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.
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
Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook with Convertible Touch Tablet Review
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16 September 2013
Excerpt: This Windows 8 tablet comes already outfitted with Office Home & Student 2013 RT to help maximize productivity on the go. The Dell XPS 12 tablet offers 170 degree viewing angle thanks to its unique hinge-design.
Pros: Consumer testers really liked the keyboard layout, Consumer testers could very easily convert it from tablet to notebook, Many connectivity options, Excellent sound quality, Fast system speed, Great customer service options, including free 1-year in-home service after remote diagnoses
Cons: Very small screen compared to the size of the tablet, Heavy for its size, Poor camera/video quality
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: Excellent 1080p touchscreen display, Solid keyboard and audio quality, Good battery life
Cons: Touchpad is still finnicky, Few ports, Cumbersome as a tablet
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 ...
Cons: Uncomfortable temperatures when stressed, Could use a third USB port, Another USB port and a few minor tweaks to the design
Summary: If you can't afford the XPS 12's $1,199 starting price, the $999 Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s is smaller and lighter, and sports a brighter -- albeit lower-res -- screen. But if you're looking for a great notebook that can double as a tablet, the new and improved XPS 12 is a top pick.
Excerpt: 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 practical manner.
Conclusion: 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 make for a grippier and cooler computer.
Pros: Good looking, excellent IPS display and great keyboard, top quality materials, good performance.
Cons: Heavy for tablet use, no digital pen option.
Conclusion: All in all, however, the Dell XPS 12 makes an emphatic case for the viability of Windows 8 convertibles. Between its versatility and that beautiful display, I'm very tempted to buy one for my family this holiday season. But I'm still leaving Windows 7 installed on my desktop.