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Hands On With The Dell ‘Sputnik’ Ubuntu Laptop [Review]

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The Sputnik is Dell’s cleverly code-named latest laptop endeavour. It’s a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook that has a line up of hardware that Dell feels will lure developers away from competing vendors.

I spent just over a month testing out the Sputnik, having been sent a unit directly from the good folks at Dell. And here are my thoughts…

Tech Specs

Lets get the specifications out of the way:

13.3″ HD (720p) Truelife WLED Lit Display
2.0GHZ i7 Intel Core2 Duo processor (E4400)
4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz
256GB Intel SSD
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Dimensions: 0.88 x 12.56 x 9.3
Weight: 2.99 lbs.

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