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Dell XPS12

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Overall 8
8.4
Design 8
8.0
Performance 7
7.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 9
9.0
Keyboard 9
9.0
Software 9
9.0

Dell XPS 12 review (2013)

theverge.com
7 January 2014
  • Summary: 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 screens as a focal point, it seemed that laptop manufacturers were finally ready to compete with Apple and offer premium laptops that were actually worth buying.
  • Pros: Excellent 1080p touchscreen display, Solid keyboard and audio quality, Good battery life
  • Cons: Touchpad is still finnicky, Few ports, Cumbersome as a tablet
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Dell XPS 12 (2013) Review

ubergizmo.com
21 October 2013
  • Summary: 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 it, has a great battery life and a unique feel that sets it apart from other hybrid machines.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell XPS 12 (2013) review

Digitaltrends
29 September 2013
  • Conclusion: 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 light-load test is outstanding; even some Android tablets don’t last that long. Still, we are dismayed by Dell’s minimum-effort approach. The original was very good, so perhaps the company felt no need to revise the chassis.
  • Pros: Attractive and well built, Flip hinge is quick and easy to use, Good keyboard, Bright 1080p, thin-bezel display, Strong performance for the class, Record-breaking battery life
  • Cons: Bulky when used as a tablet, Weak speakers, Pricing could be more competitive
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell XPS 12 (2012)

PC Magazine
10 September 2013
  • Conclusion: The Dell XPS 12 hybrid ultrabook/tablet features a flip-and-fold display, providing ultrabook specs and performance with tablet functionality.
  • Pros: Resurrects the flip-and-fold display. Intel Core i7-3517U processor. 256GB Solid-state drive. Long battery life. Comfortable keyboard and touchpad.
  • Cons: A better laptop than a tablet. Limited port selection.
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Overall 9
8.5
Performance 10
9.5
Battery performance 9
9.4
Display 8
8.0
Weight 9
9.2
Noise 9
9.0
Gaming performance 7
7.0
Connectivity 5
5.3
Keyboard 9
9.0
Temperature 8
7.5

Review Update Dell XPS 12-9Q33 Convertible

Notebookcheck
3 September 2013
  • Summary: All's well that's Haswell. The critically-acclaimed Dell XPS 12 returns with a nearly-identical form factor but an upgraded chipset and battery. With these improvements under its belt coupled with a $1,200 price tag, can it hope to hang with the best?
  • Pros: 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, Just about everything, from the beautiful, versatile design to the fantastic performance and battery life
  • Cons: Uncomfortable temperatures when stressed, Could use a third USB port, Another USB port and a few minor tweaks to the design
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell XPS 12 (2013) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
16 August 2013
  • Summary: With its innovative flip hinge, full-HD touch screen, and svelte and sturdy design, the Dell XPS 12 was already one of the best Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrids. But thanks to a fourth-generation Intel Core processor and a higher-capacity battery, you now get 9.5 hours of endurance. Plus, Dell managed to trim a few ounces from the design.
  • Pros: Innovative flip-screen design, More than 9 hours of battery life, Beautiful high-res display, Strong performance
  • Cons: No SD Card slot, Heavy for a tablet
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell boosts battery life in the updated XPS 12 hybrid

CNET
16 August 2013
  • Summary: 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 tablet.
  • Pros: The Dell XPS 12 is a slim rotating-screen hybrid with a high-res display and improved battery life.
  • Cons: The accelerometer can get confused when flipping the screen around and the fan gets very loud. It also lacks an SD card slot and HDMI output.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell XPS 12 Review

Tech2
1 August 2013
  • Summary: With a starting price of Rs 94,990, the XPS 12 is one expensive notebook, even for an Ultrabook. While it does have a very good feature set, behind the fancy new rotating screen, it’s a very average performing notebook. The hybrid nature of the device is fun to use, but we’re sure that the novelty will wear off after a while.
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Overall 9
9.2

Dell XPS 12 – Review

reviewguidelines.com
7 June 2013
  • Summary: The Dell XPS 12 ultrabook are a hybrid of the highest quality, not only from the point of view of design, since it is manufactured with materials of the first level, and that can turn into tablet in an innovative manner, but also with regard to the technical, very powerful in many respects. The price is of course higher than the average but remains aligned to the products of this calibration.
  • Pros: Powerful processor, full HD display, RAM, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Windows 8, coated in Corning Gorilla glass display; Wrist rests magnesium; resistant keyboard to the payment of liquids; Touchpad glass, body made of aluminum and carbon fiber; Display rotary tablet conversion
  • Cons: No slot for memory cards
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Dell XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook

Techworld
2 April 2013
  • Summary: 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.
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