XPS 13 developer edition portfolio up 8X in the States, 6 core and more!


At the beginning of last month, we announced the roll out of the first configurations of Dell’s latest XPS 13 developer edition.

Today, in honor of Halloween, we are excited to announce that we are increasing the number of configurations in the developer edition portfolio by a factor of eight.  In total, we now offer 18 different configurations of the 9th generation developer edition, 16 of which are available both online and offline.

If you venture offline you also get two bonus systems to choose from, one featuring a 1TB SSD and one that boasts an even beefier 2TB solid stated drive.  These offline offerings can be ordered via chat or phone (877-BUY-DELL).

 

All of these configurations come with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS preloaded and are powered by the Intel 10th Gen Core™ U series processors, over half of which are based on the i7 hexacore processor.

What’s also cool about today’s news is both the Linux and the Windows XPS 13 lines are being rounded out at the same time.  Linux has officially become a first among equals. 😉

Please see the complete list of configs for the US, Canada and Europe below.

7390 Specifications

For your reference here are key features of the 9th generation of the XPS 13 developer edition.

  • 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

The XPS 13 developer edition lineup

The United States

US Online configurations

When you get to the XPS 13 developer edition product page you’ll notice that there is only “one” system displayed.  This is the base configuration which you can then configure to create 16 different options.

Each of the eight configs below can be ordered with an i5 processor bringing you to a total choice of 16 systems.

i7 – 6c | 16GB | 256SSD | FHD non touch

i7 – 6c | 16GB | 256SSD | UHD Touch

i7 – 6c | 16GB | 512SSD | FHD non touch

i7 – 6c | 16GB | 512SSD | UHD Touch

i7 – 6c | 8GB | 256SSD | FHD non touch

i7 – 6c | 8GB | 256SSD | UHD Touch

i7 – 6c | 8GB | 512SSD | FHD non touch

i7 – 6c | 8GB | 512SSD | UHD Touch

US Offline additional configurations

i7 – 6c | 16GB |1T SSD | UHD Touch

i7 – 6c | 16GB |2T SSD | UHD Touch

Canada – Online

i5 | 8GB | 256SSD | FHD NT

i7 – 6c | 16GB |1T SSD | UHD Touch

i7 – 6c | 16GB | 256SSD | FHD NT

i7 – 6c | 16GB | 512SSD | FHD NT

i7 – 6c | 16GB | 512SSD | UHD Touch

Europe – Online and Offline

i7 4 core | 16GB | 512SSD | FHD NT

i7 4 core | 16GB | 512SSD | FHD NT

i7 4 core | 16GB | 512SSD | UHD T

i7 4 core | 16GB | 512SSD | UHD T

i7 4 core | 16GB | 1T SSD  | UHD T

i7 4 core | 16GB | 1T SSD  | UHD T

 

Project Sputnik

The original XPS 13 developer edition from 2012

Nearly seven years ago the community-driven Project Sputnik went from skunk works project to official product.  The original “line up” consisted of only one system and one configuration.

The system, which represented the top of the line XPS 13 system came with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS-preloaded, was powered by a 1.6-GHz Intel Core i5-2467M processor and featured 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD.

Fast forward to today and instead of a 1.6GHz i5 processor the top config of the 9th generation XPS 13 developer edition is based on Intel’s i7 six core processor, along with 16GB of RAM and a 2TB drive.  Who knows what specs and features will define the future generations to come of the XPS 13 developer edition.

Stay tuned and find out! 😊

Extra-credit reading

9th generation developer edition news

Podcasts

Articles and blog posts

 

  • Dell’s Newest XPS 13 Ubuntu Laptop Just Got 16 Additional Configurations – Forbes
  • Dell releases latest Linux developer laptop with Comet Lake CPU – ZDNet
  • Best Laptop for PC Users is Here: Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition – TFIR
  • Dell XPS 7390 Developer Edition with Intel Comet Lake and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS announced – FOSS Linux
  • Dell announces new Linux XPS 13 developer edition 7390 laptop | tww
  • Intel Introduces 10th Generation Comet Lake Y and U-Series Processors – cnx-software.com
  • New Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Announced, Powered by Ubuntu – OmgUbuntu!
  • Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition with Ubuntu Linux, Intel Comet Lake coming in September – Liliputing
  • Dell XPS 13 (7390) Developer Edition laptop comes with Ubuntu Linux, Wi-Fi 6, and 10th Gen Intel Core CPU – BetaNews
  • Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Announced with Ubuntu – debug point
  • Dell XPS 13 (7390) Developer Edition laptop comes with Ubuntu Linux, Wi-Fi 6, and 10th Gen Intel Core CPU – Angle News
  • Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition with Ubuntu Linux, Intel Comet Lake coming in September – Go Gadget News
  • Dell releases latest Linux developer laptop with Comet Lake CPU – The Gizmo Effect
  • Dell XPS 13 (7390) Developer Edition Powered by Ubuntu | Hurahu
  • Dell XPS 13 laptops get 10th-gen Intel Core chips – Liliputing
  • Dell releases latest Linux developer laptop with Comet Lake CPU – Technology latest news
  • Dell Announced the XPS 13 Developer Edition “7390”, Which Powered by 10th Generation | LinuxTechNews
  • The Bestest Laptop Computer – Thar She Blows! – Orcaflotta
  • Dell announces new Linux XPS 13 developer edition 7390 laptop – tech-tutorials.com
  • Nuevo Dell XPS 13 con Ubuntu a la vista » MuyLinux
  • Dell presenta una nueva XPS 13 con Ubuntu – Consejero Digital
  • Dell XPS 13 (7390) Developer Edition – Ubuntu i Comet Lake procesori | Lokator.Blog – Novosti kako ih Vi želite!
  • Dell XPS 7390 Developer Edition lançado com Ubuntu 18.04 LTS – edivaldobrito
  • Arriva il nuovo Dell XPS 13 developer edition (7390) – Aggregatore GNU/Linux e dintorni – laseroffice
  • Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, 9ª generación, el próximo juguete de Dell – ubunlog

Pau for now…

22 Responses to XPS 13 developer edition portfolio up 8X in the States, 6 core and more!

  1. CFS says:

    When is Europe getting the new CPUs?
    Is it possible to order an European model (specifically I want it with the Spanish layout) in the US?

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  3. Ben Hardill says:

    The European models seem to be doubled up (or at least not showing the difference between the 3 pairs)

    I have a 2016 XPS 13 so it may well be time for an upgrade…

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  4. […] can check out all the possible new configurations in George Barton’s latest blog post. It’s very important to mention here that all these new configurations are only available for […]

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  5. […] fact, Dell’s Barton George says there are now a total of 18 configuration options available, although only 16 of those  are […]

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  6. Jeff says:

    Any plans for built-in LTE options?

    Thank you.

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  7. […] факту, Dell Бартон Джордж говорит в настоящее время доступно всего 18 вариантов […]

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  8. […] Barton ha annunciato che il nuovissimo Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (9° gen) è ora disponibile in ben 18 […]

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  9. […] Barton ha annunciato che il nuovissimo Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (9° gen) è ora disponibile in ben 18 differenti […]

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  10. […] Barton ha annunciato che il nuovissimo Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (9° gen) è ora disponibile in ben 18 differenti […]

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  11. […] Barton George, the founder of Dell’s Project Sputnik announced that the company is increasing the number of configurations in the developer edition portfolio by a factor of eight. “In total, we now offer 18 different configurations of the 9th generation developer edition, 16 of which are available both online and offline,” said George.(Source: Barton George) […]

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  12. […] Barton George, the founder of Dell’s Project Sputnik announced that the company is increasing the number of configurations in the developer edition portfolio by a factor of eight. “In total, we now offer 18 different configurations of the 9th generation developer edition, 16 of which are available both online and offline,” said George.(Source: Barton George) […]

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  13. […] Barton George, the founder of Dell’s Project Sputnik announced that the company is increasing the number of configurations in the developer edition portfolio by a factor of eight. “In total, we now offer 18 different configurations of the 9th generation developer edition, 16 of which are available both online and offline,” said George. (Source: Barton George) […]

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  15. Jeremy Rosenberger says:

    I am keen to configure one of these with the i5-10210U and 16GB of RAM (using the US Web site), but selecting the latter automatically selects the i7-10710U. A misconfiguration, perhaps?

    Thanks for your support of Linux!

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    • Jeremy Rosenberger says:

      In an online chat, the agent told me that such i5 configurations should eventually be available, but manufacturing doesn’t have them yet. Since I’m not in a hurry I will just sit tight!

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  16. Andrew Webster says:

    While this latest entry on your blog is great news I wonder why it is Dell only installs Ubuntu within this class of devices. It is a mature project by now and opening it up to your full line of devices would reach many more people based on price. I bought a Dell Vostro with Ubuntu from Dell. That was a market test which the results were never published. But hey, this I3 Vostro is my main working computer after 5 years! If you sold a Latitude fro 799 with Ubuntu on it I’d be tempted to upgrade.

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  17. David says:

    Hi Barton.
    Any chance of selling these machines in Portugal?

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  18. Richard Warburton says:

    When will we get options like (listed in my order of preference):
    32/64GB ram?
    2 in 1 form factor?
    Discrete graphics?
    15inch screen?
    Thanks.

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