Introducing the XPS 13 developer edition, 9th generation


Today we’d like to announce that the new XPS 13 developer edition (7390) will soon be available in the US, Canada and Europe.  The new developer edition, based on Intel’s 10th Gen Core™ U series processors, is part of Dell’s new consumer PC portfolio that is being unveiled today.

The XPS 13 developer edition, 7390

These systems represent the 9th generation of the XPS 13 developer edition and will come with the Killer™ AX1650 (2×2) built on Intel WiFi 6 Chipset. The new 7390 systems will co-exist alongside the current 9380 XPS 13 developer edition.

Timing

The first wave of the new XPS 13 developer editions will debut on September 5th in both the US and Europe and will be based on the 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U processor (the systems will be available two weeks later in Canada).   

In October the lineup will more than quadruple with the addition of systems based on Intel’s 10th Gen Core™ U series processors — with i7 hexacore along with additional i5-based systems.

Project Sputnik rolls on

The XPS 13 developer edition is the cornerstone offering in the Project Sputnik portfolio. If you’re not familiar with it, Project Sputnik was kicked off nearly seven years ago with the goal of creating an offering driven by input from the developer community. Sputnik began as an exploratory effort but thanks to the interest and passion of the community the project became a product. The system being announced today, the 7390, represents the 9th generation of that initial offering.

7390 Specifications

  • Processor Options
    • 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U processor (4 cores)
    • 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10710U processor (6 cores)
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS preloaded
  • Killer™ AX1650 (2×2) built on Intel WiFi 6 Chipset + Bluetooth 5.0
  • InfinityEdge display with top camera placement
  • FHD and UHD resolution support
  • Up to 16GB of LPDDR3 memory at 2133MHz
  • 2x Thunderbolt™ 3 [DisplayPort / power delivery (4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3)]

European Availability

The new XPS 13 developer edition will be available online in both the “For Work” and “For Home” sections* in the following European countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium (Dutch and French)
  • Switzerland (German and French)
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Spain
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • The United Kingdom 

*Note: In the US and Canada the developer edition is only available in the “For Work” section

Stay tuned

Over the next couple of months the new XPS 13 developer edition line up will unfurl. Watch this space for more news!

Pau for now…

56 Responses to Introducing the XPS 13 developer edition, 9th generation

  1. […] will also offer a “developer edition” version with Ubuntu Linux […]

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  2. […] Dell today announced the 9th generation of its XPS 13 Developer Edition Linux-powered laptop, which will ship with […]

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  3. Gan says:

    Would be nice if you released your Linux laptops in my part of the world (SE Asia) as well. I wanted to get the last XPS Dev Edition, but Dell didn’t want my money…

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    • I would love to expand the number of countries we offer the developer edition again. The decision whether or not to offer a model is made by the regions. They have a fixed number of systems they can offer and they optimize based on customer demand. That being said let me go back to the regions and see if we can convince some people 🙂

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  4. […] Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition 7390 ha sido anunciado hoy, pero no saldrá a la venta hasta el 5 de septiembre y lo hará en territorio […]

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  5. […] today announced the 9th generation of its XPS 13 Developer Edition Linux-powered laptop, which will ship with […]

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  6. annunaki2k2 says:

    “Up to 16GB of LPDDR3 memory at 2133MHz”

    It’s 2019. DDR4 was released to market in 2014. Really Dell?

    What a disappointment.

    Come back once you have a 32GB offering for real developers.

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    • Unfortunately we dont have 32GB in the XPS 13 but if you’re looking for 32GB (or 64GB) in Linux-based system, you may want to check out the the Precision 5540 https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/workstations-isv-certified-dell/precision-5540-mobile-workstation/spd/precision-15-5540-laptop/xctop554015us

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      • siggy says:

        Wondering why the choice of lpddr3 versus lpddr4. Is this a market availability thing? Because otherwise lpddr4 uses less power is faster, etc , don’t see any negative impact . Except availability 🤔

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      • annunaki2k2 says:

        >Unfortunately we don’t have 32GB in the XPS 13

        Sadly, I’m all too aware. I’ve been patiently waiting for the Icelake version (quietly hoping a 32GB version will also come along), so my biggest disappointment really is that this announcement is lacklustre in both CPU and memory terms.

        I’m an avid fan of the XPS 13 Developer editions – I’ve owned two since 2012, and always encourage others to buy them. (Dell’s support of Linux is a major reason for this.)

        If Intel can nolonger deliver on the CPU/GPU tech any-more, then maybe it is time Dell took a swig from the AMD cup. If the next release isn’t icelake, and doesn’t have a 32G RAM offering, I personally won’t hold on any longer – I’ll just move elsewhere.

        On that point, the latest Asus Zenbooks are looking quite nice, albeit also lacking a 32GB option – but with the newest AMD Ryzen mobile, it sure is a tempting alternative and well priced (but they’re way out of the league in terms of build quality, compared to the XPS 13s, and their out of the box Linux support is non-existent).

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  7. […] dell’XPS 13 pensata per gli sviluppatori e che viene venduta con Ubuntu LTS preinstallato.Il nuovo Dell XPS 13 (7390) sarà presto disponibile negli Stati Uniti, in Canada e in Europa (Italia […]

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  8. Jan says:

    Thanks! That’s cool 🙂

    Can you introduce model with more ram please? These days one has to use chrome and run a python kernel with some nontrivial ml dataset loaded in memory… 16GB is not much at all.

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  9. […] Para mais detalhes leia o artigo postado no blog de Barton George. […]

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  10. JLP says:

    What about developer editions with AMD CPUs and GPUs? Intel graphics is quite poor compared to AMD.

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  11. LPDDR4x says:

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/14782/intel-launches-comet-lakeu-and-comet-lakey-10th-gen-core-for-low-power-laptops

    “Intel has done the unexpected and actually backported a newer memory controller into Comet Lake-U. As a result the chips can now support LPDDR4X, finally giving OEMs the option to use the well-established memory to outfit their laptops with the faster, higher capacity, and lower power memory.”

    LPDDR3 when Comet Lake supports LPDDR4x, really Dell?

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  12. […] Introducing the XPS 13 developer edition, 9th generation […]

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  13. […] professionals, it’s hard to beat Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition. Now, with its latest Ubuntu-Linux powered XPS 13 release, Dell continues to set the standard for high-end programmer […]

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  14. […] Barton George has announced that the company is updating its XPS 13 Developer Edition laptops with a new 9th-gen model based on […]

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  15. […] professionals, it’s hard to beat Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition. Now, with its latest Ubuntu-Linux powered XPS 13 release, Dell continues to set the standard for high-end programmer […]

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  16. @Barton Very excited about this! Will there be a FHD/16GB combination this time? That’s the only thing that’s kept me off the XPS. The power savings with FHD is great but I also need 16gb of ram.

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  17. […] professionals, it’s hard to beat Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition. Now, with its latest Ubuntu-Linux powered XPS 13 release, Dell continues to set the standard for high-end programmer […]

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  18. […] professionals, it’s hard to beat Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition. Now, with its latest Ubuntu-Linux powered XPS 13 release, Dell continues to set the standard for high-end programmer […]

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  19. […] The new 7390 systems will co-exist alongside the current 9380 XPS 13 developer edition,” says Barton George, […]

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  20. […] The new 7390 systems will co-exist alongside the current 9380 XPS 13 developer edition,” says Barton George, […]

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  21. […] Toda la información en el blog de Barton George. […]

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  22. […] The new 7390 systems will co-exist alongside the current 9380 XPS 13 developer edition,” says Barton George, […]

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  23. Peter says:

    I hope you give us a option to disable Intel ME in the Developer Edtitions similar to Precision line.

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  24. Maximilian1st says:

    After all these years of problems on Linux with the “Killer WIFI” Dell again comes out with a laptop with this card O_O
    I have a 9380 with Killer 1435 and I am so disappointed with how it works. I would not have bought this notebook had I known before.
    Don’t get me wrong, the 9380 is a dream notebook, it’s wifi card is a nightmare. In the same price range is the 7400 which has an Intel card, much safer choice.

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  25. […] George de Dell anunció en su blog que la compañía está actualizando sus laptops XPS 13 Developer Edition con un nuevo modelo de […]

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  26. […] Toda la información en el blog de Barton George. […]

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  27. GB says:

    What are the chances of a Dev (linux) version of the XPS 15 for those of us who like a bit more real estate when coding and travelling? The usual response is that you don’t have the resources to validate the OS on the larger model, so I’ll give you an out – offer a bare metal XPS 15 – I don’t need you to validate the OS on the laptop, I’ll just be installing my preferred distro anyway, I just don’t want to pay Microsoft for something I’m not ever going to use – you can even keep the price the same and pocket the difference.

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  28. […] Now those are shipping with Windows 10, but if you’re an Ubuntu fan/user, Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition is coming next month with a choice of Core i5-10210U quad-core processor or Core i7-10710U hexa-core processor and preloaded with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. The Core-i5 model will be available in the US and Europe on September 5th, and the Core-i7 laptop in October. More details can be found on Barton’s blog. […]

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  29. […] Dell’s Barton George has announced that the company is updating its XPS 13 Developer Edition laptops with a new 9th-gen model based on the new Dell XPS 13 7390… […]

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  30. […] professionals, it’s hard to beat Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition. Now, with its latest Ubuntu-Linux powered XPS 13 release, Dell continues to set the standard for high-end programmer […]

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  31. […] professionals, it’s hard to beat Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition. Now, with its latest Ubuntu-Linux powered XPS 13 release, Dell continues to set the standard for high-end programmer […]

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  32. […] has announced the 9th generation of the Project Sputnik portfolio – Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (7390). The high-end machine is powered by a 6 core, Intel Core i7-10710U processor. You can get up to […]

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  33. John Smark says:

    Still using the Killer wifi, that means I won’t be buying it.

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  34. […] The new 7390 systems will co-exist alongside the current 9380 XPS 13 developer edition,” says Barton George, […]

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  35. […] countries, including England, Germany, Spain, and Sweden (the complete list can be found at the original news source). With that being said, individuals hailing from America or Canada will find these laptops in the […]

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  36. […] developer edition. The new 7390 laptops will co-exist alongside the current 9380 system. Let us see what’s new in this […]

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  37. […] professionals, it’s hard to beat Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition. Now, with its latest Ubuntu-Linux powered XPS 13 release, Dell continues to set the standard for high-end programmer […]

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  38. Tony says:

    Hello! Will it come with the larger trackpad and keyboard as in the 2-in-1 version?
    Will it have the 16:10 screen ratio?
    Thanks!

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  39. Jack Foobar says:

    I just got one of the previous XPS dev series for my Mother. She’s old, hates Windows and Acer like herpes and hemorrhoids, and loves this Linux laptop. Thanks Barton and friends.

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  40. […] jednom obnoviti ponudu laptopa iz serije XPS 13. Novi model nosi oznaku 7390 i moći će se nabaviti u konfiguraciji s Intelovim procesorima desete generacije – Comet […]

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  41. […] jednom obnoviti ponudu laptopa iz serije XPS 13. Novi model nosi oznaku 7390 i moći će se nabaviti u konfiguraciji s Intelovim procesorima desete generacije – Comet […]

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  43. […] 9th generation Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. […]

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  44. […] The updated model will also sport two Thunderbolt 3 ports, according to Dell’s Barton George. […]

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  45. […] Available with either Windows 10 or Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the latter which serves as the foundation of the XPS 13 developer edition, now in its 9th […]

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  46. […] Сейчас они поставляются с Windows 10, но если вы являетесь поклонником / пользователем Ubuntu, то Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition должен появиться уже в следующем месяце с процессором на выбор: четырехъядерным процессором Core i5-10210U или шестиядерным процессором Core i7-10710U, а также с предустановленной Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Модель Core-i5 появится в продаже в США и Европе 5 сентября, а ноутбук Core-i7 — в октябре. Более подробную информацию можно найти в блоге Barton. […]

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  47. Hi there. Wonderful news! It’s time to ask my employer to upgrade my aging 9343.
    I would do it right away but there’s no option for a US or US international keyboard layout here in Italy (same problem with the windows version).
    It’s a developer edition. It should be available with the US or US International layout from the get-go.
    We’re faced with the same issue every time there’s a new model. Someone at Dell Europe (or Italy) doesn’t understand that “Developer Edition” means it’s for developers.
    The Italian layout is not the best choice for writing code.
    Is there any chance we’ll get the US layout option soon?
    Thanks in advance!

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