Dell Releases High-End Laptop with Ubuntu

Dell’s line of computers featuring preinstalled Ubuntu is about to be joined by the thin, light, and powerful XPS M1330.

Dell M1330

There have been plenty of low-end Linux systems available lately: the ASUS Eee PC, Everex gPC, Everex Cloudbook, Dell’s Ubuntu computers, and others. But this one is definitely high-end. The XPS with Ubuntu features a Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, a SSD option, 13.3 inch 1280x800 pixel display, Nvidia or Intel graphics, and up to 4 GB of memory.

Ubuntu 7.10 is preinstalled along with LinDVD and Adobe Flash.

The XPS M1330 is available with Ubuntu in Europe now, and in the US early February.

[update] It’s now for sale in the US starting at $954.

Archived Comments


The XPS M1330 is available with Ubuntu in certain parts of Europe now


It is about time! I can now purchase a new dell with out jumping through hoops to get my money back from M$ when I select no to the terms of the EULA upon first boot and proceeding to install Linux (currently Ubuntu). Three cheers for dell because I suspect that this is just the beginning!

Nathan R. Hale

This is one sweet-looking machine. It makes me so happy to see Dell supporting Linux…and to see that people are finally beginning to see what Linux can do them.


Ubuntu on good-looking laptop, very nice. Dell is progressing, good move this. Just get it out here in Australia.

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