Dell Adamo XPS 9.9mm ultraportable goes on sale today

Nov 17, 2009
Dell Adamo XPS 9.9mm ultraportable goes on sale today

Dell have finally pushed the Adamo XPS out of the door, and for a whopping $1,799 you can take home a 9.99mm thick ultraportable.  With the Adamo XPS, actual computing is only a minor part of the story: it seems Dell have gone for showmanship instead, with their touch-to-open latch and distinctive hinged-keyboard.

In fact it's a good job that hardcore processing isn't on the menu, as the Adamo XPS packs a mere 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processor, paired in this case with 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 128GB SSD.  The battery is a warm-swappable, and with the optional "extended" pack the XPS will run for over five hours.  Connectivity, meanwhile, includes WiFi a/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and an external USB ethernet dongle.  The display is a 13.4-inch 16:9 aspect 720p-capable panel.

As we discovered in our hands-on with the Dell Adamo XPS earlier this month, it's certainly an alluring and surprisingly solid machine.  Whether we'd pay $1,799 for it, we're not so convinced, but then again Dell seem to be considering the Adamo XPS as a halo product to encourage attention to the rest of their line, rather than expecting sales of the ultraportable itself to shoot through the roof.

Dell Adamo XPS hands-on:

[via Dealzon]

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