Dell's ultra-thin Adamo XPS to ship soon for $1,799

By Matthew ยท 32 replies
Nov 5, 2009
  1. Dell has finally fully disclosed the specifications of its newly crafted ultra-thin notebook, the Adamo XPS. The laptop is only .4" (just over a centimeter) thick and weighs just over 3lbs.

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  2. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    Specs look good but wow that is a lot of money! It is in the league of Apple with that price! Don't think ill be getting one of these myself!
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,655   +1,093

    I'm afraid that if i use a bit too much force when typing i might brake it. Although the design is superb (in my opinion) it's very practical. The keyboard should have been fully grounded and they could have added an rotating screen instead (it might have even been cheaper that way). BTW i am impressed with the specs; they're better than i thought they would be, but the price is... auch.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Oh 0.4 inch thin
    I thought you were saying 4"
    You know "inches" and feet aren't universal now, so I'm glad you put "(just over a centimeter)"
    That's pretty thin, like snap-able thin !
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,655   +1,093

    what i mean is: "it's not very practical".
    is there an edit button that i don't know about?
  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    It looks pretty neat, but since there are lots of options to this type of notebooks nowadays it really doesn't look that neat anymore (And considering the price differences there are).

    This model might be unique and doesn't compare in a way to any of the others there are out there BUT the price makes you look the other way and just go with something cheaper.
  7. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Kinda expensive but if you need a really thin laptop this thing is pretty sweet looking.
  8. ElShotte

    ElShotte TS Booster Posts: 163

    Yeah, the laptop does seem a little bit pricey, even thought it might be well designed. One MAJOR drawback is the fact that there is only 2 USB ports. I know one of them would definitely be used up by a mouse, second by a storage device, and in that case, you're left with no room to plug-in your iPod, cellphone, whatever and you have to juggle wires.

    @kimsland: ' denotes feet, " denotes inches, cm. denotes centimiters, mm. denotes millimeters.
  9. ElShotte

    ElShotte TS Booster Posts: 163

    And you will be well of remembering that about 3 cm = 1 inch.
  10. psycholexx

    psycholexx TS Rookie Posts: 24

    Nice design and features, but with the screen being alot heavier than the keyboard, working with it placed on your lap could be a little bit tricky.
  11. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    That's a really weird looking hinge, if you were trying to close the lid quickly wouldn't the screen and keyboard come crashing onto the table?
  12. ken777

    ken777 TS Rookie Posts: 103

    .4" is amazing. It's too bad there isn't a way to see or touch this in person.
  13. swilllx2p

    swilllx2p TS Rookie Posts: 127

    I was thinking the exact same thing....Talk about awkward when you go to close this least from the looks of it. But yeah the price is a bit much. I will however give them props for the thinnest, honestly would love to see one in person because that seems amazingly thin, which leads me to wonder about its durability.
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Yes I know
    But saying .4 looks like 4
    I read the link to the article and it said 0.4
    That was my point ;) (ie Best to quote the zero as well, plus that was the exact quote: 0.4" not .4")

    You mean 2.54cm=1 inch of course ;)
  15. njel

    njel TS Rookie Posts: 24

    Too expensive for me... :-((
  16. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 180

    This is a pretty sweet notebook but the cost (like the Macbook Air) is still WAY too high.
  17. zaidpirwani

    zaidpirwani TS Rookie Posts: 74

    I think I will break it the minute I start work on it, as I am not very good with stress and easily smash my hand on the thing in front of me, which mostly is my current laptop's touch-pad area. Though it looks kind of awkward with that strange hinge, it would have been better if this had touch and revolving scree, resembling a tablet, as because of its size and weight, I wouldn't mind using it like a tablet...
  18. fastvince

    fastvince TS Enthusiast Posts: 70   +19

    Nobody I know, myself included would pay that much for a notebook. You could buy 3 decent ones for the price of just that one. Maybe I am the only 'poor' person on here !!
  19. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    specs look good but lot of money. Agree that its very thin but i don't think this is for those people who use laptop heavily. Atleast for me i want durable laptop and i don't think i am going to buy this one just to showoff my friends.
  20. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Thats actually a good point
    What is all this hype about thinner is better?
    What exactly are they taking out?
    Obviously there is zero shock absorption padding
    I mean why thin anyway? Do people want to slip it up their shirt or something :confused: :D
    It sits on a bench or on your lap usually!

    I wonder if they can get any thinner than 0.4 My My, I can't wait for the 0.3" to be released, but don't turn it sideways cause it might vanish :D
  21. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    I think it's a pretty decent deal actually. It's not that over priced. The hard drive is solid state, the RAM is DDR3, it comes with a blueray player.

    I wouldn't buy one myself, but it's pretty cool in my book.
  22. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Wow, I must say I'm impressed with those specs! But it's a LOT more expensive than I thought it would be. that 128GB SSD is definitely contributing to that pricetag. The keyboard hinge is very unique and cool looking, but I wonder how sturdy it is. It looks like it would be under a lot of stress. I'd still take this over the Air any day though.
  23. jurrasstoil

    jurrasstoil TS Rookie Posts: 27

    An ultra-thin notebook looks cool obviously, but the way the display opens is ultra-ugly :(

    I'd love to see a cheaper netbook version with an Intel Atom. That should boost the battery life to something like 5 hours even with the small battery. Of course they'd never do that, because that would make it less exclusive.
    The use of a super thin notebook that lasts 2 hours at best when used normally is beyond me anyways...
  24. I wonder if you can place the keyboard flat so it's not at that incredibly uncomfortable looking angle? It appears they didn't have any ergonomicists working on this.
  25. JieMan

    JieMan TS Rookie Posts: 63

    Well if your looking for a thin notebook and money is no object then look no further.
    I like the hinge placement, I'm sure it is to provide some nice airflow under the laptop as it sure is gonna get hot with minimal internal heat dissipation, the hinge idea alone will probably save them in alot of RMA's due to overheating.

    But the thinner you go the more sacrifices you must make on productivity as the good hardware just won't fit.
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