Dell recently launched the Linux version of the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop. There are pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04 OS and will be officially supported Dell in terms of software, so users won’t worry about the extra cost of another OS that they won’t use.
This new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition features 13.0-inch IGZO IPS display alongside QHD 3200×1800 pixel resolution that can convey a pixel density of 276ppi. The screen is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass NBT which is up to 10 times more scratch resistant than soda lime glass. Other details in terms of design, such as ultra-thin screen border, made from durable aluminum chassis and carbon fiber finish is retained.
This XPS Developers Edition laptop is powered by 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6560U processor (4M Cache, up to 3.2 GHz), coupled with Intel Iris Graphics 540 and a faster 8GB/16GB LPDDR3 1866MHz RAM which implies it will be more proficient for multitasking. It also packs in 256GB/512GB and 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive.
The Dell XPS 13 Laptops flaunts a 720p widescreen HD Webcam along with dual microphones for high quality video calling. It runs on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 SP1 OS out of the box and packs a 56wHR 4-Cell non-removable battery.
On the connectivity front, Dell Developer Edition Laptop includes WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, Micro USB 3.0, 3-in-1 Card Reader, 3.5mm audio jack, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI and Ethernet port options.
Linux on Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition has started selling from today and is aimed for customers mainly developers need to spend time on the regular Linux environment. Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition price starting from $1,549.99 and will go up to $2,349.99.
On this occasion Dell also introduces new Precision series workstation for Linux users, including Dell Precision 3510, 5510, 7510 and 7710. These devices can configure up to Intel Xeon CPU and optional 4K screen resolution. Pricing starting from $999 for lower and $1,699 for higher variant of the Dell Precision laptops.