Premium? A long time rumors about the succession of the slim Adamo series flew thick and fast. Now, we know the official answer: Adamo turns into Dell XPS -z. The 15-inch model of the new slim aluminium laptops is already under review. Here are the first results.
Room Temperature 23.1 °C = 74 F | Raytek Raynger ST
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.8 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 31 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia. (-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 46.6 °C / 116 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia. (±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43.1 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 39 °C / 102 F (+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.2 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F. (±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 37.1 °C / 98.8 F. (-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (-8.2 °C / -14.8 F).
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
Load (maximum brightness)
Off / Standby
0.2 / 0.8 Watt
9.1 / 13.4 / 14.2 Watt
61.4 / 94.4 Watt
max: Voltcraft VC 940 Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
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