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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Runs Ubuntu Linux With Intel Kaby Lake CPU: Review

By Jiran , Oct 06, 2016 04:01 AM EDT
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The XPS 13 Developer Edition is not an exception.The Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition will run Ubuntu Linux OS with the 7th generation Intel Kaby Lake processors. This has just been announced by Dell. Users can also enjoy the 13-inch laptop in a rose gold color option.

The Refreshed Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition

Dell's Senior Principal Engineer Barton George said that the operating has continued to evolve since the company's Project Sputnik. According to Beta News, Dell has always showcased the Linux OS. George revealed that the Project Sputnik began four years ago as an open minded exploratory project.

Now, the Dell laptops is able to incorporate input from the developer community. George also revealed that Linus Torvalds has selected the company's XPS 13 developer edition as his mobile laptop. Dell expressed that they are honored.

Though the Beta News reports that it is highly unlikely that the Father of Linux is actually using the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

The Ubuntu-powered XPS 13 Developer Edition

The predecessors of the 2016 Ubuntu-powered XPS 13 developer edition have been very well-received. Customers have loved its design.

According to Liliputing, the new laptop is also thin and light. Though it is evident that the battery is slightly bigger. It makes the laptop 0.6 inches thick and 2.7 pounds heavy. Its body is made of carbon fiber and aluminum. Apparently, the super-slim bezels makes it look quite similar to the 12-inch model.

The laptop is currently available at Dell's website at $800 and up. The cheapest one has a 1920 x 1080 display. It is powered by Core i3 but can be upgraded to Core i7. It has 4GB up to 16GB of RAM. There is 128GB to 512GB of storage.

The choice for Linux-based XPS 13 laptop costs at least $950. it is powered with Core i5, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There's also an option for a touchscreen 3200 x 18000 display.

The 2016 Dell XPS 13 developer edition is only available in these countries: the US, Asutria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and United Kingdom.

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