Adamo Sees Simultaneous Price Cut and Spec Increase

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 Memory, 802.11n wi-fi, and the option for an internal 3G broadband modem.

Apple's 13.3-inch MacBook Air, which competes directly with the Adamo, currently sells for a starting price of $1,299. The MacBook Air is 0.68 inches thick at its thickest tapers to 0.11 inches at its thinnest. Meanwhile, the Adamo is 0.65 inches thick.