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GBM InkShow: Dell Adamo aka World’s Thinnest Notebook

dell_adamo-6I got to unbox and play with the the world’s thinnest notebook yesterday. Dell’s Adamo is just 0.65″ thick and is drop-dead gorgeous. It’s designed to appeal to fashion-conscious consumers, but this pricey machine is going to be a tough sell in this economy.

There are two Adamo configurations available at AdamoByDell.com. The $1,999 version of the Adamo comes with a 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM and 128GB SSD. For $2,699 buyers will get a 1.4GHz processor, 4GB of RAM and a WWAN card.

I really liked the Adamo’s clear package.

Below are some closeup shots I took of the Adamo. As you can see, there’s a lot of attention to detail. While the Adamo is fit for a runway, there are some trade-offs. For example, virtually all of the ports are placed on its rear edge, which means users have to rotate the computer to plug in peripherals.

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4 Comments

  1. harv

    03/20/2009 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks guys. The machine sure is purdy.

    As someone in the design business I constantly get comments on the appearance of whatever technology I’m using, even if my role is to deal strictly with the technical part of the device.
    I look forward to reports on how well it works.

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  2. Xavier

    03/20/2009 at 5:25 pm

    @harv- I just got word that we’ll be getting an Adamo in for review, so we’ll definitely have some more info for you soon.

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  3. Michael

    03/25/2009 at 9:17 am

    Stylish notebook, but the Adamo website kind of sucks. You have to browse through several pages to even find the specs.
    But still, a great machine.

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  4. Xavier

    03/25/2009 at 9:09 pm

    The Adamo marketing campaign is definitely not targeted at geeks who (like most of us) that think about details like specs. It won’t win spec shootouts, but it will look/feel great.

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