Dell is updating its existing XPS 13 with fourth-generation Intel Core processors (Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 SKUs will be available) and is adding a 13.3-inch touchscreen option. Both touch and nontouch models will deliver a screen resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels, 4GB to 8GB of DDR3/1600 memory, 128GB or 256GB SSDs, two USB 3.0 ports, and a mini DisplayPort. The updated XPS 13 will be available in November, with prices starting at $1,000.
An updated Dell XPS 15 will go on sale October 18, featuring fourth-generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors, 8GB to 16GB of DDR3/1600 memory, and a discrete GPU option (Nvidia's GeForce GT 750M with a 2GB frame buffer). It will be available with 15.6-inch displays with either a 1,920-by-1,080-pixel or 3,200-by-1,800-pixel resolution (with the latter delivering a pixel density 235 ppi -- slightly higher than that of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro). The XPS 15 will be available with either a mechanical hard drive backed by an SSD cache or a 512GB SSD. Prices will start at $1,500.