If you are a fan of Dell’s near-borderless XPS 13laptop, but likes Linux Now’s your chance. Dell has released a new version of its XPS 13 Developer Edition that comes with Ubuntu Linux 14.04 out of the box. It’s quite expensive as the only current choices are high-end Core i7 models (with a quad HD+ touchscreen) that start at a lofty $1,550. You can finally get a Linux-based XPS 13 with 16GB of RAM, however, and there are promises of a far more frugal Core i5 system with 8GB of RAM and a non-touch display.
Pros looking for portables have reason to celebrate, too. You can now snag aPrecision 3510, 5510, 7510 or 7710 mobile workstation with Ubuntu, giving you some extra computing power (including Xeon chips and a 4K display option) in your open source rig. Linux machines may still be more of a side project at Dell than the main event, but you won’t have to settle for sub-par gear.