Dell announces super-thin Adamo XPS laptop

Dell has tightened its grip on the world's thinnest laptop' tag with the announcement of the Adamo XPS.

The new laptop bests the current Adamo, with a wafer thin height of just 9.99mm, considerably less than the older machines 18mm height. It weighs in at just 1.44Kg.

The first Adamo first stole the world's thinnest laptop tag away from Apple's MacBook Air, which comes in at a now portly 19.4mm.

Aside from its thinness, the Adamo XPS features an eye catching design, with a keyboard that comes down from the underside of the display with a swipe of the finger on a touch sensitive latch. When opened, the keyboard sits at an angle, which Dell said helps with cooling.

Dell Adamo XPS

Despite its waif-like dimensions, the base specs are powerful, with an ultra-low voltage Intel Core 2 Duo operating at 1.4GHz backed by 4GB of DDR3 800MHz memory running 64-bit Windows 7.

The display is 13.4in, with 1,280 x 720 resolutions and is LED backlit. Not surprisingly, an SSD is employed for storage, offering 128GB of capacity. The Adamo XPS features integrated Wireless-n networking, Bluetooth and interestingly, integrated GPS.

It offers a DisplayPort video out, two USB ports, and an Ethernet connection, though due to its thinness, the latter is only available via a dongle.

"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 in a statement. "We think the Adamo XPS will inspire an emotional connection with anyone who sees it."

Exact pricing and availability had not been confirmed but Dell said it would be ready to buy soon', with details appearing on the dedicated Adamo web site.

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