Review: Dell Precision 5530 with Ubuntu 18.10

The Precision is deceptive in size. It’s a 15inch laptop, and despite its relative thinness it feels large in the hand. Open it and the edge-to-edge screen gives the impression that they have some how snuck an even larger laptop into the housing of this sleek minimal model. But none of that really matters once the screen turns on, does it?

Loaded with stock Ubuntu 16.04 it’s fine, if not a bit boring. However if you are wise enough to load it with Ubuntu 18.10 and the new theme, this 3840×2160 screen is so vibrant, and the colors so vivid, you’d swear the icons leapt off the screen.