For the first time in over ten years of launching Ubuntu-Linux powered laptops, Dell is offering 18 different configurations for its new model of the XPS 13 laptops. And like other Dell laptops, desktops, and workstations, the New XPS 13 developer edition laptop features the Ubuntu-Linux operating system. Different configurations come pre-installed with the Windows 10 OS.

This 9th generation XPS 13 laptops were launched as part of Dell's Project Sputnik, a project to pilot developer-focused systems. In comparison to their predecessors, these laptops come with the improved placement of their webcam and a better processor. They can also offer a longer battery life. Thus, they carry on the legacy of the XPS 13 laptops, which are known to be among the best laptops ever.

The New Dell XPS 13, Ubuntu Edition. Image by Forbes.

Configurations of the New XPS 13 Laptops

The New XPS 13 7390 laptops fall under the XPS 13 series of Dell laptops, which are known to hold high-end computers from this manufacturer. Now, they are the newest generation of the Dell XPS 13. Specifically, there is the base configuration of the New XPS 13, from which 16 other configurations are designed.

There are eight Intel® Core™ i5 and Intel® Core™ i7 models of this laptop, as well as an Intel® Core™ i3 model. Each can uniquely be differentiated in terms of RAM size, Hard disk space, and screen type supported. For instance, the variant featuring the 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-10110U Processor has 4GB RAM and 256GB Solid State Drive. Another configuration with a 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10710U Processor features 16GB of RAM with 512GB Solid State Drive.

Specifications of the New XPS 13 Laptops

Outlined below are the specifications of the New model XPS 13 laptops:

  • Display: Up to 13.3-in.
  • Hard Drive: Up to 2TB PCIe Solid State Drive
  • Memory: Up to 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz On-board
  • GPU: Intel® UHD Graphics with the shared graphics memory
  • Processor: Up to 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10710U Processor


The base model of the new XPS 13 has a 13.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) display. It takes advantage of a UHD Graphics with shared graphics memory. On the same note, other configurations come with a 13.3" display screen with FHD and UHD resolution support. There's a configuration with a 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) display screen.


Dell is offering three processor options for its new XPS 13 laptops. These are the Intel® Core™ i3, 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U processor with four cores, and 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10710U CPU with six cores. Nonetheless, the base model features the 10th generation Intel i5-10210U processor with a frequency of up to 4.2 GHz and cache of 6MB.


While the base model of the New XPS 13 comes with 8GB of LPDDR3 2133MHz RAM, some configurations support 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of LPDDR3 memory. The base model also features a 256GB hard drive. Other variants either have the same 256GB storage space or 512GB/2000GB storage.


The New XPS 13 laptops have a 2.25mm in diameter, HD video, 0.9 MP camera. Unlike their predecessors that sport a webcam embedded below the screen, their camera is located at the top of the screen. As such, it helps in improving the quality of calls during video conferences. Reportedly, it took two years for this camera to be designed; hence, a lot of work was put into making you presentable in a live recording.

Operating System:

The New XPS 13 developer edition laptop is preloaded with Ubuntu 18.04, Linux. However, some configurations support the Windows operating system. Hence, the model you settle for will be dependent on the user interface and the level of performance you're out to get.

Battery and Connectivity:

They feature Killer AX1650 (2×2) built on Intel WiFi 6 Chipset + Bluetooth 5.0. They feature a 52 WHr, 4-Cell, Integrated battery.

Price and Availability:

The cheapest configuration of the New XPS 13 Laptop is the New XPS 13 Developer Edition, and it is sold at $899.99. Some of the most expensive configurations are offered around $1,729.99. On the other hand, all configurations of the New XS 13 are available to U.S. customers; however, most are offered to Canadian and EU customers.


The New XPS 13 has been revamped to meet the needs of developers looking for an efficient system to carry out their tasks. The higher number of configurations that have been provided ensures that users can find a device whose specification is suitable to handle their tasks. Also, their varying prices allows you to choose a laptop that is within your budget.