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Dell's New Sputnik 3 Mates Touchscreen With Ubuntu 166

ClaraBow writes "I find it interesting that Dell has started selling a thin and light touchscreen laptop called the XPS 13 Developer Edition, which will have Ubuntu Linux OS and Intel's fourth-generation Core processors, code-named Haswell. The laptop, code-named Sputnik, has a 13.3-inch touchscreen and will run on Ubuntu 12.04 OS. It is priced starting at $1,250 and is available in the U.S." One thing I wish was addressed in the blog post announcing this newest entry in the Sputnik line, or its listed specs (bad news beats not knowing, in this case), is battery life.
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Dell's New Sputnik 3 Mates Touchscreen With Ubuntu

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  • OR System76 (Score:4, Interesting)

    by jmd ( 14060 ) on Saturday November 16, 2013 @07:44PM (#45445409)

    a bit cheaper

  • by msobkow ( 48369 ) on Saturday November 16, 2013 @09:41PM (#45445931) Homepage Journal

    What the hell are you people running on your machines?

    I run 2-3 copies of Eclipse, DB/2 LUW, PostgreSQL, and MySQL with a JEE debug server on a 4GB box. I run Oracle, Sybase ASE, and SQL Server on a Windows 7 laptop with a JEE debug server and a couple of other things with 4GB RAM, usually including a couple of java programs that are sucking back 768MB each.

    Neither box comes anywhere near thrashing. In fact, they hardly use their swap at all.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 17, 2013 @12:05AM (#45446523)

    I had the previous gen XPS13 for a bit, including a long work trip. It got great battery life even then, but the keyboard was miserable. PgUp, PgDn, Home, and End required a function keypress. The tactile response was weak and it felt like a cheap model, despite the price. The 1 year warranty was lacking too. Ended up handing it off to a coworker and now running a Latitude E6430U for the same money - much better keyboard and tactile qualities, and no question it is more robust with a 3 year warranty. You pay for it with a slightly heavier chassis but I'll take it. 16x9 resolution is still weak though, just waiting for the higher res screens on the Dell mobiles.

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