Dell has released the Adamo – the world’s thinnest laptop – in the United States on March 17.
With a flat 0.65 inches (1.65 cm) thickness, the Adamo is thinner than Apple’s MacBook Air which has a max thickness of 0.76 inches (1.94 cm).
Adamo weighs more though (1.84 kg). MacBook Air weighs 1.36 kg instead, and looks sleeker to be frank.
The Adamo cost US$1999, which is more expensive than the MacBook Air ($1799). Not sure if it’s a good idea for Dell to compete with Apple in a premium laptop line. Apple’s customers are familiar with higher-end pricing, Dell is the opposite case instead.
Regardless, with tech development these days, there will be another thinnest laptop pretty soon. It won’t be a selling point when it happens too often. Quality and pricing still matter the most in the end.
Update March 2019 – A decade later. Dell discontinued the Adamo line in 2011, guess the venture was a complete failure. The record changed hands many times as expected. The current thinnest laptop is Acer’s Swift 7, its 2018 model has a max thickness of 0.35 inches (8.98 mm).