- Dec 24, 2007
- Guildford, Surrey, Yoo Kay
- Mercedes-Benz C240 W203, British Rail Class 450
Introducing Dell's new Adamo 13.
Engadget said:After months of drawn-out buildup, the Adamo endgame has played out pretty damn fast: we had pricing and box pictures leak just about an hour ago, and now Dell's officially announced the first machine in the Adamo line, the 13.4-inch model we saw at CES. Sadly, it sounds like beauty is only aluminum-skin deep here: that hot little case holds a 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo U9300 with integrated Intel X4500 graphics, 2GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD, and it all weighs four pounds -- a pound more than the MacBook Air. Not exactly a barnstormer, especially for $1,999 -- it looks like you're spending the majority of that cash on high-end design flourishes like a magnetic cover that hides the Microsoft-required Windows authenticity sticker.
Honestly, that is pathetic. Not to sound like a fanboi, but why would anyone buy that over a MacBook Air, which is a lot better and cheaper (not to mention the many well-speced PC notebooks in this price range)? It's not exactly a looker (IMO), despite Dell's best efforts, and I just don't see where this can fit in to the laptop market, especially in this economy. Even if you're still rich and just want to look cool, you'll probably go MBA over this ridiculous thing.