Dell XPS 12-9Q33

Specifications

Dell XPS 12-9Q33Notebook: Dell XPS 12-9Q33 (XPS 12 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Average Score: 82.53% - good
Average of 19 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 79%, features: 83%, display: 85% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 12-9Q33

88% Review Update Dell XPS 12-9Q33 Convertible | Notebookcheck
All's well that's Haswell. The critically-acclaimed Dell XPS 12 returns with a nearly-identical form factor but an upgraded chipset and battery. With these improvements under its belt coupled with a $1,200 price tag, can it hope to hang with the best?
80% The Haswell Update
Source: Digital Versus English
This is the new version of the XPS 12 two-in-one ultrabook/tablet, updated with an Intel Haswell processor. 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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Dell XPS 12
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
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 like the MS Surface Pro 2 or 11.6" Ultrabooks and convertibles like the Dell XPS 11.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
83% Review: Dell XPS 12 (2013)
Source: PC Authority English
You can find small faults with the XPS, but it oozes quality. It provides a workable halfway house between compact Ultrabook and chunky tablet. We wonder how long the hinge mechanism will last under everyday use, but with soaring battery life and a gorgeous design, the Dell XPS 12 is better than ever.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 100% workmanship: 100%
80% Dell XPS 12 (2013) 12.5-inch Convertible Ultrabook Review
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's 2013 edition may not seemed to have changed much on the outside but the new processor combined with an improved battery give this system some outstanding running times. Unfortunately, it still does not have any media card slots for use with flash memory and it stll is a bit heavy even though they did drop the weight slightly from the original model.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 12 (2013) Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The XPS 12 isn’t all roses as its port offerings feel a bit lacking as well as its overall spongy keyboard, which we know is more of a personal preference. Its weight could also cause some concern if you plan on using the XPS 12 as a tablet more often than an ultrabook as tablets are known to be ultraportable mobile devices. The XPS 12 would be better suited to someone who wants an ultrabook who also wants the option of being able to use their notebook as a tablet every so often when they just want to do some couch surfing. If you’re looking for a Windows 8 tablet that can sometimes be used as an ultrabook, then you may want to take a look at the Microsoft Surface.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook review: Haswell refresh adds performance
Source: PC World English
The XPS 12 has just two USB 3.0 ports, one of which is always on for charging devices such as a smartphone or a digital media player. A headset jack and a built-in dual-array mic sit next to the webcam for videoconferencing. The machine has no hardwired ethernet, but this is one of the few laptops we’ve seen to boast an integrated 802.11ac adapter (Intel’s dual-band Wireless-AC 7260, which also supports Bluetooth 4.0 and Intel’s wireless display technology).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Dell XPS 12 (2013) review
Source: Digital Trends English
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-load test is outstanding; even some Android tablets don’t last that long.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
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 issues that need sorting out before it can be considered one of the best convertible Ultrabooks on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Dell XPS 12 Haswell Ultrabook (late 2013) review: improved performance and battery life
Source: PC Advisor English
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 tablet mode isn’t entirely successful, but it’s a nice little bonus that you can use to relax when you finish work at the end of the day.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Dell XPS 12
Source: PC Mag English
Compared to the competition, the Dell XPS 12 is much improved due to its 4th gen Intel Core processor. It's unique in the convertible ultrabook space, since it's the only one that flips its screen along its equator instead of a flipping or rotating hinge. The XPS 12 now lasts almost eight and a half hours on our battery test, which means you should be able to get a full workday out of the system before you need to find a plug. It's the kind of system you'd have to have some hands on time with if you're considering a purchase. Switching the screen over might come naturally to you, or it may ruin your day with a bout of frustration.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Dell XPS 12 (2013) review
Source: PC Pro English
Although you can pick small faults with the XPS 12, it’s a hybrid that oozes quality. Like the best of its ilk, it provides a workable halfway house between a compact Ultrabook and a chunky tablet. We still wonder how long the ingenious hinge mechanism will last under everyday abuse, but with soaring battery life and a truly gorgeous design, the Dell XPS 12 is better than ever.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 100% workmanship: 100%
80% Welcome battery boost for a unique hybrid
Source: CNet English
Has anyone completely nailed the hybrid middle ground between laptop and tablet? I wouldn't say so, but Dell's flip-screen XPS 12 at least makes for a more solid laptop than most of the detachable-screen models we've seen. The carbon fiber body gives it an upscale feel, and the new Intel CPUs take care of our main issue with its predecessor, battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Dell XPS 12 (2013)
Source: Laptop Mag English
With its innovative flip hinge, full-HD touch screen, and svelte and sturdy design, the Dell XPS 12 was already one of the best Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrids. But thanks to a fourth-generation Intel Core processor and a higher-capacity battery, you now get 9.5 hours of endurance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

93% Convertible-Ultrabook jetzt mit Intel Haswell
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 100%
91% Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook (Core i7-4500U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: PC Go - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%
91% Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook (Core i7-4500U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 10/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%
94% Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook (Core i7-4500U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: SFT - Heft 09/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 94%
Dell XPS 12
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Negative: new edition with shortened battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2013
Convertible Dell XPS 12 im Praxistest
Source: ITespresso German DE→EN
Positive: efficiency; convenient handling; good battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2013
Das Touch-Display fällt aus dem Rahmen
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: good workmanship; good performance; good battery runtime Negative: high price; competitors offer cheaper devices
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2013
80% Equipé d'un processeur Intel Haswell, le Dell XPS 12 gagne 70% d'autonomie
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell XPS 12 – konverterbar Ultrabook med Intel Haswell
Source: SweClockers SV→EN
Positive: 8 hours battery life; rotable and high resolution screen; good backlit keyboard; good performance; good design. Negative: Cooling system; unwieldy in tablet mode; poor touchpad; poor connection.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/29/2013

Comment

Model:

Dell has been in the forefront of laptop/tablet hybrids since 2012. The Dell XPS 12-9Q33 is the latest model in this line. Flip the screen, close the lid, and it becomes a tablet. With all those moving parts, Dell has built it sturdily as well as beautifully with black carbon fiber and aluminum. A soft touch finish on the lid and the bottom gives it good look and great grip in tablet mode. Once the novelty of flipping the screen around has passed, the 1920 x 1080 screen will still please with its vivid colors and great details resolution. The backlit keyboard is equally well designed and great to use, with slight depressions in the keys improve the accuracy.

One of the biggest downsides of this great device is the lack of an SD card slot. It is also a little on the heavy side for a tablet, weighing in at 1,4 kg, while the weight is decent for a laptop. Graphics are driven by Intel's integrated HD 4400 GPU, which makes it only suitable for casual or mainstream games on lower settings. The downsides end here. The performance of the Dell XPS 12-9Q33 is strong, powered by Intel's fourth-generation 1.6-GHz Core i5-4200U. As most Dell products, there are optional more powerful specs that will increase the price. The Dell XPS 12-9Q33 also shines when it comes to battery life with above 9 hours during web browsing via WiFi. It is hard to find a better tablet/laptop hybrid out there right now. The Dell XPS 12-9Q33 is easily the best in this category.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.5": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.5 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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 %

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82.53%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-07-11 (Update: 2013-07-11)