Dell Unleashes World’s Thinnest Notebook

Dell’s Adamo XPS Is Just 9.99mm Thick

by Anton Shilov
11/05/2009 | 11:18 PM

Dell on Thursday finally announced its highly-anticipated Adamo XPS notebook, which is currently the world’s thinnest laptop. Measuring just 9.99mm in thickness, Dell Adamo XPS packs in 4GB of memory and relatively powerful fully-fledged dual-core microprocessor. The new system utilizes rather unique engineering solutions in order to enable the thinnest notebook ever.


“Our engineers and designers are breaking new ground and throwing away the old rules with the introduction of Adamo XPS. We think the Adamo XPS will inspire an emotional connection with anyone who sees it,” said Alex Gruzen, senior vice president of Dell consumer products.

Dell Adamo XPS is based on Intel Core 2 Duo U9400 (1.40GHz) ultra low voltage processor and a core-logic set with integrated graphics core. The computer is equipped with 4GB PC3-6400 (800MHz) DDR3 memory, 128GB solid-state drive, 13.4” LED display with 720p output capability, 802.11n wireless network adapter, Bluetooth 2.1 adapter and so on. The notebook does not feature any optical drive, however, it has two USB 2.0 ports, audio output and, most importantly, replaceable battery, something that numerous computer makers sacrifice in order to make their computers even thinner. Dell did not unveil from what the case of the Adamo XPS is made.

The world’s thinnest Adamo XPS laptop also has design provides a unique experience. With a swipe of a finger, the keyboard appears from under the display as the system is open. When opened, the body of the Adamo XPS is raised so the keyboard is angled to enhance cooling. But the most unique thing about Adamo XPS is its thickness: just 9.99mm, or about 0.4”, when closed.

The pencil-thin Adamo XPS weighs just over 3 pounds (1.49 kilograms) and measures 13.39” x 10.71”. Dell expects to begin taking orders and shipping the Adamo XPS with Microsoft Windows 7 pre-installed in time for the holidays. The Adamo XPS is priced starting at $1799.