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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

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus
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Price $689 to $799 at 2 stores $1,099 at 1 store $1,399 to $1,523 at 3 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)
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
Release date August 28, 2012 September 03, 2013 July 10, 2013 June 19, 2013
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.

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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
Display 12.5 in 1920 x 1080
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
12.5 in 1920 x 1080
13 in 3200 x 1800
Graphics Intel HD 4000
Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4400
Intel HD 4400
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Windows 8, 64-bit, English
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.48 in x 8.46 in x 0.79 in
15.5 mm
Info unavailable 13.6 mm
Storage 128 GB SSD
128 GB SSD
128 GB SSD
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Weight 3.35 lbs
3.1 lbs
3.35 lbs
3.06 lbs
Networking 802.11a/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
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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
Memory 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
4 GB DDR3L
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