Dell has unveiled the Adamo XPS - the latest laptop in its luxury brand, which it claims is the thinnest laptop ever.

The Dell Adamo XPS is just 9.9mm thick and features a unique capacitive latching device that allows user to swipe their finger across the lid to automatically open the laptop and reveal the keyboard.

As the laptop opens it raises itself so the keyboard is angled to enhance cooling.

Measuring 340x273.9mm and weighing just under 1.44kg, the 13.4in laptop is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4Ghz processor and comes with up to 4GB of RAM and a thin 128GB solid state drive, although there is the option to increase this to a 256GB SSD.

The Adamo XPS is available in either pearl or onyx, benefits from 802.11n wireless connectivity along with 2 USB ports, a headphone jack, Ethernet port and a 1.3Mp web camera. The laptop runs Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 7.

"Our engineers and designers are breaking new ground and throwing away the old rules with the introduction of Adamo XPS," said Alex Gruzen, senior vice president of Dell consumer products.

"We think the Adamo XPS will inspire an emotional connection with anyone who sees it."

Priced from £1,099, the Dell Adamo XPS is available from Dell now.

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