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Dell Sputnik beta participant gift

Well, how nice! Look what the UPS man hid behind my garbage can (seriously… the thing was all damp; it must have been sitting out there for two weeks). That’s pretty nice of them! It even included a note: The one strange thing is that while it’s marked for Project Sputnik (which uses a Dell XPS 13), I’m not sure I would feel comfortable carrying such a small computer with it....

January 6, 2013 · 1 min · Kyle
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Dell Sputnik XPS 13 critiques

As I mentioned in my last post, I recently picked up an XPS 13 at a discount from Dell for the Sputnik beta project. When I say “recently,” I actually mean about two months ago, which means this is not a “first look” post. This has been my main computer ever since it arrived, which means I have some thoughts to share. Mostly critiques, at least for this post. Hardware Design Google pictures of this thing....

December 5, 2012 · 4 min · Kyle
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My new laptop: Dell Sputnik XPS 13

My old laptop finally seemed to be on its last legs, so I began shopping. I’m the kind of guy who will do research for a month before spending $100 on a hand-held vacuum cleaner, so you can imagine how I deal with something having three or more zeros in its price tag. I started using Debian when I was just a kid, and moved to Ubuntu a few years later....

December 2, 2012 · 2 min · Kyle