Dell XPS 12 Touch Series

  • Dell XPS 12 Touch Series
80
Based on 41 scores, 69 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    14
  • Good:
    19
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Keyboard not exposed in tablet mode, Outstanding battery life, Includes 802.11ac WiFi adapter
  • Excellent 1080p touchscreen display, Solid keyboard and audio quality, Good battery life
  • Beautiful design, Solid and thoughtful construction, Excellent battery life, Very fast system performance, Capable integrated GPU, Bright and responsive multitouch display, Great keyboard, Spacious touchpad

Cons:

  • Heavy, especially when held in one hand, Occasional delay in screenorientation switch, Only two USB ports
  • Touchpad is still finnicky, Few ports, Cumbersome as a tablet

Expert reviews and ratings

By Kitguru.net on 80

An excellent option for those looking to replace two devices with...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The XPS 12 is a quality hybrid. The new materials used in the body look fantastic and scream reliability. It has satisfactory performance and long battery life. But with its overheating and other minor issues, it's stuck at "just" four...

By itwire.com on

Dell's XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook is a neat device, one which any nerd would covet, even if one goes merely by its appearance. It looks good and the insides are good too; it has power to burn. But, alas, the device also demonstrates why Dell has fallen...

By ouritdept.co.uk on 85

Dell has done a pretty decent job of accommodating the needs of ultrabook users and tablet fans. A device such as the XPS 12 eliminates the need to carry around two devices which can make it ideal as a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) solution which is being...

By MobileTechReview on 80

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 for ultra-portable travel yet it doesn't feel cramped...

By micromart.co.uk on 80

Dell have often been the first or close to the first, to jump onto a platform and go at it hammer-and-tongs. Its laptop/tablet hybrids have paved the way for many other manufactures to follow and have usually been a decent build and specification. The...

By mobilephonereviewss.com on

We won't go too deep on design and ergonomics because that hasn't changed much from our original XPS 12 review. The easel hinge has gotten a firmer locking mechanism, but the carbon fiber, aluminum and magnesium machine hasn't changed outwardly. Inside,...

By PC World on 70

Dell's XPS 12 is better as a notebook than as a tablet, but it remains one of the best convertibles on the...

By Digital Trends on 50

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 records for battery life. More than 13 hours in the...

By Good Gear Guide on 70

Dell's XPS 12 is a dual-purpose Ultrabook that performs very well as a tablet (albeit a heavy one). It build on last year's model by adding a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, and this has improved its battery life dramatically. However, it has a few...

By The Verge on 84

Last fall marked a renaissance in laptop design. With Windows 8 on the horizon, manufacturers built truly exciting notebooks with high-res touch screens, clever back-flipping hinges, superb construction, and even displays on both sides. With touch...

By PC Advisor on 80

Dell's XPS 12 was one of the more successful attempts to create a convertible laptop/tablet device for Windows 8, and this latest version provides improved performance and battery life courtesy of its new Haswell processor. Take a look at Tested: best...

By NotebookCheck on 88

Dell XPS 12-9Q33 Truly, there is not much to criticize about Dell's latest XPS 12. It is a top-tier piece of technology that excels in nearly every department, from its exquisite construction to its clever, versatile design . It maintains one of the...

By PC Pro on 83

Dell upgrades its XPS 12 with a Haswell processor – the result is a swanky, aspirational and long-lasting...

By CNET Australia on 80

If you're happy to pay a little more for a convertible that is as light as a feather, the XPS 12 deserves your...

By cnet on 80

This updated version of Dell's XPS 12 hybrid adds newer CPUs for improved battery life, but still works better as a laptop than a...

By LaptopMag on 80

With a fourth-generation Intel processor and a higher-capacity battery, Dell's updated XPS 12 is an excellent 12-inch tablet-laptop hybrid that can go the...

By APC Magazine on 70

One area where touchscreen laptops can be a little clumsy is when you want to use the touchscreen exclusively. Windows 8 is actually quite capable sans keyboard, so Dell created an innovative screen mechanism to let you use the touchscreen in a more...

By Pocket-lint on 100

What at first might seem like a gimmick seems to be something of a double-edged sword. In fact, it's not a gimmick, the rotating screen has some very real uses, and even as a tablet it's perfectly usable, if a little heavy. Following on from...

By bit.com.au on 83

Recent months have seen all manner of hybrid devices make their debut, but none are quite like the XPS 12. Dell's split-personality hybrid is a laptop capable of transforming from a sliver-thin Ultrabook into a 12.5in tablet with a mere prod of a...