Welcome the new Ubuntu-based Precision line-up

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on 13 January 2017

This is a guest post by Barton George from Dell. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact ubuntu-devices@canonical.com



Today I am excited to announce the next generation of our Ubuntu-based Precision mobile workstation line. Not only have we revamped the current line-up but we have also added the Precision 5720 All-in-One. This follows the introduction back in October of the 6th generation XPS 13 developer edition.


How did we get here

Four and a half years ago a scrappy skunk works project by the name of “Project Sputnik” was kicked off at Dell to gauge interest in a developer-focused laptop. The project received an amazing amount of interest and support from the community and as result, nine months later this project became an official product — the ultra-mobile XPS 13 developer edition.

While the XPS 13 was a big hit the team soon started getting a steady stream of requests to add a bigger, beefier system. This caught the attention of team member Jared Dominguez (on twitter) who decided to work on his own time to get Ubuntu running on the Dell Precision M3800 mobile workstation. Jared documented his work and then posted the instructions publically.

Jared’s efforts got so much interest from the community that a little over a year later it debuted as an official product. A little over a year after that, one Ubuntu-based Precision workstation became four and today we are announcing the next generation of this line-up along with the new Precision 5720 All-in-One.


Key Features for Dell™ Precision 3520

  • Affordable, fully customizable 15” mobile workstation
  • Preloaded with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • 7th generation Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon™ processors
  • 15.6” HD (1366×768), FHD (1920×1080) and FHD touch
  • Up to 32GB of memory and 2TB of storage
  • ECC memory, Thunderbolt 3 and NVIDIA graphics
  • Availability: worldwide


How do I order a 3520 today?

In the case of the US, you can get to the Ubuntu-based version of the Dell™ Precision 3520, mobile workstation by going to the landing page. Once there click on the green “Customize & Buy” button on the right. This will take you to the “Select Components” page where under “Operating System” you choose Ubuntu 16.04 and away you go!

With regards to availability for the rest of the line-up, watch this space!


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