Video: Dell Adamo XPS Can Only Be Opened By Rubbing It

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The Dell Adamo XPS isn't only ridiculously thin, but it opens like no laptop ever seen before. Its propped up keyboard can only be opened by sliding a finger on the lid's heat sensing strip. See it to believe it...


Did your mouth drop? Because mine did. All I know is that rubbing that strip illuminates it and unlocks the aluminum lid. I also got to hold the system for a bit and it is really really sturdy. I thought it would be more flimsy, but it has strength.

I can't tell you much more, other than it will be officially annouced in November and production is scheduled to ramp up soon. As for what is inside, I can sleep soundly now that I know that there isn't an Intel Atom processor (like the Sony Vaio X), but rather will use an Intel ULV chip of some sort. Now back to your regularly scheduled Windows 7 programming. [Dell Adamo XPS]



I just have one question, WHY? So I just added the step of rubbing my finger on the laptop before opening it manually, instead of, well instead of just opening it manually?

Now if they made it a fingerprint lock that unlocked it to unfold, then that would make sense, but I'm just not getting the point of adding an extra action to manually opening the lid?

Also I'm very disappointed in the form factor, it's much longer than it needs to be to attain that keyboard angle, all that wasted space behind it makes it larger than it should be. They could have accomplished some of that angle with kick out feet or something.