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 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?

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?

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  2. Xavier Lanier

    09/09/2009 at 8:28 pm

    The device was alive and running.

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  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?

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  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.

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  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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