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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.
Shared components include:
The models are priced at $1999/Â£1649 and Â£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 Â£1761 with similar specs.
There are customisations that can be carried out in the cart, but they are just warranty and software additions.
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Join Date: Oct 2008
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
Join Date: Mar 2009
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
2 GB Crucial RAM 16 GB Stock SSD
Join Date: Oct 2008
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?
Join Date: Jan 2009
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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