Big question for me is the battery life(power saving). On mac Linux kills the battery this is understandable since they can not be optimizing for every piece of hardware people have. But if Dell can optimize this laptop to last 5 hours or so I might give it a shot.
I think I’d give it a shot, maybe.
I definitely believe someone could build a great development laptop on top of a reasonably polished linux distribution, but I’m not sure Dell is the company I’d bet on to pull it off.