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

Is the Precision line of any interest?  Particularly the 5510 (very similar to the XPS 15).

Barton George

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

Will the xps 15 have  a xeon processor and FHD dispkay without touchscreen options?

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

Will the xps 15 have  a xeon processor and FHD dispkay without touchscreen options?

No. If you want that combination, look at the Precision 5510.

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

Hi guys,

Thank you for bringing Linux on these great laptops. But is there any plans to sell them in Russia? There're lots of interest and huge Linux following among developers and geeks here but we've got no option but to buy Windows laptops. I, for one, have been doing that for years 😞 And I'm not alone. There's no Dell resellers here who actually sells DE versions and it ***. To buy a new laptop without paying for OS I don't need, I have to buy a new machine from US website. It would be really great to finally have a chance to buy a proper laptop designed to be run under Linux in some local stores.

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

Thank you for bringing Linux on these great laptops. But is there any plans to sell them in Russia?

My understanding is that you should be able to purchase our Precision systems with Ubuntu in Russia.

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

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

Thank you for your reply, Jared. I wish it was true.

While I've seen Barton's post with links to local Dell websites' DE pages, it looks like it doesn't actually work for Russia. And, unfortunately, I've been there before. XPS 13 page there insists the model is available with MS Windows only. And if you look at market.yandex.ru, the biggest DB with aggregated data on specifications and prices of devices legally imported to Russia collected from lots of sellers and chains, there's no XPS 13 running Linux available there. The situation is the same across different vendors. Over the years I bought some powerful laptops by Acer, Asus, Lenovo among others in Russia. All of them were running Windows even if some insisted it would be available with Linux or FreeDOS. Actually you can find some Linux-based models here in Russia, but those are not the best of the best (say, Inspirions 3552, 3558, 5758 with Core i3 are available from local stores). And, thus, developers are forced to buy Windows laptops they don't need.

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

Similar in Japan where I currently live - XPS13 is "Windows only".

Which is interesting, as Dell has quite a large presence in Japan (not only available online, but also in almost every electronics store).

Disappointing.

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

Shall we expect the dell precision kaby lake by the Christmas or by end of January?

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

Thank you for your reply, Jared. I wish it was true.

While I've seen Barton's post with links to local Dell websites' DE pages, it looks like it doesn't actually work for Russia. And, unfortunately, I've been there before. XPS 13 page there insists the model is available with MS Windows only. And if you look at market.yandex.ru, the biggest DB with aggregated data on specifications and prices of devices legally imported to Russia collected from lots of sellers and chains, there's no XPS 13 running Linux available there. The situation is the same across different vendors. Over the years I bought some powerful laptops by Acer, Asus, Lenovo among others in Russia. All of them were running Windows even if some insisted it would be available with Linux or FreeDOS. Actually you can find some Linux-based models here in Russia, but those are not the best of the best (say, Inspirions 3552, 3558, 5758 with Core i3 are available from local stores). And, thus, developers are forced to buy Windows laptops they don't need.

We do not sell the XPS 13 Developer Edition in Russia. My statement was specifically about Precision. In particular, I was able to pull up the Russia page for the Precision 5510, and it lists Ubuntu.

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

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

> We do not sell the XPS 13 Developer Edition in Russia. My statement was specifically about Precision.

My mistake, you did talk about Precisions. Thank you for your clarification.

Really shame there's no XPS DE available here 😞 Precision 5510 is good, but XPS suits my needs better.

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