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Dell Teases 9.99mm Thick Adamo XPS

Gordon Kelly


Dell Teases 9.99mm Thick Adamo XPS

While we're on the subject of underwhelming it seems apt that Dell is finally looking to make something of its disappointing Adamo brand after teasing a sexy new model...

Virtually nothing is known about the ‘Adamo XPS' which is shown off at adamobydell.com/xps other than its thick/thinness: 9.99mm. This is far slimmer than the original Adamo and even Apple's MacBook Air. Furthermore, from the teaser shot, it isn't some kind of "thinnest point" cheat either as the Adamo XPS looks to be the same thickness throughout.

One educated/hugely obvious guess I would dare to venture about the laptop though is it will have more horsepower. The XPS name was originally associated with Dell's performance line and while that isn't necessarily the case anymore it does still ring true that XPS laptops tend to have a little extra oomph compared to their more Plain Jane Dell alternatives. Independent graphics in particular would seem a cert this time around.

Elsewhere I suspect we may see one of Intel's CULV processors and also a fixed irregular battery to cram the necessary cells into such a small form factor.

Given the nature of teasers, there is no sense of for how much or when we'll potentially be getting the Adamo XPS, but my optimistic head says Dell will have learnt from its mistakes this time around. MacBook Air look out...


adamobydell.com/xps Adamo XPS Teaser Page


September 10, 2009, 4:38 am

Can it slice vegetables like the Air too? :)


September 10, 2009, 4:44 am

Looks a little more blunt to me ;)


September 10, 2009, 5:01 am

Lets have another 60+ comment fest of style over substance.

Tim Sutton

September 10, 2009, 5:34 am

@ CptKirk

I'd be delighted to oblige, but we don't know what's in it yet. Might be stylish AND substantial! Stylstantial!


September 10, 2009, 5:34 am

There will be no comments because its not made by Apple lol.

This is hopefully the kind of thing I'm after :-)


September 10, 2009, 6:17 am

...i'm not over 60, but that looks like style over substance :)


September 10, 2009, 6:20 am


I think you've got the wrong end of the stick.


September 10, 2009, 11:07 am


How ironic :)


September 10, 2009, 8:01 pm

Ohmz: "Can it slice vegetables like the Air too? :)"

...Hmmmmm - ?dual use laptop?...could that be a tinsy justification for her in doors allowing little me to upgrade. We do need some new kitchen knives....


September 10, 2009, 11:34 pm

CptKirk: This is Dell, so we don't know whether they'll be following Sony and Lenovo or Apple and Samsung this time.

If the 1cm thickness is the edge shown in the picture then it's about 33.5cm/13.2" across which suggests a 13" or 14" screen (depending on aspect ratio and whether it's got one of those ugly thick bezels).

It's cetainly something to keep an eye on.

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