Thursday, January 31st 2008

Dell XPS M1330 with Linux Now Available in the US

Dell this morning kept on its promise and began offering the XPS M1330 with Linux in the US. The system is the first XPS in the country to come preloaded with Ubuntu Linux. The American model, however, is more limited than versions in Europe. Coming in black color only, the M1330 in the US will lack the 64GB solid-state and 320GB hard drive options of its overseas equivalent. At $954, the stock model ships with a 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo T5450 (2MB cache/667MHz FSB), 1GB of DDR2 memory, a 120GB 5400 rpm hard drive, and Intel GMA X3100 video. Upgrades boost the system up to 2.2GHz (Core 2 Duo T7500, 800Mhz FSB, 4MB Cache) along with 4GB of memory and a 200GB 7200 rpm hard disk. Orders begin today with stock systems arriving in customer hands in less than two weeks.Source: Dell, Electronista
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8 Comments on Dell XPS M1330 with Linux Now Available in the US

#1
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Gaming Laptop + Linux + GMA 3100 = Utter and complete fail
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ShadowFold
Gaming and linux?... and its got intel onboard.. yea thats not worth the price lol
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#3
Dangle
I don't get what the deal is with the Linux fad. I really don't see any point in owning linux unless you're cheap.
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mab1376
this in no way is a gaming pc, but a helluva nice pc to run ubuntu. especially since ubuntu with no desktop effects uses about 150MB of ram to run. unlike vista with basic display settings uses 768mb of ram to do nothing.
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xfire
by: Dangle
I don't get what the deal is with the Linux fad. I really don't see any point in owning linux unless you're cheap.
You obviously havent used linux.
To the others
There are some pretty good games in linux too.
@mab1376
Yup. Even with compiz fusion it takes very little resources. It pwns aero.
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mdm-adph
by: PVTCaboose1337
Gaming Laptop + Linux + GMA 3100 = Utter and complete fail
Please, oh great one -- tell me how a laptop that Dell only offers up to 128 MB Nvidia 8400M GS graphics qualifies as a "gaming laptop."

by: Dangle
I don't get what the deal is with the Linux fad. I really don't see any point in owning linux unless you're cheap.
Or you like installing your system and tinkering with it as many times as you want to without having to constantly "reauthorize" with Microsoft...

Or you like using a system that isn't constantly "phoning home" with "relevant user information" about what movies, music, and applications you're using...

Or you realize that there's no reason to pay hundreds of dollars for features that have been around in the open source community for years...

Or like a thousand other things that you apparently missed.

(Seriously, if you're trolling, you need practice. I sincerely hope you were making a joke and I just missed it.)
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mab1376
i used cedega and i have steam installed o my ubuntu partition.

so i don't use windows at all on m laptop, only on my desktop for new games like crysis.

linux is FINALLY becoming more and more popualr, i got into it about 5-6 years ago with redhat linux and began exploring all forms of distributions, by far debian based distros are my favorite.
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