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Dell Adamo

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of Dell Adamo. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the durability and usability. The performance and portability are also appreciated. Views about the touchpad and screen are mixed. Many are critical about the battery and price.

design, portability, performance, usability, durability

price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Adamo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Adamo


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 products in the same category on People are impressed by the design and reliability. The performance and usability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the battery.

portability, usability, performance, reliability, design


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

Nov, 2020

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

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Dell Adamo XPS review: Dell Adamo XPS


Dell Adamo XPS

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.

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 : 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 : Cisco Cheng (

Dell Adamo


The Dell Adamo's gorgeous, thin design is guaranteed to drop jaws, but performance and battery life might stand in the way of true stardom.

Jaw-dropping design. Incredibly thin. Very nice glass screen. 128GB SSD is standard with this price. Embedded mobile broadband. Excellent typing experience. Illuminated keyboard.

Expensive, for now. Nonremovable battery didn't impresson battery life tests. ULV parts aren't for performance seekers. Too heavy for a luxury ultraportable. ; Watch the Dell Adamo!

The absence of a built-in media card reader was the most glaring omission. As for road-ready features, the ThinkPad X301 and Sony Z590 have the most, with their wide array of wireless technologies, integrated optical drives, and, yes, media card...

Apr, 2009

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 : 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