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Dell Adamo XPS Concept is Incredibly Thin

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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 Notebooks.com 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?

Xavier Lanier is the publisher of Gotta Be Mobile and a photographer. He uses too many devices to count, but his current favorites are the iPhone 5s, HTC One, Nikon D800 and Sony RX 100M II. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.

5 Comments

  1. Warner Crocker

    09/09/2009 at 3:40 pm

    So, was the device running? Or are they still just showing off form factor designs?

  2. Xavier Lanier

    09/09/2009 at 8:28 pm

    The device was alive and running.

  3. Dayne

    09/10/2009 at 2:08 am

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

  4. Xavier Lanier

    09/11/2009 at 12:24 am

    They let me hold it and open it, but it was pretty brief. They didn’t demo any apps- just showed that it was operating.

  5. Nameless

    09/11/2009 at 12:53 pm

    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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