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Dell XPS 13 Ubuntu Developer Edition now shipping in Europe

Dell XPS 13 Ubuntu Developer Edition now shipping in Europe
Dell XPS 13 Ubuntu Developer Edition now shipping in Europe
SKUs come pre-loaded with Skylake and Ubuntu Linux 14.04 SP1 for a starting price of 1380 Euros.

Announced in March for North America, the XPS 13 Developer Edition (9350) with Skylake CPUs are now available in parts of Europe. The SKUs come pre-loaded with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and serve as an update to last year's XPS 13 Developer Edition.

Originally, the Ubuntu Ultrabook project started at Dell as "Project Sputnik". Developer demand for such notebooks has been significant enough for Dell to consistently update and adapt Ubuntu software for the company's latest generation of hardware. Thus, select systems that have traditionally shipped only with Windows operating systems have also been available with Ubuntu with the latest Intel processors and form factors.

Core specifications for Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition:

  • Pre-installed Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Intel Skylake Core i5-6200U or Core i7-6560U
  • Integrated Intel Graphics
  • RAM up to 16 GB LPDDR3
  • SSD options up to 256/512 GB
  • Intel Wireless-AC 8260 + Bluetooth 4.1
  • 13.3-inch display; 1080p FHD (1920 x 1080) or touchscreen QHD+ (3200 x 1800)

The starting price for the new XPS 13 Developer Edition is just under 1380 Euros with the base Core i5-6200U CPU, Intel HD Graphics 520, 8 GB LPDDR3 (1866 MHz) RAM, 256 GB PCIe SSD, and FHD display.

See our dedicated review pages on the XPS 13 9350 for more information on the chassis and its features.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-04-11 (Update: 2016-04-11)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.