Dell Adamo claims world's thinnest laptop crown

Dell Adamo claims world's thin...
The Adamo in Onyx
The Adamo in Onyx
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The Adamo in Onyx
The Adamo in Onyx
The Adamo's round square (?) airflow vents, inspired by fine Swiss watches apparently.
The Adamo's round square (?) airflow vents, inspired by fine Swiss watches apparently.

March 18, 2009 And the world’s thinnest laptop for this month is…. the new Dell Adamo! Yes folks we have a new claimant to the world’s thinnest laptop title with dimensions of 13.03 x 9.5 x 0.65-inches and Dell pointing out that, at its thickest point, the new Adamo is thinner than any other laptop. Taking a leaf out of Apple’s book, the new laptops are chassis milled from a single piece of aluminum featuring precision detailing and a scalloped backlit keyboard and feature a high definition edge-to-edge glass display.

Of course when thin is in, traditional platter HDD’s are out, so the Adamo laptops sport a 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD) as standard, as well as Draft-Wireless N, Bluetooth 2.1m 2 USB ports, a USB/eSATA combo port, Display Port, RJ-45 port and up to 5+ hours of battery life based on preliminary lab testing. The units also feature a 13.4-inch 16:9 HD display and come with Windows Vista Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-bit.

Dell is positioning the Adamo by Dell brand as a premium laptop and says it was inspired by ‘fashion, luxury brands and timeless design’. To this end the range is available in Onyx and Pearl colors with a broad range of unique color matched complementary accessories including, in the U.S. an exclusive line of bags from TUMI. Other choices will include 250GB or 500GB external hard drives, external DVD+/-RW or Blu-ray disc drive, 8GB USB drive and connectors and cables including DisplayPort to HDMI, DVI, and VGA.

The Adamo by Dell laptops will be available online for purchase in 24 countries and are available for pre-order now with worldwide shipping starting March 26. Prices start at USD$1999.

Darren Quick

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