Dell Adamo XPS Concept is Incredibly Thin

Dell showed me the Dell Adamo XPS design concept last week and I was blown away by how thin it is. I wasn’t allowed to take pics or video of it, but Dell posted the first public image of the device today on a teaser web page.

At first glance I wasn’t exactly sure what I was looking at. It looked like the lid of a 13″ MacBook, but a keyboard flipped down and the display flipped up.   Lo and behold there was a functioning notebook in the tiny package.

The notebook measures just 9.99mm at its thickest point. The iPhone 3GS is about 25% thicker than this 13″ notebook.

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I doubt Dell will release the Adamo XPS at an affordable price anytime soon, but this concept points to what’s possible and what we’re likely to see in the future. I wrote a little more about the Adamo XPS over at today.

This ultra-ultra-ultra-thin design will have its challenges. What do you think about such a thin notebook? Is a notebook that has the dimensions of a weekly magazine too thin and fragile for you?


  1. Dayne says

    Did they give you any specs?
    Did they let you play with it?
    What OS was it running, and did it run well?

  2. Nameless says

    I can’t imagine it being very expandable and having very long battery life in that form factor.

    However, if they can make a laptop that thin, imagine what they could do with a Tablet PC. Slate the size of the Adamo XPS itself + Wacom or N-Trig + detachable keyboard, anyone?

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