The XPS 13 and XPS 15 are now powered by 6th generation Intel Skylake processors (Core i3, i5 and i7 are all options) with up to 16GB of RAM (DDR3 for the XPS 13 and DDR4 for the XPS 15).
The XPS 13 can be configured with up to a 1TB PCIe solid state drive, Intel HD Graphics 5500 and a 13.3-inch QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) InfinityEdge touch display while the larger XPS 15 can also pack a 1TB PCIe SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics with 2GB GDDR5 and a 15.6-inch 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) InfinityEdge touch panel.
Battery life is said to be rated at up to 18 hours from the XPS 13’s 56wHr, 4-cell battery and up to 17 hours using the 84wHr, 6-cell battery of the XPS 15. Of course, these are almost certainly “best case” scenarios and probably aren’t indicative of what you can expect in the real world.
The Dell XPS 12, meanwhile, is a brand new 2-in-1 that uses magnets to attach the tablet to the keyboard dock. It utilizes an Intel Core M5 processor clocked at 2.7GHz, 8GB of RAM, a 12.5-inch display with 4K Ultra HD option, 256GB of local storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter.
Oddly enough, the keyboard dock doesn’t feature a mechanical hinge. That means that once the slate is docked, you’re not able to adjust the viewing angle at all. It also looks rather odd when the tablet is “closed” face down on the keyboard as the dock connector sticks out the back.
The new Dell XPS 13 starts at $799 while the larger XPS 15 commands $999 at the bottom end (Core i3 processor, 500GB hard drive, integrated graphics and 1080p display). Pricing is set at $999 for the entry-level XPS 12 2-in-1; for $300 more, you can upgrade to the 4K display and larger 256GB storage option.
The XPS 13 and XPS 15 are available for purchase as of writing while the XPS 12 ships on November 5.