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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition starts at $949 USD, comes with Ubuntu

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop loaded with Ubuntu Linux
Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition
The newest 13-inch laptop from Dell gets a Linux-powered lineup that includes a QHD+ touchscreen display version with 5th generation Intel Core i7 processor and 512 GB SSD storage.

As previously promised, Dell has just added to the portfolio the XPS 13 laptop loaded with Ubuntu Linux. These are all variants of the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, which starts at $949 USD and targets power users. While the entry-level XPS 13 Developer Edition has a Full HD matte display, the high-end variant has a QHD+ infinity touch screen.

These are the prices and the specs of the main configurations available:

  • $949 USD  - Intel Core i5-5200U, 13.3-inch Full HD, 8 GB/128 GB SSD
  • $1,349 USD - Intel Core i5-5200U, 13.3-inch QHD+ touch, 8 GB/256 GB SSD
  • $1,549 USD - Intel Core i7-5500U, 13.3-inch QHD+ touch, 8 GB/256 GB SSD
  • $1,849 USD - Intel Core i7-5500U, 13.3-inch QHD+ touch, 8 GB/512 GB SSD

All these machines can be customized to better match the user's needs and come loaded with Ubuntu Linux 14.04 SP1. Each weighs 2.8 pounds and is covered by one-year ProSupport with Next Business Day onsite service. While storage can be easily changed/upgraded as needed, the XPS 13 Developer Edition only has 8 GB RAM and more cannot be added since the memory is soldered to the mainboard.

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition can be customized and ordered directly from Dell.com.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-04- 8 (Update: 2015-04- 9)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.