Dell's Ubuntu Ultrabook lands in UK
By Nicole Kobie
Posted on 19 Feb 2013 at 10:50
Dell is bringing its Ubuntu Ultrabook to the UK, after updating its display to 1080p.
After the launch last year, Barton George, Dell's director of marketing for the web vertical and the leader of Project Sputnik that created the Ultrabook, said there were two main complaints: first, that the resolution was too low and second, that it needed availability outside the US and Canada.
Find out moreFind out what happened when PC Pro ran on Ubuntu
"Since that time we have been working hard to address both," said George in a blog post. "As of today, the XPS 13 Developer Edition comes with a Full HD display (1,920 x 1,080) and has begun rolling out in Europe."
That's an improvement on the original 1,366 x 768 resolution, but otherwise the XPS 13 Developer Edition's specs have remained the same.
The Ubuntu Ultrabook should be available online from Dell this week, with availability extending across most of Europe and the Middle East.
In the UK, the updated XPS 13 with Windows 8 will cost £1,079, but pricing for the Ubuntu version isn't yet available.
The US price at launch was $1,549 - more than the Windows version - but was quickly reduced to $1,449, $50 less than with Microsoft's OS. The upgraded display on the Developer Edition has pushed the price back up to $1,549, and bumped up the Windows 8 XPS 13 to $1,599.
- How to get the Windows 10 Technical Preview, plus release date, features and latest news
- Why the Microsoft Band could be a game changer
- Windows 10 trackpad shortcuts: Microsoft takes a leaf out of Apple's book
- Five ways Amazon Fire TV Stick beats Google Chromecast
- HP's vision for the future of PCs: the 3D Sprout
- Google Glass: mugger bait, pub problem and other lessons learned from two dangerous weeks
- Twitter, please don't fiddle with my feed
- How Satya Nadella can get some pay-raise karma
- Windows 10: a step back to go forward
- Michael Dell: Cloud infrastructure is the roads, bridges and highways of the 21st century
- How to check your identity hasn’t been sold to the hackers
- Tim Cook: this is how much TV has changed since the 70s
- Westminster wins the .London battle
- 20 years of PC Pro: from deep pan pizza to virtualisation
- Five reasons why the Apple Watch leaves me cold
- How to sell more ebooks on Amazon
- 10 ways to make your business more secure
- Top five VoIP mistakes
- How to add in-app purchasing to an iPhone, Android or Windows app
- Remote-control ransomware: TeamViewer and software hardball
- Why laptops with serial ports matter to the Internet of Things
- Make your mobile battery last longer
- Small steps into handling Big Data
- Nexus 5: does it really run stock Android?
- How to get broadband to a garden office