VIDEO: Sexy, Slim Adamo XPS Early Hands-on

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:

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • XD_dued
    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.
  • kingssman
    And 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"
  • cybrcatter
    The whole video made me think of Will Ferrell playing that 'tres chic' character with the super mini cell phone on SNL.
  • PodSix
    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.
  • samely
    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.
  • 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?
  • PodSix
    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.
  • 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...
  • 08nwsula
    I didn't think much of it from the pictures, but that this is sexy.
    I still wont buy one
  • gwolfman
    Ultimate frisbee anyone?