Dell XPS 12 Series

  • Dell XPS 12 Series
80
Based on 123 scores, 211 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    36
  • Good:
    63
  • Average:
    14
  • Bad:
    10

The Dell XPS 12 is a convertible ultrabook manufactured in aluminum and carbon fiber featuring a 12.5" FHD 1080p Touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass, a 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3517U, an Intel Graphics HD 4000, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. It also sports one USB 3.0 port, one eSATA/USB 3.0 port, and a Mini-Display port connector.

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 tech.uk.msn.com on 80

Don't think of the XPS 12 as a tablet – just as a top-notch laptop with a tablet option for occasional...

By Ubergizmo on

We didn’t get a chance to check out the Dell XPS 12 prior to its Haswell upgrade, but the current version of the hybrid ultrabook / tablet has a lot going for it. It’ll be able to keep up with many of the tasks most people will throw at...

By Ars Technica on

That first wave of Windows 8 convertible laptops wasn't always great. Awkward “slider” designs that compromised the keyboard and trackpad were all too common, and not many of them could manage much more than five or six hours on a single charge. That's...

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

Perfection remains elusive, and Windows laptop manufacturers really need to figure out how to build a trackpad once and for all. We’re looking forward to seeing if the Haswell-equipped version of Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga turns out to be an even better machine, but you don’t need to wait to find out.

By PCAdvisor on 80

If you’re looking for a lightweight tablet then look elsewhere. The Dell XPS 12 is primarily intended as a powerful working laptop, and its fourth-generation Haswell processor provides performance and battery life that could justify its high price. The tablet mode isn’t entirely successful, but it’s a nice little bonus that you can use to relax when you finish work at the end of the day.

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 PCMag on 80

If you can get over the Dell XPS 12's screen acrobatics, this convertible ultrabook is a good way to get both tablet and laptop functionality in one unit.

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...