Dell today continued its releases with word of its first notebook outside of the Inspiron 1420 to carry Linux. The XPS M1330n is the first high-performance system from the PC maker to come with Ubuntu instead of Windows and adds features that have previously been off-limits to earlier systems running the OS, including the option of a 64GB solid-state drive, a 320GB rotating disk, as well as a display with a webcam and an LED-backlit display. DVD playback support is already installed rather than requiring an add-on software pack, Dell adds.The system is initially available in Europe starting with France, Germany, Spain, and the UK; in the latter country, the stock M1330n will sell for £599 ($1,167) after tax with a 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo, 1GB of memory, a 120GB hard drive, and Intel’s GMA X3100 for integrated graphics; up to a 2.2GHz processor, 4GB of memory, and a 128MB GeForce 8400M GS video chipset will be available. A US release is planned for next week.

Source : Electronista

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