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Dell XPS 13 (L321X, Late 2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 516 reviews of Dell XPS 13 (L321X, Late 2012). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the keyboard and screen. The design and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the connectivity. There are some mixed reviews about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

performance, portability, design, screen, keyboard

connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell XPS 13 (L321X, Late 2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell XPS 13 (L321X, Late 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 (L321X, Late 2012) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and durability are overall positive. The portability and size also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the usability.

performance, size, portability, durability, design

usability

60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 13 (L321X, Late 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 (L321X, Late 2012) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and usability. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the touchpad, and views are divided on the reliability.

portability, performance, design, usability, durability

touchpad

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

Dell XPS 13

 

Despite the rise in competition, Dell does more than enough with the XPS 13 to make it the most desirable Windows Ultrabook around.

Nov, 2016

Recommended!

Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook

 

Beautifully designed, Dell's XPS 13 is one of the best premium Ultrabooks we've seen.

13in screen in 12in chassis ; Premium feel throughout ; Great typing experience ; Better than average battery life

Poor quality screen ; Limited connectivity ; A bit expensive

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : T3.com (t3.com)

Dell XPS 13 review: one of the world’s best systems is even better than before

 

Is this the greatest laptop money can buy? Spoiler: yes

It’s beautiful ; It’s really quick ; It’s got a 4K screen

Pricier than before ; White version costs more

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (t3.com)

Dell XPS 13 review: an Infinity display that's out of this world?

 

A few niggles aside, this compact stunner has it all

Amazing display ; Compact body ; Packs power

Average battery life (QHD+) ; Adaptive Brightness ; Fingerprints easily

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Dell XPS 13 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Dell has laid down its markers and entered the Ultrabook arena, launching a 13-inch model as part of its XPS brand. The new Dell XPS 13 is light, portable

Jan, 2012

Techradar Recommended 2014

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Dell XPS 13 (2014) review

 

This is Dell's ultimate ultrabook on 1080p and Haswell

Alluring, compact design ; Snappy keyboard ; Sharp touchscreen ; Punchy performance

Lacks SD card reader ; Disappointing battery life ; No customization options

With an FHD touchscreen and 4th generation Intel Core chips, Dell's XPS 13 remains an ultrabook to beat.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Dell XPS 13 and 15 review

 

Dell's souped up Windows 8.1 laptops have big ideas

Haswell ; Classy design ; Light ; Decent keyboard ; 1080p screen ; Swappable battery

Few ports

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Dell XPS 13 review: This golden ultraportable hasn't lost its luster

 

New processors and the versatility of Thunderbolt 3 help keep the XPS 13 as a top choice.

The Dell XPS 13 keeps everything that was great about the previous model -- including its near edge-to-edge-display and fantastic keyboard -- and adds the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors and Thunderbolt 3.

The design means the webcam is awkwardly placed at the bottom of the display. Though the QHD-resolution touchscreen is beautiful, it adds a lot to the price and hurts battery life. Gold version will cost you $50 more.

Whether you scale back for better battery life or load it up for the best performance possible, the Dell XPS 13 remains one excellent ultraportable laptop.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Dell XPS 13 review: The laptop with the golden touch

 

This updated Dell XPS 13 is colored gold and has a high price to match.

This updated XPS 13 has a stunning nearly edge-to-edge high-res display, and an upgraded processor and graphics.

This gold edition is very expensive, and battery life isn't as good as some other 13-inch laptops. The touchpad is tricky to use for some multitouch gestures.

The excellent Dell XPS 13 series gets a high-end upgrade in this gold edition with improved performance, but also a high-end price to match.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Dell XPS 13 review: Stunning screen and compact design make this the first great laptop of 2015

 

Taking a hint from TV-makers, the bezel narrows to nearly nothing, while performance gets a small Broadwell boost.

Dell's revamped XPS 13 has a nearly borderless display and a very small body for a 13-inch laptop, plus the latest Intel CPUs.

Upgrades can get expensive; a touchscreen isn't included by default; the boost from the new CPU is minimal.

This new Dell XPS 13 is the first great laptop of 2015, but it owes that title more to a smart design revamp than Intel's new processors.

Jan, 2015

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