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Dell XPS 12

Dell XPS 12
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro
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Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook

Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook
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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
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Price $727 to $998 at 6 stores $1,129 at 1 store $1,314 to $1,523 at 6 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 19 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews
Release date August 28, 2012 September 03, 2013 July 10, 2013 June 19, 2013 October 02, 2012
The Bottom Line Dell has revamped its rotating Duo laptop concept into the much-improved XPS 12, but like most convertibles, it makes a better laptop than tablet. A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price. This updated version of Dell's XPS 12 hybrid adds newer CPUs for improved battery life, but still works better as a laptop than a tablet. If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a convertible touch-screen laptop/tablet that most importantly doesn't compromise the traditional laptop experience.

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Product Description - 12.5 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 3317U - Microsoft Windows 8 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 12.5 in - 4th gen Core i5 i5-4200U - Windows 8, 64-bit, English - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
- 13.3 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Microsoft Windows 8
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 i5-3317U - 8 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Packaged Quantity Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1
Software Included Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Intel AppUp Center
Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync
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CyberLink Youcam
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Amazon Kindle
Lenovo OneKey Recovery
Nitro Pro (90-days trial)
Rara Streaming
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Lenovo Motion Control
Lenovo Transition
McAfee Internet Security Suite (30 days trial)
EverNote
Lenovo Support
AccuWeather
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Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 8 hour(s)
System Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Ultrabook
Display 12.5 in 1920 x 1080
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
12.5 in 1920 x 1080
13 in 3200 x 1800
13.3 in
LED backlight Yes VibrantView 1600 x 900 / HD+
Graphics Intel HD 4000
Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4400
Intel HD 4400
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Windows 8, 64-bit, English
Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 8
Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.48 in x 8.46 in x 0.79 in
15.5 mm
Info unavailable 13.6 mm
17 mm
13.1 in x 8.9 in
Storage 128 GB SSD
128 GB SSD
128 GB SSD
Info unavailable 128 GB SSD
Weight 3.35 lbs
3.1 lbs
3.35 lbs
3.06 lbs
3.4 lbs
Optical Drive Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Networking 802.11a/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
Processor Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 3317U / 2.6 GHz
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i5 i5-4200U / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i5
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Memory 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
4 GB DDR3L
Info unavailable 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Mechanical Design Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 360 degree flip design
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