XPS 12 will definitely earn its keep as a powerful, lightweight Ultrabook that you can use for work on the road or in the office”. Maxit.com.my said in their review “Fairly lightweight for an ultrabook”.

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this laptop was a good body shape. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus two years ago “The new materials used in the body look fantastic and scream reliability”. Expert website Techarena.in wrote “It offers high end hardware configuration with durable body and bright LED screen protected by Gorilla Glass” in their review of this laptop.

A few DELL XPS 12 9Q33 owners who reviewed the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 considered that it was compact. Expert review site Gottabemobile.com said “The Windows 8 computer turns from compact notebook to a roomy tablet with the flip of its 12.5″ display”. Three years ago Networkworld.com mentioned in their review of the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 “These thin, light and relatively compact computers are intended to be”.

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12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The XPS 12 9Q33 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The XPS 12 9Q33 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The 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 notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 9Q33.

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 9Q33 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 9Q33 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to look at including the Inspiron 13, or the XPS 12 both from DELL which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the XPS 12 9Q33 has a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL Inspiron 13, and the HP Envy Stream x360 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it. This DELL portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

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 portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. 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.

Alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at include the XPS 12, or the XPS 12 both from DELL or the Lenovo Yoga which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

Portable PCs of this age and type have operating shocks of between 1G and 140G. At 140 gravity, the XPS 12 9Q33 has a fairly big operating shock compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 9Q33.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 12 9Q33. The average display brightness of portable PCs of this type and age is 400 cd/m².

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 12 9Q33 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12 9Q33 also have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 13, and the HP Envy Stream x360 is also worth considering.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 12 9Q33 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between two and eight battery cells.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The XPS 12 9Q33 is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor for Gaming

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was not good for gaming. Maxit.com.my said “Not great for games” and gave the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 a rating of 30 out of 100.

Poor Connectivity

One customer considered that the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 was not wifi compatible. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Windows 8 wireless service problems” in their review of the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 although they gave this laptop a score of 4 stars.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the XPS 12 9Q33 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12 9Q33 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The XPS 12 9Q33 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 12 9Q33 is 2.2GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12 9Q33 is 16GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the XPS 12 9Q33 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (256GB), the HP Envy Stream x360 (256GB), or the DELL Inspiron 13 (500GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.6 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 9Q33. The average processor clock speed of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 12 9Q33 is 1.7GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 13 (1.7GHz), or the HP Envy Stream x360 (2.4GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12 9Q33 is 5GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the XPS 12 9Q33 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst laptops of this age.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Yoga (8GB), or the HP Envy Stream x360 (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 12 9Q33 is 0.5W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the XPS 12 9Q33 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12 9Q33.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12 9Q33

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8.43 hours, the XPS 12 9Q33 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12 9Q33.

There are a number of other 8.43h battery life laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12.

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Average Weight

The DELL XPS 12 9Q33 has a pretty average weight (1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of other 1.5kg heavy laptops currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12.5 inches, the XPS 12 9Q33 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 9Q33.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12.5" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 13 (13.3" and higher rated), or the HP Envy Stream x360 (15.6" and higher rated).

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Specification

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Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection 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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
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Power
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Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
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Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
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Power Cord Included
Manual
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Operational Conditions
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Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 9q33, dell 1920x1080, dell xps12convertibleultrabook9q33
Barcodes 00632709564509
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