updated 02:40 pm EST, Thu January 22, 2009
Dell Adamo Photos
A collection of photos from Brian Solis has surfaced for the Dell Adamo notebook that not only more clearly reveals the design but shows that the system's designer focus will include both black and white colors. Only briefly teased at CES, the system will achieve its goal of being thinner overall than the MacBook Air by moving most of the expansion to the back: Ethernet, two USB ports, DisplayPort and other connectors are placed in a spine section that lets Dell slim down the system as a whole.
The shots also confirm that, despite potential delays, Dell has multiple working prototypes of its first Adamo entry and that the model has a new, ultra-flat keyboard with backlighting through the keys instead of around the edges.
When Dell will release its ultraportable is still unknown and has received conflicting reports, with the official position seeing a launch in the first half of the year and southeast Asian rumors pointing to Foxconn assembling the first Adamos in the second half.