Dell XPS 13 Linux Developer Edition

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Overview

The Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition is one of the first official Linux Ultrabooks to come to market. It packs an Intel Core i7-3667U processor in that package with 8GB of RAM. The 13" screen is protected by Gorilla Glass. Dell delivers this Ultrabook with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and offers support for it.

Dell XPS 13 Linux Developer Edition Price. (RRP. See below for latest prices.)
USA:$144906 Dec 12

Specifications for the Dell XPS 13 Linux Developer Edition

Specifications (base version)
Manufacturer Dell
Model name XPS 13 Linux Developer Edition
CPU type Intel Core i7 3667U (Ivy Bridge)
CPU speed 2000 Mhz
Graphics Intel HD 4000
OS Linux Ubuntu
Display Size
13.3" 1366 X 768
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touch Technology
No Touchscreen
RAM 8192 MB
SSD 256 GB
Battery capacity 47 (Wh)
Weight 1360g / 48 oz.
Size (w/h/d mm) 205/18/99.9 mm
Size (w/h/d inches) 8.1/0.7/3.9

Physical Interfaces
DC-in
Displayport (Mini)
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
USB2.0 (x2)

Wireless Interfaces
802.11 b/g/n
BT 4.0
No Wireless WAN (e.g. 3G cellular)

Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
Microphone
Multitouch Touchpad
Stereo speakers
WebCam 1.3Mp

Optional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
Extra Battery
Hardened Glass Screen

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Latest Dell XPS 13 Linux Developer Edition News

Latest News (10 most recent.) All linksTrack product
ArsTechnica - XPS 13 Developer Edition Review26/04/13
Dell XPS 13 Linux Developer Edition Manufacturer Site06/12/12
Dell XPS 13 Sputnik Edition, Coming Soon19/07/12
Nordichardware - Detailed Dell XPS 13 Review (Swedish)13/04/12
Interesting Dell XPS 13 Owners Thread07/04/12
NDTV - Review of the Dell XPS 1302/04/12
News on BIOS Update for XPS 1323/03/12
Dell XPS 13 User Impressions14/03/12
Hot Hardware - Dell XPS 13 Review14/03/12
Cnet - Dell XPS 13 Review14/03/12
All Dell XPS 13 Linux Developer Edition links.


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