Dell XPS 12-9Q23-5550
SpecificationsNotebook: Dell XPS 12-9Q23-5550 (XPS 12 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3427U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1300 euro
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell XPS 12-9Q23-5550
Source: Pocket Lint
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. And, if the price for the i7 is just too steep, then consider the i5 with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, it starts at £999, and is more than powerful enough for most people. For the best value, an extra £150 gets you a 256GB SSD and 8GB of ram with the i5.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Hot Hardware
Overall, the XPS 12 performed well in our benchmark tests. It earned the top spot in the PCMark benchmark which measures a system's overall performance and responsiveness. In real-world usage, the system performed well and felt very quick overall. Battery life is a bit of a disappointment with the XPS 12, however. Since the battery is not user replaceable, don’t expect to get a full day's worth of work from the machine without a nearby power source.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2013
With a starting price of Rs 94,990, the XPS 12 is one expensive notebook, even for an Ultrabook. While it does have a very good feature set, behind the fancy new rotating screen, it’s a very average performing notebook. The hybrid nature of the device is fun to use, but we’re sure that the novelty will wear off after a while. The Windows 8 store has still a long way to go in terms of Windows apps and until that happens, traditional desktop applications will still rule—and you don’t need a fancy touchscreen to use them.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
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 is absolutely beautiful and the touch screen functionality works perfectly in Windows 8. The screen's full HD resolution (1920x1080) has tons of space to use two windows side by side or look at high-res pictures and video in exquisite detail. And if you don't want to use the tablet mode, the XPS 12's backlit keyboard and clickpad are fantastic.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 73% performance: 94% features: 77% display: 73% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 93%
Source: Benchmark.pl PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Interesting and useful functionality; swivel screen. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2013
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 83%
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Design; material; Very good viewing angle of the display. Negative: Heavy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/12/2012
Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
3427U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 - 2.8 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
82.43%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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