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Dell Adamo XPS's Latch is Heat Sensitive

Dell has been exceptionally good at teasing details of the Adamo XPS, which it already claims to be the thinnest notebook in the world at just 0.39-inches thick.

Last week Dell revealed some more photos of the upcoming laptop, which sports a rather interesting looking hinge. See those photos here.

Now just one other juicy detail has come out. According to a report from BusinessWeek: "The Adamo XPS has a heat-sensing strip on the lip that, when swiped with a finger, glows white and automatically opens the aluminum lid."

Now that's hot.

The Adamo XPS is expected to make its full public debut alongside the launch of Windows 7, so hopefully we'll know all by the end of this week.

  • uh_no
    its the pc's response to the macbook air.....its more a status symbol than an actual tool....
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  • deforrest
    This type of laptop is not designed to be a tool. It is designed to be used by a tool. GO MAC FANBOYS
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  • ominous prime
    This heat sensitive opening sounds like a bad idea. Is it merely based on heat? Because it's pretty hot in Florida and I certainly wouldn't want that to open up while it's in my backpack.
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  • superblahman123
    Can someone post the specs for this thing yet? All I can find is the old one...
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  • cscott_it
    Well, it's like owning an Atache' case. Much like oh no said, it's a symbol of status. Ultra-portable notebooks big market seems to mostly be the wealthy.
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  • wildwell
    Will the latch work mechanically too? What happens if you go to use it with cold fingers after being outside? What if the automatic system fails when you are trying to open it in front of a business client? You won't come across as a reliable professional if you can't figure out how to open your computer.
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  • HansVonOhain
    wildwellWill the latch work mechanically too? What happens if you go to use it with cold fingers after being outside? What if the automatic system fails when you are trying to open it in front of a business client? You won't come across as a reliable professional if you can't figure out how to open your computer.
    That is what I was also thinking.

    I would be afraid to use this laptop because the hinge will be a weak part in the laptop
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  • stumpystumped
    Specs on these type of laptops are not important, it just there for the looks, the person using it probably can't do much with computer other than surf the web and look at photos.
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  • Hopefully it gets past a design idea!
    Besides, what does that thing have for a battery?
    An EeePc battery is bigger than the center!
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  • I would think more of a trackpad sensing swipe? Makes more sense... (capacitive?)
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