Windows 7 in Pictures: The Coolest New Hardware

Microsoft put eye-catching hardware on display at last week's Windows 7 launch event. From netbooks and ultrathins to standard-size laptops and All-in-One touchscreen PCs, here's a closer look at some of the shiniest new Windows 7 machines.

With a new version of Windows comes an armada of PCs to run it, and Windows 7 is entering a very diverse hardware world. It's not just laptops and desktops anymore my friend. Netbooks, ultrathins, and All-in-One touchscreen PCs are now key members of this expanding family.


At the launch of Windows 7 in New York City, Microsoft and its hardware partners set the Windows 7 toys free on the show floor and CIO.com started snapping. Here are the results.


[ For complete coverage on Microsoft's new Windows 7 operating system -- including hands-on reviews, video tutorials and advice on enterprise rollouts-- see CIO.com's Windows 7 Bible. ]

Dell Adamo XPS Ultrathin Notebook

The Adamo XPS is Dell's newest and thinnest notebook. In fact it's the thinnest ever at about 0.39 inches, about half the thickness of the MacBook Air. The Adamo XPS is not available for sale yet and Dell has been secretive about its memory, CPU power and battery life specs, but we do know that this superthin machine weighs 1.5 pounds, has a 13.4-inch screen and will be priced close to $2,000.


Price: Dell has not formerly announced availability or pricing
Available now with Windows 7?: Not yet


For more information on the Dell Adamo XPS, click here.


Shane O'Neill