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DELL XPS 12 Intel® Core™ i7 i7-4500U Laptop 31.8 cm (12.5") Touchscreen Full HD 8 GB DDR3-SDRAM 256 GB SSD Windows 8 Pro Silver

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Bullet Points DELL XPS 12 Intel® Core™ i7 i7-4500U Laptop 31.8 cm (12.5") Touchscreen Full HD 8 GB DDR3-SDRAM 256 GB SSD Windows 8 Pro Silver
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  • - Business Laptop Convertible (Ferris Wheel) Silver
  • - Intel® Core™ i7 i7-4500U 1.8 GHz
  • - Touchscreen 31.8 cm (12.5") Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels IPS LED backlight 16:9
  • - 8 GB DDR3-SDRAM 1600 MHz 1 x 8 GB
  • - 256 GB SSD
  • - Intel® HD Graphics 4400
  • - Bluetooth 4.0
  • - Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) 45 Wh 45 W
  • - Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
Warranty: 1 year Pro NBD
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XPS 12 - Intel Core i7-4500U (4M Cache, 1.80 GHz), 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM, 256GB mSATA III SSD, Intel HD Graphics 4400, 12.5" FullHD LED Touch (1920 x 1080), 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR, 1.3MP Webcam, 6-cell, Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
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DELL XPS 12 Intel® Core™ i7 i7-4500U Laptop 31.8 cm (12.5") Touchscreen Full HD 8 GB DDR3-SDRAM 256 GB SSD Windows 8 Pro Silver:
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Innovative design
Flexible: XPS 12 is the only high-performance Ultrabook™ to feature the elegant flip-hinge design. Whether you're browsing your favourite blogs in tablet mode, or answering emails and preparing presentations in Ultrabook™ mode, the XPS 12 is built around your life. Reliable construction: The unique flip-hinge design couples an elegant transition with premium materials and craftsmanship. The hinge is tested to 20,000 cycles. That is equivalent to doing 10 flips per day, 7 days a week for 5.5 years.

Beautifully tough
- Durable style: Constructed with precision cut aluminium and carbon fibre, the XPS 12 maximises strength and minimises weight with premium materials.
- Resilient display: The edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® glass display resists damage from scratches, drops and bumps.
- Stronger, lighter, cooler: The carbon fibre body is as strong as aluminium, but lighter and cooler to the touch.

Your day just got brighter
A brilliant view:XPS 12 includes a 12.5" Full HD (1080p) screen that provides up to 2X more pixels than standard HD displays so you'll see finer details, lines and edges. A 170-degree viewing angle means that your display looks clear and crisp from almost any seat. And, the 400-nit display makes it easy to see your screen in outdoor settings, delivering exceptionally clear and bright viewing for reading as well as photo and video viewing. XPS 12 lets you see images the way that they were meant to be seen.

Optimised for Windows 8
PC performance: The XPS 12 operates with the new Windows 8 to deliver the latest apps to create and play in an enhanced touch-based experience - all without sacrificing PC functionality.

Cloud connection: With Windows 8 you can keep your files in SkyDrive, where they'll be automatically synced to the cloud for access from any internet-connected device.

Always up to date
With optional InstantGo your XPS 12 is responsive and ready. It wakes up the moment you need it, with your apps and data already up to date using your internet connection.

Tap-to-pair, tap-to-share
Share photos, connect apps or share a website - all wirelessly. The XPS 12, built with NFC (near field communication), makes it possible. Tap and connect to pair with other NFC enabled device (like headphones and speakers) or tap another Windows 8 NFC enabled device to share photos and more.

Power your passion in seconds
Fast start: Get started quickly with whatever your day brings. Boot up in seconds with an all flash solid-state drive and Intel® Rapid Start Technology.

Multi-task your media: 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and NextGen graphics make it easy to run multiple applications and experience films, videos, games and other media seamlessly.

Impressive battery performance
XPS 12 is designed to save you time and keep going longer - delivering up to 9 hours 32 minutes of battery life. Keep your day going with over 3 hours (3hrs 25 mins) more battery life than the previous gen XPS 12.

Your XPS 12 comes with the following great support cover included

One year Premium Phone Support
Advanced phone support for hardware and software issues (including support for 3rd party software). This service provides you with access to advanced technicians and faster call answering times than standard phone support. You can count on us for a great experience and rapid support.

One year Next Day In-Home Service
For added convenience, if your PC’s issue cannot be resolved remotely, we will send a Dell-certified technician to your home within 1 business day.

Look out for these additional Services at checkout

Accidental Damage Protection
Let us repair or replace your system in the event of an accident. Accidental Damage service covers surges and screen breaks, liquid spills, accidental drops and falls.

Short summary description DELL XPS 12 Intel® Core™ i7 i7-4500U Laptop 31.8 cm (12.5") Touchscreen Full HD 8 GB DDR3-SDRAM 256 GB SSD Windows 8 Pro Silver:
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DELL XPS 12, Intel® Core™ i7, 1.8 GHz, 31.8 cm (12.5"), 1920 x 1080 pixels, 8 GB, 256 GB

Long summary description DELL XPS 12 Intel® Core™ i7 i7-4500U Laptop 31.8 cm (12.5") Touchscreen Full HD 8 GB DDR3-SDRAM 256 GB SSD Windows 8 Pro Silver:
This is an auto-generated long summary of DELL XPS 12 Intel® Core™ i7 i7-4500U Laptop 31.8 cm (12.5") Touchscreen Full HD 8 GB DDR3-SDRAM 256 GB SSD Windows 8 Pro Silver based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

DELL XPS 12. Product type: Laptop, Form factor: Convertible (Ferris Wheel). Processor family: Intel® Core™ i7, Processor model: i7-4500U, Processor frequency: 1.8 GHz. Display diagonal: 31.8 cm (12.5"), HD type: Full HD, Display resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels, Touchscreen. Internal memory: 8 GB, Internal memory type: DDR3-SDRAM. Total storage capacity: 256 GB, Storage media: SSD. Operating system installed: Windows 8 Pro. Product colour: Silver

Design
Product type *
Laptop
Product colour *
Silver
Form factor *
Convertible (Ferris Wheel)
Housing material
Aluminium, Carbon fibre, Magnesium
Market positioning
Business
Display
Display diagonal *
31.8 cm (12.5")
Display resolution *
1920 x 1080 pixels
Touchscreen *
Yes
HD type
Full HD
Touch technology
Multi-touch
Panel type
IPS
LED backlight
Yes
Native aspect ratio
16:9
Processor
Processor manufacturer *
Intel
Processor family *
Intel® Core™ i7
Processor generation
4th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor model *
i7-4500U
Processor cores
2
Processor threads
4
Processor boost frequency
3 GHz
Processor frequency *
1.8 GHz
Processor cache
4 MB
Processor cache type
Smart Cache
Processor socket
BGA 1168
Processor lithography
22 nm
Processor operating modes
64-bit
Processor series
Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Processor codename
Haswell
Bus type
DMI2
FSB Parity
No
Stepping
C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
15 W
Tjunction
100 °C
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes
12
PCI Express slots version
2.0
PCI Express configurations
2x4
ECC supported by processor
No
Memory
Internal memory *
8 GB
Internal memory type
DDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
Memory form factor
On-board
Memory layout (slots x size)
1 x 8 GB
Memory slots
1x SO-DIMM
Maximum internal memory *
8 GB
Storage
Total storage capacity *
256 GB
Storage media *
SSD
Number of SSDs installed
1
SSD capacity
256 GB
SSD interface
mSATA
Optical drive type *
No
Graphics
Discrete graphics card model *
Not available
On-board graphics card *
Yes
Discrete graphics card *
No
On-board graphics card family
Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics card model *
Intel® HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics card base frequency
200 MHz
On-board graphics card dynamic frequency (max)
1100 MHz
Maximum on-board graphics card memory
1.74 GB
On-board graphics card DirectX version
12
On-board graphics card ID
0xA16
Audio
Audio system
HD + MaxxAudio 3
Number of built-in speakers
2
Speakers manufacturer
Waves
Speaker power
2 W
Built-in microphone
Yes
Camera
Front camera
Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric)
1.3 MP
Front camera resolution
1280 x 720 pixels
Video capturing speed
30 fps
Network
Wi-Fi
Yes
Wi-Fi standards
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g
Ethernet LAN
No
Bluetooth
Yes
Bluetooth version
4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Yes
Ports & interfaces
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity *
2
Mini DisplayPorts quantity
1
DVI port
No
S/PDIF out port
No
Microphone in
No
Combo headphone/mic port
Yes
Docking connector
No
Charging port type
DC-in jack
ExpressCard slot
No
CardBus PCMCIA slot type
No
SmartCard slot
No
Total number of SATA connectors
4
Number of SATA III connectors
4
Performance
Motherboard chipset
Intel Lynx Point-LP
Keyboard
Pointing device
Touchpad
Numeric keypad *
No
Keyboard backlit
Yes
Spill-resistant keyboard
Yes
Full-size keyboard
Yes
Software
Operating system architecture
64-bit
Operating system installed *
Windows 8 Pro
Bundled software
Skype 8 Internet Explorer My Dell Support
Processor special features
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology
No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology
No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Yes
Intel® Insider™
Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access
No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
No
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching
No
Intel® Secure Key
Yes
Intel TSX-NI
No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
No
Intel 64
Yes
Execute Disable Bit
Yes
Idle States
Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Yes
Processor package size
40 x 24 x 1.5 mm
Supported instruction sets
AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Processor code
SR16Z
CPU configuration (max)
1
Embedded options available
No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version
1.00
Intel Identity Protection Technology version
1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version
1.00
Intel ME Firmware Version
9.5
Intel TSX-NI version
0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
No
Intel FDI Technology
Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access
No
Processor ARK ID
75460
Conflict-Free processor
Yes
Battery
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells
6
Battery capacity *
45 Wh
Battery voltage
7.4 V
Power
AC adapter power
45 W
AC adapter frequency
50 - 60 Hz
AC adapter input voltage
100 - 240 V
AC adapter output current
2.31 A
AC adapter output voltage
19.5 V
Security
Cable lock slot
Yes
Cable lock slot type
Noble
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
-40 - 65 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 90%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
0 - 95%
Operating altitude
-15.2 - 3048 m
Non-operating altitude
-15.2 - 10668 m
Operating shock
140 G
Non-operating shock
160 G
Operating vibration
0.66 G
Non-operating vibration
1.3 G
Weight & dimensions
Width
317 mm
Depth
215 mm
Height (front)
7.9 mm
Height (rear)
1.95 cm
Weight *
1.52 kg
Packaging content
Manual
Yes
Quick start guide
Yes
Power cord included
Yes
Other features
AC adapter included
Yes
LightScribe
No
Maximum internal memory (64-bit)
8 GB
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
Uk has collected 232 expert reviews for DELL XPS 12 Intel® Core™ i7 i7-4500U Laptop 31.8 cm (12.5") Touchscreen Full HD 8 GB DDR3-SDRAM 256 GB SSD Windows 8 Pro Silver and the average expert rating is 79 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
79%
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kitguru.net
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
Today we are going to look at one of the latest, and perhaps most interesting notebooks in Dell’s range, the XPS 12. This aluminum convertible Ultrabook offers a ‘flip and fold’ motion and features a Corning Gorilla glass screen...
Good Innovative design, Attractive, Impressive build quality, Surprisingly powerful, Solid State Drive as standard...
Bad Short warranty, Bulky as a tablet.
Bottom line An excellent option for those looking to replace two devices with one...
80%
digitalversus.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
The XPS 12 is a quality hybrid. The new materials used in the body look fantastic and scream reliability. It has satisfactory performance and long battery life. But with its overheating and other minor issues, it's stuck at "just" four stars...
Good Design and build, Materials, Battery life, Processing power...
Bad Major overheating, Poor sound quality, Very few ports...
80%
itwire.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
Dell's XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook is a neat device, one which any nerd would covet, even if one goes merely by its appearance. It looks good and the insides are good too; it has power to burn. But, alas, the device also demonstrates why Dell has fallen...
0%
ouritdept.co.uk
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
For Dell fans that are looking for a functional PC that offers the best of both worlds, the Dell XPS 12 may be just what you are looking for.The Dell XPS 12 2-in-1 ultrabook and tablet device provides dual functionality with plenty of power under the hood...
Good Keyboard is well protected in tablet mode since it is not exposed, Relatively decent battery life that is comparable to other similar devices on the market, 802.11ac WiFi adapter is included for access to the latest WiFi connectivity, The display screen o...
Bad Unit is built on the hefty side which makes it difficult to hold in one hand when in tablet mode, There is an occasional delay when adjusting to screen orientation, Only two USB ports which limits connectivity unless you add the optional docking station...
Bottom line Dell has done a pretty decent job of accommodating the needs of ultrabook users and tablet fans. A device such as the XPS 12 eliminates the need to carry around two devices which can make it ideal as a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) solution which is being...
85%
micromart.co.uk
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
Dell have often been the first or close to the first, to jump onto a platform and go at it hammer-and-tongs. Its laptop/tablet hybrids have paved the way for many other manufactures to follow and have usually been a decent build and specification. The XPS...
80%
tech.uk.msn.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
The arrival of Windows 8 has given rise to an entirely new type of computer – hybrid devices that can work as either a tablet or a laptop. Most of the main PC manufacturers have got one of these new hybrid devices in the works, but Dell's XPS 12 is the fi...
Good Powerful processor, excellent screen, and ingenious convertible design.
Bad It's expensive, and kind of clunky when used in tablet mode...
Bottom line Don't think of the XPS 12 as a tablet – just as a top-notch laptop with a tablet option for occasional use...
80%
bit.com.au
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
Windows 8 ushered in a wave of weird and wonderful hybrid devices, and Dell's XPS 12 was one of the most flamboyant. Drawing on the designs of Dell's XPS Ultrabooks and high-end laptops, the XPS 12 took the flip-twist screen of the Inspiron Duo, improved...
Bottom line Dell upgrades its XPS 12 with a Haswell processor - the result is a sumptuous, long-lasting hybrid.PerformanceFeatures & DesignValue for MoneyOverallSpecs$1999 AUD(pricing info)...
83%
pcauthority.com.au
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
Windows 8 ushered in a wave of weird and wonderful hybrid devices, and Dell's XPS 12 was one of the most flamboyant. Drawing on the designs of Dell's XPS Ultrabooks and high-end laptops, the XPS 12 took the flip-twist screen of the Inspiron Duo, improved...
Bottom line Great battery life and well-specced hybrid...
83%
Digitaltrends.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
While most early attempts at a Windows 8 convertible used a traditional sliding or rotating design, Dell came up with a more interesting idea: What if the panel could flip inside its frame? This led to the XPS 12, an exceptionally crafted convertible that...
Good Attractive and well built, Flip hinge is quick and easy to use, Good keyboard, Bright 1080p, thin-bezel display, Strong performance for the class, Record-breaking battery life...
Bad Bulky when used as a tablet, Weak speakers, Pricing could be more competitive...
Bottom line Shoving a fourth-gen Intel Core processor into the XPS 12 greatly improved battery life and integrated graphics performance. The result is a convertible that can handle many tasks, but also break records for battery life. More than 13 hours in the light...
50%
goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
Dell has added a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 CPU to its versatile little XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook, which gives it much improved battery life and better performance when it comes to processing 3D graphics. However, Dell hasn't done much to change t...
Good Well built, Fast Wi-Fi, Good quality Full HD touchscreen, Battery life...
Bad Poor touchpad, Limited ports and slots, Can feel heavy at times, Had trouble waking from deep sleep...
Bottom line Dell's XPS 12 is a dual-purpose Ultrabook that performs very well as a tablet (albeit a heavy one). It build on last year's model by adding a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, and this has improved its battery life dramatically. However, it has a few i...
70%
techadvisor.co.uk
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
Dell's XPS 12 was one of the more successful attempts to create a convertible laptop/tablet device for Windows 8, and this latest version provides improved performance and battery life courtesy of its new Haswell processor. Take a look at Tested: best lap...
Bottom line If you're looking for a lightweight tablet then look elsewhere. The Dell XPS 12 is primarily intended as a powerful working laptop, and its fourth-generation Haswell processor provides performance and battery life that could justify its high price. The ta...
80%
alphr.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
Windows 8 ushered in a wave of weird and wonderful hybrid devices, and the Dell XPS 12 was one of the most flamboyant of the lot. Drawing on the designs of Dell's XPS Ultrabooks and high-end laptops, the XPS 12 took the unusual flip-twist screen of the In...
Bottom line Dell upgrades its XPS 12 with a Haswell processor – the result is a swanky, aspirational and long-lasting hybrid...
83%
apcmag.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
One area where touchscreen laptops can be a little clumsy is when you want to use the touchscreen exclusively. Windows 8 is actually quite capable sans keyboard, so Dell created an innovative screen mechanism to let you use the touchscreen in a more pract...
Good Slim, powerful, good battery life...
Bad Noisy, screen flicker, no HDMI out...
70%
pocket-lint.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
It's indisputable that Dell is going through a pretty tough time of things at the moment. The firm has suffered massive a massive drop in profits as the PC sector continues to decline, and gets replaced with tablets, phones and other smart devices. Dell h...
Good Brilliantly built, great materials and design, fantastic screen, enormously powerful, flexible screen is terrific for flights or watching video...
Bad Slightly expensive, too heavy to use as a tablet for long...
Bottom line What at first might seem like a gimmick seems to be something of a double-edged sword. In fact, it's not a gimmick, the rotating screen has some very real uses, and even as a tablet it's perfectly usable, if a little heavy. Following on from t...
100%
laptops.co.uk
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
With the rise of touch-screen, app-based computing comes the need for more efficient multi-tasking which the Dell XPS 12 most definitely delivers. Upon first glance, you’re captivated by the quality of the build which far surpasses any of the cheaper mod...
Good Great performance, Beautiful, sturdy finish, Responsive touch screen, Can be either a tablet or a laptop...
Bad Fairly heavy, Very expensive, Poor screen contrast, Trackpad isn't very responsive...
Bottom line The Dell XPS 12 scores close to top marks all round from us, but the price tag is pretty steep considering it does have flaws. The cost is close to that of a MacBook Pro, and to our surprise the Dell XPS 12 did feel like a powerful competitor against App...
90%
bit.com.au
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
Recent months have seen all manner of hybrid devices make their debut, but none are quite like the XPS 12. Dell's split-personality hybrid is a laptop capable of transforming from a sliver-thin Ultrabook into a 12.5in tablet with a mere prod of a finger...
Bottom line A unique hinged screen makes Dell's XPS 12 both desirable and practical, making it a standout among hybrid laptop/tablets. Read the review.PerformanceBattery LifeFeatures & DesignValue For MoneyOverallSpecs$1999 AUD(pricing info)...
83%
techadvisor.co.uk
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
The XPS 12 isn't perfect, but it's certainly one of the more successful attempts to create a hybrid mobile device that can function as both a laptop and a tablet . See all laptop reviews . Dell describes the XPS 12 as a ‘convertible ultrabook'. Certainly...
Bottom line The tablet mode isn't entirely successful, but the XPS 12 will definitely earn its keep as a powerful, lightweight Ultrabook that you can use for work on the road or in the office. The tablet mode is really just a nice bonus for when you want to have a bi...
80%
rigviews.com.au
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
With its innovative portable design, New Dell XPS 12 Convertible Touch Ultrabook is the final destination where laptop meets tablet. It works as a laptop as well as tablet with its same flip-and-fold design. It is comfortable in holding due to its rounded...
90%
hardwarecanucks.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
With the release of Windows 8, Dell has quickly followed up with their XPS 12, a notebook which can also moonlight as a 12″ tablet by way of an innovative flip mechanism. However, is Dell trying to cover too many bases at once? Can the XPS 12 offer t...
Bottom line With the advent of Windows 8, convertible Ultrabooks are quickly becoming the new meme for notebook manufacturers. Some provide an acceptable platform while many struggle to carve out their own niche, but one thing binds them all together: Microsoft’s...
0%
gadgetguy.com.au
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
With the release of the touch-friendly Windows 8 platform, many a laptop manufacturer is trying their hands at engineering a different type of machine. There are clamshells with touchscreens, detachable screens, and now Dell is showing us one design t...
Good Strong hinge; Flipping screen is an excellent concept; Rubberised carbon fibre chassis is harder to lose grip on;...
Bad Heavier than you'll expect; Tablet operation can be a little buggy; Mediocre battery life; No SD card slot;...
Bottom line We'll come out and say it: when we first saw Dell's flipping screen concept a few months back, we were in love. It just made sense. If you didn't know quite what you needed, a hybrid that flipped into a different form-factor in a matter of seconds made se...
80%
computeractive.co.uk
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
The Dell XPS 12 looks very similar to the company's XPS 13 ultrabook, but this Windows 8 laptop has a twist. Like the now discontinued Inspiron Duo netbook, the screen flips around 360 degrees on a cantilever hinge so it can be used as a tablet.Althoug...
0%
ultrabooknews.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
The Dell XPS 12 has caught the attention of many people since it leaked last May but that could be attributable to it having one of the coolest design features we've ever seen on an Ultrabook. The flip-screen is impressive. But is it useful? And how good...
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v3.co.uk
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2014-06-29 01:32:09
Dell's XPS 12 is an ultrabook with a difference, featuring a flip-over touchscreen that enables it to be used as either a tablet or a conventional clamshell laptop, making it a good match for the capabilities of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system...
Good Touchscreen and keyboard handy for Windows 8, sturdy aluminium and carbon fibre construction...
Bad Integral battery, lacking mobile broadband, Ethernet or docking port...
Bottom line Dell's XPS 12 is a neat system that shows how well Windows 8 can work with both keyboard and touchscreen, but few I/O ports and no access for maintenance make it less suitable for a business system...
60%
uk.hardware.info
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
It sometimes happens that we receive a product that looks completely finished from the outside, but then it turns out that the hardware inside isn't entirely mature yet. That often affects the performance, or even the price. A example of this was the In...
Bottom line The Dell XPS 12 weighs about 1.5 kg, which is pretty heavy for a tablet. For a laptop, it's pretty reasonable. You get a Full HD IPS display, a Samsung PM830 SSD and a good battery life. If you're looking for an Ultrabook with a 256 GB SSD this is an...
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channelpro.co.uk
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
Dell’s XPS 12 is a stylish, ingeniously designed hybrid, but it’s still a better Ultrabook than it is a tabletRating: 4Average: 4 (1 vote) Recent months have seen all manner of hybrid devices make their debut, but none are quite like the Dell XPS 12. D...
80%
alphr.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
Recent months have seen all manner of hybrid devices make their debut, but none are quite like the Dell XPS 12. Dell's split-personality hybrid is a laptop capable of transforming from a sliver-thin Ultrabook into a 12.5in tablet with a mere prod of a fin...
Bottom line Dell's XPS 12 is a stylish, ingeniously designed hybrid, but it's still a better Ultrabook than it is a tablet...
83%
theregister.co.uk
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
Making a laptop with a screen that spins within its bezel isn't a new idea. Early in 2011, Dell tried the trick with its Inspiron Duo netbook, but sadly that proved to be a woefully poor device. Now Dell is trying again, this with Ultrabook hardware and W...
Bottom line Dell has really hit on something with this spinning screen convertible notebook malarkey. Rotate the XPS 12's display one one way and you have an no-compromise Ultrabook - though as an Ultrabook, it is a compromised notebook: no optical drive or Ethernet...
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businesscomputingworld.co.uk
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
Microsoft’s Windows 8 is a bit schizophrenic. Microsoft likes to focus on the shiny new tiled interface that is specifically designed for tablets and other mobile devices. But scratch beneath that surface and you’ll soon discover ye olde Windows desktop...
80%
techradar.com/au/
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
Windows 8 has a shaken up the design of laptops and tablets, with the new emphasis on touchscreen technology resulting in some of the best hybrids we've ever seen.With this in mind, there was little surprise when Dell announced that its new 12.5-inch Ultr...
Good Great processor, Top quality screen, Massive SSD, Cheaper than Retina, Fantastic build...
Bad Too heavy, Limited use as a tablet, Windows with touch is difficult, No HDMI...
Bottom line You might also like... Best Ultrabook: 16 top thin and lights for 2012 There's no doubt that the Dell XPS 12 is a superb Ultrabook, which really challenges the competition in terms of quality and power. The build quality, performance and comfort packed in...
70%
expertreviews.co.uk
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
The release of Windows 8 has led to a flurry of hybrid laptop/tablets hitting the market, from the Sony Vaio Duo 11 with its sliding keyboard to the crazy dual screens of the Asus Taichi, but so far none has managed to bridge the gap between laptop and...
Bottom line The XPS 12 has its flaws, but this brilliant laptop/tablet hybrid still delivers in spades...
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crn.com.au
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
Not since the first ultrabooks have we seen a device with as much wow factor as the Dell XPS 12 convertible touch ultrabook. The sleek unit's bright and crisp 12.5-inch, 1080p display is nearly indistinguishable from its 13.3-inch counterpart in the XPS 1...
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digitalone.com.sg
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
The onslaught of new devices running on Windows 8 continues with Dell's XPS 12, an unusual convertible notebook.While the idea of a laptop that converts into a tablet isn't in itself new, Dell's XPS 12 does its conversion in a most unus...
Good A Windows 8 tablet PC with a capacitive touchsensitive screen. It rotates within a metal frame and flips downwards to cover the keyboard. A fullon notebook PC...
80%
techadvisor.co.uk
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
If your dream has always been to own a laptop that can easily be converted into a top-notch, no-compromise slate device, then Dell's XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook will make it come true. It's one of the most impressive Windows 8-based machines we've seen s...
70%
goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
If your dream has always been to own a laptop that can easily be converted into a top-notch, no-compromise slate device, then Dell's XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook will make it come true. It's one of the most impressive Windows 8-based machines we've see...
Good Provides a great tablet experience, The screen, Build quality...
Bad Windows 8 wireless service problems, No SD card slot, Feels heavy for its size, VGA and Ethernet dongles not supplied...
Bottom line 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 is...
75%
itproportal.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
Dell’s latest XPS effort is a Windows 8 powered hybrid ultrabook which transforms from laptop to tablet, and back again, with ease. As a convertible ultrabook, the Dell XPS 12 utilises the same flip-and-fold design – the display can be flipped around, and...
Good Resurrects the flipandfold display, Fast Core i73517U processor, Large 256GB solidstate drive, Impressive battery life...
Bad A better laptop than a tablet, Limited port selection...
Bottom line Where the Sony Vaio Duo 11 left us nervous about the future of the hybrid ultrabook, the Dell XPS 12 puts us back on solid ground. While the design is a better laptop than a tablet, the XPS 12 is a solid performer, thanks to ultrabook-grade specs, an im...
80%
T3.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
It's no secret that Windows 8 hasn't been the desperate boost that PC sales need - in fact, Windows 8 hasn't halted the decline of laptop sales against the furious rise of tablets. Dell has long been intent on combining the two and the Dell XPS 12 (also...
Good Great keyboard, Impressive screen, Very powerful...
Bad Pure weight, Chunky power supply...
80%
trustedreviews.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
Everyone has their own take on the Windows 8 convertible tablet/laptop, but Dell's hybrid Ultrabook is unique. Rather than twist, like the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist , or detach, like the Asus Vivo Tab , the Dell XPS 12 flips its screen around a local hinge t...
Good 1080p IPS screen, Premium materials throughout, Innovative flip-screen system, Good, backlit keyboard, Flexible, powerful specs, Great speakers...
Bad No SD card slot, No pressure-sensitive stylus, Relatively heavy...
Bottom line The Dell XPS 12 won't match detachable laptop/tablets for their convenience or battery life due to its weight and thickness, but if you're after a premium Ultrabook with tablet functionality built-in and don't mind its lack of digitizer stylus, the XPS 12...
80%
techradar.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
Windows 8 has a shaken up the design of laptops and tablets, with the new emphasis on touchscreen technology resulting in some of the best hybrids we've ever seen. With this in mind, there was little surprise when Dell announced that its new 12.5-inch Ult...
Good Great processor, Top quality screen, Massive SSD, Cheaper than Retina, Fantastic build...
Bad Too heavy, Limited use as a tablet, Windows with touch is difficult, No HDMI...
Bottom line While the Dell XPS 12's build is bloated, many will argue the price is too. However, despite the price tag, we believe it actually represents good value. While many will baulk at the £1,299/AU$1,499/US$1,199 asking price, anyone considering the Apple Mac...
70%
goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
Dells entry-level multimedia laptop, the XPS M1210 has some excellent show-biz genes, such as media buttons and a TV tuner option. But its also a strong, well-designed, and highly mobile performer. The Windows Vista refresh only enhances the earlier...
Good Plethora of media-oriented features, power, ease of use, road-friendly weight...
Bad Bluetooth is extra, only supports basic games The Final Word If youre looking for top comfort and full features in an ultraportable, youll find them all in the XPS M1210. Notes # This product is no longer available directly from the manufacturer. It...
Bottom line If youre looking for top comfort and full features in an ultraportable, youll find them all in the XPS M1210. Notes # This product is no longer available directly from the manufacturer. It may be available in retail and distribution channels, or seco...
80%
pcadvisor.co.uk
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
Dells entry-level multimedia laptop, the XPS M1210 has some excellent show-biz genes, such as media buttons and a TV tuner option. But its also a strong, well-designed, and highly mobile performer. The Windows Vista refresh only enhances the earlie...
Bottom line With its plethora of media-oriented features, the M1210 is probably the best 2kg entertainment notebook on the market. But it also has just about every laptop feature that a consumer or small-business shopper could want, plus power, ease of use and a...
80%
Zdnet.com.au
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
Upgraded to Windows Vista, the Dell XPS M1210 is a pricey but powerful system for those who want a smaller laptop with few compromises.
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itreviews.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
ultra-portable Core 2 Duo laptop for gamers: When you think of Dells XPS family you automatically think of big, powerful desktops or equally big gaming laptops, but the XPS M1210 bucks this trend by being a small, seemingly ultra-portable machine. But its...
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pocket-lint.com
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
It may be part of the gaming range but it’s better suited to multimedia than games...
Good Light, powerful, great screen...
Bad Not a gaming solution...
Bottom line It may be part of the gaming range but it’s better suited to multimedia than games...
80%
thunderbaylive.com
Updated:
2014-08-06 03:44:02
Lisa Gade reviews the updated Dell XPS 12 Windows 8 convertible Ultrabook-tablet. The XPS 12 (9Q33) has 4th generation Intel Haswell Core CPUs, a full HD IPS touch screen with Gorilla Glass and SSD drives. The XPS 12 has an easel style hinge so you can fl...
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tekgadg.com
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2014-08-06 03:44:03
Some products just have that head-turner feature that make you look twice at it. For the Dell XPS 12, the display hinge is that feature. I recently spent some quality time with the XPS 12 and its unusual hinge design. Let me tell you if it's worth your ha...
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gizmodo.com.au
Updated:
2015-06-04 07:48:00
Among all the Windows 8 convertibles coming out, the Dell XPS is unique. Because it's insane. It's a full-on, regular laptop, with a trapeze artist screen that flips on an axis to convert into a slate. Is that something you would actually want?A 12.5-inch...
Bottom line 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...
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pocket-lint.com
Updated:
2015-10-10 06:10:55
When we think of Dell's XPS line we think laptops. But that's all about to change with the introduction of the 2016 Dell XPS 12 - a 2-in-1 tablet with keyboard dock that's feature-packed and looks set to take on the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. We got to see...
Good 4K screen, 12.5inch screen in 11inch form factor, slim and portable design, backlit keyboard dock, ample Intel Core M power...
Bad Keyboard dock offers single stand position only, keyboard has no battery/ports, exposed connector...
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T3.com
Updated:
2015-10-15 01:10:39
The world is waking up to the potential of hybrid Windows tablets thanks to Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book , and Dell is one of several companies looking to ride the wave.The PC maker has freely admitted that the XPS 12 was inspired by Microso...
Good Display, Keyboard, Fanless...
Bad Core M processor, No USBA ports, Magnets could be sturdier...
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techradar.com
Updated:
2015-10-17 01:39:14
Dell unabashedly admits its inspiration for the 2015, hinge-free Dell XPS 12: Microsoft's Surface tablets. The Austin, Texas-based firm's goal was to make the transition between laptop and tablet as fluid as possible for this device, perhaps even more so...
Good Inventive hinge, less keyboard base, Sharp, rich and accurate 4K display, Excellent typing experience...
Bad Soft touch plastic coating all over, 4K isn't all that necessary here...
Bottom line Dell looks to have nailed it again. This time in building a 2-in-1 laptop that, if not one to beat, is certainly one of the few to look out for this year...
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techradar.com/au/
Updated:
2015-10-17 01:39:14
Dell unabashedly admits its inspiration for the 2015, hinge-free Dell XPS 12: Microsoft's Surface tablets. The Austin, Texas-based firm's goal was to make the transition between laptop and tablet as fluid as possible for this device, perhaps even more so...
Good Inventive hingeless keyboard base, Sharp, rich and accurate 4K display, Excellent typing experience...
Bad Soft touch plastic coating all over, 4K isn't all that necessary here...
Bottom line Dell looks to have nailed it again. This time in building a 2-in-1 laptop that, if not one to beat, is certainly one of the few to look out for this year...
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crn.com.au
Updated:
2015-12-12 05:44:06
That starts with the appearance: for an XPS device, it's surprisingly ugly. It's mostly clad in matte-black plastic, squared-off unstylised edges, and only the kicked-up hinge at the back of the device serves to deliver any kind of visual interest.This is...
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trustedreviews.com
Updated:
2015-12-12 05:44:06
Pretty much every tech company under the sun is targeting the all-in-one market at the moment. Apple kicked things off in September, when it unveiled the iPad Pro. Then Google joined the race, showing off its Pixel C hybrid at the start of October, only t...
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alphr.com
Updated:
2015-12-12 05:44:06
Leaked pictures of Dell's Surface Pro rival, the XPS 12, have been around for some time now, but Dell has only just officially confirmed the existence of the new device. In an announcement that also encompassed the unveiling of two new XPS laptops, we had...
100%
pcworld.co.nz
Updated:
2016-03-27 11:02:28
Dell has added a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 CPU to its versatile little XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook, which gives it much improved battery life and better performance when it comes to processing 3D graphics. However, Dell hasn't done much to change t...
Good Well built, Fast Wi-Fi, Good quality Full HD touchscreen, Battery life...
Bad Poor touchpad, Limited ports and slots, Can feel heavy at times, Had trouble waking from deep sleep...
Bottom line There are many good points about the Dell XPS 12, including the screen, build quality, performance, battery life, and the keyboard, but our overall take on this convertible Ultrabook is that it needs work. The touchpad is no good, we had issues waking the...
70%
maxit.com.my
Updated:
2016-11-24 02:19:57
With Windows 8 bringing improved touch functionality to the table, manufacturers have sought various ways to put a touch display on their premium offerings. The XPS 12 by Dell does this by putting their monitor within an aluminium frame, which contains a...
30%
mobiletechreview.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
twitter: @lisagade) We'd be remiss if we didn't revisit the Dell XPS 12 in its Haswell revision. Why? The XPS 12 was one of our early top picks among Windows 8 convertibles with a full HP IPS display, clever design that avoided the Lenovo Yoga's keyb...
Good Smart convertible design, superb keyboard, sharp full HD display, fast and stable performance...
Bad Just a little heavier than the competition, no active digitizer/digital pen option...
Bottom line The Dell XPS 12 remains one of our favorite Windows 8 convertibles, even though the overall design hasn't changed. Sometimes it's best to not mess with a great thing. The 12.5" size is comfortable for ultra-portable travel yet it doesn't feel cramped...
80%
mobilephonereviewss.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
We won't go too deep on design and ergonomics because that hasn't changed much from our original XPS 12 review. The easel hinge has gotten a firmer locking mechanism, but the carbon fiber, aluminum and magnesium machine hasn't changed outwardly. Inside, t...
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ubergizmo.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
Dell has been manufacturing a number of ultrabooks and tablets over the past couple of years, with its hybrid tablet notebook announced, the XPS 12, this time last year. Several months passed since the Dell XPS 12 was first announced, but the notebook...
Bottom line We didn't get a chance to check out the Dell XPS 12 prior to its Haswell upgrade, but the current version of the hybrid ultrabook / tablet has a lot going for it. It'll be able to keep up with many of the tasks most people will throw at it, has a great ba...
80%
pcworld.com_techhive.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
Dell's XPS 12 Ultrabook Convertible is one of the better marriages of laptop and tablet. The version reviewed here, which Dell shipped over the summer, isn't tremendously different from the original XPS 12: It's slightly thinner and a little lighter, but...
Good Keyboard not exposed in tablet mode, Outstanding battery life, Includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter...
Bad Heavy, especially when held in one hand, Occasional delay in screen-orientation switch, Only two USB ports...
Bottom line Dell's XPS 12 is better as a notebook than as a tablet, but it remains one of the best convertibles on the market...
70%
theverge.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
Now, with new battery-sipping Intel processors inside, those Windows machines are finally coming into their own. That same Acer Aspire S7 now clocks in at seven hours, and it's not the only sharp tool in Microsoft's shed. The Dell XPS 12, its screen-flipp...
Good Excellent 1080p touchscreen display, Solid keyboard and audio quality, Good battery life...
Bad Touchpad is still finnicky, Few ports, Cumbersome as a tablet...
84%
notebookcheck.net
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
Our $1,200 (MSRP) review unit features an Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6 GHz Haswell CPU with Intel HD Graphics 4400, 4 GB DDR3 RAM , and a 128 GB solid-state drive . While we'll briefly recap the basics of the XPS 12's design, we'll refer you to our review of l...
Good Beautiful design, Solid and thoughtful construction, Excellent battery life, Very fast system performance, Capable integrated GPU, Bright and responsive multitouch display, Great keyboard, Spacious touchpad...
Bad Uncomfortable temperatures when stressed, Could use a third USB port...
Bottom line Dell XPS 12-9Q33Truly, there is not much to criticize about Dell's latest XPS 12. It is a top-tier piece of technology that excels in nearly every department, from its exquisite construction to its clever, versatile design. It maintains one of the best ke...
88%
Laptopmag.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
The Dell XPS 12 turned our heads last year with its unique flip-display design, making it a cinch to change from laptop to tablet mode. The latest edition looks to build on that success by shaving off some ounces and seriously boosting the battery life so...
Good Innovative flip-screen design, More than 9 hours of battery life, Beautiful high-res display, Strong performance...
Bad No SD Card slot, Heavy for a tablet...
Bottom line With a fourth-generation Intel processor and a higher-capacity battery, Dell's updated XPS 12 is an excellent 12-inch tablet-laptop hybrid that can go the distance...
80%
techworld.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
The XPS 12 isn’t perfect, but it’s certainly one of the more successful attempts to create a hybrid mobile device that can function as both a laptop and a tablet. Dell describes the XPS 12 as a ‘convertible ultrabook’. Certainly, it ticks all the righ...
Bottom line The tablet mode isn’t entirely successful, but the XPS 12 will definitely earn its keep as a powerful, lightweight Ultrabook that you can use for work on the road or in the office. The tablet mode is really just a nice bonus for when you want to have...
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anandtech.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
When dell first launched their XPS brand—prior to acquiring Alienware—the XPS acronym stood for Xtreme Performance System. (Back then, it was considered really cool to use the letter X, so Extreme becomes Xtreme and we get an X rather than an E—thou...
Bottom line While the XPS 12 isn't flawless, it's a very interesting laptop nonetheless. To my knowledge, no one else is really trying this flipscreen approach; that's either good news or bad news, depending on why most companies take an alternative route. If they're...
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mobiletechreview.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:09
twitter: @lisagade) The Dell XPS 12 joins the short list of Windows 8 convertible tablet-Ultrabooks to hit the market after that new OS launched in late October. The XPS 12 started shipping in December 2012, and it has everything you love about the X...
Good Good looking, excellent IPS display and great keyboard, top quality materials, good performance, Good looking, excellent IPS display and great keyboard, top quality materials, good performance, Good looking, excellent I...
Bad Heavy for tablet use, no digital pen option, Heavy for tablet use, no digital pen option, Heavy for tablet use, no digital pen option, Heavy for tablet use, no digital pen option...
Bottom line The Dell XPS 12 is a very likeable and powerful full Intel Core convertible Ultrabook with an excellent full HD display, superb keyboard and beautiful fit and finish. We're taken by the carbon fiber surfaces that aren't just cool looking: they make for...
80%
hothardware.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
Tablets are extremely popular right now, but many users still need a more powerful machine to do serious work. For people who don't want two devices but desire the touch screen controls and convenience of a tablet, as well as the productivity capabilit...
Good 12.5-inch Full HD (1080p) 400-nit touch display, Very responsive, Keyboard is protected in tablet mode, Backlit keyboard...
Bad No HDMI or LAN ports, Price premium over similarly equipped ultrabooks, Integrated graphics...
Bottom line As user continue to contemplate the choice between the power and functionality of a full laptop and the portability and touch capabilities of a tablet, we're likely to see more convertible ultrabooks come to market. Dell's implementation of a convertib...
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arstechnica.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
For better or worse, Windows 8 has prompted some of the most adventuresome PC designs we've seen in years. Many of these are trying to capitalize on both of the new operating systems faces—the new touch-oriented Start screen and its apps on one, and the c...
Good Beautiful 1080p IPS touchscreen, Elegant design and screen flipping mechanism, Exemplary keyboard, livable touchpad, Solid construction and good use of textured plastic, A great alternative to the XPS 13 or another Ultrabook if you're also in the market f...
Bad Battery life is only OK, More fan noise than we'd like, Slightly heavier than some 13-inch Ultrabooks on the market despite smaller screen size, Port selection is a little light, and there's no SD card reader...
Bottom line Enlarge / The XPS 12's base can serve as a stand for the touchscreen. The keyboard and trackpad are disabled when the screen is flipped.Andrew CunninghamSo far, our quest for the perfect convertible Windows 8 laptop has left us a bit wanting. Up until now...
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gottabemobile.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
The Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook Convertible is the best Ultrabook Convertible available today, but how does it compare to the one of the most popular ultra-portables, the MacBook Air?The XPS 12 is small Ultrabook with a touchscreen that flips for use as a table...
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notebookreview.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
This premium convertible Ultrabook features a carbon fiber and aluminum construction, full 1080p IPS touch enabled display and of course Windows 8. Is this computer worth the premium price? Read our full review.OverviewThis is one of the first Windows 8 s...
Good Beautiful touch screen display, Seamless tablet experience, Excellent build quality, Good keyboard and touchpad...
Bad Lack of ports (no media card reader), Screenheavy design, Some software issues...
Bottom line The Dell XPS 12 brings the full Windows 8 experience to the table thanks to its convertible tablet form factor. Dell's screen flipping mechanism is as unique as it is rock solid; it turns into a great tablet in a matter of seconds. The 12.5-inch display i...
76%
neowin.net
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
Before the launch of Windows 8, the idea that a PC notebook could also serve as a touch screen tablet was almost non-existent. That has certainly changed thanks to Microsoft's newest OS, which offers the typical keyboard-mouse desktop UI combined with the...
Bottom line As one of the first Windows 8 "convertible" products on the market, the Dell XPS 12 acquits itself fairly well for the most part. We loved the tough construction and owners who mostly use it as a notebook will likely enjoy it, while also enjoying the o...
70%
gottabemobile.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
The XPS 12 Convertible Touch Ultrabook is Dell's latest transforming notebook. The Windows 8 computer turns from compact notebook to a roomy tablet with the flip of its 12.5″ display. We like the XPS 12′s premium construction and versatility, but it's mor...
Good Dual use tablet and notebook, Excellent backlit keyboard, Premium construction...
Bad Price above the Ultrabook Convertible average, Moderate battery life, Reflective display, The Dell XPS 12 is a notebook and a tablet, Dell XPS 12 | $1,199, Dell XPS 12 Review Guide, Hands On/Video Review, Design, Display, Keyboard and Touchpad, Performanc...
Bottom line The Dell XPS 12 is more expensive than the IdeaPad Yoga 13 by $200, but for that price users get a backlit keyboard and an Ultrabook Convertible that feels better to hold in tablet mode thanks to a smooth back and a smaller size. A couple hundred bucks is...
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computerworld.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
The Dell XPS 12 is one of the first of the new Windows 8 convertibles (doing double duty as an ultrabook and a tablet) to hit the market. It sports a beautiful 12.5-in. screen, suitable power under the hood and a number of clever design touches. If you...
Bottom line What you think about the XPS 12 will depend upon what you think about needing a single device to do double-duty as a tablet and a traditional PC. If you need that type of device, and can put up with using an extremely heavy tablet, then you'll find the XP...
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infoworld.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
Dell's entry into the Windows 8 convertible-notebook market bridges the gap between a tablet and a notebook through some wonderfully clever engineering. Instead of using the keyboard as a dock for the display, the display flips around inside a frame t...
82%
Digitaltrends.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
There's a ton of new convertible tablet PCs now on the market, or soon to be – yet most of them require compromise. Lenovo's Yoga is neat, but the keyboard can get in the way of tablet use. Dockables, like the Asus Vivo Tab RT , either rely on a small dis...
Good Outstanding build quality, No-compromises convertible design, Great keyboard, Beautiful 1080p display, Long battery life, Fast solid-state drive...
Bad Weight makes tablet use awkward, Finicky touchpad, Lackluster processor for the price...
Bottom line Dell's attempt to create a non-compromising convertible laptop works as well as we could have hoped. The XPS 12 absolutely nails the fundamentals of display, endurance, and interface. We would be eager to recommend this device even if it were only an Ul...
90%
pcworld.com_techhive.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
With the now-shipping Windows 8 fully controllable by touch as well as mouse and keyboard, you're bound to see some innovative portable designs such as the Dell XPS 12 Convertible Touch Ultrabook that take advantage of touch. In the XPS 12's case you can...
Good Functions as a laptop as well as tablet, Retina-like pixel density...
Bad No integrated Ethernet jack, Pricey...
Bottom line Dell's cleverly designed XPS 12 Convertible Touch Ultrabook functions as both a laptop and a tablet. It's heavy for the size, but a good performer with a great display...
70%
gizmodo.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
Among all the Windows 8 convertibles coming out, the Dell XPS is unique. Because it's insane. It's a full-on, regular laptop, with a trapeze artist screen that flips on an axis to convert into a slate. Is that something you'd actually want?A 12.5-inch tou...
Bottom line You have to be a very specific kind of computer user to really love this one. The XPSs main virtue is that its a great laptop that you can use like a real laptop—along with an awesome, touchable display.AdvertisementSponsoredBut its ergonomics as a tabl...
0%
techworld.com
Updated:
2014-06-29 01:32:10
The introduction of Windows 8 and its ability to work seamlessly with touchscreen computers has given manufacturers a new lease of life in terms of product design. Dell has come up with a unique 'flip and fold' touchscreen Ultrabook that it claims wil...
Bottom line 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...
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crn.com
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
Not since the first Ultrabooks have we seen a device with as much wow factor as the Dell XPS 12 Convertible Touch Ultrabook. The sleek unit's bright and crisp 12.5-inch, 1,080p display is nearly indistinguishable from its 13.3-inch counterp...
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computershopper.com
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
This isn't last week's Windows. Designed to establish a mobile beachhead in an increasingly touch- and tablet-happy world, Windows 8 relegates the traditional desktop to secondary status to focus on a new swipe-to-scroll Start screen and its large, finger...
Good Excellent performance, Breathtaking 1080p display, Travel-friendly design, Versatility...
Bad Poor port selection, Big and heavy for a tablet, Slightly wonky gyroscope and ambient light sensor...
Bottom line Dell'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. Read More...
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engadget.com
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
More Info Dell announces XPS 10 Windows 8 hybrid, XPS Duo 12 convertible Dell XPS 12 Windows 8 convertible priced at $1,199 and up, ships this month with pre-orders starting today Toshiba unveils U925t Ultrabook with slide-out touchscreen A Windows 8 PC t...
Good Lovely design, solid build quality400-nit, 1080p display12-second boot-upComfortable keyboard...
Bad Finicky trackpadRelatively short battery lifeNo SD slot...
Bottom line Even if you never use it in tablet mode, this 12.5-inch convertible is a solid Ultrabook in its own right...
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pcmag.com
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
The Dell XPS 12 (29 DNCWI16B)%displayPrice% at %seller% ($1,199) convertible ultrabook is an update to a previously reviewed iteration with the same name. Now the system comes with Intel's fourth-generation Core i5 processor, which gives the user hours mo...
Good Comfortable keyboard, trackpad, and touch screen. Improved battery life. Carbon fiber construction. Works like a clamshell laptop or as a touch screen tablet.
Bad Function keys require two presses. Heavy and bulky as a tablet. Limited port selection. No HDMI without an adapter...
Bottom line If you can get over the Dell XPS 12's screen acrobatics, this convertible ultrabook is a good way to get both tablet and laptop functionality in one unit...
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Laptopmag.com
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
Dell has revived a design that was ahead of its time for an operating system whose time has finally come. The XPS 12 ($1,199 as tested) uses the same innovative flip-screen design as the 2010 Inspiron Duo, but now it's paired with a Windows 8 experien...
Good Stylish design, Bright and crisp full HD display, Easy to switch from notebook to tablet mode, Fast SSD...
Bad Below-average battery life, No SD Card slot, Feels a bit heavy as tablet...
Bottom line Featuring a well-designed flipping display and smooth performance, the Dell XPS 12 is a sleek Windows 8 Ultrabook that doubles as a tablet.
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notebookcheck.net
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
So why not fuse the two together? There are many models which are tagged "Convertibles" , but so far, they have not been very important in the business section. The reason in obvious: all of the Microsoft operating systems, including Windows 7, were poorl...
Good Excellent sturdiness and build quality, Great IPS display, Good input devices, Long battery life, Very quiet in everyday use, Mini DisplayPort...
Bad Very expensive, Meager connectivity, Throttling (early BIOS), Modest speakers, Very thick and heavy in tablet mode...
Bottom line Dell XPS 12A sensational start the XPS 12 is an amazing pick of hardware built by Dell. Even though we tested the precursor model, we found few flaws.The case originates from the Ultrabook XPS 13 and the laptop can be quickly transformed into a tablet. De...
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wired.com
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
If the Dell XPS 12 ‘s design looks familiar, that's because you've probably seen it before. Dell pioneered the unique swiveling screen in 2010 as the Inspiron Duo , a hybrid Windows 7 laptop and tablet. The twist: Rather than rotate horizontally through a...
Good Go Back to Top. Skip To: Start of Article, Dell, Hybrids, laptops, tablets, Windows 8...
Bad Can't use touchscreen while wearing the required oven mitts. Dreadful touchpad. Heavy, hot, loud, and powerhungry as a tablet — a deadly combination. No memory card slot...
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onlinenotebook.com
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
Dell XPS M1210 is one of the most feature packed and powerful notebook I have ever seen to date. This is a quite sleek system weighing 4.8 pounds and has dual core processor with 256 MB graphics card. Apart from that, there is built-in Webcam and integ...
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digitalhomethoughts.com
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
Bigger is better right? Certain technologies dont seem to think so. Every year cell phones get smaller and smaller and so do computers. As far as laptops are concerned, the idea is to have a laptop as powerful as a desktop, yet portable enough to take...
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about.com/compute
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
Dell XPS M12102/6/07 – While the Dell XPS M1210 notebook has the dimensions of an ultraportable notebook, it weighs a bit more than the average ultraportable of similar dimensions. This is likely due to the number of features they pack into the syst...
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pcworld.com_techhive.com
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
Dell XPS M1210 This entertainment-oriented ultraportable uses Intels latest Core 2 Duo processor. Dells entry-level multimedia laptop, the XPS M1210 has some excellent show-biz genes, such as media buttons and a TV tuner option. But its also a stron...
Good Mobile broadbandready, Onetouch entertainment functions...
Bad Applications cost extra...
Bottom line This entertainment-oriented ultraportable uses Intels latest Core 2 Duo processor.
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xbitlabs.com
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
The life of a truly modern man is like a train that is steadily speeding up from its station towards an unknown destination. It is getting faster and faster every moment, and there’s no stopping or even pausing this process. Living at a high speed...
Good Superb ultramodern design, Excellent performance in office applications (and not limited to them if the configuration includes a discrete graphics card), Abundance of wireless interfaces (including support for SIM cards), Exclusive TrueLife technology for...
Bad Mirrorlike display, Low performance in games, Inconvenient placement of the multimedia buttons, Optical combodrive, Rather too noisy, Dense placement of USB ports (but it’s good that there are as many as four of them here!)...
Bottom line Michael Dell’s team has done a good job again, coming up with an exciting ultra-compact portable computer optimized for today’s life and travels. The only significant drawback in the configuration of the Dell Inspiron XPS M1210 that we tested...
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pcmag.com
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
Only a few ultraportables equal the combination of performance and features found on the Dell XPS M1210 (Vista), priced at $2,300 direct. The Lenovo ThinkPad X60 (Vista) and the Sony VAIO SZ Series, which do, are both darlings of the marketplace, whi...
Good Discrete graphics in an ultraportable. Integrated DVD burner. Webcam for video chats. Fast performance. 85-Wh battery will run for plenty of time.
Bad Design is a little bulky for an ultraportable. Unit can get warm at times.
Bottom line The M1210 (Vista) has all the essentials you typically dont find in an ultraportable, such as an integrated optical drive, discrete graphics, and top-notch performance...
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Techreport.com
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
LIKE MANY THINGS IN the PC industry these days, laptop computers are a fairly mature sort of product. We all know about the basic types and sizes, and how the inevitable tradeoffs in display performance, size, weight, battery life and display real esta...
Bottom line The XPS M1210 is a fast, flexible machine that lives up to the size, weight, and battery life requirements of a true ultraportable laptop computer. Its also stylish, well built, and has the best keyboard and touchpad combination of any laptop Ive eve...
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notebookcheck.net
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
GAMERS DARLING. Dell XPS is quasi a synonym for high-performance multimedia notebooks. It is very interesting, that there is also a 12 inch notebook available, that is Dells XPS M1210 with Core 2 Duo CPU and a Geforce 7400 video card, which is suitab...
Bottom line Dell XPS M1210 The review approved, what is to be supposed by the technical data of the notebook. Dell XPS M1210 is a small high-performance notebook , one can even play more demanding games. Nevertheless we want to mention, that there is still a big per...
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v3.co.uk
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
High-performance portability from Dell?s award-winning range...
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thinkcomputers.org
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
I have been looking for a new laptop for a while. My previous laptop the Dell 700m was great and I had no problems with it at all. I wanted an upgrade, something that was small like the 700m, but also powerful and able to play games. After looking arou...
Good Great Design, Integrated Webcam and microphone, Convenient multimedia controls, Blue accent lights, Glossy screen, Very light, Full size keyboard...
Bad Fingerprints show up easily on casing...
Bottom line I am really happy I decided to get the M1210. Not only is it super portable, it can play all my favorite games without any problems. The glossy screen really sets it apart from many other laptops out there. The integrated webcam is great for video co...
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Laptopmag.com
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
Put simply, the XPS M1210 is the most powerful and feature-packed 12.1-inch notebook weve seen. This sleek 4.8-pound system combines a dual-core processor with a 256MB discrete graphics card, plus integrated mobile broadband and a built-in webcam. Thr...
Good Blazing productivity performance, Integrated EV-DO, Front-facing media buttons, Long battery life, Integrated webcam...
Bad Expensive, Tinny speakers...
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pcmag.com
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2014-06-29 01:32:10
It is a rare and exciting experience—at least for me—to bring an ultraportable on a business flight, let alone one as travel-friendly as the Dell XPS M1210 ($2641direct, as tested). Luckily, I just happened to have a trip planned the same time...
Good Ultralight for flights. Built-in EV-DO. Discrete graphics. Superior horsepower. Vivid display.
Bad Runs hot.
Bottom line Dells latest XPS is a notebook for anyone who has a specific yearning for power, connectivity, and ultra-lightweight portability...
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arstechnica.com
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2014-07-02 01:38:24
That first wave of Windows 8 convertible laptops wasn't always great. Awkward “slider” designs that compromised the keyboard and trackpad were all too common, and not many of them could manage much more than five or six hours on a single charge. That's no...
Good Same great construction and 1080p touchscreen as last year, New $999 starting price, Good keyboard and OK touchpad, Sturdier screen flipping mechanism that doesn't get in the way of laptop functionality, Decent battery life, 802.11ac, Relatively light on...
Bad A chunky tablet at best, A little thicker and heavier than some dedicated laptops, like the XPS 13, No SD card slot, Fan spins up quickly and often...
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zdnet.com
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2015-04-29 03:42:56
Dell's XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook is an attempt to be all things to all people. By day, it can function as a standard office ultrabook, running Windows 8 in desktop mode and the usual range of productivity applications, with the added benefit of a touch...
Bad In true ultrabook fashion, you can't access the sixcell battery, whose life is not the XPS 12's strong suit. We'd struggle to get through a full day if that day included a measure of video playback, and suspect that many office workers will need to plug i...
Bottom line Dell's swivel-screen solution is extremely efficient, smooth in operation and ergonomic in use. The build quality is solid, and the screen is delightful to look at in both notebook and tablet modes, although it may be too reflective for some tastes. Ba...
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maximumpc.com
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2015-05-16 03:28:58
As has been reported exhaustively by now, Windows 8 can be a very unsettling experience for longtime Windows users. It’s like going to visit your parents and finding dad decked out in drag. The person you’ve known for so long is still there, but a new...
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networkworld.com
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2015-05-27 05:36:56
While finding a touchscreen for a desktop computer is nearly impossible, and finding a touchscreen notebook computer takes some searching, touchscreen ultrabooks are readily available. These thin, light and relatively compact computers are intended to be...
Good Unique swiveling screen converts into a tablet, DisplayPort allows better video on external monitor...
Bad Fairly thick for an ultrabook.
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goodhousekeeping.com
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2015-06-15 02:50:35
This Windows 8 tablet comes already outfitted with Office Home & Student 2013 RT to help maximize productivity on the go. The Dell XPS 12 tablet offers 170 degree viewing angle thanks to its unique hinge-design. By connecting the tablet to the keyboard an...
Good Consumer testers really liked the keyboard layout, Consumer testers could very easily convert it from tablet to notebook, Many connectivity options, Excellent sound quality, Fast system speed, Great customer service options, including free 1year inhome se...
Bad Very small screen compared to the size of the tablet, Heavy for its size, Poor camera/video quality...
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musicphotolife.com
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2015-12-19 04:47:50
Regular readers of my blog would know that I reviewed and eventually purchased a Lenovo Yoga 13 so that I can fully enjoy Windows 8 touch experience. Back then I did not have access to the Dell XPS 12 review unit, and although I have heard a lot of positi...
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