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Dell launches world's thinnest laptop computer

2009-03-17 22:12:55 GMT2009-03-18 06:12:55 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Dell officially launched on Tuesday a high-end laptop computer which the company said is the thinnest in the world.

The laptop is the first product under Dell's Adamo brand. Adamois derived from the Latin word meaning "to fall in love."

With a thickness of 0.65 inches (1.65 centimeters) and available in onyx and pearl colors, the new Adamo laptop is thinner than Apple's MacBook Air.

Adamo will "serve as a flagship in a line of products created to disrupt the personal computing space with the combination of new design aesthetics, personalization choices and sought-after technologies," Dell said in a statement.

However, some analysts doubt how the Adamo laptop, with price tags starting at 1,999 U.S. dollars, will be received by the cash-strapped consumers under the current economic environment.

Earlier this month, market research company Gartner predicted that as a result of economic downturn, global personal computer shipments will drop 11.9 percent from last year in 2009, the sharpest year-over-year decline.

The Adamo laptop is available for on-line pre-order from Tuesday and will start shipping on March 26, Dell said.

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