Dell's Ultra-Thin Adamo Notebook Gets Release Date, Price
More details on Dell's razor-thin Adamo XPS notebook: The pricey device (starting at $2,000) hits store shelves on Oct. 22.The Adamo XPS, Dell's answer to Apple's thin, lightweight Air notebook, will be released on Oct. 22, the same day Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system hits store shelves. According to a report from Business Week, the Adamo XPS notebook, the follow-up to the company's Adamo ultra-thin released in March, measures 0.39 inch thick (the world's thinnest) and includes a heat-sensing strip on the lid of the screen, which when swiped opens up the notebook automatically. The XPS will reportedly retail for $2,000 upon release. Dell first previewed the XPS through a specially created Website in September.
On the company's Website, the Adamo product page offers few details about the new device, with just a few photos of the XPS model in razor-thin profile. At roughly half the thickness of the Adamo notebooks released earlier this year, the XPS measures less than 1 centimeter (or four-tenths of an inch) thick. For comparison, the Apple Air is three-quarters of an inch at its thickest point. The Air retails for $1,499, the same price point as the Adamo models launched in March. "This isn't going to be a high-volume product for us, but it's going to be a product that says, 'Wow! Dell did that. What else does Dell have?'" Ronald G. Garriques, head of Dell's consumer division, told Business Week.