Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has just announced the availability of the first Dell system pre-loaded with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS — Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition.
Ubuntu 20.04 is the latest long-term version and it was released on April 23, 2020. So, if you want a powerful Linux laptop with a new pre-installed Ubuntu LTS version, you can now buy the latest Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. The new Linux laptop is also fully Ubuntu-certified to offer high performance and productivity to developers and engineers.
Since Ubuntu 20.04 is an LTS release, you’ll get OS security updates for up to ten years. Additionally, Dell and Canonical’s engineering teams have also ensured the working of Ubuntu and all of its subsystems such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, fingerprint authentication from first boot.
If you don’t know, the same edition is also a favorite of Linux Torvalds, creator of Linux Kernel. He recently bought a Dell XPS 13 and customized it with additional hardware and Fedora 32 desktop. You can read his full computer system specifications here.
Let’s take a glimpse at the specifications of Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition with pre-installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop:
- 10th Generation Intel Core i5-1035G1 Processor up to 3.6 GHz
- Intel Ultra HD Graphics with a shared graphics memory
- Larger 16:10 display
- Edge-to-edge keyboard with larger keycaps and a larger touchpad
- Eyesafe display technology
- Fingerprint reader
- Wi-Fi 6 ability (Killer AX1650 built on Intel Wi-Fi 6 Chipset)
- Battery life of up to 18 hours and 49 minutes
To learn more about the new Ubuntu 20.04 desktop, read our comprehensive article containing a list of features of v20.04.
If you’re interested in buying Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, visit the store site and place an order. The cost starts at $1,099.99 USD.
But before, you should also check out your location as it is only available for people living in North America and selected EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) countries.