Dell Adamo

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Dell Adamo
Developer Dell
Type Laptop/Notebook
Release date March 17, 2009
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 @ 1.2 GHz or SU9400 @ 1.4 GHz or SL9600 @ 2.1 GHz [1][2]
Memory 2 or 4 GB of DDR3 SDRAM @ 800 MHz
Dimensions 0.65 inches or 1.65 cm thick
Website Dell Adamo

Adamo (Latin for "To fall in love with"[4][5]) is a Dell subnotebook focused on design and mobility. A notebook prototype was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show on January 9, 2009.[6][7] Dell also claimed it is the "world's thinnest laptop", at 16.5 mm (0.65 inches) thick.[8] It is a slim luxury ultraportable intended to compete with Apple's MacBook Air, Lenovo's ThinkPad X301, or HP's Voodoo Envy 133 laptop.[9] On September 9, 2009, Dell previewed a new, thinner Adamo "XPS" laptop design, which was 9.99 mm (0.39 inches) thick.[10]

Adamo 13[edit]

Hinge torx screw

The Adamo 13 was released on March 17, 2009, in the US with either a Core 2 Duo 1.2 GHz ULV processor, 2 GB DDR3 RAM (Admire model) or a Core 2 Duo 1.4 GHz ULV processor with 4 GB DDR3 RAM (Desire model). Both were initially equipped with a 128 GB SSD, and a 13.4-inch widescreen with a 1366x768 resolution (16:9 ratio) with a built-in 1.3 MP webcam and microphone. It weighs 4 pounds, originally shipped with Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium, with an optional external DVD-RW drive. Later on in the year, Dell upgraded the Desire model with a Core 2 Duo 2.1 SL9600 processor and a 256 GB SSD. Adamo prices were also dropped by $500 at the time. The Adamo 13 was offered in two colors; Pearl (silver with white accents) and Onyx (black with black accents). In early 2011, Dell discontinued the Adamo lineup, re-positioning it's XPS lineup as the top offering.[11]

Adamo XPS[edit]

Dell Adamo XPS

On September 9, 2009, Dell previewed a new, thinner Adamo XPS laptop design, which was 9.99 mm (0.39 inches) thick.[12] It was released on November 5, 2009 and priced at USD 1,799.[13] The laptop's bottom half, containing the keyboard, is smaller than the top half of the laptop containing the screen. The screen half is concave, so when shut the keyboard embeds itself into the screen. It is designed, that when open, the bottom of the screen half and the edge of the keyboard, make contact with the surface it is resting on. The Adamo XPS has a heat-sensing strip on the lip of its lid which, when touched, opens the lid. Internally, it has either a 128 GB solid-state drive or a 180 GB hard drive. It uses 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 1.4 GHz Intel ULV (ultra low voltage) processor. The battery can run either 4 or 5 hours, depending on configuration.[14]

In March 2010, Dell discontinued their Adamo XPS line.[15][16][17]

During that same month of March 2010, Dell made Adamo XPS available again. [18]

Subsequently, as of November 2010, the Adamo XPS is no longer available on the Dell website.


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  7. ^ Ogg, Erica. "Dell officially unveils Adamo, Mini 10 | Crave - CNET". Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  8. ^ Ackerman, Dan (2008-03-16). "Hands-on with the Dell Adamo". Crave. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
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  12. ^ Shah, Agam (September 10, 2009). "Dell previews ultra-thin Adamo laptop design". InfoWorld. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 
  13. ^ Ackerman, Dan (5 November 2009). "Hands on with the new Dell Adamo XPS". CNet. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  14. ^ "Dell's $2,000 Adamo XPS launching October 22 with heat-sensing open latch". Engadget. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  15. ^ Burns, Matt (8 March 2010). "The Dell Adamo XPS has been discontinued along with our hopes and dreams". Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  16. ^ Stern, Joanna (8 March 2010). "Dell Adamo XPS order page falls off, discontinued for life?". Engadget. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  17. ^ Raikkonen, Tobi. "Dell Adamo XPS Discontinued". Archived from the original on 17 March 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  18. ^ "Dell Adamo XPS alive and kicking, back for order on". 

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