djibi2
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

Great to hear there will be 16GB version.  Can you give any info on whether the 15'' version is the XPS 15 or the Precision 5510 which was hinted at earlier in another thread?

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DELL-Jared D
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

I sent an email out earlier today asking about when the Precision 5510 will be available online with Ubuntu. I believe it should already be available for sale with Ubuntu offline (phone or account rep).

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john-soda
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

16gb i7 with QHD vor FHD?

Thanks in Advance!

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DELL-Jared D
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

The XPS line has a fixed set of configurations we can choose from, and the changes to those configurations we are able to make does NOT include 16GB i7 boards in FHD chassis.

However, the Precision 5510 WILL be available in more configurations since it's a Precision system and that product line does things differently. The possible configurations there include a matte FHD display and 16 or 32GB of RAM.

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Project Sputnik development lead
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john-soda
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

Too bad that it has done for me .

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nekosan
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

Awesome news that you guys are working on it.

Can we at least though get a time window on when the product is gonna be/might be available?

I was really looking into the Dell XPS 13 and I just found out there also exists a developer version with Linux preinstalled so I'd love to buy one.


1) Can someone estimate when it is going to be available?

2) I've seen many reviews where developers were complaining about the keybord. Has something been done to improve the handling of the keys? This is really important as I'm buying it to do a lot of coding on the go

3) Can we please get normal arrow keys on this next version? Those small up/down arrow keys are just horrible. It's so hard to use them and makes coding a real ***. After all, we jump a lot from line to line in code.

4) Will we get it in europe, and if so when?

Thank you for your time

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tbm13
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

Is there going to be a DE for the XPS 15?

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tech.nik
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

Perfect !

On my side, I am ready to buy one as soon as it is available in Europe.

So thanks for your work and keep going !

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DELL-Jared D
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

2) I've seen many reviews where developers were complaining about the keybord. Has something been done to improve the handling of the keys? This is really important as I'm buying it to do a lot of coding on the go

The BIOS fixes for the repeat key issues some customers have reported in the Broadwell version of the XPS 13 have been published for a while now and should be in the Skylake version as well. (Actually, my understanding is that the fixes have been made across Dell's business client laptops.)

3) Can we please get normal arrow keys on this next version? Those small up/down arrow keys are just horrible. It's so hard to use them and makes coding a real ***. After all, we jump a lot from line to line in code.

I don't understand non-vi/vim users. 😉 (Kidding... I'm not the one that makes this sort of hardware decision.)

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Project Sputnik development lead
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Dell | Client Product Group

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DELL-Jared D
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

Is there going to be a DE for the XPS 15?

This keeps getting asked. No, there will not be, but there will be of the Precision 5510 soon: www.dell.com/us/business/p/precision-m5510-workstation/pd?oc=xctop551015us

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Project Sputnik development lead
Software Principal Engineer
Linux OS Architecture
Dell | Client Product Group

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