The thin of it

Dell’s new flagship portable may not be the first laptop to boast a supermodel physique and industrial-grade components, but it’s certainly the smartest. Despite its improbably slim 1.64cm profile, the Adamo (painfully derived from the Latin root of “to love”) is pleasingly high spec, marrying its upgradeable, bleeding-edge components with a 13-inch HD screen, and a machined-aluminium chassis whose subtle aesthetic belies its structural rigidity.

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Like the MacBook Air, this doesn’t have a built-in disc drive, but there are three USB sockets to Apple’s one, and the external add-ons include an optional Blu-ray drive, and a matching 500GB hard disk to beef up its already handy capacity. From £1,649 

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