If you are a Linux desktop user, it's time to enjoy it. Why; Because Dell has renewed XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop. Do not be intimidated by the "Developer" in the name - it is a great computer not only for devs, but also for home users, professionals and students. The name "Developer Edition" simply states that Ubuntu Linux is pre-loaded.
In this new version of the notebook, called "9380", Dell continues to focus on beauty and subtlety, but has also added some improved specifications. Webcam users in particular will be delighted to learn that the new XPS 13 now has the camera at the top of the screen, not the bottom!
The 9380 represents the eighth generation of Dell's Ubuntu-based XPS 13 developer series. The first generation of publishing started six years ago and together with Precision mobile workstations, released in 2015, they make Project Sputnik.
"Although there are many great features and specifications that characterize the latest developer edition, what will bring the most joy is the new position of the camera. In the 9370 model the camera was mounted at the bottom of the screen. In the new 9380 the camera has been moved to the top, providing a much more flattering look to the user while maintaining the sleek, compact design of the system. "Beyond that, the new version supports auto-suspend, which allows the system to recover much faster from idle mode," said Barton George, Project Sputnik and Linux to Dell.
The new Dell has the following features and specifications. Buyers can choose a different configuration with options for processors, RAM, storage and resolution.
- Intel 8 generation i3, i5 and i7 (Intel Whiskey Lake U, 15W, non-vPro)
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS preloaded
- InfinityEdge display with camera mount at the top
- Greater ease of opening
- Support for FHD and UHD analysis
- Up to 16GB memory LPDDR3 at 2133MHz
- 1 x NVMe slot for 2230-128GB / 2280 to 2TB
- Thunderbolt 3 (x2) with USB3.1 Gen2 + type-C x1 at USB3.1 Gen2 speed
- Improved Thunderbolt runtime power management
- Killer 1435 802.11ac [2 × 2] + Bluetooth 4.2
Fortunately, the release of the Dell XPS 13 (9380) Developer Edition is not just a US affair. It is also available online for those in Canada and Europe. For Europe, Dell has announced the following list of countries. For some reason, in the UK they can not yet buy it online, only through chat.
Belgium (Dutch and French)
Switzerland (German and French)