Dell XPS 12 (2012)

Verge Review

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 carbon fiber-laced realization of an idea that was ahead of its time. Both start at $1,199 for a Core i5 processor, 4GB of memory, 128GB of solid state storage, and a brilliant 1080p touchscreen display, but each has its own special way of running Windows 8. The Acer Aspire S7’s screen bends...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Convertible tablet
Thickness 0.59 inches
Weight 3.35 pounds
Operating system Windows 8
Screen size (diagonal) 12.5 inches
Touch technology Capacitive
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU model Intel HD 4000

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...

Alias XPS Duo 12, XPS 12 Ultrabook

Hardware

Laptop type Convertible tablet
Width 12.48 inches
Depth 8.46 inches
Thickness 0.59 inches
Weight 3.35 pounds
Color Black

Software

Operating system Windows 8

Display (base)

Screen size (diagonal) 12.5 inches
Display surface Glossy
Technology IPS LCD
Backlight WLED
Resolution (X) 1920 px
Resolution (Y) 1080 px
Touch technology Capacitive
Multitouch Yes

Keyboard

Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes

Mouse

Type(s) Trackpad

Processor (base)

CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i5-3317U
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.7 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 2.6 GHz

Processor (max)

Brand Intel
Family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i7-3517U
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.9 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.0 GHz

GPU (base)

Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model Intel HD 4000
Dedicated VRAM size 512 MB

Memory

Base RAM size 4 GB
Max. config RAM size 8 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1333 MHz

Storage

Options Flash Memory (SSD)
Base drive type Flash (SSD)
Base drive capacity 128 GB
Max. config SSD 256 GB

Audio

Speakers 1
Audio brand Waves MaxxAudio

Webcam

Effective pixels 1.3 megapixels

Port options

USB 3.0 2
Mini DisplayPort 1
3.5mm mic / headphone combo 1

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
802.11n frequencies 2.4GHz
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 3.0
Wireless video WiDi

Battery

Size 47 Wh, 6 cell
Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable No
Quoted time 6 hr

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