Dell introduces two Ubuntu Linux laptops that are the most powerful in the world right now

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Dell has something special and powerful for those that are keen on running Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux-powered machines that feature impressive hardware are few and far between but Dell has introduced two of the most powerful portable notebook workstations running a completely different operating system. The exciting part is that both of these machines are available to purchase on Dell’s online website right now, but let us walk you through the specifications first to see which machine is the right one for you.

First, they have been named the Precision 7520 and Precision 7720 and feature screen sizes of 15 and 17 inches respectively. They do not come close to the thinness of Apple’s MacBook Pro, and with all the powerful hardware underneath them, you cannot expect them to. Since these have been labeled as Dell’s workstations, you can either choose to use Intel’s 7th generation Kaby Lake processors or Xeon E3 1505M or 1535M CPUs. For the Precision 7520, you can choose between a 1080p display or a 4K one and the laptop can be configured to run with 64GB of DDR4 ECC memory and 3TB of storage.

The laptop also comes with Thunderbolt 3 support, as well as NVIDIA M1200 and M2200 Quadro GPUs. The starting price of this model is $1,247.50 USD and as you configure the machine, that price will rise to quite a mouthful. As for the Precision 7720, it features a 17.3-inch screen that can also be configured to run either a 1080p or 4K panel.

It is also armed with the same processors depending on your workload, but it can be configured to running up to 4TB of storage instead of 3TB for the 15-inch model. The price of this model starts from $1,597.50 and you can place your order right away if you wish.

Though you can also install Windows 10 on these machines if you wish because of readily available drivers, these workstations are more catered towards those that are inclined to run Ubuntu Linux.

4 COMMENTS

  1. If I had $3,000 to drop on one of these, I wouldn’t; for that price range, one is still often better served getting a tower. Still, there’s a bit a drool on my keyboard right about now!

    • Yes, a tower or desktop hardware can be fixed or upgrades as better product arrives. If they run Ubuntu, then my MX-16 Linux would fly in this hardware. Tempting but I will stay with my chromebook and Desktop, it just works for me.

  2. Although these computers are pretty intense, I wouldn’t call them the most powerful laptops in the world with Ubuntu installed…I think System 76 still has that crown: https://system76.com/laptops/bonobo. Still good to see some other impressive options that support open source software 🙂

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