Dell on Tuesday introduced the budget Vostro V13 laptop, which bears a resemblance to the company's super-thin Adamo luxury laptop, but is close to three times cheaper.

The V13 laptop, which is priced starting at $449, measures 0.65 inches at its thinnest point, as does the Adamo model that is currently available. The new laptop weighs about 3.5 pounds, half a pound less than the Adamo. The Adamo is priced starting at $1,499, and has a 13.4-in. screen, while the V13 has a 13.3-in. screen.

The Adamo uses a faster Core 2 Duo processor and includes some advanced features and a designer finish. However, the V13 can be upgraded to use a Core 2 Duo processor that is only slightly slower in a configuration priced at $649.

Dell started shipping Adamo earlier this year to much fanfare in response to Apple's MacBook Air, and called the laptop the thinnest in the world at the time. The company has already demonstrated a thinner version measuring 0.4 inches at its thinnest point, which will start shipping by the end of this year, the company has said.

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