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Dell updates the XPS 13 Developer Edition Ubuntu laptop

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop with Ubuntu now at fifth iteration
Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition
The fifth iteration of this Linux portable comes preloaded with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and uses Skylake processors, including Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 chips.

Dell's Project Sputnik initiative started four years ago with a $40K internal innovation fund and the idea of creating a Linux-driven laptop for developers. Now, the XPS 13 Developer Edition Ubuntu laptop reaches its fifth generation and the revenue generated by this program measures in millions.

This new laptop for developers comes preloaded with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and is "augmented with the necessary hardware drivers, tools and utilities." The company starts with three Intel Core i7-powered configurations while the i5 option is also in the cards. These are the new XPS 13 Developer Edition setup:

  • Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, QHD touchscreen, Intel 8260 Dual Band wireless
  • Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, QHD touchscreen, Intel 8260 Dual Band wireless
  • Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, QHD touchscreen, Intel 8260 Dual Band wireless

In addition to the above, Dell also updated its lineup of Precision mobile workstations, which now feature high-end specs including NVIDIA QUADRO graphics, 4K InfinityEdge display, Intel Xeon processors, and more.

All the new Dell Linux laptops can be configured and purchased directly from Dell.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-11 (Update: 2016-03-11)
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.