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Pencil-thin Dell Adamo XPS Has Core 2 Duo Brains

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 50 comments

This ultra ultra thin doesn't have an Atom!

Dell's been teasing the Adamo XPS for weeks now, showing profile shots and its cool heat-sensitive latch. But rarely mentioned in its showings was what went on inside.

While the Adamo XPS is most definitely a form-focused computer, we're pleased to report that it's powered by a Core 2 Duo instead of an Atom.

- 4GB DDR3 800 memory;

- Intel Core 2 Duo (1.4 Ghz) ultra-low voltage processor;

- Thin 128 GB SSD for faster, cooler, quieter and more durable storage than traditional hard drives;

- A 13.4-inch high-definition display.

Thin is still the biggest focus for the Adamo XPS, measuring 9.99-mm or just four-tenths of an inch. It weighs just over 3 pounds and measures 13.39 x 10.71 inches.

"Our engineers and designers are breaking new ground and throwing away the old rules with the introduction of Adamo XPS," said Alex Gruzen, senior vice president of Dell consumer products. "We think the Adamo XPS will inspire an emotional connection with anyone who sees it."

The name Adamo is derived from the Latin word meaning "to fall in love," –-and if you love this XPS model, then it'll cost you no less than $1799.

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    frozenlead , November 6, 2009 7:06 PM
    ...am I the only one who finds this thing ugly?
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    sstym , November 6, 2009 7:09 PM
    CushgodNice and thin... what graphics chip is in there?? Must be crappy! Can it play HD 1080P flawlessly.. prob not, can it play any good games...?? prob not.. Its a overpriced netbook..


    The screen probably does 1366x768, so you'll be stuck with 720p.
    I am betting on an Intel 4500MHD uncelerator. Good enough for movies, forget about gaming.

    But anything that has a dual-core processor and a 12+ inch screen can hardly be considered a netbook.

    Dell is just catering to a crowd of people that want to steal the d-bag crown from macbook air owners.
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    njalterio , November 6, 2009 7:32 PM
    sstymDell is just catering to a crowd of people that want to steal the d-bag crown from macbook air owners.


    My thoughts exactly, although not necessarily my choice of words. :-)
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    doomtomb , November 6, 2009 6:58 PM
    Still, it's more about looks than function.
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    cushgod , November 6, 2009 7:01 PM
    Nice and thin... what graphics chip is in there?? Must be crappy! Can it play HD 1080P flawlessly.. prob not, can it play any good games...?? prob not.. Its a overpriced netbook.... What can I do on this that I cant do on a netbook.....not much that I would want to spend that much on it..1700 for Adamo or 300. for a silly netbook.. I would never buy a netbook...
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    frozenlead , November 6, 2009 7:06 PM
    ...am I the only one who finds this thing ugly?
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    sstym , November 6, 2009 7:09 PM
    CushgodNice and thin... what graphics chip is in there?? Must be crappy! Can it play HD 1080P flawlessly.. prob not, can it play any good games...?? prob not.. Its a overpriced netbook..


    The screen probably does 1366x768, so you'll be stuck with 720p.
    I am betting on an Intel 4500MHD uncelerator. Good enough for movies, forget about gaming.

    But anything that has a dual-core processor and a 12+ inch screen can hardly be considered a netbook.

    Dell is just catering to a crowd of people that want to steal the d-bag crown from macbook air owners.
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    theperfects , November 6, 2009 7:21 PM
    Must have!
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    njalterio , November 6, 2009 7:32 PM
    sstymDell is just catering to a crowd of people that want to steal the d-bag crown from macbook air owners.


    My thoughts exactly, although not necessarily my choice of words. :-)
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    rockstone1 , November 6, 2009 7:36 PM
    DD3 800? What? Core 2 Duo with DDR 3? Wtf?
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    thejerk , November 6, 2009 7:47 PM
    Adamo = I love. Latin, first person, present tense. Adamare is the infinitive, "to love." I hate it when companies translate any language incorrectly. Yes, I read/write Latin.
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    thejerk , November 6, 2009 7:48 PM
    Rockstone1DD3 800? What? Core 2 Duo with DDR 3? Wtf?


    Yes. DDR3 = lower voltage and less heat = more gooder for small/thin/light/etc.
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    Anonymous , November 6, 2009 7:56 PM
    I care less about the device's thickness, than I care about the other sizes of the device.
    10" is truly the largest I'd probably want to go to.
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    azcoyote , November 6, 2009 8:09 PM
    thejerkAdamo = I love. Latin, first person, present tense. Adamare is the infinitive, "to love." I hate it when companies translate any language incorrectly. Yes, I read/write Latin.


    I hate to break your heart chief but you read Latin for shite...

    Adamo translates exactly as they claim.

    "I love" in Latin is AMO.

    Amo
    Amas
    Amat
    Amamus
    Amatis
    Amant



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    Anonymous , November 6, 2009 8:09 PM
    How the hell is someone supposed to use this in their lap?
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    azcoyote , November 6, 2009 8:16 PM
    I am sure you are throwing together a scrappy response so I will preempt it with a simple Latin lesson for you...
    http://onlysometimesclever.wordpress.com/2006/10/07/amo-amas-amat-pt-ii-your-first-latin-lesson/

    And to the poster regarding the hinge on the lap, I agree! It looks like the screen would swivel if not on a table.

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    g8t0r , November 6, 2009 8:47 PM
    ProDigit80I care less about the device's thickness, than I care about the other sizes of the device.10" is truly the largest I'd probably want to go to.


    Thats what she said! Or wait....
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    extremepcs , November 6, 2009 8:52 PM
    status symbol for d-bags with too much money... kind of like buying a Rolex when all you need is a Timex.
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    cookoy , November 6, 2009 8:54 PM
    "Our engineers and designers are breaking ... and throwing away ..."
    Just love how they describe things.
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    Anonymous , November 6, 2009 9:16 PM
    it's a samsung x360 + dual core processor + stupid heat sensitive latch.

    gloss is stupid, matte is for people that actually use notebooks. when will manufacturers get it right???
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    greenbuck , November 6, 2009 9:26 PM
    It looks nice when it's closed. But when it's open...uggh. I like to lay my laptop flat on the table or my lap.
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    Luscious , November 6, 2009 9:27 PM
    Uber thin and uber impractical!!!

    Vertical size constraints mean your pencil-thin battery will get mediocre run times - 3 hours at best. And the lack of a proper thermal budget means you can kiss goodbye to any decent mainstream processor or GPU.

    For that kind of money you could get a 13" HP dv3t with a T9900 off ebay, discreet GPU and a nice 9-cell battery. It would not weigh much more than 4lbs.

    But I'm sure it will inspire an emotional connection with folks who attempt to be productive with the Adamo - one that involves picking the unit up with both hands and cracking it in half across your knee in frustration...

    Seriously, if thin is your style get a HP Envy 13. Better processors, better screens, discreet graphics, much better batteries and no stupid hinge.
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