Dell XPS 12

  • Dell XPS 12
80
Based on 82 scores, 126 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    23
  • Good:
    42
  • Average:
    10
  • Bad:
    7

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 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 -

very good) 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 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...

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:...

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 85

This convertible ultrabook combines the power of Haswell with a unique folding screen to deliver something quite out of the...

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 laptops.co.uk on 90

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 80

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 80

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 80

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 ultrabook'....

By TechTree on 70

The Dell XPS 12 is a solid performer with normal applications, and it can perform quite well even when faced with daunting multi-tasking. The unique flip screen form factor is complicated and probably that is the reason why nobody has attempted to...

By Hardware Canucks on -

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: Microsoft’s...