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DELL XPS 12 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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23 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

DELL 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs DELL is one of the superior manufacturers.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 12 is 560MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. The DELL XPS 12 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,100 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 12 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 12 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12 the processor family ranges from Intel Atom to 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 comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age 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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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. Portable PCs of this spec and age have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB.

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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 this type and age. 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 considering include the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (SSD).

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Quite Big Screen Size

Notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 12 have screen sizes of between 10" and 16", and the average screen size is 13". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Portable PCs of this age and spec have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 1.1TB. With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 12.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 12 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The maximum turbo frequencies of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 12, the DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Six Battery Cells

Most portable PCs that were released 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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Quite Big L3 Cache

At 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 12. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the L3 caches range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.2MB.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. At 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 50 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12. Portable PCs of this type and age have battery capacities of between 21Wh and 2,800Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1 Reason Against

Only One Built-In Speaker

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12 have between one and three built-in speakers, including the DELL XPS 12 which has one built-in speaker.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when DELL released the XPS 12.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 12.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad 11e (1.83GHz), or the Yoga (1.83GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

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

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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
Discrete 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
Data Network
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 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
Intel TSX-NI
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 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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide

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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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