This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.
Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The DELL XPS 12 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB.
DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs
DELL is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and DELL also has good ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
At 350 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 12. Across all the laptops of this age and type the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz.
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 frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
The worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Has a Front Camera
The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12 also have a front camera.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.
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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 12 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12.
SSD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as 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.
Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (SSD).
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 12.
Six Battery Cells
The DELL XPS 12 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12 have between two and eight battery cells.
AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on laptops that have been around for more than two years.
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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Most 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the DELL XPS 12 which has one PCI Express lane (max).
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most portable PCs of this type and age do not have a full-size keyboard. The DELL XPS 12 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.
Other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at include the Toshiba U920t which also has a higher rating.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
At only 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12 is 370GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 1.1TB.
If this 2 in 1 laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Helix (180GB).
Quite Big Non-Operating Shock
With a non-operating shock of 160 gravity, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big non-operating shock compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 12. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 the non-operating shocks range from 1G to 240G.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This 2 in 1 laptop was released over three years ago.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The DELL XPS 12 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the ThinkPad 11e (1.83GHz), or the Yoga (1.83GHz) both from Lenovo.
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The DELL XPS 12 has a relatively typical weight (1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12.
Average Screen Size
The DELL XPS 12 has a relatively standard screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12.
Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 13 (13.3").
Convertible (Ferris Wheel)
Aluminium, Carbon fiber, Carbon, Magnesium
Colour of Product
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Intel QS77 Express
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
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
0.144 x 0.144
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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