Summary: This machine has been on my husband's wish list for a while. We finally purchased it for him to use for school. We had done the research previously since we don't impulsively drop that kind of money on something. He loves it! It is the perfect mix of laptop and tablet for him. His favorite feature is that when he wants to use the tablet function, he doesn't end up with keys being pressed on his lap or on the ground.
Summary: Bought March 2014. Wanted a convertible with a keyboard (I type a LOT) and tablet for planes, presentations, etc. Price-to-value ratio was very, very good. Older i5 processor is fine for 90% of what I need to do. Edit huge databases on an overpowered Dell desktop. The trackpad is TERRIBLE. Very hard to click accurately without focusing on the pad ... but I need to focus on the WORK. Contrast w/ trackpad on Surface which is much better.
Summary: Dell XPS 12 convertible i5-3317u 1.70GHz. I've owned for about 1 year. Now, I see the price has come down by several hundred dollars. I like the fact that as a “convertible” I am able to rotate the screen to turn it into a tablet. With the real keyboard covered, you then use a virtual keyboard on the screen. The orientation of the screen moves back and forth between vertical and horizontal depending on how you are holding it.
Nice hardware, but hope you don't need warranty service!
4 weeks ago
Summary: I would give the product itself a higher rating, but warranty service is horrible. It took 4 people for someone to tell me how to find the service tag number, which is not a physical tag on my computer but within the software. I spent hours (literally) on the phone because the wireless adapter on a 2 month old system stopped working.
Summary: I hate the touchpad, but I like everything else about this laptop. It is small and powerful. I bought an wireless mouse and a USB 3.0 Ethernet adapter, which I plug into the computer when I need to get serious work done.