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Breathtaking 1080p display.
Easy to switch from notebook to tablet mode.
Poor port selection.
Big and heavy for a tablet.
Below-average battery life.
No SD Card slot.
Feels a bit heavy as tablet.
Slightly wonky gyroscope and ambient light sensor.
By ComputerWorld on November 26, 2012
What you think about the XPS 12 will depend upon what you think about needing a single device to do double-duty as a tablet and a traditional PC.
By TechRadar on November 26, 2012
Having tablet functionality is an added extra that enables you to get the best out of Windows 8 when you need it, which makes the Dell XPS 12 a real heavyweight, in every sense of the word.
By TheVerge on November 20, 2012
The Dell XPS 12 is a lovely laptop, and it does quite nicely as a portable multimedia machine. With a quality keyboard, you can type away, then flip it into stand or tablet modes and take advantage of the excellent (for a laptop) speakers...
By DigitalTrends on November 13, 2012
The XPS 12 is a convincing first step for premium Windows convertibles. Its weight prevents it from standing in for a dedicated tablet, but this potential flaw is saved by the device’s excellence as an Ultrabook.
By Gizmodo on November 05, 2012
You have to be a very specific kind of computer user to really love this one. The XPS's main virtue is that it's a great laptop that you can use like a real laptop—along with an awesome, touchable display.
By PC Advisor on October 30, 2012
The Dell XPS12 Duo is a novel Ultrabook that can feasibly be used as both a laptop and a tablet, or though it isn’t up for debate that it makes a better laptop then it does tablet. It’s specs and price are reasonable, but not really...
By Computer Shopper on October 25, 2012
Dell's first Windows 8 convertible is a doozy, combining ultrabook power and tablet functionality in a portable package with few compromises. It's big for a tablet, but the 1080p display is drool-worthy....
By cnet on October 23, 2012
Dell has revamped its rotating Duo laptop concept into the much-improved XPS 12, but like most convertibles, it makes a better laptop than tablet.
By LaptopMag on October 23, 2012
Featuring a well-designed flipping display and smooth performance, the Dell XPS 12 is a sleek Windows 8 Ultrabook that doubles as a tablet.
By Wired on October 23, 2012
As a laptop, I have no real complaint with the XPS 12. But, tragically, it’s largely unusable as a tablet. This is a real problem given the $1,200 starting price tag. In a world of $800 ultrabooks with similar configurations, you’re paying...
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