Developers! Developers! Developers! ... might just prefer an Ubuntu powered Dell XPS laptop

Subject: Mobile | December 12, 2018 - 05:19 PM |
Tagged: dell, linux, ubuntu 18.04, XPS developer edition, Kaby Lake R

Dell have updated their Linux powered XPS Developer's Edition laptop with a Kaby Lake R processor, up to a 2TB PCIe SSD, 4-16GB of RAM and either a 1080p screen or a 4K touchscreen depending on how much you are willing to pay.  Dell included all the latest features, including a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports as well as a Type C 3.1 port; there is even an SD card reader. 

Apart from the webcam and the lack of older style USB ports, Ars Technica gives this new Linux power laptop top marks.

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"Recently, Dell finally sent Ars the latest model of the XPS 13 DE for testing. And while Dell did put a lot of work into this latest iteration, the biggest upgrade with the latest Developer Edition is the inclusion of Ubuntu 18.04."

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Source: Ars Technica

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December 12, 2018 | 08:22 PM - Posted by TalkingScmidt (not verified)

Although only the xps 13 officially supports Linux the 15 also runs well as long as you're using a newer kernel. I had since issues on 18.04 back in the summer but I recently put kubuntu 18.10 on it and the only tweaking I had to do was the usual loading the closed nvidia driver.

December 13, 2018 | 03:28 AM - Posted by Chayenne Route (not verified)

Pretty much all Dell laptops, except maybe some convertibles, run Linux well.

December 13, 2018 | 11:59 AM - Posted by MoreX86OptionsWithAMDsSKUsSVP (not verified)

When will Dell offer up some AMD APU based options that come with Ubuntu installed.

I'd like to see Laptops with at least Vega 8/nCU grahics available before 2020 gets here!

December 13, 2018 | 04:14 PM - Posted by Chris Brunhaver (not verified)

I appreciate the Steve Ballmer reference. That guy is such a clown.

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