If you’re the type of person that keeps up with the hardware space, you’re probably already familiar with Intel’s fourth generation Core processor family, otherwise known as Haswell. Today we’re rolling out three new machines built for home users that feature Intel’s newest processors: the XPS 27 All-in-One, the XPS 8700 desktop and the Alienware X51 gaming desktop.

Just like we did with Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors, we’re committed offering our customers the latest technology from Intel across a range of products. So why does this matter? Because systems built around Intel’s Haswell platform offer better processor and graphics performance, all while significantly reducing the amount of power required to get this better performance. Take a look at these posts from the folks at Ars Technica or The Verge to dig in a bit deeper, or take a look at this PC World post to get a better idea of integrated graphics performance improvements you can expect from these new systems.

I’ll share some details about the new Haswell based systems we’re introducing to home users. For those of you interested in our Haswell-equipped business PCs, check out Brett McAnally’s post.

XPS 27:

Dell XPS 27 AIO desktop with wireless keyboard and mouse

We built on the success of the original XPS One 27 to make the new one even better. For starters, customers can order it with two different Haswell processor options: the i5 or the i7. But the performance increase over previous generations is about more than just the processor itself. The new XPS 27 also features Intel’s latest integrated video (HD 4600) for a pretty big boost in overall performance vs. the previous generation. And for those of you that want even more graphics power, we’ll offer the NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics card option with 2GB RAM. Either way, you’ll be able to enjoy the high-resolution goodness the Quad HD display brings.

Speaking of the display, we kept the same detailed Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution, but we improved the color gamut in a noticeable way. The display on the new XPS 27 features Adobe RGB technology which broadens the spectrum of colors, improving the sRGB rating from 72% on the previous display to 99% on the new one. This increase provides a near true color experience. We’ve also increased the maximum brightness on the new XPS 27 to 350 nits—up from 300.

the dual-hinge articulating stand that lets you easily move the display into a variety of angles to make touch input via Windows 8 even more accessible. It features four USB 3.0 ports for fast access to external peripherals, and we added a Thunderbolt/ mini-HD port to the mix for even more flexibility. The integrated Full HD webcam works great with Skype audio and video calls. With the optional Blu-ray drive coupled with the great sound you get from the integrated speakers, this machine is great for multimedia playback.