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Super-thin Dell Adamo XPS is Under 1cm Thick

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

The new Adamo will make the old one look like a fatty.

The market for the ultra-thin, premium laptop is small and exclusive. The main players are the Dell Adamo, the Voodoo Envy and the reigning champion, the Apple MacBook Air.

The Dell Adamo, unfortunately, wasn't able to measure up due to being underpowered and overpriced – even when being compared to Apple's product. Dell seems to have gone back to the drawing board and is back with a new version that'll measure even thinner at 9.99 mm (0.39 inches) all around.

Not much else is known about this product this far aside from what we can see from the teaser site. Stay tuned for more.

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    christop , September 9, 2009 9:37 PM
    OK how much??
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    alvine , September 9, 2009 9:37 PM
    so you gonna buy this overpriced underpowered peace of hardware and walk around with a ruler showing your friends its millimeter short of being 1cm thick? gosh marketing these days
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    dark_lord69 , September 9, 2009 9:52 PM
    I would rather have a thick heavy computer if it provided plenty of power/performance.
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    Spanky Deluxe , September 9, 2009 9:56 PM
    alvineso you gonna buy this overpriced underpowered peace of hardware and walk around with a ruler showing your friends its millimeter short of being 1cm thick? gosh marketing these days


    Not a mm short of 1cm, 0.01mm. Honestly, if you're in the market for a laptop like this then you're clearly far more worried about style than functionality. In which case, you'd be a fool not to go for the MacBook Air. It'd also probably hold its value better too.
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    pmt82 , September 9, 2009 9:59 PM
    9.99mm, 09-09-09. Marketing?
    Although its already the 10th here in NZ.
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    Spanky Deluxe , September 9, 2009 10:05 PM
    pmt829.99mm, 09-09-09. Marketing?Although its already the 10th here in NZ.


    If they'd announced it a while ago for release today then it would have been a *big* hit with the Chinese community.
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    socrates047 , September 9, 2009 11:23 PM
    I saw the adamo at futureshop the other day, and once you see it person you kind of forget its shortcomings for a while and just drool at it.
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    Supertrek32 , September 9, 2009 11:47 PM
    If I owned one of these I'd be afraid to take it anywhere for fear of it snapping in half.... which would kind of defeat the point of me having one, anyway.
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    tipoo , September 10, 2009 12:42 AM
    Thats pretty insane, thats only 1mm thicker than a second gen Ipod Touch!
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    Pyroflea , September 10, 2009 1:38 AM
    I take it this won't have a CD/DVD drive either? :p 
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    scryer_360 , September 10, 2009 3:23 AM
    How thick is a CD anyway?
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    Pyroflea , September 10, 2009 3:26 AM
    scryer_360How thick is a CD anyway?


    Approximately 1mm. However, since they were comparing it to the MacBook Air, I assumed that it would require and external CD/DVD Drive as well, due to it's thickness (or lack thereof).
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    jn77 , September 10, 2009 3:47 AM
    :-)

    1. It needs a quad core processor
    2. It needs 8gb of ram
    3. It needs a blu ray burner
    4. the screen needs to be 1920x1280
    5. It needs at least a 9 hour battery

    and it needs to batch edit raw files and hd video on the road for me....

    I guess that takes me out of the running for this thing.
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    aspireonelover , September 10, 2009 3:52 AM
    I think the hinge is gonna break easily. Hopefully they use something that won't cause cracking this time :) 
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    r0x0r , September 10, 2009 3:55 AM
    I'd rather the Asus U6V bamboo
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    tayb , September 10, 2009 4:26 AM
    If I had an extra $2,000 I'd pick one of these up and make it my traveling laptop. Probably can't weigh more than 2 pounds which is a hell of a lot lighter than my T61 or 15" Macbook Pro. Although judging by Dell's pricing of the other Adamo $2,000 might not cut it, and I thought the Air was overpriced!
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    jeffunit , September 10, 2009 4:43 AM
    I fear that the "under 1cm thick" is a typo, and it is really under 1 inch thick. Do the math...
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    jeffunit , September 10, 2009 4:47 AM
    My bad. I was thinking of another notebook. Unfortunately, there is no way to edit a comment, which is unfortunate...
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    tacoslave , September 10, 2009 5:13 AM
    but will it blend?
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    hok , September 10, 2009 5:38 AM
    i don't anything wrong with a laptop under 1 cm think if i want to travel and just check emails and surf the web, maybe watch some movies on the plane,...

    barring of course the price tag...
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