[Update — April 8: Offline country URLs added]
A couple of weeks ago we announced the worldwide release of the Ubuntu-based mobile Precision mobile line as well and the US availability of the next gen XPS 13 developer edition.
Today I’m happy to announce that the Skylake-based XPS 13 developer edition is now available in Europe!
Background: As you may remember, as a part of Project Sputnik, these systems began as an open-ended exploratory project to identify what developers wanted in an ideal laptop. With the community’s input, Project Sputnik became an official product and continues to evolve.
Next gen XPS 13 developer edition specs
- 6thGeneration Intel® Core™Processors
- Preloaded with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Augmented with the necessary hardware drivers, tools and utilities
- InfinityEdge™ display, FHD and QHD+ versions available
The following configurations will be available both online and offline in Europe. All of three of the XPS 13 developer edition configurations come with the Intel wireless card.
- i5/8GB: 256GB, FHD, Intel 8260
- i7/8GB: 256GB, QHD+T, Intel 8260
- i7/16GB 512GB, QHD+T, Intel 8260
OTA (Over-The-Air) Fixes
There were several minor fixes that were not available in time for launch but have been made available as over the air updates so make sure to run all Ubuntu updates. (These fixes pertain to both the XPS 13 and Precisions.)
Where to order your system
The following, URLs will take you to the product pages for the developer edition in the various countries. The countries listed below will offer the XPS 13 online.
There is a second group of nations where the developer edition is available by contacting your local Dell representative. We will be adding that list, along with URLs, in the next couple of days. – Update: added April 8
United Kingdom www.dell.co.uk/XPS13DeveloperEdition
South Africa http://www.dell.com/za/XPS13DeveloperEdition
Democratic Republic of the Congo http://www.dell.com/cd/XPS13DeveloperEdition
Ivory Coast http://www.dell.com/ed/fr/XPS13DeveloperEdition
Bahrain (Arabic) http://www.dell.com/ae/ar/XPS13DeveloperEdition
Morocco (Arabic) http://www.dell.com/ma/ar/XPS13DeveloperEdition
The entire Sputnik team would like to thank everyone in Europe for both their patience and support! Happy hacking!
Pau for now