Dell XPS 13 for Developers Reveals this Year
Well, guys as we heard that there is great news for developers- Linux and Ultrabooks are going to come to a common platform that will be created especially for developers. You know why? Yes, it is right, since Dell is going ahead with its project Sputnik. Ubuntu 12.04 is going to come out in the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook initially as part of the effort. You should wait and notice whether this new gadget is going to actually benefit the developers.
However, in term of hardware we can say as much as you want since the company has not yet revealed the hardware specs of the Linux XPS 13 officially. On the other hand, it is naturally expected to be the same as that of the original XPS 13-Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, 4 GB of RAM, naturally an SSD, and the 1366 x 768 resolution 13.3 inch screen.
As we heard, the XPS 13 Ultrabook™ is a slim 6 mm at its thinnest point (only 18 mm at its thickest point). The innovative design of XPS 13 enables an expansive 13.3" display in a compact body similar to an 11" laptop. Its razor-thin 6-18mm profile and weight of 1.36kg (2.99 lbs), let you effortlessly take your XPS 13 anywhere you travel.
You know, there is no detail that has been overlooked —even the keyboard and touchpad on XPS 13 are a pleasure to use. The full-size backlit keyboard illuminates your work so you can be productive in low-light situations. Click virtually anywhere on the integrated button glass touchpad; then scroll, zoom, drag and drop using intuitive gesture controls.
Catering to Linux users on an Ultrabook is a difficult task in itself and more difficult is satisfying the developer audience that the Sputnik project targets with the developer friendly XPS 13 Ultrabooks.
Hardware enhancement and enabling open drivers for the hardware is going to go a long way in ensuring a superb Linux environment because that ensures long-term support for the hardware components. The software components will be typical developer friendly with useful tools that even can automate cloud service installation tools and integrated development environment.