Dell adds XPS 13 Ubuntu edition laptops to its lineup, available worldwide now

If you ever wanted a powerful and aesthetically appealing notebook that wasn’t running Windows nor OS X

In addition to its Windows 10 laptops, Dell XPS 13 Ubuntu edition is now available worldwide and will carry a starting price of $1,549.99. The notebook is as appealing as it is powerful, with the base model coming with a 6th generation Intel Core i7 Skylake processor with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256GB solid state drive.

The RAM will be running at a speed of 1866MHz, while the graphics side of the machine will be handled by Intel’s Iris 540 iGPU. Though the GPU will not come close to the power that desktop and notebook dedicated graphics processors are capable of delivering, it will still get the job done when tackling basic tasks.

As the name suggests, XPS 13 Ubuntu edition has a 13.3 inch QHD+ display (3200 x 1800 pixels) and features the InfinityEdge touch display. The keyboard itself is backlit, giving you more freedom to work around with the machine when there is little to no light surrounding you. Apart from the hardware, what about the I/O ports present in XPS 13 Ubuntu edition?

To make it easier to view, we have listed the following connectivity options present in the notebook:

• Two USB 3.0 ports
• 3-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
• One 3.5mm headset jack
• One Thunderbolt 3 port
• One USB 3.1 Gen 2 port (10Gbps)
• One Native DisplayPort 1.2 video output
• One VGA port
• One HDMI port
• One Ethernet port
• Intel 8260 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter
• Bluetooth 4.1

This model will be running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but the great thing about Windows and Ubuntu powered notebooks is that they can also be upgraded down the road, so if you feel that one component is creating a bottleneck for the entire system, it is time that you added more.

The remaining two models carry a price of $1,949.99 and $2,349.99.



  1. Ubuntu with the Unity desktop, allows touch screen interaction. Canonical has about ten official “flavors” as well. In addition about 59 other variations of Ubuntu exist.
    These are all evolving extremely rapidly, with no costs to any ethusiast who wants the best and fastest imho.


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