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Another Peek at Dell's Sexy Adamo XPS

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 39 comments

Look at that hinge.

With Windows 7's release just around the corner, it's a perfect time to revitalize the PC industry with both new software and hardware.

Dell is still teasing its next generation Adamo notebook. While the first generation was respectable and solid, it didn't innovate. Dell seems to have saved up all its innovation for the Adamo XPS, which we still know little about other than its intriguing profile.

Everything is still shrouded in secrecy, but we do have two more new images, including one that showcases a radical new hinge. Check it out below:

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    El_Capitan , October 13, 2009 5:07 PM
    Looks like you could easily break it by resting your hands on the keyboard...
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    warezme , October 13, 2009 5:18 PM
    its a fashion accessory not a real computer, just like the air
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    icepick314 , October 13, 2009 4:56 PM
    i don't like that sharp edge...reminds me of Mac Air...

    i rather liked the look of first Adamo with angled edge instead....looks more computer-like than a paper folder....
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    icepick314 , October 13, 2009 4:56 PM
    i don't like that sharp edge...reminds me of Mac Air...

    i rather liked the look of first Adamo with angled edge instead....looks more computer-like than a paper folder....
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    the_krasno , October 13, 2009 5:00 PM
    It's so sexy... *drools*
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    El_Capitan , October 13, 2009 5:07 PM
    Looks like you could easily break it by resting your hands on the keyboard...
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    magicandy , October 13, 2009 5:10 PM
    El_CapitanLooks like you could easily break it by resting your hands on the keyboard...


    You mean by using it incorrectly?
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    warezme , October 13, 2009 5:18 PM
    its a fashion accessory not a real computer, just like the air
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    lifelesspoet , October 13, 2009 5:30 PM
    Unless i can shave with it, I don't think I would use it that much, honestly.
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    njkid3 , October 13, 2009 5:32 PM
    what im wondering is where is the space for the internals i just dont see where they would put them.
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    pbrigido , October 13, 2009 5:48 PM
    Slim? Yes. Sexy? No.
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    ashburner , October 13, 2009 7:22 PM
    Hmmm... I'm wondering how cutting off all circulation to your legs could possibly be comfotable. This is a "Lap"top, right?
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    zelannii , October 13, 2009 7:24 PM
    Sure, sexy it might be (to some), but it's far below the performance of a comperably priced Macbook, has piss poor battery life (unless you buy the extra, much heavier battery, making it heavier than the Air), comes with an external optical drive, cheap integrated graphics, can't push 1080p, and I could go on. For a $2000 machine, it's barely much more powerful than a netbook, which though having a smaller screen, weighs less and is certainly more portable (and less fragile).

    If Dell wants to challenge Apple's design engineers to a beauty contest, they might get some points, but for producing a slim, light, notebook at that price, it shold have PERFORMANCE TOO, and it falls nearly a full GHz short and lacks the GPU at the same price point. Oh, and no field serviceable components and you can't upgrade the RAM? Not on my dime... I can carry an extra ound of machine and save $1000 (or have tripple the performance for the same money).
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    tipoo , October 13, 2009 7:35 PM
    Forget cake, this thing could slice a Macbook Air in half.
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    tipoo , October 13, 2009 7:38 PM
    El_CapitanLooks like you could easily break it by resting your hands on the keyboard...


    Dell probably made a mistake by releasing the shot in that position, the screen is actually the bottom part of the picture, the keyboard is the part pointing up.
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    cscott_it , October 13, 2009 8:01 PM
    zelanniiSure, sexy it might be (to some), but it's far below the performance of a comperably priced Macbook, has piss poor battery life (unless you buy the extra, much heavier battery, making it heavier than the Air), comes with an external optical drive, cheap integrated graphics, can't push 1080p, and I could go on. For a $2000 machine, it's barely much more powerful than a netbook, which though having a smaller screen, weighs less and is certainly more portable (and less fragile). If Dell wants to challenge Apple's design engineers to a beauty contest, they might get some points, but for producing a slim, light, notebook at that price, it shold have PERFORMANCE TOO, and it falls nearly a full GHz short and lacks the GPU at the same price point. Oh, and no field serviceable components and you can't upgrade the RAM? Not on my dime... I can carry an extra ound of machine and save $1000 (or have tripple the performance for the same money).


    So, where are the specs on the new Adamo then, because a couple of execs were interested in this.
    I haven't seen anyting on them.
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    cjl , October 13, 2009 9:08 PM
    zelanniiSure, sexy it might be (to some), but it's far below the performance of a comperably priced Macbook, has piss poor battery life (unless you buy the extra, much heavier battery, making it heavier than the Air), comes with an external optical drive, cheap integrated graphics, can't push 1080p, and I could go on. For a $2000 machine, it's barely much more powerful than a netbook, which though having a smaller screen, weighs less and is certainly more portable (and less fragile). If Dell wants to challenge Apple's design engineers to a beauty contest, they might get some points, but for producing a slim, light, notebook at that price, it shold have PERFORMANCE TOO, and it falls nearly a full GHz short and lacks the GPU at the same price point. Oh, and no field serviceable components and you can't upgrade the RAM? Not on my dime... I can carry an extra ound of machine and save $1000 (or have tripple the performance for the same money).

    You realize that the standard adamo is meant to compete with the air, an equally useless machine, right? Of course you can get far better performance for less money. Dell sells many laptops that are cheaper and faster. That's not the point of a computer like this.
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    leafblower29 , October 13, 2009 9:21 PM
    Quote:
    Dell


    It sucks.
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    Ehsan w , October 13, 2009 9:25 PM
    zelannii If Dell wants to challenge Apple's design engineers to a beauty contest, they might get some points, but for producing a slim, light, notebook at that price, it should have PERFORMANCE TOO, and it falls nearly a full GHz short and lacks the GPU at the same price point. Oh, and no field serviceable components and you can't upgrade the RAM? Not on my dime... I can carry an extra ound of machine and save $1000 (or have tripple the performance for the same money).


    Dell would get raped anyway
    I'm not a big fan of Apple,
    but I do like the way everything looks, cept the big mac pro
    thumbs up for Apple designers.
    Guess thumbs down on my post now eh?
    sad
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    benl90 , October 14, 2009 12:06 AM
    check the actual pic here http://tech.sina.com.cn/n/2009-10-08/13351089531.shtml
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    benl90 , October 14, 2009 12:21 AM
    Check out the apple tablet
    http://i3.sinaimg.cn/IT/n/2009-10-10/1255127403_1clIfr.jpg
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    tayb , October 14, 2009 3:14 AM
    warezmeits a fashion accessory not a real computer, just like the air


    Really? There are no internals in that thing? It won't even boot. Wow, that is sure surprising. Silly me I thought that cheap ass used Macbook Air that I found on craigslist was surprisingly useful on trips when I didn't want to lug around the 14.1" T61 or 15" Macbook Pro. I never even realized it wasn't a "real" computer, what work was I doing? (confused)
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