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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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23 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The DELL XPS 12 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The DELL XPS 12 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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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 notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the XPS 12, or the 12 both from DELL or the Lenovo Flex.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12, the DELL XPS 12 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the XPS 12, or the 12 both from DELL 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 comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec. 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.

Other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to look at include the DELL XPS 12 which has better reviews; or the HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2, or the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 (SSD), or the DELL XPS 12 (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

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

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Quite High Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 8 megapixels, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the higher rear camera resolutions amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12 have rear camera resolutions of between 1MP and 8MP.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Operating Shock

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the operating shocks range from 1G to 140G. With an operating shock of 140 gravity, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger operating shocks amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

With a maximum WiFi data rate of 867 megabits per second, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster maximum WiFi data rate amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average maximum WiFi data rate of laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 12 is 370 Mbit/s.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago also have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider including the XPS 12, or the 12 both from DELL or the Lenovo Flex.

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Six Battery Cells

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

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Quite Big Cache Memory

Laptops of this age and spec have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average cache memory is 2.8MB. With a cache memory of 3 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 12 is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Thin Height in Tablet Mode

At only 8 millimeters, the DELL XPS 12 has a very thin height in tablet mode compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12 the heights in tablet mode range from 1mm to 220mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The on-board graphics adapter memory capacity of portable PCs of this age and type range from 0.12GB to 1.8GB. At only 0.5 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite small on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the DELL XPS 12 of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst laptops of this spec and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.2GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 12.

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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 have been available for a similar time to the XPS 12. The total storage capacity of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 12 range from 16GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (256GB and higher rated); or the Lenovo Yoga (500GB and cheaper).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of laptops of this age and type range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

Other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (8GB and higher rated) or the Yoga 2 13 (8GB and cheaper), or the Flex 2 (8GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 is 0.5W and the highest is 4W. At only 1 Watt, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

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 8.7 hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2 is also worth considering.

If this DELL laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (1.83GHz and cheaper).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.5kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the XPS 12 (1.5kg), or the 12 (1.5kg) both from DELL.

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly average screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 12.5" portable PCs currently available including a cheaper laptop such as the Lenovo Yoga or you might consider a better rated laptop such as the Lenovo Yoga.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Inspiron 13 (13.3"), or the Inspiron 13 (13.3") both from DELL or the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 (13.3") which is also cheaper.

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Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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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…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 19 September 2014 by ExtremelyDisappointed
(Verified Purchase)

I ordered a new dell xps 12, and it worked fine for a week. Then, it started to not turn on. It happened 4 times, the last of which happened while I was away at school. I did absolutely nothing to... Read more…

Reviewed 20 February 2014 by Bruce R.
(Verified Purchase)

I put the OS on this and kept my data on the HDD. Boot speeds were reduced dramatically. How did I live so long without it?

Reviewed 16 May 2013 by Brent R.
(Verified Purchase)

I have wiped and reinstalled os's on this drive tons of times. This drive would work great for a 32gb partition for smart response with main hdd, and the other 32gb partition for your virtual ram,... Read more…

Reviewed 18 February 2014 by Michael R.
(Verified Purchase)

For the price, I got a quality product but I was expecting a little more pretty things, like stickers or a pretty box. I am very satisfied with this purchase...

Reviewed 7 November 2013 by EGolfinstruction
(Verified Purchase)

Installed on Dell XPS 8700 with all updates (including BIOS) installed beforehand. I changed the BIOS settings to RAID and then watched the computer fail 2 or 3 times at booting until the Safe... Read more…

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