[Techtalk] The Dell XPS 13 Developers Ubuntu

Rudy Zijlstra rudy at grumpydevil.homelinux.org
Sun Jul 26 08:08:56 UTC 2015

Hi Raena

Op 26-07-15 om 09:59 schreef Raena:
> Hi LChx TT List
> If this is a bad list to discuss new hardware just boot me off and 
> direct me to a better list or a better place.

Anything Technical related is OK, so very much right list :)
> I need a light portable reasonably powerful laptop not a gaming device 
> but nice for video.

Personally i dislike Apple SW, but i admit to liking the laptops. I 
dislike  the current crop of Lenovo because of its touchpad. The DELL 
you are looking at i do not know, Sorry for that ;)
> I have read a bunch or reviews of the Ubuntu build of the Dell XPS 13 
> Developers Ubuntu Ed. They rave about how nice the laptop looks and 
> its specs but it seems as if there are some niggles with getting the 
> touchpad to work properly and the display to configure nicely. Whist I 
> am not averse to tweaking about and have got alot of enjoyment and 
> satisfaction from getting thing to work if I am paying $1500 for 
> something that is pre-installed with Ubuntu I do not want to waste a 
> weekend getting it running properly. If it means installing a newer 
> version of Linux then fine.
> Should I be looking for another laptop?  Are the niggles worth it? Any 
> feedback advice etc would be enormously appreciated.
Good luck finding a suitabke laptop !



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