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Dell Latitude 12 7275 2-in-1 tablet m5-6Y57 8Gb 256Gb m.2 SSD 12.5″ FHD W10P 1yr WTY- Refurb @ MCS - £422.34

£422.34 @ MCS Technology
Took a punt and got one of these after getting an email from MCS as I had been looking on Dell outlet and they are double the price. I love it, pretty much in a new condition and much quicker than my … Read More
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8m, 6d agoFound 8 months, 6 days ago
Took a punt and got one of these after getting an email from MCS as I had been looking on Dell outlet and they are double the price. I love it, pretty much in a new condition and much quicker than my surface pro 2

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3 Likes #1
Good price. Only downside I can see is that it has a slower processor than a 2011 Lenovo x220 i5

Edited By: donslibi on Sep 16, 2016 14:21
#2
This doesnt even have a usb port
#3
Its got a type C usb ports. I've got an adapter of ebay for couple of quid to sort that
haleluohao
This doesnt even have a usb port
I solved that with a £1 adapter off ebay :p


Edited By: AndyBoBandy on Sep 16, 2016 14:58: spelling
#4
haleluohao
This doesnt even have a usb port

Yes it does. USB 3.1 Type C. - use an adaptor/hub for backward compatibility - either Dell or aftermarket
#5
Ooh, dual thunderbolt ports!

I'm loving my Dell XPS 13 with one, admittedly I don't use the thunderbolt aspect atm but it hooks up to a USB PD capable charger with ease. Suddenly I'm charging my laptop off one of those many USB port brick things. Next up, a thunderbolt dock to hook up 3 external monitors, networking etc. and an external GPU dock.
1 Like #6
How is the battery life of this laptop?
1 Like #7
Has any one used this company OP is brand new so am very suspicious.
#8
haleluohao
How is the battery life of this laptop?
Its not bad but its not the 9hrs that Dell advertise! I've been using it for work and browsing and got about 5hrs from a full charge 3hrs streaming Netflix.
#9
AndyBoBandy
haleluohao
How is the battery life of this laptop?
Its not bad but its not the 9hrs that Dell advertise! I've been using it for work and browsing and got about 5hrs from a full charge 3hrs streaming Netflix.


can you please try to listen to the tablet when it attaches to the keyboard in quiet environment, can you hear any noise?
#10
donslibi
Good price. Only downside I can see is that it has a slower processor than a 2011 Lenovo x220 i5

The CPU is more than adequate. This is i3 levels of performance and incredibly low power. 7w TDP whereas I'd imagine your Lenovo was around 35w.
#11
Ooh this is tempting. Battery life is the killer though. 3-4 hours just wouldn't cut it.
2 Likes #12
MikeLondon
Has any one used this company OP is brand new so am very suspicious.
Yep.. I've bought a couple of tablets from them on previous HUKD posts.. they are great.

When you need service.. the owner replies by email and problems get sorted very quickly. They are aimed at businesses not individuals though, but even so i've had no problems.
1 Like #13
MikeLondon
Has any one used this company OP is brand new so am very suspicious.

Yeah, I bought a Venue 11 from them last year. The first unit had a fault with its keyboard connectors No ifs no buts, I sent a clear email highlighting how I'd diagnosed the fault so I was sure it wasn't user or other equipment error and the guy said no problem got a replacement despatched the next day and took the old one back.
#14
K1LLER HORNET
donslibi
Good price. Only downside I can see is that it has a slower processor than a 2011 Lenovo x220 i5
The CPU is more than adequate. This is i3 levels of performance and incredibly low power. 7w TDP whereas I'd imagine your Lenovo was around 35w.

Good point about TDP, was just a bit surprised to see a lower benchmark for a 4/5 years newer laptop. I guess the focus during this time has been on lower heat dissipation and lower power consumption, which go hand in hand.
#15
donslibi
K1LLER HORNET
donslibi
Good price. Only downside I can see is that it has a slower processor than a 2011 Lenovo x220 i5
The CPU is more than adequate. This is i3 levels of performance and incredibly low power. 7w TDP whereas I'd imagine your Lenovo was around 35w.

Good point about TDP, was just a bit surprised to see a lower benchmark for a 4/5 years newer laptop. I guess the focus during this time has been on lower heat dissipation and lower power consumption, which go hand in hand.


worth to mention that these TDP is not the limit these cpu can reach, these cpu can unlock the restrictions and get extra performance by increasing the TDP. But you need to make sure the tempature is not too high. Lots of tutorial on venue 11 pro i5y and atom model. Please note that intel core m it is the new intel y series.
#16
Presume it comes with the keyboard? seems a very cheap surface alternative
#17
Great price
#18
donslibi
Good price. Only downside I can see is that it has a slower processor than a 2011 Lenovo x220 i5
It is designed so well, that's its huge upside, I have the older 5Y71, remarkably wonderful if you know about why.
1 Like #19
Had a scout around Google and new price appears to be £1k+. Reviews are mixed but gotta be a bargain at this price right???
#20
I've been looking at these, and they seem like great value at this price, though probably worth paying a few quid extra for the much faster NVME (PCIe) SSD storage version if they're still in stock.

Battery life isn't ideal, and I wish computers of this format had 'thermal docks' to enable higher prolonged CPU performance when docked, but for this price it seems great.
2 Likes #21
I just don't see the point of having a portable device like this if the battery is so poor..
1 Like #22
donslibi
K1LLER HORNET
donslibi
Good price. Only downside I can see is that it has a slower processor than a 2011 Lenovo x220 i5
The CPU is more than adequate. This is i3 levels of performance and incredibly low power. 7w TDP whereas I'd imagine your Lenovo was around 35w.
Good point about TDP, was just a bit surprised to see a lower benchmark for a 4/5 years newer laptop. I guess the focus during this time has been on lower heat dissipation and lower power consumption, which go hand in hand.

Bear in mind, processor performance hasn't increased much over the last few years and for a processor with barely more power consumption than an Atom processor, I think the Core-m is impressive particularly in tablet PC's where it can run with no active cooling. It gets frequently slated but I think it's a good balance and prefer it to having a ULV processor that generally needs a noisy fan when used in a thin machine and I don't find the lower performance an issue, ULV processors aren't that fast and if I need to do anything CPU intensive I wouldn't use a ULV system.

I don't understand how the prices are so cheap with this company, they're showing a UHD Lat 12 for less than £400 when they're close to £900 on the outlet. I'm feeling a bit ill as I've been watching outlet prices on the Latitude 12's a while but just last week bought a Latitude 11 tablet and dock (much better battery life and better on lap use) but now quite tempted to one of the UHD ones to keep at work.

John
#23
Bit dumb but does have Windows 10 installed?
#24
haleluohao
How is the battery life of this laptop?

Bad.

5 hours, if that....

http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/dell-latitude-12-7000
#25
djdope
I just don't see the point of having a portable device like this if the battery is so poor..
Reduces its portability a bit, but you could use an external battery pack. And a lot of people are not going to be away from a power socket (in a building, car or train) for more than four hours at a time.
#26
Picard123
haleluohao
How is the battery life of this laptop?
Bad.
5 hours, if that....http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/dell-latitude-12-7000

I was just about to post that as well, 2.5 out of 5, not good! MCS, on the other hand, as a company are great.
#27
this or a used surface pro3?
#28
Also got one of these in response to the MCS email a couple of days ago - have used the company several times and always had good service.

Using it to type this and been working it hard at an event today - no complaints so far but can't comment on battery life yet as it is plugged in. Rest of the machine is really nice, good screen and keyboard and very snappy performance in web browsing and Office apps (much faster than an Asus S200 i3 that it replaces).

For the record, arrived in pristine condition (keyboard was still sealed). Doesn't include stylus in the box (which I knew) and the pen from the Venue 11 (also bought from MCS a while ago) doesn't work as this uses Wacom technology. Amazon have the cheapest price for the pen but delivery of 1-2 months...
#29
ccs_digital
Also got one of these in response to the MCS email a couple of days ago - have used the company several times and always had good service.
Using it to type this and been working it hard at an event today - no complaints so far but can't comment on battery life yet as it is plugged in. Rest of the machine is really nice, good screen and keyboard and very snappy performance in web browsing and Office apps (much faster than an Asus S200 i3 that it replaces).
For the record, arrived in pristine condition (keyboard was still sealed). Doesn't include stylus in the box (which I knew) and the pen from the Venue 11 (also bought from MCS a while ago) doesn't work as this uses Wacom technology. Amazon have the cheapest price for the pen but delivery of 1-2 months...

Did you have the Venue 11 keyboard with the built in battery? If so how does this folio keyboard compare with that?
#30
BigYoSpeck
Did you have the Venue 11 keyboard with the built in battery? If so how does this folio keyboard compare with that?

Yes, got both the Venue 11 keyboards - neither of the Latitude 12 keyboards include a battery but there is an external plug in battery available that connects to the USB C port.
#31
To see an estimate of battery life I have detached the power cable and it is showing 6h 20m (100% charge, 40% screen brightness). It seems that the version with 4K screen resolution has a shorter battery life than the FHD version.
#32
ccs_digital
BigYoSpeck
Did you have the Venue 11 keyboard with the built in battery? If so how does this folio keyboard compare with that?
Yes, got both the Venue 11 keyboards - neither of the Latitude 12 keyboards include a battery but there is an external plug in battery available that connects to the USB C port.

How does it compare for typing though?
#33
BigYoSpeck
How does it compare for typing though?

Very well, keys are well spaced and have good travel with very little flex of the base. As good a typing experience as the Venue 11 mobile keyboard and considerably better than the Venue 11 folio keyboard.
#34
pibpob
djdope
I just don't see the point of having a portable device like this if the battery is so poor..
Reduces its portability a bit, but you could use an external battery pack. And a lot of people are not going to be away from a power socket (in a building, car or train) for more than four hours at a time.
But the point of having something portable means I wouldn't be carrying around an adapter etc.
#35
On the fence with this? not sure whether to order.
Would like to have it but seems overpriced at rrp when I have a HP Probook i5 which cost me £300 with Trade Up
#36
I highly recommend the seller but not this 2-in-1 unless you can live with its shortcomings.
#37
Agharta
I highly recommend the seller but not this 2-in-1 unless you can live with its shortcomings.

Other than the question over battery life, what other shortcomings specifically?
#38
got the xps 12 9250 4k screen one for £389 refurb but it doesn't include the keyboard. does anyone know where can I get the keyboard or a good generic one for it?
#39
playstak
got the xps 12 9250 4k screen one for £389 refurb but it doesn't include the keyboard. does anyone know where can I get the keyboard or a good generic one for it?

Was that this seller you got the XPS 12 for that price for? They have they keyboard listed on its own for £200:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Dell-Latitude-12-7275-XPS-12-9250-2-in-1-Slim-Portfolio-Backlit-Keyboard-/142112195650?hash=item21168c0442:g:ArIAAOSwgmJX0ngk
#40
ccs_digital
Agharta
I highly recommend the seller but not this 2-in-1 unless you can live with its shortcomings.
Other than the question over battery life, what other shortcomings specifically?

I have the 7350 and disappointed with the 7275, they seem to have taken as many steps forward as they have back particularly with the dock - given the poor batterylife on the tablet, it's a shame there isn't a keyboard with a battery, an adjustable hinge and full size USB ports. I like the Dell 2 in 1 design where the tablet becomes a laptop when docked rather than the Surface design which can't really be used on a laptop and needs more flat space to work with.

John

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