Funny-looking Adamo XPS laptop goes up for sale

Ever felt like spending almost two large on a really thin laptop with a weird hinge design? Well, now you can. After revealing the Adamo XPS to bemused onlookers last month, Dell has begun taking orders for the premium notebook.

The 0.39-inch-thin Adamo XPS costs $1,799 in its default configuration, and Dell quotes a "preliminary ship date" of December 23 if you order now. In its default config, the system features a 13.4" 720p display, a 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 128GB solid-state drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, and Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Miscellaneous little features include a two-megapixel camera, a DisplayPort output, and external dongles for Ethernet, DVI, and HDMI. (The DisplayPort to HDMI dongle costs $29.)

Dell doesn't quote default battery life, but it says the optional 40 Whr battery (priced at $100) will keep the system running for as long as five hours and 17 minutes. The company also quotes a system weight of 3.2 lbs with the standard 20 Whr battery.

You can check out some high-resolution photos of the Adamo XPS in our image gallery here. Note the fact that the display portion protrudes below the hinge, lifting up the keyboard portion at an angle. Dell's official PR video makes the design look slightly awkward to use on one's lap.

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