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The Dell XPS 12 features a 12.5" FHD 1080p Touch display, 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.
Breathtaking 1080p display.
Resurrects the flip-and-fold display.
Intel Core i7-3517U processor.
Long battery life.
Comfortable keyboard and touchpad.
Easy to switch from notebook to tablet mode.
Poor port selection.
Big and heavy for a tablet.
A better laptop than a tablet.
Below-average battery life.
No SD Card slot.
Slightly wonky gyroscope and ambient light sensor.
By laptops.co.uk on April 11, 2013
The Dell XPS 12 scores close to top marks all round from us, but the price tag is pretty steep considering it does have flaws. The cost is close to that of a MacBook Pro, and to our surprise the Dell XPS 12 did feel like a powerful competitor against...
By TrustedReviews on April 03, 2013
Throw in a Full HD IPS screen, excellent speakers, a great keyboard and flexible specs under the hood with good battery life, and this well-built machine is a recommended contender if you’re after a powerful Windows 8 convertible.
By PCAdvisor on April 02, 2013
The tablet mode isn’t entirely successful, but the XPS 12 will definitely earn its keep as a powerful, lightweight Ultrabook that you can use for work on the road or in the office. The tablet mode is really just a nice bonus for when you want to have a bit of fun, or let the kids loose with apps such as FreshPaint.
By PC Advisor on April 02, 2013
The XPS 12 isn't perfect, but it's certainly one of the more successful attempts to create a hybrid mobile device that can function as both a laptop and a tablet . See all laptop reviews . Dell describes the XPS 12 as a ‘convertible...
By Hardware Canucks on February 24, 2013
With the advent of Windows 8, convertible Ultrabooks are quickly becoming the new meme for notebook manufacturers. Some provide an acceptable platform while many struggle to carve out their own niche, but one thing binds them all together:...
By AnandTech on February 22, 2013
When dell first launched their XPS brand—prior to acquiring Alienware—the XPS acronym stood for Xtreme Performance System. (Back then, it was considered really cool to use the letter X, so Extreme becomes Xtreme and we get an X rather than...
By Gadget Guy Australia on February 18, 2013
With the release of the touch-friendly Windows 8 platform, many a laptop manufacturer is trying their hands at engineering a different type of machine. There are clamshells with touchscreens, detachable screens, and now Dell is showing us one design...
By Computeractive on February 02, 2013
The Dell XPS 12 looks very similar to the company's XPS 13 ultrabook, but this Windows 8 laptop has a twist. Like the now discontinued Inspiron Duo netbook, the screen flips around 360 degrees on a cantilever hinge so it can be used as a...
By ultrabooknews.com on January 29, 2013
The Dell XPS 12 has caught the attention of many people since it leaked last May but that could be attributable to it having one of the coolest design features we've ever seen on an Ultrabook. The flip-screen is impressive. But is it useful? And how...
By MobileTechReview on January 27, 2013
The Dell XPS 12 is a very likeable and powerful full Intel Core convertible Ultrabook with an excellent full HD display, superb keyboard and beautiful fit and finish. We're taken by the carbon fiber surfaces that aren't just cool looking: they...
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