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DELL XPS 12
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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Feb 2014
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24 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all DELL laptops and also specifically for DELL 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews compared to other brands.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The DELL XPS 12 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,100 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1,000MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz.

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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 laptop. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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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 portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 12 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec. The worst processor family of all laptops of a similar age and spec 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 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t is also worth considering.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This DELL portable PC also 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 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 12.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 5GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs 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.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (SSD).

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. The DELL XPS 12 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Very Big Operating Shock

At 140 gravity, the DELL XPS 12 has a very big operating shock compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The smallest operating shock of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12 is 1G and the biggest is 140G.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The DELL XPS 12 has one of the higher speaker power (2 Watts) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The speaker power of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12 range from 0.5W to 4W.

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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 of a similar type and age to the XPS 12.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 12 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Six Battery Cells

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12 have between two and eight battery cells, including the DELL XPS 12 which has six battery cells.

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Very Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 12. The processor caches of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 12 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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1 Reason Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Battery Life

At 8.43 hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook T904 (8.5h), or the DELL XPS 12 (8.7h).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 12.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 12 (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 12.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Flex (320GB).

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Average Weight

At 1.5 kilograms, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite U920t (1.5kg).

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Average Screen Size

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

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 (13.3").

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Specification

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Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
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Processor Series
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Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
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Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
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Card Reader Integrated
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Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
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Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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Maximum Resolution
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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
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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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
DVI Port
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Total Number of SATA Connectors
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Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
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Drivers Included
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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® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
Battery Life (max)
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Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
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Password Protection
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Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Warranty Card
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Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
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Storage Temperature (T-T)
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Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

(202)
20 October 2015

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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

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

(17)
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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