Last spring Dell set the computing industry abuzz with the introduction of its Adamo brand, and along with it the world’s thinnest laptop PC. Today, the world meets a new champion of thin: The Dell™ Adamo XPS™, measuring 9.99mm or just four-tenths of an inch. Both laptops set new standards for craftsmanship, design and engineering excellence.

Adamo XPS is a stunning laptop whose design provides a unique experience. With the swipe of a finger, the keyboard appears from under the display as the system is open. The feature set challenged engineers to build the latest technology into a compact space, including:

The attention to detail is apparent in the black, jewelry box-like packaging that is as striking as the laptop itself. A tug on a cloth loop reveals the Adamo XPS and assorted accessories that accompany the system. The Adamo XPS was recently recognized as the hottest Windows 7 product by leading technology analyst Rob Enderle with Digital Trends.

Adamo, derived from the Latin word meaning “to fall in love,” is a flagship in a line of products created to disrupt the personal computing space with the combination of new design aesthetics, personalization choices and sought-after technologies.

The Adamo by Dell brand was launched last March with the first Adamo laptop, which combined high-performance technologies in a finely-machined aluminum case only .65-inch thick.

The pencil-thin Adamo XPS weighs just over 3 pounds** and measures 13.39 x 10.71 inches. Dell expects to begin taking orders and shipping the Adamo XPS with Microsoft® Windows® 7 pre-installed in time for the holidays. The Adamo XPS is priced starting at $1799. More information is available at www.adamobydell.com.

The News:

  • Adamo XPS is the thinnest laptop PC ever, at about 0.4-inch thin.
  • When opened, the body of the Adamo XPS is raised so the keyboard is angled to enhance cooling.
  • Capacitive latching device – one finger swipe opens the latch.
  • Built-in location awareness to provide real time local maps to show people where they are.
  • Replaceable battery, with optional higher-capacity battery available.
  • Full size keyboard with aluminum keycaps; touchpad with gestures.
  • Built-in 802.11n wireless.
  • High Definition (720p) 13.4-inch WLED display.
  • I/O: display port, 2xUSB 2.0, audio, Ethernet (via included dongle).
  • Operating system: Windows 7 64-bit edition.

Quotes:

“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.”

Links:

www.dell.com

www.adamobydell.com

www.dell.com/home/laptops

www.Flickr.com/photos/dellphotos

Adamo XPS B-Roll Video

*Shared Memory (SDRAM) – (under 4GB) – Significant system memory may be allocated to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors.

**Weights vary depending on configuration and manufacturing variability.

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