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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  • LePhuronn
    All that tech, all that design to get it so thin and light, yet they can't get a design that opens properly - seriously, how easily is the screen gonna slip or rock when you're typing on an unsupported keyboard?

    Doubly-worse given that SURELY the components are housed in the thick bit it's all resting on.
  • AW-Levi
    It's amazing how many things can be packed into such a thin "device". The hardware is quite eye-catching, but does it perform as sleek as it looks.
    As for practicality , besides being thin I doubt that using it for long period of time can be beneficial.
    If used on the train, bus, or in a car or short operations such as word, excel etc... and longer multimedia such as listening to music and watching movies than it's a "blast". What is disappointing is typing since you can hardly rest your wrist on it. As well as what LePhuronn mentioned it moves while you type. Considering the cost of it and the price it can be a good deal, but mostly for it's hardware specs. and thin design. And of course the user's needs. :)
  • flaminggerbil
    What's with the utterly retarded shape it opens out to? Even if it doesnt break / constantly fall down due to force being exerted on the keyboard it's still a very stupid design concept.