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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Oct 2013
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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 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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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4 Reasons Against

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).

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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.

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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).

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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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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

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.

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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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Average Weight

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.

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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").

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Expert Reviews

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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…

8 October 2015

Pretty much every tech company under the sun is targeting the all-in-one market at the moment. Apple kicked things off in September, when it unveiled the iPad Pro. Then Google joined the race,... Read more…

8 October 2015

Leaked pictures of Dell's Surface Pro rival, the XPS 12, have been around for some time now, but Dell has only just officially confirmed the existence of the new device. In an announcement that... Read more…

19 January 2014

The Dell XPS 12 remains one of our favorite Windows 8 convertibles, even though the overall design hasn't changed. Sometimes it's best to not mess with a great thing. The 12.5" size is comfortable...

30 September 2013

Dell's XPS 12 is better as a notebook than as a tablet, but it remains one of the best convertibles on the market.

29 September 2013

Shoving a fourth-gen Intel Core processor into the XPS 12 greatly improved battery life and integrated graphics performance. The result is a convertible that can handle many tasks, but also break...

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