Dell XPS 12 (2012)

The Dell XPS 12 is a convertible Windows 8 tablet with edge-to-edge glass covering a 1080p 12.5-inch IPS display. It features an Intel i5 or i7 processor, a built in 128 or 256 SSD and USB 3.0.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: October 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,199.00

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 backwards...

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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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