Dell Adamo XPS coming ‘in time for the holidays’ for $1799 (unboxing and hands-on video!)

Dell’s finally run its finger along the edge and unhinged the last bit of details for its enigmatic, 0.4-inch-thin Adamo XPS. As it turns out those leaked specs weren’t entirely off. We’re looking at a LED-backlit 13.4-inch, 720p widescreen display, 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ultra-low voltage processor, GS45 integrated graphics, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 128GB thin-micro SSD, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. In terms of connectivity, there’s 802.11a/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, location awareness, DisplayPort, two USB 2.0 ports (one on each side). The 20WHr Li-Ion battery can last up to 2 hours and 36 minutes, or you can get the optional 40WHr version instead for 5 hours and 17 minutes of claimed, lab-tested use. Other packaged goods include dongles for ethernet and VGA / HDMI, and for an added fee you can nab a DVD+/-RW drive, a Blu-ray drive, or an external hard drive measured at 250GB or 500GB in capacity.

At $1,799, the price isn’t as bad as originally thought, but it’s still far from great if performance takes any precedence for you over style. Earlier this week, we got to spend some time with the ultra-thin chez Dell’s PR firm — not enough to really get a feel for how it performs, but enough to admire the hardware and enjoy unboxing what we’re told is the final retail packaging. We saw an expected launch date listed for this month, but a rep was quick to note the current line is officially “in time for the holidays” — just in case the company misses Black Friday, of course. Read on for some more impressions and video unboxing / hands-on!

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