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Table of Contents
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XPS Laptops Overview
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Feature Overview
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Product Specifications
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Product Gallery
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Performance Claims
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Services
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Important Information
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XPS Laptops
XPS laptops marry the most elegant designs and premium experiences to enhance
your work and personal success. This combination ultimately results in a beautifully
crafted laptop with no compromises.
Premium design - XPS laptops are thoughtfully designed for performance and
function. Every material was selected to enhance its performance and every design
decision made was made with purpose. XPS laptops are precision crafted from
premium materials like machined aluminum, carbon fiber and hardened Corning®
Gorilla® Glass for incredible durability and a superior experience.
Ultimate experience – While XPS laptops are thin and beautifully crafted, they also
provide the most uncompromised experiences, from work to play. XPS laptops have
all of the performance you need, packed into smaller, thinner and stunning designs.
From eye-popping displays and innovative connectivity options, to features that easily
allow you to move from home to work and back again, XPS products elevate your
laptop experience.
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XPS 12 Feature Overview
Two powerful devices in one
XPS 12 takes no compromise to a whole new
level. It elegantly blends performance and
design, and provides two premium devices in
one. By offering both a powerful Ultrabook™
and tablet in one device, you can carry one
device instead of two.
Innovative flip hinge design
Utility and elegance come together with
the innovative flip hinge design. Flip the
screen and fold it over the keyboard to
elegantly transition from laptop to tablet
usage. And it’s tested to 20,000 cycles for
longevity to keep up with your life.
Powerful processors for performance
The XPS 12 is faster with new 4th
Generation Intel® Core™ processors up to
Core™ i7, which deliver performance for
your most demanding tasks. In fact, The
new XPS 12 is up to 1.6x faster than the
previous generation XPS 12*. And with
more speed comes more efficiency. The
new XPS 12 provides up to 8 hours and 43
minutes* of run-time.
Brilliant visuals and wide viewing angle
Experience stunning brightness and clarity
and make even the simplest task
exceptional. The Full HD, 400-nit screen
provides two times more pixels than
standard
HD
display,
delivering
exceptionally clear and bright visuals for
reading or photo and video viewing. Clearly
see your content from almost any angle
with a 170o wide viewing angle.
Designed for touch with Windows 8
Windows 8 and capacitive touch come
together for a true touch optimized
experience. The new Windows user
interface lets you effortlessly navigate to
your favorite sites or share content with all
with the familiarity of touch input.
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XPS 12 Feature Overview
Crafted without compromise.
The XPS 12 continues the stunning design
tradition of the XPS line with premium
materials in a sleek, mobile package. A
machined aluminum frame around the panel
and base provides rigidity and durability The
carbon fiber composite base helps drive its
lightness. It is strong like aluminum, and thin,
but feels cooler to the touch. Finally, the
edge-to-edge hardened Corning® Gorilla®
Glass makes the panel impeccably strong
and resists damage from scratches, drops,
and bumps.
Tap-to-share or tap-to-pair.
Tap and connect NFC enabled devices like
headphones or speakers or tap another
Windows 8 device*
to share photos,
connect apps or share a website. The XPS
12,
built
with
NFC
(near
field
communications), makes it possible.
IT-friendly.
Dell has made it easier for IT departments to
choose laptops that offer the security and
services they value in a fit and finish
executives and employees on the go now
demand.
Optional
enterprise-friendly
features include Trusted Platform Module for
BitLocker Data Encryption, ProSupport™*
and Configuration Services such as static
imaging and asset tagging.
Wakes fast.
The XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook™ with
solid state drive and Intel® Rapid Start
Technology* wakes up within seconds,
ready to jump right back into everything you
were doing when you closed the lid. This
enables it to resume in a flash when you’re
ready, and ultra-low power consumption
when you close the lid for standby mode.
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Essential accessories for your XPS 12
You can maximize the versatility and performance of your XPS 12 Ultrabook with extras
like Jabra Revo Wireless Headphones with NFC to control cable clutter. When you’re on
the go, protect your XPS 12 with a stylish leather sleeve and take a long a wireless
mouse. For a more traditional desktop set up, connect to a Dell productivity dock, ultrawide monitor, and wireless keyboard and mouse.
Jabra Revo Wireless Headphones with NFC
Tap to pair with NFC for wireless freedom
that doesn’t skip a beat. Turntable Touch
Control allows you to play, skip or pause
music and manage calls.
Dell KM714 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Combo
Keep your desk clutter free with a modern
wireless keyboard and mouse combo with
Scissor Chiclet keys, Windows 8 gesture
controls, and LED tracking.
Dell S2740L 27” Monitor with LED
Make your home base the ultimate in work
and play. Virtually frameless, edge-to-edge
glass and full HD (1920 X 1080) resolution
give you a breathtaking view full of rich
color and vivid details.
XPS 12 Leather Sleeve
Protecting your XPS 12 on the go is easy
with a sleek, custom-fitted leather sleeve.
Use it alone or slip it into a carrying case- a
magnetic closure keeps your XPS secure
and easily accessible.
Dell WM514 Wireless Laser Mouse
Designed to offer wireless freedom with
Windows 8-enhanced functionality, the Dell
wireless mouse provides precision laser
tracking on virtually any surface.
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Dell USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Dual Video
Docking Station
Use two HD+ monitors at once and add
super speed USB 3.0 capability when you
connect your XPS 12 to this highperformance docking station. Plug all your
devices into it so your laptop is free to pop
out fast.
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XPS 12 specifications
Dell XPS 12 Specifications
Processor
Options
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4200U processor (3M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz)
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4500U processor (4M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz)
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4650U processor (4M Cache, up to 3.3 GHz) LE config
Dimensions
Height: 0.59”-0.79”/(15-20 mm)/ Width: 12.48” (317 mm)/ Depth 8.46” (215 mm)
(HxWxD)
Starting at Weight* Starting at 3.35lbs (1.52 kg)
Memory* options
12.5” Full HD, 400-nit, 1920 x 1080p; edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass
170° wide viewing angle - 85° / 85° / 85° / 85°
Capacitive touchscreen – 10-finger touch support
Machined aluminum
Carbon fiber composite display back and base
Magnesium palmrest with soft touch paint
4GB or 8GB dual channel DDR3L-RS 1600MHz
Graphics*
Intel® HD Graphics 4400 (5000 for 4650U processor); 512 MB dedicated video memory
Battery
50WHr battery; 6-Cell Lithium Ion (built-in)*
AC Adapter
45W AC adaptor
128GB, 256GB or 512GB SSD drive with Intel® Rapid Start Technology* and Intel® Smart Connect
Technology*
Standard full size, backlit chiclet keyboard; spill-resistant
Glass integrated button touchpad with gesture support
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 with Intel® Smart Connect Technology*+ Bluetooth 4.0
Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) 3.0 ready*
Intel® Smart Connect Technology*
Near Field Communications
Display
Construction
SSD Options*
Keyboard /
Touchpad
Wireless
Connectivity
*Battery is built-in to the laptop and is not replaceable by the customer.
Sound
Realtek ALC3260; dual digital-array microphones in the camera assembly
Waves MaxxAudio®; 2W x1 = 2W total
Webcam
1.3MP widescreen HD webcam; 1280 x 1024 pixels with dual digital-array digital microphones
Ports and
Connectors
1, 9-pin USB 3.0 port; 1, 9-pin USB 3.0 port with PowerShare and Windows debugging; 1, 20-pin minidisplay port; 1, headphone/microphone combo port, Battery Gauge, Windows, Screen Rotate, Volume
Up/Dn, Noble Lock
Software
Skype™*, Internet Explorer, My Dell Support application, Getting Started with Windows 8 tutorial
Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Options
Consumer: 1 Year enhanced support (1-yr In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis* and 1-Yr Premium
Standard Service Phone Support).
Commercial: 1 Year Dell ProSupport™* and Onsite Service after Remote Diagnosis*
Configuration services: static imaging, BIOS settings, asset tagging
Dell ProSupport™*
Accidental Damage Service*
IT-friendly options
BitLocker Data Encryption with TPM (note: Bitlocker only available with Windows 8 Pro)
Gigabit Ethernet Dongle (USB to RJ45) – supporting PXE boot (imaging and wake on LAN)
Dell Driver Cab files for OS deployment
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Product Gallery
XPS 12 – Front view
Flip hinge display
1.3MP webcam
Dual array digital mics
Full size, backlit keyboard
Magnesium alloy palmrest
with soft touch paint
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Glass integrated button
touchpad with gesture support
Gorilla® Glass
XPS 12 – Tablet mode
Dual array digital mics
Gorilla Glass display
1.3MP webcam
Tablet mode button
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XPS 12 Side Views
Air vent
USB 3.0 (2)
Battery status LEDs
Battery gauge indicator
(press circle for light)
Rotation lock button
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Headset jack
Noble lock
Volume control
Power switch
AC Power
Mini DisplayPort
Air vent
XPS 12 - Back view
Machined aluminum
Carbon fiber base
Carbon fiber display back
Metal plate with regulatory,
service tag info underneath
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XPS 12 claims
Consumer
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The new XPS 12 has up to a 1.6x (63%) overall performance improvement over the
previous generation XPS 12*.
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The new XPS 12 is up to 1.6x (63%) faster than the previous generation XPS 12*.
*Based on 3DMark ‘11 Performance Overall benchmark test performed by Dell labs in May 2013 on XPS 12 (9Q23): Intel
Core i7 3517U (1.9GHz), 8GB memory, 256GB SSD and HD 4000 graphics vs. XPS 12 (9Q33): Intel Core i7 4500U
(1.8GHz), 8GB memory, 256GB SSD and HD4400 graphics. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage
and manufacturing variability.
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The new XPS 12 with Intel HD 4400 graphics delivers up to 1.6x (or up to 68%)
more graphics performance than the previous generation with Intel HD 4000
graphics*.
*Based on 3DMark ‘11 Performance Graphics benchmark test performed by Dell labs in May 2013 on XPS 12 (9Q23): Intel
Core i7 3517U (1.9GHz), 8GB memory, 256GB SSD and HD 4000 graphics vs. XPS 12 (9Q33): Intel Core i7 4500U
(1.8GHz), 8GB memory, 256GB SSD and HD4400 graphics. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage
and manufacturing variability.
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Boot from cold in as little as 7 seconds. Whatever state your laptop is in, it comes
back in a snap, less than 2 seconds when it’s in sleep mode.
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State-of-the-art flip hinge so you easily move from tablet to notebook usage with
the flip of the screen.
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XPS 12 is the chameleon of devices – adapts to you and your computing needs
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Fast way to go from tablet to notebook usage.
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The convenience of two devices in one.
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Flexible to match the constant change in your work and personal lives.
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An outstanding combination of user focused design, power and style.
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The ideal convertible whether you are working or relaxing.
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Jaw dropping clarity and brightness from full HD panel.
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170 viewing angle lets you clearly see your content from almost any angle.
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Only 12” convertible UltrabookTM with elegant flip hinge design
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The combination of power and elegant transition only found through XPS 12
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Only Dell offers the combination of performance and innovative flip hinge design
with a 12” panel
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XPS 12 includes a Full HD screen that provides 97% more pixels or 2X more pixels
than standard HD display delivering exceptionally clear and bright viewing for
reading and photo & video viewing.
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XPS 12 includes a Full HD screen that provides 44% more pixels than an HD+
display delivering exceptionally clear and bright viewing for reading and photo &
video viewing
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XPS 12 battery life
Battery life
processor
Memory*
hard drive*
Graphics*
Up to 8 hours, 43 minutes of battery life. 1
Core i5-4200U
4GB
128GB SSD
Intel® HD 4400
Up to 8 hours, 40 minutes of battery life.3
Core i7-4500U
8GB
256GB SSD
Intel® HD 4400
Up to 8 hours, 50 minutes of battery life.5
Core i7-4650U
8GB
256GB SSD
Intel® HD 5000
Over 2 hours (2hrs, 36 mins) more battery life than the previous gen XPS 12.2
Over 2 hours (2hrs, 45 mins) more battery life than the previous gen XPS 12.4
1.battery life: Tested system equipped with 4GB memory, Intel HD 4400 graphics, Intel Core i5 -4200U, and 128GB
SSD. Based on testing using the Mobile Mark 2012 battery life benchmark test. For more information about this
benchmark test, visit www.bapco.com. Test results should be used only to compare one product with another and are
not a guarantee you will experience the same battery life. Battery life may be significantly less than the test results and
varies depending on your product’s configuration, software, usage, operating conditions, power management settings
and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with time and use.
2.Battery life improvement: Tested XPS 12 (9Q33) equipped with 4GB memory, Intel HD 4400 graphics, Intel Core i5 4200U, and 128GB SSD vs. XPS 12 (9Q23) equipped with Intel Core 5-3427U, 4GB memory, 128GB SSD and HD 4000
graphics. Based on testing using the Mobile Mark 2012 battery life benchmark test. For more information about this
benchmark test, visit www.bapco.com. Test results should be used only to compare one product with another and are
not a guarantee you will experience the same battery life. Battery life may be significantly less than the test results and
varies depending on your product’s configuration, software, usage, operating conditions, power management settings
and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with time and use .
3.battery life: Tested system equipped with 8GB memory, Intel HD 4400 graphics, Intel Core i7-4500U, and 256GB
SSD. Based on testing using the Mobile Mark 2012 battery life benchmark test. For more information about this
benchmark test, visit www.bapco.com. Test results should be used only to compare one product with another and are
not a guarantee you will experience the same battery life. Battery life may be significantly less than the test results and
varies depending on your product’s configuration, software, usage, operating conditions, power management settings
and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with time and use .
4.Battery life improvement: Tested XPS 12 (9Q33) equipped with 8GB memory, Intel HD 4400 graphics, Intel Core i74500U, and 256GB SSD vs. XPS 12 (9Q23) equipped with Intel Core i5-3517U, 8GB memory, 256GB SSD and HD 4000
graphics. Based on testing using the Mobile Mark 2012 battery life benchmark test. For more information about this
benchmark test, visit www.bapco.com. Test results should be used only to compare one product with another and are
not a guarantee you will experience the same battery life. Battery life may be significantly less than the test results and
varies depending on your product’s configuration, software, usage, operating conditions, power management settings
and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with time and use .
5.battery life: Tested system equipped with 8GB memory, Intel HD 5000 graphics, Intel Core i7-4650U, and 256GB
SSD. Based on testing using the Mobile Mark 2012 battery life benchmark test. For more information about this
benchmark test, visit www.bapco.com. Test results should be used only to compare one product with another and are
not a guarantee you will experience the same battery life. Battery life may be significantly less than the test results and
varies depending on your product’s configuration, software, usage, operating conditions, power management settings
and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with time and use.
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Services for XPS Laptops
Consumer services
America’s Best Standard Support
Enjoy more. Worry Less. Every XPS computer comes with 1 Year Premium Phone
Service and 1-year In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis*. It’s America’s Best
Standard Support.
IT-friendly services
Dell ProSupport™* - Support becomes easy, even with your increasingly complex
needs by leveraging our ProSupport specialists — you’ll be able to get the same level
of service you expect from your commercial systems with your XPS 12.
Accidental Damage Service* – Spills and drops happen. For those instances where
your XPS laptop has been exposed to unintentional damage caused by liquid spills,
electrical surges, or drops, Dell Accidental Damage Service* offers you peace of
mind. This repair or replacement program enhances support for XPS laptops that is
not included in your limited hardware warranty.*
Configuration Services – Receive your XPS 12 laptop ready to use right out of the
box. We can load your image, customize the BIOS settings, apply asset tags prior to
shipping you’re your site. We can even provide asset reports which identify which
specific systems have which tags. This service will help streamline the process of
deploying your XPS 12 systems to your employees where every they may be located.
And will help ensure consistency throughout your IT environment.
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Important Information
NFC: Must pair with other NFC-enabled devices. Files can be shared between Windows 8 plus NFC-enabled devices.
Intel® Smart Connect Technology: Requires an SSD or mSATA drive only and a recognized Internet connection. System
must be on or in sleep mode with application running to update.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: Requires a Solid-State Drive (SSD) or properly configured HDD + SSD.
Hard Drives: GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies
with preloaded material and operating environment and will be less.
Graphics and shared memory: GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; significant system memory may be
used to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors.
Skype: Skype service subject to third-party service subscription terms and conditions.
Intel Wireless display: Requires an Intel wireless card, a compatible Media Adapter (sold separately) and an HDMI or
composite AV-enabled display
Notebook weight: Weights vary depending on configuration and manufacturing variability.
ProSupport: Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region. For more information, visit
www.dell.com/servicedescriptions.
Accidental Damage Service: Service excludes theft, loss, and damage due to fire, flood or other acts of nature, or
intentional damage. Customer may be required to return unit to Dell. For complete details, visit
www.dell.com/servicecontracts.
In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis: Remote Diagnosis is determination by online/phone technician of cause of
issue; may involve customer access to inside of system and multiple or extended sessions. If issue is covered by Limited
Hardware and not resolved remotely, technician and/or part will be dispatched, usually in 1 or 2 business days following
completion of Remote Diagnosis. Dell sells the following In-Home Service: Dell In-Home Service provided by Dell
Marketing L.P. and, through TWG Innovative Solutions, Inc. (TWGIS), In-Home Service that is provided by National Product
Care Company dba Texas National Product Care Company, Inc. (in TX), Service Saver, Incorporated (in AZ, FL, OK, and WI),
and National Product Care Company (in remainder of U.S.). Third parties may be used to deliver the in -home service.
Availability varies. Other conditions apply. For complete details about In-Home Service, visit
www.dell.com/servicecontracts.
Onsite Service after Remote Diagnosis: Remote diagnosis is determination by online/phone technician of cause of issue;
may involve customer access to inside of system and multiple or extended sessions. If issue is covered by Limited
Hardware Warranty [insert Limited Hardware Warranty link for non-print communications] and not resolved remotely,
technician and/or part will be dispatched, usually within 1 business day following completion of Remote Diagnosis.
Availability varies. Other conditions apply.
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