The XPS 13 is a legendary laptop by Dell that is a product that is highly popular with both mainstream Windows users and Linux fans. Through the Project Sputnik program, Dell will launch a special edition of the Developer Edition for pre-installed Ubuntu systems, and become more powerful with product changes.
In the upcoming CES 2020, Dell will present the 10th generation XPS 13 Developer Edition (2020), which will be thinner and lighter from the warm-up picture, while providing better specifications, such as an improved 13.4-inch screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio. Up to 32GB of memory can be configured, twice as much as in the previous generation.
Two Thunderbolt 3 ports, one 3.5mm headphone port and one MicroSD card reader are available on the port side. With a narrower frame and a larger trackpad, Dell has even promised to provide fingerprint sensor support with future software updates, meaning consumers can finally use biometrics to protect Ubuntu.
“We are proud to announce the latest and most powerful Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition,” said Barton George of Dell. The system is based on the tenth generation Intel Core 10nm mobile processor and the 10th generation of the XPS 13 Developer Edition. The design is optimized for the tenth generation and pre-installed ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Two particular notes are that the new XPS 13 offers up to 32GB of memory and supports fingerprint sensors. “
“What’s even cooler is that the latest XPS 13 has an unprecedented four-sided Infinity Edge display, which means it’s really close to a borderless design,” says George. In addition, the new screen’s aspect ratio was raised from 16:9 to 16:10, and while this may seem like a small detail, the extra screen space is still evident. Larger displays, larger keys and trackpads are both smaller and lighter. “
Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (2020) will go on sale in early February (the Windows version will go on sale next week) and start at $1,200. The base is configured as an Intel Core i5-1035G1, 8G memory and 1080P screen, 256GB SSD with a maximum selection of Core i7-1065G7, 4K screen and 32GB of memory.