Items tagged with Adamo

Dell's decision to go private (and Microsoft's $2B investment) are big news in the tech world today, but there's precious little in the way of hard evidence for why Michael Dell decided to buy back the company he founded as a college student back in 1984. The Microsoft angle has gotten a lot of press, but it's not the primary driver of the deal. In a $24 billion deal, two billion is only 8.3% of the total. It didn't buy Microsoft a seat on the board or governance rights. The obvious reason for Microsoft to invest in Dell is for product manufacturing; Dell could easily handle Redmond's Surface volume.... Read more...
Wow, talk about dying out quick. Dell's XPS 14 has only been on sale for less than half a year, but already the company is confirming that it has been discontinued. This news comes just days after HP decided to cancel the Envy 13 while letting their 14" ultraportable pick up the slack. Clearly, Dell's not having the same story running with its ultraportable lineup. The XPS 14 was a fairly well-regarded machine, offering a nice mix of power/performance while still being more mobile than most of today's larger, bulkier 15.6"+ notebooks. According to a statement released by the company, sales weren't... Read more...
Dell's Adamo laptop, which hasn't matched the MacBook Air in terms of popularity or sales, has just seen its price dropped from $999, a Christmas present for ultra-thin laptop lovers who also love Dell. The $999 version had a 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo chip and 2GB of memory. The $899 model carries a 2.13GHz Core 2 Duo processor and 4GB of memory. That configuration was formerly priced at $1,099. Otherwise, the Dell Adamo specs remain the same. It has a machined-aluminum chassis (sounds familiar, Apple fans), a 13.4-inch screen, a 6-cell Lithium Polymer battery, Intel GS45 Integrated Graphics with 256MB... Read more...
Last week we reported that Dell's Adamo XPS was apparently dead after it vanished from the company's website, online store, and was listed as out-of-stock everywhere but a handful of Best Buys. It didn't make sense for Dell to have canceled the product just three months after shipping, but customer service reps at both Dell and BB were reporting that the Adamo XPS had been discontinued. Customers interested in still buying one were advised by Best Buy to order immediately. Dell contacted us after our original story and promised to get back in touch over what was going on with the ultra-thin laptop.... Read more...
Not every high-end, haute couture product turns out to be a bestseller—even Steve Jobs had the Cube—but it's rather odd for a manufacturer to design, advertise, tease, and launch a product only to pull it off the market barely four months later. Nevertheless, that's the news from Dell on the Adamo XPS. The Adamo product line will continue but its 0.4" thick headline XPS system with a 128GB SSD and 4GB RAM as standard has been discontinued. If it's odd for a company to launch a high-end product in November, make it readily available in December, and kill it in March, it's even stranger for company... Read more...
The magic price point for many seems to be $1,000, and thus, following an earlier price cut to the sleek and sexy Dell Adamo, Dell has lowered the price still further, at least for an "entry-level" model. The Dell Adamo Aspire sneaks in under $1,000 for a $999 starting price.Of course, that's the starting price. The Dell Adamo Desire comes in at $1,799 to start. What do you get for those prices?Admire: 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor with Centrino technology Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 2GB 800MHz DDR3 dual-channel memory 128GB3 solid state driveDesire: 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo... Read more...
Dell sure has been teasing this machine long enough, and finally we're able to stop wondering and start digesting. What we have here today is the planet's thinnest laptop. Granted, that record seems to be broken and re-set about every other month now, but honestly, we'll be shocked if someone makes a notebook thinner than this before Santa comes climbing down the chimney.The Adamo XPS is a unique, strange and niche device. It's not for gamers, it's not for cheap-skates and it's not for power-users. So, who is it for? Good question, but we're guessing it's just those willing to pay a significant... Read more...
Remember Dell's Adamo XPS that was teased back in early September? Almost a month later, Dell is looking to grab some more attention by introducing two new shots of the 9.99mm-thin notebook. We're still not given much to think on, but the two new images of the Adamo XPS confirm that a 3.5mm headphone jack is present, at least one full-sized USB port is there and the front is easily thinner than the rear. As for the open shot, it looks as if the "butt" of the device sticks out a good one to two inches beyond the LCD's hinge, which is a design point we've already noticed on the 13" Adamo.Click To... Read more...
There isn't much to go on yet, but Dell's still-young Adamo lineup is about to grow by 1. Or by 9.99, depending on what measure you're looking at. Just a few months after Dell introduced the standard Adamo--which was amazingly sleek and thin in its right--the company has now confessed that another Adamo is on the way.The Adamo XPS, as it will be called, hints at high performance and slim size, with a chassis that measures just 9.99mm thick. The tease was timed to launch on 9/9/09, though Dell won't say when this beauty will be fully revealed and shipped. Those interested in signing up for future... Read more...
Perhaps as an effort to counter what Apple achieved with the MacBook Air, Dell is introducing the new Adamo. Touted as the world’s thinnest laptop, the Adamo features a visually striking thin profile and three-toned outer finish. Adamo, pronounced "A-dahm-o," means "to fall in love with" in Latin. Dell is certainly hoping you’ll fall in love with this notebook’s looks as well as its functionality. The Adamo’s chassis is milled from a single piece of aluminum and features precision detailing with a scalloped backlit keyboard. Even the fan holes, which are punched out squares, have an attractive... Read more...
We wrote earlier about the Dell Adamo, or at least, the Dell Adamo website and the various clues around the Web about what was rumored to be a MacBook Air competitor. It seems that there is now confirmation. It all started when the New York Times Bits blog noticed a blurb (since removed) at luxury lifestyle site Uptownlife.net that said:"Rumor has it that Dell is coming out with a computer called Adamo that will rival the MacBook Air. At press time, the company was keeping the product tightly under wraps, but PC users rejoice - word on the street is that something cool is coming your way."According... Read more...