50% OFF Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 Ultrabook™ starting at £414.00 (free delivery)@ DELL
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50% OFF Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 Ultrabook™ starting at £414.00 (free delivery)@ DELL

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Found 16th Oct 2014
A good price for premium quality convertible ultrabook with touchscreen, SSD and stunning 2560 x 1440 resolution display. Has a realy strange keyboard, but I got used to it in a week of time. Keyboard is not made for those who type a lot.
128 Gb SSD model £414.00
256 Gb SSD model £489.00

Get extra 10% off by signing up to Dell VIP, bringing the cost down to £372 for the 128gb SSD and £440 for 256gb SSD (thanks to luthfur123)

Specs:
Processor: 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4210Y
Memory: 4GB Dual Channel DDR3L-RS 1600Mhz
Hard Drive: SSD 128Gb or 256Gb
Video: Intel® HD Graphics 4200
Display: (11.6”) LED Backlit Touch Display with Truelife and QHD resolution 2560 x 1440 (1440p)

31 Comments

I used this the screen is awesome, sadly the ultra low voltage processor is no good if you want use for photo or video editing software, even basic stuff, its slowwwww, even with SSD.

Shame the CPU is so slow, slower than a 2nd gen i3

alu355

Shame the CPU is so slow, slower than a 2nd gen i3



it says 4th Gen i5, is it slower than 2nd Gen i3?

Can't be that bad, can it?

I don't think I'd be buying one of these to do design work, the keyboard would probably annoy me too much for it, and not a huge amount of screen space, but for a far more portable Windows laptop with a high-res touchscreen, SSD, ~£400 doesn't seem all that bad to me.


Benchmark against an i3-4010U (low-end 4th gen i3 in most £250-300 laptops)

cpuboss.com/cpu…10U

No doubt more to it than simple figures, but should give some indication.
Edited by: "scp83" 16th Oct 2014

raj75

it says 4th Gen i5, is it slower than 2nd Gen i3?



The Y on the end of it, means its very low power I think or designed for portable devices, so even though its newer, its slower

I found the speed to be perfectly acceptable, but the keyboard is hands down the worst I've used. Think Microsoft touch cover , only half as sensitive.

You'll tear your hair out.

Get extra 10% off by signing up to Dell VIP, bringing the cost down to £372 for the 128gb SSD and £440 for 256gb SSD. (Worth mentioning in the title?)

Link for VIP please?

Banned

piece of crap, returned mine after a week, slow as me after a 12 hour working shift.

alu355

Shame the CPU is so slow, slower than a 2nd gen i3


i knew the Y meant was slow but its alot faster than i thought - as posted above seems to be same as new ULV i3 cpus which is a bit odd
thought this would have been alot better performing machine then

is this worth replacing this one, if the only issue with acer is too bulky+heavy to be portable?
or consider surface pro2 + spend extra for keyboard?

student usage: browsing, learning programming & media consumption (not editing/processing)

does it have any slot for adding RAM?

cpupassmark differs significantly, but cpuboss comparison rates i5 3210 vs this one similar

Edited by: "foxabcd1234" 16th Oct 2014

so im assuming right in saying the surface pro / pro 2 deals are better off ?

Looks like companies are clearing the decks for Intel Broadwell......

Nice price but 2560 x 1440 is ridiculous on a 11" screen. Win 7 / Win 8 (and a lot of Windows software) simply doesn't not scale well. Tiny drop down menus that you can't read ...no thanks.

The machine itself also gets slammed in a lot of reviews, particularly the unusable keyboard eg.
notebookreview.com/not…ng/
engadget.com/pro…11/

"The keyboard is, in short, abysmal. Taking a note from the Surface keyboard, the XPS 11′s chiclet-style keyboard is almost entirely rubberized silicone for ‘comfort’ while in tablet mode, though the material felt sticky and the keys didn’t feel at all responsive. The flat nature of the keys made it hard to know if you actually are pressing the one you need, and there is no ‘snapback’ from them to let you know something’s been pressed. The rationale behind it is to make the computer easier to hold in tablet form, but in notebook form we would have preferred using a USB keyboard (even though that would leave only one USB port remaining). The keys took so much effort to press that our fingers started hurting after typing for only a half hour on it. "

Completely OT but if you want super thin and light and 360 degrees of bend, the Yoga 3 Pro looks incredible (if insanely priced). 1.1kg full windows and fanless.....

cnet.com/pro…ro/




Edited by: "Picard123" 16th Oct 2014

Picard123

Looks like companies are clearing the decks for Intel Broadwell......Nice … Looks like companies are clearing the decks for Intel Broadwell......Nice price but 2560 x 1440 is ridiculous on a 11" screen. Win 7 / Win 8 (and a lot of Windows software) simply doesn't not scale well. Tiny drop down menus that you can't read ...no thanks.The machine itself also gets slammed in a lot of reviews, particularly the unusable keyboard eg. http://www.notebookreview.com/notebookreview/dell-xps-11-review-flexible-or-flailing/http://www.engadget.com/products/dell/xps/11/"The keyboard is, in short, abysmal. Taking a note from the Surface keyboard, the XPS 11′s chiclet-style keyboard is almost entirely rubberized silicone for ‘comfort’ while in tablet mode, though the material felt sticky and the keys didn’t feel at all responsive. The flat nature of the keys made it hard to know if you actually are pressing the one you need, and there is no ‘snapback’ from them to let you know something’s been pressed. The rationale behind it is to make the computer easier to hold in tablet form, but in notebook form we would have preferred using a USB keyboard (even though that would leave only one USB port remaining). The keys took so much effort to press that our fingers started hurting after typing for only a half hour on it. "Completely OT but if you want super thin and light and 360 degrees of bend, the Yoga 3 Pro looks incredible (if insanely priced). 1.1kg full windows and fanless.....http://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-yoga-3-pro/



Probably why they're 50% off. They cant shift them. I think xps range should stick to 13.3" as they're more practical
Edited by: "montana78" 17th Oct 2014

I disagree, the Y CPU is absolutely perfect for 11" platform - makes far more sense TDP wise than the U in Surface, etc. Also battery life is decent. It is more powerful that BayTrail and way more powerful than ARM in 10-12" platform - what other platform has higher compute?

You can increase power levels with ThrottleStop or similar utils, e.g. set short-term TDP to 10W or lengthen the time in Turbo.

Resolution is also great, use 200% scaling and the sharpness is incredible! Yes, both Windows and other programs may have problems with scaling but that's not a laptop issue. After all we have Samsung Tab 8 with similar resolution in a 8" form factor.

Keyboard is crap though and touchpad not great either. But then again even XPS 12, 13, 15 have crap touchpads - and most other laptops.

Those comparisons are mad - they have some bugs to fix:

cpuboss.com/cpu…10U

- L2 cache is the same 256kB per core as with all Haswell; L3 is the same 3MB for both.
- i5Y can turbo up to 1.9GHz and does so most of the time - not for hours though. You can adjust it at battery/thermal expense.
- Instruction set is the same, surprised Intel did not cripple the i3U more

Anyone know if the VIP access is a given? How long do they usually take to email 10% code?

douglas13

piece of crap, returned mine after a week, slow as me after a 12 hour … piece of crap, returned mine after a week, slow as me after a 12 hour working shift.



Hi, what is usually the return policy when buying laptops? Is it just that we can return it (I guess by paying the postage, and maybe their initial postage as well or a handling fee)?

Asking because I read in another thread that someone was not satisfied at all with a purchase in Argos, he went to return it next day but they told him that laptops were not returnable as the box was opened already

dkwookies

Anyone know if the VIP access is a given? How long do they usually take … Anyone know if the VIP access is a given? How long do they usually take to email 10% code?


I've tried a few times and never received one

mickael28

Hi, what is usually the return policy when buying laptops? Is it just … Hi, what is usually the return policy when buying laptops? Is it just that we can return it (I guess by paying the postage, and maybe their initial postage as well or a handling fee)? Asking because I read in another thread that someone was not satisfied at all with a purchase in Argos, he went to return it next day but they told him that laptops were not returnable as the box was opened already



Distance sell act means the have to accept returns but this may only apply if you buy as a person and not a business

I've ordered one, really hoping the screen is as good as I hope, I need something small and light but with decent colour screen for photo editing

Compared to the competition this is a steal with or without the 10% code. Just need to think of it as a top spec tablet with a limited keyboard built in rather than an ultrabook. Surface Pro 3 has a more powerful I5 but suffers from a lot of throttling down under load due to underpowered ventilation so this is probably comparable. Comparing the prices this is less than half the price for the I5 128gb model. Surface Pro 2 still rules the roost power wise but this has a much nicer screen and better connections with HDMI and two USB slots.
This deal deserves to be at least 3 times as hot

Original Poster

mickael28

Hi, what is usually the return policy when buying laptops? Is it just … Hi, what is usually the return policy when buying laptops? Is it just that we can return it (I guess by paying the postage, and maybe their initial postage as well or a handling fee)? Asking because I read in another thread that someone was not satisfied at all with a purchase in Argos, he went to return it next day but they told him that laptops were not returnable as the box was opened already



14 days return policy at DELL. You pay the postage

Thanks,just ordered!:) Estimated Delivery Date: 12/11/2014...:(

Got screwed over by Dell on this.
I placed the order with them on 21/10/14 and got the email through that its been ordered.
I rang them today and now they say my order has been cancelled and nothing was relayed back to me.

I ordered this as a gift for my brother for his birthday and now they cant supply it as they have ran out of stock!
Well done Dell!

Hi - I may have one of these going spare. I ordered 2, 1 has already been shipped and the other is in pre-production.

I likely only require 1 now so happy to sell on for cost if it helps anyone?

pdavies2004

Hi - I may have one of these going spare. I ordered 2, 1 has already … Hi - I may have one of these going spare. I ordered 2, 1 has already been shipped and the other is in pre-production.I likely only require 1 now so happy to sell on for cost if it helps anyone?



Hey, I have ordered one that seems to be stuck in pre-production. I would like to take you up on your offer if mine gets cancelled?

crap missed out on this any spares going ?

should have one spare. Have one in production staus now so should have in a week or so if interested. I'm based in Surrey / London area

pdavies2004

should have one spare. Have one in production staus now so should have … should have one spare. Have one in production staus now so should have in a week or so if interested. I'm based in Surrey / London area



I will have it. Will collect from you, for what you paid for it.

Thanks will take it pdavies
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