Dell Introduces New XPS 13 Developer Edition Ubuntu Laptop, Launches Precision Lineup Globally

Dell has just announced the launch of the fifth-gen of XPS 13 Developer Edition Ubuntu laptop in the United States, along with the global availability of the Precision lineup of Ubuntu-based workstations. Both lineups are part of the project Sputnik, which continues to evolve.

The Project Sputnik started four years ago with a $40K internal innovation fund and the idea of creating a Linux-based laptop for developers. Here are the configurations:

The 5th gen XPS 13 developer edition

  • Preloaded with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Augmented with the necessary hardware drivers, tools and utilities
  • 6thGeneration Intel CoreProcessors
  • InfinityEdgedisplay, FHD and QHD+ versions available
  • Availability: United Sates (Both Canada and Europe are being readied for launch as we speak, stay tuned for more details.)

i7/8GB

  • 256GB, QHD+T, Intel 8260

i7/16GB

  • 512GB, QHD+T, Intel 8260
  • 1TB, QHD+T, Intel 8260

Dell Precision 5510, mobile workstation

  • Preloaded with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Next generation of the world's thinnest and lightest true 15" mobile workstation
  • PremierColor 4K InfinityEdge display
  • Starting weight of just 3.93lbs (1.78kg) and a form factor that is less than 0.44" (11.1mm) thick
  • Up to: 6thgeneration Intel Xeon mobile quad-core processor, professional grade NVIDIA Quadro M1000M graphics, and 32GB of memory
  • Thunderbolt 3
  • Availability: worldwide

Dell Precision 3510, mobile workstation

  • Preloaded with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Affordable, fully configurable 15" mobile workstation
  • Up to: 6thgeneration Intel Xeon mobile quad-core processor, professional grade graphics, and up to 32GB of memory
  • Full HD (1920×1080) anti-glare matte screen option plus optional touchscreen
  • Availability: worldwide

Dell Precision 7510, mobile workstation - Note: this will be available within a week

  • Preloaded with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • World's most powerful 15" mobile workstation
  • Up to: 6thgeneration Intel Xeon mobile quad-core processor, professional grade graphics, 3TB of storage and 64GB of memory
  • PremierColor UltraSharp 4K UltraHD (3840×2160) screen option
  • Availability: worldwide

Dell Precision 7710, mobile workstation — Note: this will be available within a week

  • Preloaded with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • World's most powerful 17" mobile workstation
  • Up to: 6thgeneration Intel Xeon mobile quad-core processor, professional grade graphics, 4TB of storage and 64GB of memory
  • PremierColor UltraSharp 4K UltraHD (3840×2160) anti-glare screen option
  • Availability: worldwide