Dell to release Linux ultrabook in Europe. Ideal for Lightworks?

Written by Neil Roberts

Dell have announced that their linux based XPS13 ultrabook (codenamed "Sputnik") that was launched in the US last November is being updated and launched in Europe. It's a powerful spec, probably intended for developers - but it could be ideal for Lightworks

The ultrabook is a joint project from Dell and Canonical, makers of the Ubuntu distribution of linux, and comes with Ubuntu 12 preloaded.

When it was originally launched in November it only had a 1366 x 768 display, which received some criticism, but "Sputnik 2" has a 1920 x 1080 Full HD screen.

The system has a third-generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel HD 4000 graphics, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It weighs just 3 pounds (1.4kg). Price in the US is $1549

Although targeted at developers this should make a nice little portable machine for editors running the Linux version of Lightworks :-)

Full details on Dells US site here

Tags: Technology


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