Most of the tweaks in Dell's consumer-oriented product line are cosmetically minor. However, they have big implications for how we'll use our hardware moving forward. Most significant are the number of devices with support for touch-based input.
Dell is looking to ease into touch support with its Inspiron and XPS families by addressing one of our primary concerns on the PC: the ergonomics of a device out in front of you. The company's articulating stand adds flexibility we've never seen before in determining how you situate a monitor, going so far as to make it lie down flat on a table.
Innovation is apparent in other areas as well. The XPS Duo 12's comeback is certainly welcome, particularly with its beefed-up internals. The XPS One 27 is also beautiful. Just because it's an all-in-one doesn't mean it sacrifices performance, either. High-end Core i7 CPUs, lots of memory, a small SSD, and an option for mobile GeForce graphics are all pretty compelling.
As far as overall value is concerned, the Inspiron 15z really caught my eye. It's packed with ports, includes an optical drive, looks stunningly good, and sells for a reasonable price, too.