Dell XPS 12-9250
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell XPS 12-9250
Source: Expert Reviews
After the sheer delight of the XPS 13 and the XPS 15, the XPS 12 is a real misstep from Dell. There's no doubting the quality of its gorgeous screen, but its shortcomings and design nuances are major detractions that are hard to ignore. The non-adjustable display angle when using the Premier Keyboard is at best awkward and at worst unusable, and the hingeless design has no advantage over something more traditional.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 40%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Dell almost aced the XPS 12 (2015). Its hybrid design was always going to be something of a niche, but within that space its excellent composition and build quality, along with class-leading screen, keyboard and trackpad, make for a technically impressive specimen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 20% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100%
Source: Hot Hardware
Ultimately, the XPS 12 is a solid device with good performance. For common, everyday tasks -- which is how most people would use this type of machine -- it's great. We rarely felt any lag with its 8GB of RAM configuration. High-def video, light-duty gaming, and chugging through Office documents was no problem, and it functioned well both in tablet mode and while docked as a laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/29/2016
On paper, the Dell XPS 12 sounds like the ultimate 2-in-1 laptop. It has a thin tablet section designed with a beautiful display for watching TV and movies. When you're ready to get down with some serious work, the Premier Base offers one of the best typing experiences I've ever had.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
I really like the XPS 12's sturdy carbon fiber body and glowing 12.5-inch screen, although I'd stay away from the 4K model for fear of getting even less battery life than the full-HD model. The dual USB Type-C ports make it simple to connect the XPS 12 to peripherals while also helping reduce the number of wires you need to lug around.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good mechanism of transformation; very good screen; good keyboard; stylish look. Negative: Quite expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2016
Model: The Dell XPS 12-9250 is a 2-in-1 laptop. Its detachable display can be used as a Windows tablet. The basic package of Dell XP 12-9250 consists of a keyboard dock and a 12,5 inch display with 1080p resolution. While there's also a 4k version out there, it will cost more and its power consumption will also be higher due to the higher resolution. The keyboard dock is interesting, because it is more of a cradle than it is a dock and you can fold it like a laptop together with the display. There are magnets that will generally hold the screen in place. The keyboard does not have full size keys, but they appear bigger than they are since the keyboard is so thin.
Unfortunately, you cannot adapt the angle between keyboard dock and display. The connectivity includes two USB-C ports, a Thunderbolt-3 port, and other common laptop ports like the headphone jack and a normal USB port. Additionally, there is 5 MP front camera and a 8 MP rear camera. The Dell XPS 12-9250 is also equipped with an Intel Core M5 processor, which is a lot faster than most tablet processors you will find in lower-cost Windows tablets.Intel HD Graphics 515: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on Core-m-CPUs of the Skylake generation (4,5 W TDP). Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
6Y75: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 515 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» 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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
55%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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