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Dell Adamo

alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the durability and keyboard. The screen and portability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the battery and price.

design, portability, screen, keyboard, durability

price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Adamo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Adamo

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Dell Adamo from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

design, portability, screen, price, keyboard

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell AX-3600GSL Adamo XPS 13.4-Inch Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium)Dell Adamo 13 A13-6349PWH 13.4-Inch Laptop (Pearl White)Dell Adamo A13-USE002AM 13.4-Inch Laptop - Onyx

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Review Dell Adamo XPS Notebook

 

Deluxe-minimalist for enthusiasts. Individualists with a love for

Very flat; Very quiet; Very cool; High quality materials; Good mobility; Good application performance; Digital screen connection

Reflextive display surface; stationary display; limited stability; no UMTS available; 40-Wh battery not available in Europe; limited battery life; small flaws in the workmanship on our tester; few interfaces

Apple MacBook Air, Lenovo X301, Samsung X360 and Dell Adamo Thirteen may not be as thin, but they do have other qualities. Battery life, equipment, weight, display and also the price are important factors there. But none of them are as quiet as the...

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Dell Adamo thirteen

 

Do you prefer form over function? The Dell Adamo thirteen's just for you.

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Dell Adamo Review

 

It is interesting to see how Michael Dell built up his company from its early days in a garage, and [...]

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Review Dell Adamo Thirteen Subnotebook

 

Expensive piece of jewelery.Despite the economic crisis and boo

High-quality materials; Precise manufacturing; Stable chassis; Almost complete and up-to-date ports; Battery life; Low noise emissions

High price; Very reflective and low-contrast display with below average illumination; Comparatively low system performance; Comparatively high weight; Long battery recharge time

That Dell clearly positioned the Adamo above Apple's MacBook Air in terms of pricing.

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Dell Adamo XPS

 

Dell's high-concept Adamo XPS deserves credit for taking some serious design risks. It's a cool conversation piece, but poor battery life keeps it from being terribly useful.

Superslim chassis; inventive design

Weak battery life; large footprint; no SD card slot

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Dell Adamo XPS Review

 

Just as supermodels can't eat cheeseburgers, some sacrifices had to be made in order to keep the Adamo XPS as thin as it is. Its battery life is subpar for such a thin and light notebook, and its performance is equal to systems that cost half as much....

Extremely thin, Stylish, innovative design, Good sound quality, Quick boot time

Short battery life, Mediocre Wi-Fi range, Battery hard to remove

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Dell Adamo XPS

 

Dell's Adamo brand of notebooks emphasise design as well as mobility, and its latest offering seems to have an abundance of both. But will breaking tradition help the Adamo XPS trump the MacBook Air?

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Thin, Light Dell Laptop Gorgeously Overpriced

 

Stylish, expensive, and sexy the Adamo proves that Dell knows how to make a handsome portable. Albeit a portable that doesn't perform very fast.

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Adamo

 

Dell's luxury notebook, the Adamo, is spunky--I'll give it that. The up-and-comer packs on ports...and takes some not-so-subtle jabs at Apple's MacBook Air. Neither company really positions its ultraslim ultraportable as a high-performance hot rod....

Large, sleek and comfortable keyboard Beautiful-looking screen

Underpowered CPU Extremely pricey

Of course, there's the design itself. As slim as the Adamo is (13 by 9.5 by 0.65 inches and weighing 4 pounds), it's still a bit boxy. Hey, that's not a knock. After all, just about every laptop is a little on the square side (even Macs, until pretty...

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Dell Adamo

 

Dell's upscale Adamo is a 13-inch laptop for those who value design and finish as much as performance, but its luxury price will limit the potential audience.

Sleek, thin design breaks new ground for Dell, Good performance for a low-power laptop

Very expensive, Lacks an SD card slot, Feels a bit heavier than it looks

Product Specifications

The Adamo XPS's innovative design provides strength to the 13.4-inch widescreen 16:9 HD display and gives the laptop a solid feel in spite of its thinness. Advanced lithium ion technology invites you to enjoy up to 2 hours. And when that runs out, you can easily swap out batteries while in sleep mode without turning off the system. It all starts with a simple swipe of your finger over the capacitive latch release. Blue lights indicate your Adamo XPS is open. Stay in touch with the world around you even when on the go.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion/Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.8in/9.5in
Height:0.4in/0.6in
Weight:3.2lbs/4lbs
Width:13.4in/13in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):34cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:XPS
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Adamo

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Onyx/Pearl/Silver

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n / Bluetooth 2.1
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1/802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.2GHz/1.4GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:SU9300/SU9400
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive
Type:Portable/Solid state

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:128GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA X4500MHD