Dell unveils lightweight XPS 13 laptop

This is an operating system (OS) code-named Precise Pangolin that has been developed by the manufacturer via its internal scheme entitled Project Sputnik, PC Advisor reports.

More than six months have been spent on the initiative, which has seen tools, drivers and software created for the OS to work on the XPS 13.

The laptop boasts the frame of an ultrabook, an Intel Core i7 CPU, 256GB RAM and 256GB of storage.

Buyers may be attracted by the machine’s 13-inch screen – and although the device is only available in the US and Canada at present, it is to be released in other countries next year.

Nnamdi Orakwue, vice president of Dell Cloud, said in a statement that the XPS 13 with Ubuntu provides developers with the “essentials they want while staying true to our core values of openness and affordability”.

Barton George, web vertical director at Dell, led the production of the computer, with Canonical and other open-source developers also having a hand in its creation.

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