Dell XPS 12
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Even if you never use it in tablet mode, this 12.5-inch convertible is a solid Ultrabook in its own right.
- Lovely design, solid build quality400-nit, 1080p display12-second boot-upComfortable keyboard
- Finicky trackpadRelatively short battery lifeNo SD slot
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Dell XPS 12
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- 76AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE17 ReviewsAllThingsD70Dell Laptop Does Flips to Try to Be a Thick TabletDell deserves credit for a clever flip screen design in the XPS 12. But it’s very hard to make a computer that’s both a great laptop and a great tablet, even if the operating system contains elements of both.Ars Technica70Review: Dell's acrobatic XPS 12 is the Windows 8 cMediocre battery life is our primary criticism, but if you can look past that the XPS 12 is the most convincing Windows 8 laptop we’ve gotten our hands on.Computerworld70Dell XPS 12 review: Does it succeed as both an ultIf you're on the fence about needing a convertible, you'll want to shop around a bit more. As a tablet, it's too heavy to be of much use. And as an ultrabook, it's heavy as well, outweighing competing ultrabooks.PC World70Dell XPS 12 Convertible Touch: laptop meets tabletOverall, the XPS 12 works well in its dual roles. It's a fully functional laptop with no obvious compromises, and as a tablet it works as well as anything else.Gizmodo60Dell XPS 12 Review: Beautiful Screen, Flimsy FrameShould You Buy It? You have to be a very specific kind of computer user to really love this one. The XPS's main virtue is that it's a great laptop that you can use like a real laptop—along with an awesome, touchable display.Laptop Magazine80Dell XPS 12 ReviewFeaturing a well-designed flipping display and smooth performance, the Dell XPS 12 is a sleek Windows 8 Ultrabook that doubles as a tablet.PC Mag80Dell XPS 12The Dell XPS 12 hybrid ultrabook/tablet features a flip-and-fold display, providing ultrabook specs and performance with tablet functionality.CNET80A unique take on the convertible laptop/tabletDell has revamped its rotating Duo laptop concept into the much-improved XPS 12, but like most convertibles, it makes a better laptop than tablet.Engadget80Dell XPS 12 review: with the launch of Windows 8,Even if you never use it in tablet mode, this 12.5-inch convertible is a solid Ultrabook in its own right.Wired50Flippity DoodadAs a laptop, I have no real complaint with the XPS 12. But, tragically, it’s largely unusable as a tablet.Pocket-Lint100Dell XPS 12 reviewWhile the XPS 12 is expensive, it's also a wonderful laptop to use, and the screen rotation means that when you're out and about, on a train, on a plane or working in a cafe there's always a mode that will work in the space you have. It's a solidly-built laptop and typing on it is a pleasure.TechRadar70Dell XPS 12 reviewHaving tablet functionality is an added extra that enables you to get the best out of Windows 8 when you need it, which makes the Dell XPS 12 a real heavyweight, in every sense of the word.Computer Shopper80Dell XPS 12 Review and RatingsDell's first Windows 8 convertible is a doozy, combining ultrabook power and tablet functionality in a portable package with few compromises. It's big for a tablet, but the 1080p display is drool-worthy.TrustedReviews80Dell XPS Duo 12 reviewThrow in a Full HD IPS screen, excellent speakers, a great keyboard and flexible specs under the hood with good battery life, and this well-built machine is a recommended contender if you’re after a powerful Windows 8 convertible.HotHardware80Dell XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook ReviewIf you're in the market for an ultrabook, you'll quickly discover the XPS 12 isn't the cheapest option out there. However, the XPS 12 is a solid, well-built system that has some additional features you won't find on these lower-priced ultrabooks.IT Pro Portal80Dell XPS 12 reviewWhile the design is a better laptop than a tablet, the XPS 12 is a solid performer, thanks to ultrabook-grade specs, an impressive battery life, and a design that prioritises comfort and usability.Notebookcheck90Review Dell XPS 12 ConvertibleA tablet would be cheaper and lighter, but it would not be able to replace the PC or notebook at home. That is what makes this newest addition to the XPS series so attractive - if the buyer has enough money for it.
- 85AVERAGE USER SCORE6 ReviewsEngadget Reader90May 24, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I took this on vacation with me to Ukraine and I think I made an excellent choice. It was small enough to carry around with me when my friends wanted to see photos, yet back at the apartment it was a wonderful laptop.The screen resolution is absolutely wonderful. Wifi is as easy as anything. It is a bit pricey though. I do recommend it to anyone because it is small and easy to use.Engadget Reader90December 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There is a minor display issue where it retains images from a previous screen. Apparently iPads had the same problem at one point. No SD card slot. Battery is "OK" for what it does, and the powerhouse it is. Overall, this is an amazing device.Engadget Reader90May 22, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader60April 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90February 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 8, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Build quality is good. Hinge and upper frame are strong enough to pick the laptop up by holding the frame only.Screen is fantastic to admire at and (256 GB) SSD is a blazing Samsung PM830 model, so says Device Manager.Key travel is adequate, its competitors certainly have done worse.The only downer now is that the Cypress touchpad drivers is not well-tuned yet. Stick with the touchscreen for now...
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