Dell Announces Linux-based XPS 13 and Precision Workstations

If you are in the market for a high-end system which runs on Linux, your choice just got a lot easier. Dell has announced a bunch of Linux-based laptops, including the near bezel-less XPS 13 which is one of the best machines it currently makes.

The XPS 13 is naturally the highlight of the press release. It comes in three versions, all running Intel Core i7 SkyLake processors, up to 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage capacity. They all have the amazing 13-inch InfinityEdge touchscreen display, which has been the unique selling point of this series of late.
Dell XPS 13
Prices start at a rather expensive $1549.99, but there will be a cheaper Core i5 system on sale with 8 GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD and a 13-inch non-touch enabled screen later on.
Following the XPS 13 are a bunch of Precision workstations, including the 3510, 5510, 7510 and the 7710. All of these systems have 15-inch displays with optional 4K resolution, except for the 7710 which comes with a 17-inch panel, a choice of Intel Xeon processor, up to 64 GB of RAM and up to 4 TB of storage. All of these systems will be shipped worldwide.
Dell Precision 5510
All of these systems come pre-loaded with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with the 16.04 LTS upgrade set to be rolled out next month. There will also be an upgrade ready to fix a few connectivity and minor teething issues that couldn’t get ironed out until the launch window.
Image Credits: Official Dell Press Shots

  • I think apart from windows, no other desktop OS is optimized for touch, so the touch screens in these will be rendered useless.

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