Dell XPS 12

Tarrosion

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Anyone have any experience with the Dell XPS 12 convertible, particularly the new Haswell models?

I'm entering grad school in the fall and am going to buy a convertible laptop/tablet to replace my aging machine. I'm looking for something that's a laptop first and a tablet when optimal (e.g. planes), not vice versa. Durability is important. Screen size preferably 12.5-13.5 inches.

When the first round of XPS 12 came out, they received very good reviews except for battery life. Haswell should fix that, so this looks like a solid machine. Anything else I should consider? Wait for a Yoga 13 refresh?
 

LoBoxJa

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I recently received mine two days ago. Haven't really used it much, so can't really say much about the battery life.

The screen is gorgeous, I think its pretty light and would work fine in a college setting. Haven't tried playing any games on it so can't say much about the Intel graphics.
 

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A little 13" machine should do fine even on a cramped plane chair.
 

W.Feather

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ive got a 2740p, Love it on airplanes and in class.....however i'd suggest looking at the x230T or the 2760p (or their successors) , go for the business level convertible laptops for the better build and the better warranty.
 

Tarrosion

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Meaker a little machine would work on a plane, true, but that's just one of many situations where it'd be nice to have a tablet.
 

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Fair enough, worth checking as if it was just the small factor there are more choices and more powerful options.
 
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I personally prefer the Lenovo Yoga. It's better bang for your buck, and a bit smaller (11.6 instead of 12.5).

I also think the hinge mechanism is more durable then the XPS's multiple-failure-point version.
 
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