Dell recently introduced the Adamo, its brand new, highly stylish, laptop computer. Featuring a 13.4 “ 16:9 HD display and sporting an ultra-thin profile the Adamo is in contention for the title of “world’s thinnest laptop.” Sharing a design sensibility with the MacBook Air, the Adamo is a clear break from Dell’s recent laptop designs and features a machined-aluminum chassis similar to the current MacBooks.
Beyond the physical appearance and feel of the Dell Adamo there are a number of high-end features that put these systems in the “luxury” laptop computer category. The base model features a 1.2 GHz Core 2 Duo processor with Intel Centrino technology, 2 GB of DDR3 dual channel memory (RAM) and a 128GB solid state drive. The top of the line Adamo model sports a 1.4 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and a mobile broadband connection. Both models are available in either onyx or pearl.
Along with weighing only 4 lbs. and having rather stunning looks, both systems feature a 128 GB solid state drive, Wi-Fi (draft N) adapter, gigabit Ethernet adapter, integrated web camera and microphone, 3 USB 2.0 ports, a 40 Mwh battery with a life estimated by Dell at 5 hrs., Windows Home Premium, and Bluetooth 2.1.
Dell Adamo Pricing and Accessories
The 1.2 GHz model has a price of $1,999 and the 1.4 GHz model is priced at $2,699. Accessories such as an Adamo-style external DVD-RW drive, a Tumi sleeve, and additional service options are also available.
These systems are not designed to be state-of-the art powerhouses. These are ultra-portable, highly stylish laptop computers that can perform a wide range of daily computing tasks without sending you to the chiropractor from transporting your computer. They are not inexpensive and they were not designed to be. But boy, the Adamo notebook sure looks slick.