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Dell “Sputnik 3” XPS 13 Developer Edition Laptop Available Now

by Todd Haselton | November 18, 2013November 18, 2013 10:00 pm PST


Dell introduced its latest XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop on Monday, a new laptop also dubbed “Sputnik 3,” which follows in the footsteps of two earlier XPS 13 Developed Edition notebooks, including the Sputnik 1 and the Sputnik 2. The device, as its name implies, is entirely targeted at the Ubuntu Linux developer community, though it has some pretty solid hardware specs.

The laptop is equipped with a fourth generation Intel Core i7 processor, a 13.3-inch touchscreen with a full 1080p resolution, 8GB of RAM, Intel HD 4440 graphics, a 256GB solid state hard drive and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It also ships with a year of Dell’s ProSupport service. Dell says the pricing will remain on a par with earlier Sputnik releases, at $1,549.99. That’s a lot to pay for any notebook, though we think Ubuntu fans will dig the beefy specs under the hood.

The XPS 13 Developer Edition “Sputnik 3” launched in the U.S. today and will be available in Canada early next week. Dell also plans to launch a Core i5 version of the laptop with a 128GB hard drive for $1,249.99. Additional countries around the world will be able to buy the device by the end of this month.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...