Dell XPS 12 PREMIUMNotebook: Dell XPS 12 PREMIUM (XPS 12 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 75.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Dell XPS 12 PREMIUM

91% Dell XPS 12, ultrabook de alta gama con pantalla giratoria
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%


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.

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.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 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.

1.5 kg:

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 %

Dell reviews

75.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

MSI S20-0M-009PL
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 11.6", 1.2 kg
Acer Iconia W700P-53334G12as
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 1 kg
Toshiba WT310
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3339Y, 11.6", 0.825 kg
Asus Taichi 31-CX010H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3517U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3437U, 10.1", 1.012 kg

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Dell Venue 8-7840
PowerVR G6430, Atom Z3580, 8.4", 0.305 kg
Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
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Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000
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Dell Venue 8 7000
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Dell Venue 8-3840
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Dell Venue 8 Pro
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Dell Venue 8
SGX544, Atom Z2580, 8.0", 0.4 kg
Dell Venue 7
PowerVR G6400, Atom Z3460, 7.0", 0.295 kg
Dell XPS 10 Tablet
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Dell Venue 10-7040
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-03- 1 (Update: 2013-03- 1)