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Dell cuts Adamo price to match MacBook Air

updated 02:15 pm EDT, Tue July 21, 2009

Dell Cuts Adamo Price

Dell has quietly slashed the price on its Adamo ultraportable to match Apple's recent MacBook Air updates. The base model with a 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM and a 128GB solid-state drive now costs the same $1,499 as the entry 1.86GHz MacBook Air. The higher-end model has dropped to $2,299 but is still more expensive than its $1,799 Mac counterpart. It still has its 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo and 128GB SSD but comes with 4GB of RAM and built-in 3G in return.

Previously reviewed here, the Adamo has been publicly positioned as a MacBook Air rival and trades performance and lightness for a slightly thinner profile as well as more expansion.

by MacNN Staff



  1. JuanGuapo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I've yet to see anyone with one of these.

  1. kkthompson

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Who ever thought we'd be seeing that in a headline? Dell cuts prices to match Apple.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Yawn

    The only time I've seen anyone with a MacBook Air was at the apple store. And that was a woman trying to figure out how to install a printer driver from a CD-ROM drive to the computer, when it kept pestering her to connect the printer, which she couldn't do, since it was being used to read the CD.

    But, seriously, do you really go around and try to tabulate the computers being used by various people? Heck, would you even know what an Adamo looked like?

  1. appleuzr

    Joined: Dec 1969


    you left your...

    Testudo, you left your moms basement and went to the apple store? amazing. I travel a good bit with work and have actually seen not many but at least 6 or 7 separate people in airports with macbook air's. I guess you don't get out much.

    But, seriously, do you really go around and try to tabulate the computers you think people don't use? Heck, would you even know what a v***** looks like?

  1. JulesLt

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I'd agree - I've seen the MacBook Air, and many netbooks, being used on my weekly rail journey to London. Space and portability are key to this (niche) market.

    The only time I've seen an Adamo has been Heathrow airport - but it was in a shop. I actually walked over to take a look as I didn't know what it was, followed by amazement at the price.

    (One in the eye for people who think it's easy to make this type of machine)

  1. VinitaBoy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Hey, testudo . . .

    You might want to look at the overall sales of Dell PCs recently . . . not to mention the company's pathetic stock price. The Adamo is just another monkey-see-monkey-do product from a company that wouldn't know innovation if it crawled out of its butt and called it Judy.

    What, no mp3 player, Dell? What, no smartphone, Dell? What, no BOTTOM LINE, Dell?

    Little Mikey Dell is in deep, deep kimchi, and the world knows it. If I were little MD, I'd sell the company and give the money back to the shareholders.

  1. JuanGuapo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I'm not saying the Adamo is "bad", all I'm saying is I've yet to see one.

    I've seen more than a few Airs (work in a college), and more than a few Macs. The most common notebook I've seen is the white Macbook.

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