A new construct of the Dell XPS 13 has gone on sale with one significant difference – it has actually dropped Windows 10 in favour of Ubuntu.
The new Dell XPS 13 Programmer Edition abandons Microsoft’s software program in favour of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS preinstalled to function straight out of the box, providing developers a new ultra-portable as well as powerful laptop computer choice.
The Dell XPS 13 Designer Edition is now offered in The United States and Canada as well as chosen EMEA nations including UK and Ireland from today setting you back $1,049/ around ₤ 899.
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Dell XPS 13 Developer Version
The launch is the initial system offered on the market with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, which was launched in April 2020, with Approved pledging to provide security updates to the system for approximately ten years.
This suggests it includes all the current Ubuntu and Linux features, consisting of new as well as upgraded applications such as LibreOffice 6.4 as well as Thunderbird 68.7.0. There’s additionally GNOME 3.36 including improved user workflow and performance improvements, over 6,000 snaps from the Break Shop consisting of Visual Studio Code, Slack, Spotify, Plex and the JetBrains profile, a new desktop Yaru default style with light as well as dark modes.
Users will additionally be able to gain from enhanced customisation options thanks to boosted setups for Wi-Fi, wallpaper as well as application teams in the ‘Activities’ overview.
As for the hardware, not much has transformed from the preliminary Dell XPS 13 build, but there’s just a few configurations of deal for now. That indicates you’ve got the option of 10th generation Intel Core 10nm mobile processors and approximately 32 gigabytes of RAM, making the Ubuntu version less powerful in some aspects compared to its Windows 10 brother or sister – although there is Wi-Fi 6 arrangement offered.
Yet you still get a light and also slim style made from either CNC machined aluminium, aerospace-inspired carbon fibre or woven glass fiber, showing off a bigger 16:10 screen, fingerprint reader, edge-to-edge keyboard, with larger keycaps as well as a larger touchpad.
We’re big followers of the Dell XPS 13 right here at TechRadar, with our testimonial calling it, “an extremely extravagant tool (with) a style that’s something to crave.” You can check out where it comes on our full listing of the most effective laptop computers around today.