Dell’s Ubuntu based Developer laptop just got better

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Dell announced today an updated XPS 13, preloaded with Ubuntu, which has a full high-definition 1080p display. It will be available for sale in the USA  and Canada, but as part of this update Dell will also be making it available in parts of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


As we reported in November, the Dell XPS 13 is a high-end ultramobile laptop, offering developers a complete client-to-cloud experience. It is the result of Dell’s bold Sputnik initiative which embraced the community and received terrific response from developers around the world.  With Ubuntu 12.04 LTS preloaded, the machine is perfect for developers and anyone who wants high speed, brilliant graphics and smart design.

If you’re keen to get your hands on a new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition with Ubuntu pre-loaded, check-out our web page for more details and links:

We’ll post more links allowing you to buy in additional countries as soon as we can.


  1. Barnet93

    Great news. I am looking forward for the new Dell devices in Europe. When it might be available, this year? Thanks. 🙂

  2. Barnet93

    Great news! I am looking forward for the new Dell devices in Europe. When it might be available, this year? Thanks. 🙂

    1. Steve's photo Steve George


      According to Dell they will be available for purchase in the next week or so. We’ll be putting up links on the Dell partner page as soon as we have them.



  3. developer1

    where can i purchase the laptop in europe?

    1. Steve's photo Steve George


      Barton George whose leading this project in Dell posted about availability, so read his post for more detail. The summary is that it will be available for online purchase in France, Germany, UK, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. In other countries you should be able to contact a Dell representative to ask for it.

  4. David Ayers

    Thank you for expanding current availble hardware… I really really hope this will become available in Austria.

    I’m wondering whether these systems will be certified “without notes” by canonical for the Ubuntu Advantage offering.

  5. Zubin Singh Paihar

    Now that they’ve got the high resolution, i’m definitely getting this!

  6. Brock

    I would have purchased this instead of upgrading an Acer ux32vd, but my purchase came a month too early 🙂

    I ended up with 10gb instead of 8gb, and paid about $100 less, but I still would have bought the dell to support this project.

  7. snapdeal

    Now Its easy to buy dell Laptops in india

  8. Ben

    I know this is months late, but I just wanted to chime in and say that I was able to easily buy one of these in Canada at the start of June. It wasn’t cheap, but has exceeded my expectations. As a long-time ThinkPad and Mac owner, I’m shocked to say that this is easily one of the nicest latops I’ve ever used. The display is second to none, and it’s the fastest Ubuntu desktop machine I’ve used.

    Well done to both Dell and Canonical!

  9. David

    Ozzies, don’t bother to get excited.

    Dell does supply computers preloaded with Linux but never in Australia; and if you phone Dell Australia and suggest products already being sold overseas also be sold locally; expect to be treated with bemused indifference.

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