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Dell XPS 12 (2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Dell XPS 12 (2012). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and design. The performance and portability are also appreciated. The energy efficiency and touchpad get mixed views, and many are critical about the size and battery.

screen, portability, performance, design, price

battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell XPS 12 (2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Dan Grabham (t3.com)

Dell XPS 12 review: this 4K Infinity Display tablet is a super 2-in-1

 

Dell-ectable 2-in-1 is a typist's dream and Core M processor surprisingly speedy

Superb display ; Typing is lovely ; It's fanless

Attachment of keyboard ; No USB-A ports ; Core M processor has limits

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Dell XPS 12 review

 

Dell puts a clever (and flawed) spin on the 2-in-1 laptop

Potent speakers ; Spectacular display ; Tactile keyboard

Limited 'lapability' ; Short battery life

The Dell XPS 12 isn't the most versatile or longest-lasting Windows 10 tablet, but it has a sharp display and the best keyboard of any 2-in-1 laptop.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell XPS 12 review

 

The XPS 12 has its flaws, but this brilliant laptop/tablet hybrid still delivers in spades

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook review

 

The XPS 12 in notebook mode.

The Dell XPS 12 convertible laptop is a great hardware solution for those of you who want both laptop and tablet functions in the same unit. It doesn't compromise when it comes to processing power, and the way it can be converted from laptop to tablet...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Dell XPS 12 review

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The Dell XPS 12 is having an identity crisis - it can't seem to decide whether it's a laptop or a tablet. You'll find it alongside other laptops in the shops, so we put it through our tough, dedicated tests to see how it compares. Is it the best of...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (businesscomputingworld.co.uk)

REVIEW: Dell XPS 12

 

Not surprisingly, this schizophrenic operating system has spawned a variety of schizophrenic hardware designs. We've seen giant tablets that can double up as a desktop PC, and tiny tablets with bolt-on keyboards that masquerade as rather underpowered...

The tablet option provided by the XPS 12 is something of a gimmick. It’s fine if you can lean back and watch some streaming video in a hotel room, but the sheer size and weight of the device mean that it simply doesn’t work very well as a hand-held...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook review

 

The Dell XPS 12 is a novel Ultrabook that can feasibly be used as both a laptop and a tablet, or though it isn't up for debate that it makes a better laptop then it does tablet. It's specs and price are reasonable, but not really impressive on face of...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook

 

Dell's XPS 12 convertible can be used either as a laptop or as a tablet thanks to a clever hinge design

Provides a great tablet experience ; The screen ; Build quality

Windows 8 wireless service problems ; No SD card slot ; Feels heavy for its size ; VGA and Ethernet dongles not supplied

The Dell XPS 12 convertible laptop is a great hardware solution for those of you who want both laptop and tablet functions in the same unit. It doesn't compromise when it comes to processing power, and the way it can be converted from laptop to tablet...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Dell XPS 12 review: with the launch of Windows 8, 'convertible' takes on a new meaning

 

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

Though the XPS 12's size and weight make it a bit unwieldy as a substitute tablet, it's still a compelling option if you're in the market for a high-end, touch-enabled Ultrabook. The XPS 12 is almost as light as other Ultrabooks, with a premium...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (theverge.com)

Acer Aspire S7 and Dell XPS 12 review: battle of the transforming 1080p touchscreen ultrabooks

 

The Dell XPS 12 and Acer Aspire S7 aren't your average laptops. They're premium, and unique. One is a razor-thin, Gorilla Glass-infused attempt to transform Acer's reputation, the other Dell's...

Excellent 1080p touchscreen display ; Clever spinning hinge ; Solid keyboard and audio quality

Many touchpad issues ; Middling battery life ; Few ports ; Cumbersome as a tablet

Perfect for couch surfing, but probably not on an airplane

Nov, 2012

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