updated 05:45 pm EDT, Mon October 12, 2009
New laptop design takes on Apple's MacBook Air
Dell on Monday offered two new product shots of its upcoming Adamo XPS" ultra-thin laptop. The highly stylized laptop, which was unveiled in early September, is thinner than the Apple's revolutionary MacBook Air--under 10mm thick. Although few details have been disclosed, the ultra-sleek laptop appears to rely on a unique, underside hinge to reach its dimensions.
As noted previously, Dell's XPS label is historically applied to its performance models and implies a speed-up compared to the existing Adamo 13's 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo, although an ultra-low voltage processor is still likely. Such small dimensions also imply a solid-state drive for storage as well.
In March, Dell introduced the Adamo By Dell brand and its Adamo laptop. Derived from the Latin word meaning “to fall in love with,” Dell slaims the Adamo laptop is the world’s thinnest, although Sony last week took its own title with by claiming the world's lightest laptop at 1.6lbs.