Summary: I was waiting for a long time for a good deal on this laptop. Finally amazon offered a steal at $1200 with 256 gb ssd, 8 gb ram and i7 haswell. What attracted me most was the battery life. Then it was the great design of this laptop. For me this was the perfect design for a convertible laptop. Now let me get to the pros and cons of this particular model: Pros: 1. Screen is a beauty. Its well lit. Even in power saver mode the screen brightness is perfect for daily use. 2.
Summary: I have to give it a mixed review. Shortly after receiving the computer I had to call tech support and they stepped me through a number of software/driver upgrades to get it working right. Things that didn't work included accuracy of the touch screen, and the wireless connectivity.
Summary: I was on the market for new laptop and wanted a convertible for school. After researching all my options I felt the Haswell version of the XPS 12 was overall the best choice. Having the screen flip over and on top of the keyboard in tablet mode (like the Dell) as opposed to having the keyboard exposed at the bottom of the system when flipped (like Lenovo's Yoga), is in my opinion a much better design advantage.
Top class hardware design 3rd class software driver
12 May 2013
Summary: The XPS 12 I has top hardware spec. at the time, i7-3687u, 8GB ram and 256 SSD. The form factor, convertible flip screen design, build quality and mulimedia quality are all second to none. Yet the basic windows 8 laptop features, touchpad, battery life and energy saving design (e.g. control when and how the hardware responds to command) are very much disappointing.
Summary: The speed of the laptop is excellent... it boots very fast. My only complaint is that every once in a while the Microsoft sculpt bluetooth mouse will not connect and the documentation on how to check on it via the control panel is either wrong or missing (e.g., supposedly you can search for "bluetooth" and check the settings but the search results is that nothing is found.) Sometimes the touch screen is not responsive and I need to reboot to get it to work.
Summary: I purchased my XPS12 in November 2012. The computer works well, boots up quick, and navigates easily in both laptop and tablet modes. My major complaint is the touchscreen. It is constantly freezing up. The only "fix" is a restart. This is very frustrating to me, especially when using in tablet mode. In the last 6 months I've talked with tech support, and sent it in for repair, all to no avail.