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Dell XPS12

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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 7
7.2

Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook with Convertible Touch Tablet

good house keeping
16 September 2013
  • Excerpt: 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
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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 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

For this spinning laptop design, the third time's the charm

theverge.com
9 September 2013
  • Summary: For the past two years, we’ve ended practically every ultrathin laptop review by suggesting that you should probably just buy a MacBook Air. That wasn’t always an option for Windows users, but for those who could, Apple offered an unrivaled experience. Those days are done: we’ve now seen two credible alternatives in a row, laptops which arguably outclass the Air in certain departments.
  • 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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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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell XPS 12 review

APC
7 August 2013
  • 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. The 12.5-inch screen can actually rotate in its bezel allowing you to flip the screen over and close the laptop to let you use it like a tablet.
  • Pros: Slim powerful good battery life.
  • Cons: Noisy screen flicker no HDMI out.
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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 7
7.0

Dell XPS 12 gives Windows 8 a rotating stage

CNET
23 April 2013
  • Summary: Dell has revamped its rotating Duo laptop concept into the much-improved XPS 12, but like most convertibles, it makes a better laptop than tablet.
  • Pros: The Dell XPS 12 is a thin, powerful, very cleverly designed touch-screen convertible that flips into multiple screen positions.
  • Cons: For all the hype about touch and tablets with Windows 8, the XPS 12 still works better as a laptop than as a slate. Its battery life is on the low side.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell boosts battery life in the updated XPS 12 hybrid

CNET
21 April 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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