Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition Laptop Is Now Certified for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Dell XPS 13 Plus

Canonical informs today about a new partnership with Dell to bring its latest Ubuntu 22.04 LTS operating system series to the Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition laptop.

In celebration of 10 years of partnership since Project Sputnik, Dell and Canonical announced today that, starting from August, developers will be able to purchase Dell’s flagship XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition laptop with the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) operating system preinstalled.

But the great news I want to share with you today is that existing Dell XPS 13 Plus owners will be able to install Ubuntu 22.04 LTS starting today. Dell and Canonical ensure users that they will enjoy the same hardware-optimized experience that will ship with the new Developer Edition next month.

“The XPS 13 is a long-standing flagship range for Ubuntu on laptops”, said Oliver Smith, Product Manager for Ubuntu Desktop, Canonical. “It’s fantastic to see the XPS 13 Plus and Ubuntu 22.04 deliver a first-class hardware and software experience for developers, 10 years on from the start of Project Sputnik”.

Dell XPS 13 Plus is Dell’s most powerful 13-inch XPS laptop, promising up to twice the performance compared to previous XPS 13 models. It features 12th Gen Intel Core 28W processors, up to 4K+ resolution with an OLED display, up to 32 GB LPDDR5 5200 MHz RAM, and M.2 PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD storage.

The Ubuntu-certified laptop also comes with an improved quad speaker design, a sleek zero-lattice keyboard, capacitive touch function row, a seamless glass touchpad, edge-to-edge interfaces, better battery life, as well as larger fans that provide 55% better airflow without increasing noise or temperature.

Canonical says that developers interested in purchasing the new Dell XPS Plus 13 Developer Edition laptop with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS pre-installed will be able to do so in August 2022. On the other hand, Dell confirms that the Ubuntu-certified laptop will ship to users in the U.S., Canada, and select countries across Europe.

Image credits: Canonical

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