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Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook review: Haswell refresh adds performance

At a Glance

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At a Glance

Dell's XPS 12 is better as a notebook than as a tablet, but it remains one of the best convertibles on the market.

Price when rated: $1200


  • Keyboard not exposed in tablet mode
  • Outstanding battery life
  • Includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter


  • Heavy, especially when held in one hand
  • Occasional delay in screen-orientation switch
  • Only two USB ports

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Damaged Lithium Ion battery explodes

Sep 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Japan's National Institute for Technology and Evaluation (NITE) tested a Lithium Ion battery about the size of one used in a cellphone. It was struck with a hammer then left on a work bench, unconnected from any apparatus. The result was explosive.


Damaged Lithium Ion battery explodes

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