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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. Reviews about the durability and usability are on the whole positive. The performance and design also get good comments. Views 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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and performance are generally positive. The reliability and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative reviews about the battery.

portability, usability, reliability, performance, design

battery

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 AX-3600GSL Adamo XPS 13.4-Inch Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

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 (ubergizmo.com)

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 (notebookcheck.net)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

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 (zdnet.com)

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 (wired.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

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...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

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: (engadget.com)

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

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:40 / 69
Battery capacity (Watt hours):40 / 69
Battery life (max):5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium ion/Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 2
Swivel webcam: No

Design

Color of product:Black, White / Silver / Stainless Steel
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.4 / 14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:150 / 45

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600

Header

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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Keyboard

Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600 / 800
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Onyx/Pearl/Silver

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
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
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n
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 Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / No

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Weight:3.17 / 3.97
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: No
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3

Power

AC adapter power:150 / 45

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel GS45 Express / Intel HM86
Clock Speed:1.2GHz/1.4GHz
Conflict Free processor:N / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):6 / 7
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express / Intel HM86
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processing die size:107
Processor:i5-4200M / SU9300 / SU9400
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.050 - 1.150
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.4 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:22 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i5-4200M / SU9300 / SU9400
Processor Number:SU9300/SU9400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo SU9000 series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA956 / PGA946
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 37
Tjunction:100 / 105
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:36695 / 36697 / 76348
Processor code:SR1HA
Processor package size:22 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Alienware Command Center\nAlienFX\nAlienTouch\nAlienFusion\nAlienAdrenaline
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:McAfee Security Centre 10.0

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 750

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2 / 10.7 / 13.4 / 9.49
Depth (imperial):10.8 / 9.5
Height:0.393 / 0.646 / 1.64 / 10.8
Height (imperial):0.39 / 0.65
Weight:3.17 / 3.97 / 6.11
Width:0.393 / 13 / 13.2 / 13.4
Width (imperial):13 / 13.4