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Pencil-thin Dell Adamo XPS Has Core 2 Duo Brains

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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  • doomtomb
    Still, it's more about looks than function.
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  • cushgod
    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
    ...am I the only one who finds this thing ugly?
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  • sstym
    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
    Must have!
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  • njalterio
    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
    DD3 800? What? Core 2 Duo with DDR 3? Wtf?
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  • teeth_03
    Apple makes it first

    Someone else makes it better

    The cycle of technology
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  • thejerk
    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
    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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