Dell and Canonical continue their strong partnership and have announced that the XPS 13 Plus laptop has become the first laptop certified for Ubuntu 22.04 Long Term Support (LTS).
Ubuntu’s LTS (Long Term Support) operating system means that standard support and updates will continue until 2027, with general end-of-life and security updates ending in 2032. Canonical-certified devices undergo laboratory tests to verify the compatibility of each component, meaning that the computer receives special drivers that will ensure that all its functions work properly.
The operating system Ubuntu 22.04 LTS was officially released on April 21st and features a long list of updates, including better power management, new touchpad gestures, and improved support for Bluetooth audio devices.
According to Dell, existing users of the XPS 13 Plus will be able to self-install Ubuntu 22.04.1 as early as August 4, and new buyers will be able to place an order for the laptop already with Ubuntu around the same time.
Key features of Dell XPS 13 Plus:
Dell XPS 13 Plus is a 13.4-inch laptop available in several configurations. The touch screen of the model can have an IPS matrix with a frequency of 60 Hz, a brightness of 500 nits, and a resolution of 1920×1200 or 3840×2400 dots, in addition, an OLED panel with a brightness of 400 nits and a resolution of 3456×2160 dots is available.
Ubuntu 22.04 is certified for XPS 13 Plus versions with Intel Core i5-1240P, i5-1250P, i7-1260P, i7-1270P, and i7-1280P processors. All of them are equipped with built-in Intel Iris Xe Graphics.
The amount of RAM in the model can be 8, 16, or 32 GB of dual-channel LPDDR5 5200 MHz. A 512 GB, 1 or 2 TB M.2 PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD is used for data storage.
There are only two Thunderbolt 4 ports on the laptop body, which are used to connect the power supply, monitors, and peripherals. The Dell XPS 13 Plus has a built-in 55 Wh battery.
The dimensions of the model are 295.3 x 199.04 x 15.28 mm with a weight of 1.23 kg with IPS matrices and 1.26 kg with OLED.
The price of the basic version of the XPS 13 Plus in the US starts at $1,299, and the maximum configuration will cost $2,399.