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VIDEO: Sexy, Slim Adamo XPS Early Hands-on

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 35 comments

So thin that you could use this to slice a cake.

By the looks of it, the Dell Adamo XPS will be the world's thinnest laptop whenever it makes its official debut (signs are pointing to sometime in November).

Of course, an early model made it out for a brief appearance to coincide with all the Windows 7 excitement. Yes, that touch-sensitive latch is there, but sadly it requires a power source to operate. If you’re out of battery and away from an outlet, you're not going to be opening it. Check out this hands-on video below:

New Dell XPS Adamo (Hands On Video) - Fall 2009

Specs are unconfirmed, but happily the rumors are suggesting that it does not use the Intel Atom, but rather a ULV variant at 1.9 GHz with integrated X4500MHD graphics and 4GB of DDR3 RAM.

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    XD_dued , October 23, 2009 9:09 PM
    Music is...interesting lol. I can't imagine specs being that good or price...i would never buy a computer for aesthetic purposes and high prices, hence why i disapprove of macs.
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    cybrcatter , October 23, 2009 9:26 PM
    The whole video made me think of Will Ferrell playing that 'tres chic' character with the super mini cell phone on SNL.
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    PodSix , October 23, 2009 9:34 PM
    LOL! Anyone else start this video and get the 'Free MacBook' link in the upper right hand corner?

    oh, and thanks Mr. Man for demonstrating to me how a keyboard works.
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    samely , October 23, 2009 9:38 PM
    KingssmanAnd everybody marks me down when i say that "Apple sets the trend and PC picks up the trend and makes it cheaper and more updated"

    Generalized information that isn't true should get marked down.
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    avatarprime , October 23, 2009 9:41 PM
    If you’re out of battery and away from an outlet, you're not going to be opening it.


    So it's just like every other mobile device.

    Resting the system on the panel's edge rather than on the bottom of the keyboard seems awkward. Wouldn't that be a little uncomfortable in your lap? What if you prefer a flat surface to type on rather than an angled one?
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    PodSix , October 23, 2009 9:44 PM
    Give it a month...

    "Dell recalls Adamos for hinge failures"

    Oh and IMO, the finger swipe open thing is the dumbest 'innovation' I've seen in a while. All it says to me is that when your laptop is off, it isn't truly off because there has to be current running to power that sensor while it waits for some tool to swipe his finger across it. I understand the finger swipe thing for the iPhone but when you want to implement it to open your freaking laptop thats where I stop.
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    Anonymous , October 23, 2009 9:48 PM
    wat is even the use of the heat sensitive latch in the first place - for them to innovate WE pay... Apple innovates on things that are seriously usefull to ppl - this one is just a cool factor nothing more...

    Next - yes apple sets the trend and pc picks up and makes in cheaper and more updated? -- I beg to differ... Apple did a amazing mac book air and these guys are still trying to catch up with that amazing piece of beauty... Whoever cursed apple for costly products will feel like dumm shits to know wen Dell tried unibody adamo for nothing less than $ 1,699 - which was no way close to macbook air and now HP with their Envy 13t to compete with macbook pro 13" for just $1899 which is $500 more insasly costly than the macbook pro...

    Apple does innovation with some brains and these guys only try to catch up and miserably fail... And BTW - the line of hardware released in apple rocks - They are fast and are reasonably priced for what they offer...

    Pc's rock the way they are and wen they try to hit the mac teritory they hit us with extreme costs while the compaines still go away easily by tellin the world apple's costly - get a life - apple's become a lot more affordable than wat these PC's offer...
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    08nwsula , October 23, 2009 9:48 PM
    I didn't think much of it from the pictures, but that this is sexy.
    I still wont buy one
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    gwolfman , October 23, 2009 9:50 PM
    Ultimate frisbee anyone?
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    PodSix , October 23, 2009 9:52 PM
    avatarprime Resting the system on the panel's edge rather than on the bottom of the keyboard seems awkward. Wouldn't that be a little uncomfortable in your lap? What if you prefer a flat surface to type on rather than an angled one?


    This product is more or less built for people who just love to be seen and as with most if not all products that are intended for them, ergonomics don't matter, only aesthetics. The keys could be made out of old hypodermic needles from various free clinics pointing right up at you and people would still buy it.
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    neodude007 , October 23, 2009 10:06 PM
    KingssmanAnd everybody marks me down when i say that "Apple sets the trend and PC picks up the trend and makes it cheaper and more updated"


    Because that is like saying Apple is ahead of the game. They have like... 2 frikin laptops. You can't say anybody is copying them just because somebody makes a thin laptop. That is like saying "I'm gonna go ahead and copywrite making thin laptops... derrr." That is just how tech is going.

    Anyways, this Dell is really sexy but its basically a large screen, $2,000 netbook with an overclocked atom that can suck my ____
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    Anonymous , October 23, 2009 11:02 PM
    Return of the chiclet keyboard! Ha ha ha...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiclet_keyboard
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    smartkid95 , October 23, 2009 11:20 PM
    What I want to know is does XPS have anything to do with the xps line of computers, with the low specs this has I highky doubt it though but in the real world this might be a surprisingly good performer thanls to the wonder of software optimization
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    kikireeki , October 23, 2009 11:42 PM
    That what we really need, another MAC!
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    gbismack , October 23, 2009 11:45 PM
    Wonder how this will work on someone's lap.
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    Anonymous , October 24, 2009 12:30 AM
    KingssmanAnd everybody marks me down when i say that "Apple sets the trend and PC picks up the trend and makes it cheaper and more updated"

    Pc's are years ahead in technology from Apple!
    Apple uses 2 years old hardware (which took them 2 years to configure), and make it work flawless, but by that time the PC already has a leap ahead into new technology.
    New technology always has bugs, which apple never has to face because they only use old hardware where the bugs are ironed out!

    I yet need to see the first core i laptop from Apple!
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    Anonymous , October 24, 2009 12:32 AM
    avatarprime
    If you’re out of battery and away from an outlet, you're not going to be opening it.
    So it's just like every other mobile device.Resting the system on the panel's edge rather than on the bottom of the keyboard seems awkward. Wouldn't that be a little uncomfortable in your lap? What if you prefer a flat surface to type on rather than an angled one?

    You could tilt the screen behind the knees, or behind the desk, or use an arm rest
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    Anonymous , October 24, 2009 12:34 AM
    08nwsulaI didn't think much of it from the pictures, but that this is sexy.I still wont buy one

    Agree, unless the price is sub $500, or sub $400 for an atom version!
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    Abrahm , October 24, 2009 1:04 AM
    That looks pretty good. I saw a list of specs somewhere else, it said it was the same price and specs as a Macbook Air, except the Dell had a .4ghz slower core2duo and a solid state disk instead of an HDD.

    If those stats are true, it is a better value, and better looking than a Macbook. Nice going Dell!

    Now, how long before the first keyboard breaks off from someone accidentally stepping on an open one?
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