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Dell Adamo

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and keyboard. The screen and portability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the battery and value for money.

design, portability, screen, keyboard, build quality

value for money, 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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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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

design, portability, screen, value for money, keyboard

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 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


Editors' note: This review is part of our spring 2010 retail laptop and desktop roundup , which covers specific fixed configurations of popular systems found in retail stores.

Superslim chassis; inventive design.

Weak battery life; large footprint; no SD card slot.

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.

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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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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


With a chassis measuring just 0.76 inches at its crest and an innovative unibody design, Apple's MacBook Air broke ground in the high-end, ultra-slim, and super-refined laptop category at the beginning of 2008. Half a year later, HP's Voodoo unit took...

Seductively slim; gorgeous aluminum and glass motif; decent performer (as ultra-thins go)

Pricey; dearth of ports and no optical drive; battery not replaceable by user

Machines don't come much sexier than this sultry and ultra-slim notebook, but are good looks really worth the $2,000-plus price?

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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 on to the weird launch / non-launch at CES, and culminating with a burst of PR boasting the...

Beautiful styling and premium materials ; SSD on-board ; Multitouch trackpad

Absurdly expensive ; Underpowered ; Overly glossy display

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Dell Adamo XPS


If there is any question about how sturdy the Adamo XPS is, holding the system in your hands will put it to rest. The metals are virtually unbendable like the MacBook Air, though neither of the two could probably survive a 3-foot drop. Thinness aside,...

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

The 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.

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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Adamo

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:800MHz




Type: None


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


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


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


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