We all know that Dell is making a laptop especially for developers which comes with Ubuntu, the Canonical version of the Linux operating system. This program began as a public beta program in which Dell and Canonical asked developers what they would like to see in a machine they would work on. The inputs were taken from the developers and when Dell thought it got enough proof that the product would sell in the market, the Project Sputnik was born.
The first Dell Developer Edition XPS 13 with Ubuntu was released in November last year. And since then, there had been no major upgrades to the laptop, until now. Dell has announced that it released a new Developer Edition XPS 13 laptop, with a better display.
The first XPS 13 laptop had a 13.3 inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 798 pixels. The new version has a full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is just awesome. Also, the display comes with wider viewing angles and is brighter compared to the first version. Apart from this, there are no other upgrades to the hardware.
The Dell Developer Edition XPS 13 comes with a third generation Intel Core i7 processor, Intel’s HD 4000 graphics, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of SSD. With all this, the laptop just weighs around 1.36 kgs. The company says that the laptop is already available for sale in the United States and Canada for $1,549, which is the same price tag that the first generation laptop had.
Canonical says that the upgraded Developer Edition XPS 13 is available across Europe, parts of the Middle East, and Africa, but there were no links provided to buy the laptop. Also, there is a rumor that the next version of the kernel of Linux is coming with an improved support for Intel’s graphics cards. May be that will help in making the XPS 13 more attractive.
Source: The Register UK