Too hot, no handle

Apparently, you can’t be too thin or too heat-sensitive.  Dell has a new laptop that’s less than .4 inches thick; you open it by swiping a body-temperature appendage (prosthetics need not apply?) across a heat-sensitive strip on its surface.  We don’t know yet whether this just unlatches it or actually pivots the screen into position, but either way it’s a boon for people whose impaired hand strength or dexterity makes conventional laptops hard to open.  Do you close it with an ice cube?

Engadget: Dell’s $2,000 Adamo XPS launching October 22 with heat-sensing open latch

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