As Dell’s Adamo luxury laptop brand approaches the anniversary of its revelation in January, Dell has officially begun shipping its ultra-light version, the Dell Adamo XPS. The Dell Adamo XPS slides onto your desk at under an inch thick, weighing only 3.2 pounds with the standard battery. The design of the Adamo XPS continues the cool aluminum style of the original Adamo, but adds a gravity-defying fold-out form factor.
Under the hood, Dell Adamo XPS is powered by a 1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processor with 4GB of RAM and a 128 solid state storage drive. For $1,799, you’re getting a lot more luxury than you are performance, as an equivalent processor and RAM combo can be had in the $500 range. The solid state drive is not only necessary to maintain the Adamo XPS’s sleek shape, but is a nice upgrade that can’t be found in bottom line laptops. All that said, consumers have spent a lot more on style alone, so don’t expect the price to shy off too many interested buyers. All the data and details aside, this is one of the prettiest notebooks we’ve seen hit the market. [from $1,799 at dell]