Dell, in yet another attempt to pass off someone else's innovation as their own, has launched a new line of subnotebook computers with the monikor adamo.
Adamo, which is Latin for "I fall in love with," is meant to be a direct competitor to Apple's MacBook Air, Lenovo's Thinkpad X301, and HP's Voodoo Envy 133, targeting a premium, luxury market base and billing the machine as the world's thinnest laptop at 0.65 inches thick.
Actually released in March of this year at a starting price of $1,999, Dell has recently slashed the price to $1,499 to encourage sales.
Compared to the MacBook Air, the Adamo is similarly speced and bares a striking resemblance to Apple's design of both the Air and their MacBook Pro line. However, do not be fooled. Dell's Adamo is yet another attempt to mimick Apple's fit and finish. The problem is what's inside. The operating system. Microsoft's Vista line is bloated, buggy, vulnerable and insulting to anyone but the most novice of computer users. Why go with the cheap immitation when you could buy the MacBook Air for the same price? With Mac OS X, you would have the opportunity to install whatever operating system you want, and still use Mac OS X as your primary system. Any flavor of Microsoft's operating system from DOS to Windows 7 and any Linux/Unix variant as well can be installed using virtual computing or through Apple's Boot Camp. The Dell will be more limited and you will be bringing it to people like me to clean the viruses and trojans off on a regular basis. But, hey, I charge by the hour, so....
Dell Adamo - $1,499
- 1.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
- Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
- 2GB Memory
- 128GB solid state drive
- 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
- Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
- 2GB Memory
- 120GB SATA hard drive
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