Dell Expands Ubuntu Line-up with High-End Precision Workstation Laptops
Ron Perillo / 2 weeks ago
Dell’s commitment to offering Ubuntu Linux on their line is commendable and Michael Dell himself has long been a Linux supporter. The company is the first major OEM to offer pre-installed Linux on their line and now more than a decade later, they have not reneged on promoting the open-source OS on their offerings. Dell’s XPS13 Developer edition is a popular choice but now, those who prefer more powerful units have more options to choose from.
Senior Principal Engineer Barton George has announced the launch of their next generation Ubunti-based precision workstation mobile line. Equipped with the latest 7th Generation Intel Core or Intel Xeon processors, these precision workstation systems are top-of-the-line for professionals. It has Ubuntu 15.04 long-term support, as well as the latest in hardware connectivity which includes Thunderbolt 3 support and USB Type-C reversible ports. The Precision 3520 features a 15.6″ 1366×768 TN display while the Precision 5520 uses a 15.6″ UltraSharp FHD IPS 1920×1080 panel. Pricing starts at $999 for the 3520 model and $1399 for the 5520 model.
Dell will also be releasing two more mobile workstations later in the month: Precision 7520 and Precision 7720 offering even higher specifications. The Precision 7520 will come with a 15.6″ display, while the Precision 7720 will come with a 17.3″ display. NVIDIA Quadro or AMD Radeon Pro graphic card options are available. Users can opt to max these laptops out with 3TB (7520) or 4TB (7720) of storage as well as 64GB of DDR4.
For those who prefer to work on a system, the Precision 5720 all-in-one will launch on April 6th.