Canonical and Dell release new Ubuntu developer computers

A few years ago, Canonical and Dell launched the XPS 13 Developer Edition, which, you guessed it, was aimed at developers. Several years later, Canonical has expanded what it dubs Project Sputnik by adding five new laptops and an All-In-One to the roster of computers, all of which are aimed at developers.

According to an Eclipse Community survey from 2014 and an annual Stackoverflow survey from 2016 Ubuntu was the most popular open source operating system among developers, trailing behind was Debian, Fedora and Linux Mint.

In their blog post, Canonical wrote:

In the last two years the project has kicked into high gear with 100% year over year growth. As the Sputnik line of developer systems goes forward, it will continue to evolve. As it has been since the effort began, this evolution will continue to be guided by community input. The entire Sputnik team would like to thank the community whose input turned a speculative project into a line of products. Your support and input has guided the products from day one and is what keeps the effort moving forward.

The Dell Precision 5720, All-In-One includes:

  • Preloaded with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • 7th generation Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors
  • 27” UltraSharp UHD (3840*2160) both touch and non-touch
  • Up to 64GB of memory and Up to (1) M.2 PCIe SSD and up to (2) 2.5” SATA
  • Thunderbolt 3
  • Radeon Pro graphics
  • Availability: worldwide
  • Price: $1597.50

The Dell Precision 5520, mobile workstation includes:

  • Preloaded with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • 7th generation Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors
  • 15.6” UltraSharp FHD (1920*1080) or UltraSharp UHD (3840*2160)
  • Up to 32GB of memory and 2TB of storage
  • Thunderbolt 3
  • NVIDIA Quadro graphics
  • Availability: worldwide
  • Price: $1297.50

The Dell Precision 3520, mobile workstation includes:

  • Preloaded with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • 7th generation Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors
  • 15.6” HD (1366×768), FHD (1920×1080) and FHD touch
  • Up to 32GB of memory and 2TB of storage
  • ECC memory, Thunderbolt 3 and NVIDIA graphics options
  • Availability: worldwide
  • Price: $897.50

The Dell Precision 7520, mobile workstation includes:

  • Preloaded with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • 7th generation Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors
  • 15.6” FHD (1920×1080), UltraSharp FHD (1920×1080) both Touch and Non-Touch, UltraSharp UHD (3840×2160)
  • Up to 64GB of memory and 3TB of storage
  • Thunderbolt 3
  • NVIDIA Quadro and Radeon Pro graphics options
  • Availability: worldwide
  • Price: $1097.50

The Dell Precision 7720, mobile workstation includes:

  • Preloaded with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • 7th generation Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors
  • 17.3” HD+ (1600×900), UltraSharp FHD (1920×1080) or UltraSharp UHD (3840×2160)
  • Up to 64GB of memory and 4TB of storage
  • Thunderbolt 3
  • NVIDIA Quadro and Radeon Pro graphics options
  • Availability: worldwide
  • Price: $1497.50

All of these devices can be preloaded with Windows 10 Pro for an extra $101.50 or with Windows 7 Professional for $30.

Source: Ubuntu

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