Dell's new laptop is $100 cheaper with Ubuntu

Prefer Linux over Windows? You can save a Benjamin with Dell's latest deal.

Published Thu, Jan 12 2017 9:26 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

Many IT pros, tecchies, and businesses prefer Linux's straightforward (and free) OS over Windows for a number of reasons, especially now that Microsoft is making all kinds of moves in the background with its UWP framework. Now that preference could save you a cool $100 on the latest Dell laptop.

Dell's new laptop is $100 cheaper with Ubuntu |

Dell's latest Precision 3520 workstation laptop is a full $100 cheaper if you choose the Linux-based Unbuntu operating system instead of Windows 10. The Precision 3520 is already on sale and has been marked down from its $1400 starting price to $999, with a savings of $428, but the price drops to $899 for the basic Dell Precision 3520 with Intel Core i5-7440HQ, a a 15.6" HD TN (1366x768) display, 4GB of DDR4-2400 memory, and a 500GB hard drive.

Having used Unbuntu to assist with formatting a replacement hard drive for my Xbox One, I can say that the OS is a breath of fresh air with its flexibility and logically organized structure. I'm certainly no IT mastermind by any means, but I can honestly see why people prefer Linux over Windows, and I always keep my Linux flash drive handy should I need to do anything fairly technical.


Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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