Dell Adamo 13

Dell Adamo 13 Specifications

  • Display: 13.4″ TFT LCD
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Pixel Format: 1366×768 (?)
  • CPU: 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo U9300
  • RAM: 2GB
  • HDD: 128GB SSD
  • Optical: External DVD+/-RW or Blu-ray
  • Connectivity: DisplayPort, WiFi BGN, Bluetooth 2.1, WWAN (optional), USB (3 with 1 USB/eSATA)
  • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
  • Battery: Up to 5 hours
  • Price: US$1999

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Engadget: Dell has officially announced the first model in its Adamo line of ultra-sexy notebook PCs: Adamo 13. The 13 probably refers to the size of the display, which is 13.4″ and the Dell press release states that it is a 16:9 HD display. I’m guessing it’s 1366 x 768. As you may already know pictures of Adamo show an extremely well-designed and very thin notebook PC. Up until now the internal specs have not been known. Well, the wait is over and it is a bit of a let down. The CPU is a 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo U9300. Slow. RAM will be 2GB. Okay if you’ll be running 32-bit operating systems but the funny thing is that it will be loaded with Vista Home Premium SP1. The 64-bit version. Where’s the extra 2GB? The only thing that’s kind of worthy of the $1999 price is the 128GB SSD–I hope it’s the fast kind. Dell is touting that you can get Adamo by Dell branded color-matched peripherals. TUMI has jumped in with an exclusive line of bags too. Hmm… the Adamo is certainly a sexy notebook, but it’s not very powerful.

Update 2009.03.17 9:58AM PST: Want a little boost in performance and connectivity? Well for $2699 you can equip the Adamo 13 with a 1.4GHz CPU, 4GB RAM and a built-in 3G card. That’s $700 extra! A bit too rich for my taste, although I do like the styling.

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