Dell’s Adamo Unboxed on Camera — Thin, Yes. Practical, Maybe.

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From a design and engineering standpoint, I’m totally wowed by Dell’s Adamo XPS. And after watching this Gotta Be Mobile inkshow of the device, I’m even more impressed. How did Dell cram an entire computer in such a thin product, I keep asking myself. It’s definitely a “head-turner,” if that’s what you’re looking for. But once the novelty wears off, I question how useful the $1,799 device will be while mobile.

You can see in the video that the standard battery only has 20 Whr of power, which Dell estimates will offer 2.5 hours of use. The device design worries me as well — how will the unit work on a lap based on the unique hinge that props the keyboard up at an angle? At this price, it’s not likely I’ll ever know the answer to that question firsthand, so I may watch the video a second time. ;)

As a refresher, the base Adamo XPS offers the following specs:

  • 13.4” HD WLED 720p display powered by integrated Intel graphics
  • Intel Core 2 Duo ULV (1.4GHz)
  • 4GB DDR3‐800MHz
  • 128 GB Solid State Disk
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1
  • Ports: DisplayPort, 2xUSB 2.0, audio, Ethernet via dongle
  • Weight: 3.2lb (1.44kg with 20Whr battery)
  • dimensions: 340 x 273.9 x 9.99 mm
  • Windows 7 Premium 64‐bit
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