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Dell Adamo

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews of Dell Adamo. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the durability and usability are on the whole positive. The performance and design are also appreciated. Opinions about the touchpad and screen are mixed, while some have doubts about the battery and price.

portability, design, performance, usability, 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Dell Adamo from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the design and performance are generally positive. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical views about the battery.

portability, usability, reliability, performance, design


74% of the reviews on 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 AX-3600GSL Adamo XPS 13.4-Inch Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (

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...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Edwin Kee (

Dell Adamo Review


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

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (

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.

May, 2009

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

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

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

Dell Adamo XPS


The Dell Adamo XPS is the world's thinnest laptop and sports a design that trumps all others, but you will have to make some serious performance and feature tradeoffs.

Thinnest laptop yet. Elegant design. Structurally sound. Lightweight. Good typing and navigating experiences. Two batteries included.

Steep price. Using last year's parts. Limited features. Small SSD drive.

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Mar, 2010

Expert review by: ZDNet (

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?

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Christopher Null (

Review: Dell Adamo


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.

Amazingly slim. Gorgeous screen and, for the most part, attractive design. Sturdy build

Difficult to open. Keyboard backlighting ineffective at many angles, making it difficult to read the keys. No memory card slot

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Darren Gladstone (



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...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (

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

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: (

Dell Adamo review


From the beginning, Dell's Adamo line of laptops have been anything but status quo. Starting with the company's viral "leaks" on phony fashion sites, straight...

Apr, 2009

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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion/Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Dimensions & Weight



HD type: No

Display (Projector)

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


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Adamo

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:800MHz




Type: None


4G: No
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

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.2GHz/1.4GHz
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Penryn
Processor Number:SU9300/SU9400
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo SU9000 series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 37
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:36697 / 76348
Processor package size:22 / 37.5


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


Cable lock slot type:Kensington

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


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