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DELL XPS 12
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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Feb 2013
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27 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The DELL XPS 12 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

2 in 1 laptops produced by DELL have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that DELL also has good ratings across its entire range.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 560MHz and 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12 is 270MHz. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (350 megahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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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 a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs of this type and age.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of laptop.

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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 similar type and age to the XPS 12 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

Other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 12 has a better processor family than most comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 12 is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This DELL portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 12.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (SSD).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 12 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB. At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 12.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 12. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on 2 in 1 laptops that came out 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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Ten Headphone Out Ports

The DELL XPS 12 has more headphone out ports than most of the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years. This DELL notebook PC is a ten headphone out port notebook PC compared to most of the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and nine headphone out ports.

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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 type and age.

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Quite High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the higher speaker power amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The lowest speaker power of portable PCs of this age and spec is 0.5W and the highest is 4W.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 12 also have a touch sensitive screen.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 12 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the DELL XPS 12 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Six Battery Cells

Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 12 have between two and eight battery cells, including the DELL XPS 12 which has six battery cells.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12 the L3 caches range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.2MB. With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger L3 caches amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 12 is 2.8MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 12 have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 12 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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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 available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big battery capacity (47 watt-hours) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 12. 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 12 have battery capacities of between 21Wh and 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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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 laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 12 have between one and three built-in speakers.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Four Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over four years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.9 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion x360 (2GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

At 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Satellite U920t (1.5kg), or the Satellite U920t (1.5kg) both from Toshiba.

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Average Screen Size

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

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion x360 (13.3").

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
Data Network
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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 Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth (imperial)
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Height (rear)
Width (imperial)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
Power Supply Type
Number of Speakers
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Maximum Operating Altitude
Maximum Storage Altitude
Number of Products Included
Type

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Expert Reviews

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20 October 2015

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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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