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This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.
We checked 4,345 expert and user reviews for DELL laptops and found that on average DELL has good reviews. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops.
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The DELL XPS 12 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).
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 the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
The worst display resolution across similar types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and spec which do not have a full-size keyboard.
We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] is also worth considering.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The DELL XPS 12 has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This DELL portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of this age and spec the processor family ranges from Intel Atom to Intel Core i7-3xxx.
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Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years, the DELL XPS 12 has a front camera.
Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at include the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 12 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12.
SSD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on 2 in 1 laptops 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.
If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2430247_price] (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2404650_price] (SSD).
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|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.
Quite Big Operating Shock
Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 12 have operating shocks of between 1G and 140G, and the average operating shock is 88G. With an operating shock of 140 gravity, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger operating shocks amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of 3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age 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.
Six Battery Cells
The DELL XPS 12 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 12 have between two and eight battery cells.
Quite Big Processor Cache
At 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB.
1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.
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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock
The average non-operating shock of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12 is 130G, and the non-operating shocks range from 1G to 240G. At 160 gravity, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big non-operating shock compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This 2 in 1 laptop has been on the market for over three years.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 12 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 12.
If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad 11e[pl_2583056_price] (1.83GHz), or the Yoga[pl_2798208_price] (1.83GHz) both from Lenovo.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12.
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With a weight of 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the DELL 12[plb_2074108_price] (1.5kg).
Average Screen Size
The DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 12.
If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba W30Dt[plb_2086841_price] (13.3") which is also higher rated.
Convertible (Ferris Wheel)
Aluminium, Carbon fiber, Carbon, Magnesium
Colour of Product
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Intel QS77 Express
Processor Boost Frequency
745, I7-4500U, 450
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
1 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (typical)
0.144 x 0.144
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
2560 x 1600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Number of Built-In Speakers
HD + Waves MaxxAudio 4
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 1024
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Dell E-Value Code
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Operating System Installed
Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe
Skype,Internet Explorer,My Dell Support,Getting Started Windows 8
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