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DELL XPS 12 Intel Core I7 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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Intel Core I7 8GB 256GB SSD Feb 2014
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14 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

DELL is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and DELL also has good reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops.

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 portable 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 12.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC 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. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 12 do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t 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 most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an AMD E processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs of this age and spec is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel High End Desktop Processors.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 12 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a front camera.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The average internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 12 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 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years. 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 notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (SSD).

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly 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 average speaker power of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 12 is 1.6W, and the speaker power range from 0.5W to 4W.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 12 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 12 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 12 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 12 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 50 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 12 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest battery capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 21Wh and the biggest is 2,800Wh.

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3 Reasons Against

Only One Built-In Speaker

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

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The DELL XPS 12 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of notebook PC.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 12

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 12 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 12.

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

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Average Weight

The DELL XPS 12 has a relatively typical weight (1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL 12 (1.5kg).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12.5 inches, the DELL XPS 12 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Specification

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Storage
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Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
Energy Star Certified

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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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