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Default Dell Adamo Officially Released - 03-17-2009, 08:40 PM

As heard by the rumours of yesterday, the Dell Adamo is officially on sale at the Dell website. The Adamo sports two colours that come in two models, with the primary differences being processor speed (1.2Ghz and 1.4Ghz) and RAM (2GB and 4GB) and an addition of Mobile Broadband in the higher end model.
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The models are priced at $1999/£1649 and £2,249/$2,699 respectively, so they certainly aren't cheap, the prices are certainly comparable to that of the Macbook Air, which clocks in at £1761 with similar specs.

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Default Re: Dell Adamo Officially Released - 03-18-2009, 12:13 AM

Hmmm... I've been drinking the Dell Koolaid for a while now, but this just tastes bad. It is a beautiful system, but the price is a tad outrageous for the hardware, especially given our current economic state. I was hoping that this would be what the Macbook Air should be. The prospect of an Adamo 9 is still intriguing to me. I've often thought of what an Studio XPS 9 might look like.


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Default Re: Dell Adamo Officially Released - 03-18-2009, 12:47 AM

It would seem that the Adamo is meant as a fashion statement more than a functional device, much like the Macbook Air.


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Default Re: Dell Adamo Officially Released - 03-18-2009, 01:18 AM

My Macfanboyism aside it isn't doing it for me. Then again the Macbook Air didn't do it for me either by price point or tech. specs. Right now my "gun and run" favorite computer remains the Mini 9 with Ubuntu. The Adamo...well not so much

http://apcmag.com/dell-adamo-vs-apple-macbook-air.htm
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Default Re: Dell Adamo Officially Released - 03-18-2009, 07:23 PM

Wow... They do look amazing and the specs seem decent but the price is a showstopper, for me at least... That kind of money demands a lot more machine than is being offered... Oh well, too bad for me...
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Default Re: Dell Adamo Officially Released - 03-18-2009, 08:58 PM

The Cheap MacBook is the best comparator for the Dell Adamo.

The Adamo weighs 4 lbs and the MacBook weighs 4.5 lbs and includes a DVD/CD burner and much faster processor.

Adamo vs MacBook Comparison:

Price
$1999 vs $1299

Processor
1.2 to 1.4 vs 2.0 to 2.4

Size: (Adamo vs MacBook)
Thickness 0.76 vs 0.95 in
Width 13.4 vs 12.8 in
Depth 9.5 vs 8.94 in
Weight 4.0 vs 4.5 lbs

Who said Macs cost more than Dell?


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Default Re: Dell Adamo Officially Released - 03-18-2009, 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by drbob
The Cheap MacBook is the best comparator for the Dell Adamo.

The Adamo weighs 4 lbs and the MacBook weighs 4.5 lbs and includes a DVD/CD burner and much faster processor.

Adamo vs MacBook Comparison:

Price
$1999 vs $1299

Processor
1.2 to 1.4 vs 2.0 to 2.4

Size: (Adamo vs MacBook)
Thickness 0.76 vs 0.95 in
Width 13.4 vs 12.8 in
Depth 9.5 vs 8.94 in
Weight 4.0 vs 4.5 lbs

Who said Macs cost more than Dell?
The price gets MUCH closer (though still advantage to the MacBook) if you config the MacBook with as 128 gig SSD like the Adamo has.


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Default Re: Dell Adamo Officially Released - 03-19-2009, 11:19 AM

True, except that I am not really convinced SSD is the way to go personally, especially after reading the following:

http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdo ... i=3531&p=1


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Default Re: Dell Adamo Officially Released - 03-21-2009, 02:05 AM

I saw more pics of the Adamo today. What is with the hinge hump? Battery, just hiding a hinge mechanism? I dunno looks like a sleek model from the front but the look doesn't carry through to the back.

Also, gloss screens. Ugh. I find the reflections a real problem even indoors. Don't get me started! I'd like to meet the people that started that computer fashion trend.

Maybe if I saw an Adamo in person it would win me over?
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Default Re: Dell Adamo Officially Released - 03-22-2009, 04:19 AM

I really don't care for the Adamo, it's not even that pretty. While it could be (and has been) argued that the very comparable MacBook Air is better in terms of price, I just don't like it for the price and looks. I think Dell is trying to fill a need that really isn't there, unlike the opposite situation of the Dell Mini line. People in general want smaller laptops, not fashion-focused super-netbooks. (Yes, I consider this a superpowered netbook with a 13 inch screen.)


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