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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Good Brand

DELL has good average reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The DELL XPS 12 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to consider include the DELL XPS 12 which is cheaper.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the DELL 12, or the Lenovo Flex is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 12 is also worth considering.

Alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider include the DELL 12, or the Lenovo Flex.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 12 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were launched 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think the Yoga 2 Pro, and the Yoga 2 Pro both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 (SSD), or the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 16", and the average screen size is 13".

There are a number of other 15.6" laptops currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Flex 2, or the Flex 2 both from Lenovo.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The DELL XPS 12 has a quite high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have speaker power of between 0.5W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 12 is also worth considering.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the DELL 12, or the Lenovo Flex is also worth considering.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 12 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12 is 21Wh, the biggest is 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger battery capacities (50 watt-hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1 Reason Against

Only One Built-In Speaker

The DELL XPS 12 is a one built-in speaker notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and three built-in speakers.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Three Years Ago

DELL released the XPS 12 over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (8GB and higher rated); or the Lenovo Yoga (8GB and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.6 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 12.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Yoga 2 (1.7GHz), the DELL Inspiron 13 (1.7GHz), or the HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2 (1.7GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 (850g).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (256GB and higher rated); or the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (256GB and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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® AES-NI)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Height (rear)
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Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide

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Expert Reviews

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11 October 2015

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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

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9 October 2015

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8 October 2015

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8 October 2015

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8 October 2015

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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

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29 September 2013

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54200, dell i53317, dell i53317u, dell i54200u, dell xpsu125327, dell xpsu125327c, dell xpsu125327cr, dell xpsu125327crb, dell xpsu125327crbf, dell xpsu125327crbfb
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