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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Gets 11th-Gen Intel Refresh, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

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The revised model doesn’t buck any conventions. It’s a refreshed version of the XPS 13 model released earlier this year, albeit offering the latest 11th generation Intel processors, Intel Iris Xe graphics, Thunderbolt 4 ports, and up to 32GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x RAM.

These are also the first Dell portables to carry Intel “Evo” certification.

What’s Intel Evo? Think of it as an assurance. Evo certified notebooks have 11th gen Intel chips, can wake from sleep in under 1s, offer at least 9 hours battery life (with a Full HD screen), and support fast charging (with up to 4 hours from a single 30 min charge) — if they can’t meet any of those criteria they don’t get certified.

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Dell refreshes its XPS 13 and XPS 13...

Dell announce new XPS 13 laptop models, will support moving from

  • Dell announce new XPS 13 laptop models, will support moving from Windows to Ubuntu

    Dell is a company we don't often cover here, however we're now on their press lists and they sent over something quite interesting today with their new XPS 13 laptop models which come with the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors.

    This is the model that since 2012, Canonical the maker of Ubuntu has teamed up with Dell for their "Developer Edition" that was originally known as "Project Sputnik". With this latest generation, Dell take the crown for being the first to officially do Linux + Intel Tiger Lake.

    Not only does this mean some will come with Intel's surprisingly powerful Xe graphics, you're also getting access to Thunderbolt 4, a RAM boost from 3733MHz (older models) to 4267MHz LPDDR4x and something else a little special. Dell have said, that based on "input from our developer community" they will offer "added functionality" to allow Windows users to switch over to Ubuntu 20.04 even if their original XPS 13 model was not one ordered with Ubuntu (or dual-boot).

Tiger Lake is coming in Dell XPS 13, XPS 13 DE, and XPS 13...

  • Tiger Lake is coming in Dell XPS 13, XPS 13 DE, and XPS 13 2-in-1

    Although Dell hasn't come right out and said it, we expect the new XPS 13 models to also be qualified under Intel's Project Evo platform brand. This means extremely fast boot and wake-from-sleep times, very long battery life—which must be achieved under high performance settings—and fast charging. Dell has specifically targeted 19 hours' runtime for the Dell XPS 13 and XPS 13 two-in-one, with a slightly more modest 18:40 for the Linux-powered XPS 13 Developer Edition.

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  • Dell Hybrid Client: Seamless Cloud-Optimized Computing With Ubuntu

    At its core, Hybrid Client is a combination of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and hardware. It starts with the Dell systems like its OptiPlex 7070 Ultra platform or Wyse 5070 thin clients, running a highly-customized Ubuntu 18.04 Long Term Support (LTS)-based operating system. However, Dell representatives also told us that basically any Dell system that runs Linux is a good candidate for Hybrid Client, including sleek notebooks like the XPS 13 Developer Edition. Since these systems arrive ready to deploy, this distro should also keep deployment costs down.

Dell unveils two new XPS 13 laptops...

  • Dell unveils two new XPS 13 laptops with Intel’s Tiger Lake processors

    Finally, Dell is planning to release a “developer edition” of its XPS 13. Unlike the other two models which are Windows-based, the developer edition is Linux-based. That’s an interesting deviation from the norm that makes it the first laptop to ship with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

    For consumers who want a Linux-based XPS but don’t want the developer edition, Dell is offering a free Ubuntu 20.04 LTS download.

    The new XPS models are slated to arrive in the U.S. and Canada on September 30. The 2-in-1 version will start at $1,249 while the standard XPS 13 starts at $999.

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  • Dell is bringing Intel Xe graphics to its brand new thin-and-light XPS 13 laptops

    Dell has announced that the XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 have been through yet another hardware refresher. As part of Intel’s Evo portfolio, the new generation of XPS 13 laptops will come sporting Intel’s 11th Gen, Tiger Lake processors along with a host of other design updates.

    We’re looking at LPDDR4x 4,267MHz memory (as opposed to the 3,733MHz of the previous version) and both models will be supporting Intel’s Xe integrated graphics, as well as Thunderbolt 4 ports. The 2-in-1 models will also boast 7% larger displays than previous generation models.

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  • Dell XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 with 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake processors launched

    Dell has introduced the XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 devices with 11th-gen Tel Tiger Lake processors at a starting price of $999 and $1,249 respectively. Dell has mostly bumped up the specs. There’s upgraded memory and support for Thunderbolt 4 along with Intel Xe graphics. The design is mostly the same but the screen appears slightly bigger. The company has also launched a XPS 13 developer edition. This device comes with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Dell will also allow any XPS 13 user to download to use Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on their device whether it’s the developer edition or not.

  • Dell Xps Variants Are Getting a Tiger Lake Update

    Dell’s XPS 13 devices are getting an upgrade on Wednesday. XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 are getting new refreshes. They are getting Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors and will be available from September 30 in the US and Canada.

Dell brings new Intel 11th gen Core processors to the XPS 13

  • Dell brings new Intel 11th gen Core processors to the XPS 13 Developer Edition

    This week, Dell announced the availability of its XPS 13 Developer Edition, preloaded with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, has been updated with Intel’s® new 11th generation core™ processors. This is the first laptop to preload Linux together with Intel’s 10nm Tiger Lake processor. The XPS 13 Developer Edition is focused on bringing out-of-the-box usability, stability and performance for software engineers.

    Intel’s 11th generation Core processor brings two key updates to the XPS 13 Developer Edition. First, it includes the option of an integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics card, which brings gaming-capable graphics to light and thin laptops, and can scale up to 32GB RAM, which means developers can do more right from their workstation. Second, Intel’s 11th gen Core processor supports Thunderbolt 4 ports, to make the XPS 13 compatible with data, video and storage devices, achieving a minimum of 40GBPS transfer speed.

Dell XPS With Intel Tiger Lake + Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Goes On Sale

  • Dell XPS With Intel Tiger Lake + Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Goes On Sale - Benchmarks Coming

    When Intel announced 11th Gen "Tiger Lake" last month it wasn't clear how long it would be until seeing systems actually appear with these new processors. Fortunately, the new Dell XPS systems with Tiger Lake and Intel EVO certification are on sale beginning today with shipping dates reported to be later this month.

    Coming at the same time as the new Dell XPS 9310 with Windows 10 is a Dell XPS Developer Edition update with the same hardware but running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. It's really great seeing the "same day" support for this next-generation of Intel hardware from Dell compared to previously where the Ubuntu preload option didn't tend to come until months later.

Dell is bringing Intel Xe graphics...

"...first Linux Laptops to ship with a Tiger Lake processor."

  • Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition now available with Tiger Lake (and Ubuntu)

    The last model is actually pretty much the same hardware as the first. But Dell has been selling Developer Edition models of select laptops that are powered by Ubuntu Linux for a number of years, and the newest version is one of the first Linux Laptops to ship with a Tiger Lake processor.

  • Linux Marketshare for September 2020 Is …Shall We Talk About Something Else? [Ed: Watch how sites that rely on Microsoft partners cling on to this idea that Microsoft will properly report GNU/Linux market share...]

    Linux marketshare for September 2020 fell dramatically on that of August, according to NetMarketShare who’ve just published their latest tracking stats.

    September saw the third successive month of contraction for Linux’s share of desktop operating since posting huge leaps back in the spring.

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