It seems Dell is emulating Apple in more ways than one with its new MacBook Air-rivalling "Adamo" laptop.

Like many recent Apple offerings, the ultra-thin Dell laptop will have a non-user-replaceable battery Pocket-lint has learnt.

This means that Adamo owners will not be able to hot swap batteries on the go - and will have to get their laptops sent back to Dell when their factory issued battery conks out.

The cost of this service has yet to be decided and Dell are staying quiet following our repeated requests for a price.

Apple currently charges UK customers £139 for its battery replacement scheme for the 17-inch MacBook Pro.