In the United States, Dell has updated its XPS Developer Edition, Sputnik with the new Intel Haswell processor (choice of Intel Core i5 4200U or i7 4500U) and touchscreen display at a lower price tag. This ultrabook laptop is available in two configurations – $1249 and $1549.
The lower model comes with Core i5-4200U processor, a brilliant 13.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) touchscreen display, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB solid state drive. The higher, pricier model comes with Intel Core i7 4500U and 256GB of SSD.
This Dell ultrabook weighs a modest 1.3kg and comes with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS backed with one year of support. While there are less expensive ways of getting a slim ultrabook with Ubuntu linux loaded, you do not usually find them under established brand names.