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Dell's Adamo Goes After MacBook Air

kdawson posted more than 5 years ago | from the what-would-michael-do dept.

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MojoKid writes "Adamo, pronounced 'A-dahm-o,' means 'to fall in love with' in Latin. Dell is certainly hoping you'll fall in love with this notebook's looks as well as its functionality. The Adamo's chassis is milled from a single piece of aluminum and features precision detailing with a scalloped backlit keyboard. Even the fan holes, which are punched out squares, have an attractive modern design. The Adamo features a thin 0.65-inch profile and weighs four pounds. The new ultra-portable will also offer Intel Core 2 Duo processors and DDR3 memory (up to 4GB), a 13.4-inch 16:9 HD display and a 128GB SSD hard drive. Pricing starts at $1,999 with Vista Ultimate 64." The Dell infomercial spokesmodel (video at the bottom of the link) concludes, "Adamo resulted from the union of technology with pleasure for the style-conscious individualist." OK, so he's no Steve Jobs.

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Tsarkon reports YODA GREASE IN YOUR ASS (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234163)

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Ground Control to Yoda Doll Ballad : "Soddity"

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of the Greased Up States of Yodarica
and to the Republic for which it shoves,
one nation under Yoda, rectal intrusion,
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When you weren't there for me.
So now it's time to leave and make it alone .
I know that I can't take no more
It ain't no lie
I wanna see you out that door
Baby , bye, bye, bye...

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I know I'm just feeding the trolls, but... (-1, Offtopic)

NeutronCowboy (896098) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234399)

... whoever posted this is supremely dedicated to trolling. I had no idea that some people would go to such lengths to generate something that is just such a completely and utterly useless, pointless waste of space and time.

And I responded to it. Go figure.

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Re:I know I'm just feeding ISLAM IS PEDOPHILIA (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234521)

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We shove Jimmy Dean Homestyle Pork Sausage up The Profit Muhammad's ass. Then while the Giver strokes me off I shoot my wad in The Profit Muhammad's face after which we force The Profit Muhammad to fellate an 800 pound Chester White. Simultaneously two Hasidic rabbis open their kosher bowels unleashing torrents of gefilte shit on The Profit Muhammad's head and back while The Giver pumps The Profit Muhammad from behind. After the hog shoots its wad in The Profit Muhammad's mouth The Giver shoots his load up The Profit Muhammad's rectum. Then unexpectedly the Chester White roots out The Profit Muhammad's penis and testicles hungrily biting them off gobbling them down with full porcine fury. We bury the newly castrated The Profit Muhammad up to his nose in pig manure. Two AIDS infected Bowery whores stuff their used condoms and clotted tampon down The Profit Muhammad's throat and crack a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 over his skull.

We then leave him for the hogs to munch on. The Profit Muhammad is swine feed and by tomorrow he will be swine manure.

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Re:I know I'm just feeding the trolls, but... (2, Funny)

kurt555gs (309278) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234661)

I read your comment "I had no idea that some people would go to such lengths to generate something that is just such a completely and utterly useless, pointless waste of space and time." and thought it was spot on to describe the Adamo.

Cheers

Eevrybody's SURE to get in line for that... (2, Funny)

jddeluxe (965655) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234171)

They must be crazy to be running that out in the current economic environment.
We'll see how mant they managed to sell...
What's the upcharge to NOT get Vista Ultimate 64 on that?

Holy mother of God, this is lame (4, Interesting)

Man On Pink Corner (1089867) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234265)

http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=QUJqWc6seYk [youtube.com]

How can they do this? How can this get out of the marketing department at Dell without someone getting fired, or sued, or a stop-payment notice put on their last paycheck at least?

Re:Holy mother of God, this is lame (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234335)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUJqWc6seYk [youtube.com]

Why explicitly specify port 80?
If you put the http URI, default port 80 is assumed.

Re:Holy mother of God, this is lame (2, Funny)

Philip K Dickhead (906971) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234583)

Does spooge wipe more easily from a solid block of aluminium?

Re:Holy mother of God, this is lame (4, Funny)

Reality Master 201 (578873) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234663)

Yeah, holy shit. Marketing a product as being cool and hip is the least cool, most deeply unhip thing they could have done. Fuck firings, I'm surprised there haven't been any suicides.

Re:Holy mother of God, this is lame (0, Offtopic)

sortius_nod (1080919) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234803)

I demand executions... of that bald wanker and the arrogant french fuck. OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!

Re:Holy mother of God, this is lame (1)

NI4NI (167096) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234993)

Apparently you have never worked at Dell. I was amazed at the number of heart attacks from week to week.

Re:Holy mother of God, this is lame (4, Funny)

DigiShaman (671371) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234675)

"Ultra thin portable aphrodisiac"

Money quote right there, baby!

Re:Holy mother of God, this is lame (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234973)

Sounds like your wang, aside from the aphrodisiac part.

Re:Eevrybody's SURE to get in line for that... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234275)

vista 64 is quite good, on my system (Q6600 4G of PC8000) every benchmark except disk write is higher than debian linux x86-64.

Re:Eevrybody's SURE to get in line for that... (1)

Methlin (604355) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234315)

Well they've got the Apple pricing figured out; charge up to 50% more for having a better looking (to some) shell than another laptop with identical specs. And the shell probably doesn't cost any more or less than the "ugly" shell.

Re:Eevrybody's SURE to get in line for that... (5, Funny)

creimer (824291) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234381)

You're paying extra for Steve Jobs' blessing with Apple. Who the heck wants to pay extra for Mike Dell's blessing?

Re:Eevrybody's SURE to get in line for that... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234629)

What's the upcharge to NOT get Vista Ultimate 64 on that?

There is no surcharge for that because you can't. Microsoft disallows manufacturers from installing the cheapo XP on netbooks with low specs. Anything over certain limits (>1gb RAM, screen size etc) has to have Vista.

Re:Eevrybody's SURE to get in line for that... (2, Insightful)

maxume (22995) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234819)

More than 80% of people are still working. Lots of them probably feel pretty secure in their jobs. Especially the ones who would ever spend $2,000 on a new laptop (I don't see any problem with spending the $2,000, but good luck convincing me that a $2,000 laptop is $1,000 better than a $1,000 laptop).

Can you change the battery? (5, Interesting)

OutLawSuit (1107987) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234189)

I think that's the question people want to know.

Four pounds? (3, Interesting)

Nursie (632944) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234217)

My one and a half year old vaio SZ weighs less than that (about 3 pounds) and isn't all that thick.

Re:Four pounds? (1)

Savage-Rabbit (308260) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234363)

My one and a half year old vaio SZ weighs less than that (about 3 pounds)...

FWIIW so does the MacBook Air this thing is supposed to trump.

Re:Four pounds? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234793)

My one and a half year old vaio SZ weighs less than that (about 3 pounds) and isn't all that thick.

The Dell Latitude E4200 [dell.com] is even smaller and lighter (2.2 pounds).

It's a nice laptop, but probably doesn't have the cool factor.

Re:Four pounds? (1)

sortius_nod (1080919) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234821)

yes, but it's a sony...

Re:Four pounds? (1)

Nursie (632944) | more than 5 years ago | (#27235007)

It's a nice piece of hardware. The touchpad seems to have settled down into working pretty consistently now too...

Yeah, I know folks hate sony, never did actually care about that. My ethics are questionable i guess.

Not exactly pretty (1)

stag_beetle (1036182) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234221)

Might be a nice computer for all I know, but the design is rather ugly and heavyhanded. NIce for a Dell, but no Apple-killer from a beauty standpoint.

Re:Not exactly pretty (1)

linhares (1241614) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234791)

I think it is a looker, but another pathetic machine, like the MBAir. I got a MBAir and sold it after a few months for another sucker. It's awesome, unless you need space to put your files like music or movies. Moved to the new macbook, swapped out the nickel-and-dimer HD from Apple and put a 500GB one in. Now I can have photos, music and videos. These are fantastic machines, if youre happy to hang out with a "concept machine" and not a real one. Also, for the dell, WINDOWS ONLY??!?!?! WHAT THE FUCK???

I am disappointed (5, Funny)

overzero (1358049) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234225)

"Adamo resulted from the union of technology with pleasure...."

A laptop is not the first thing I thought of when seeing that phrase. Not that sort of laptop, at least.

Sounded pretty good... (5, Insightful)

DarkRhystar (1136133) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234235)

...until the "with Vista Ultimate 64" part.

Re:Sounded pretty good... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234279)

Sounded pretty good ... until the "with Vista Ultimate 64" part.

I lost interest at "Dell".

An Adamo without Vista (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234243)

An Adamo without Vista is like chocolate cake without mustard.

Give me the computer without slathering it up with old smelly mayonnaise, please. Thanks.

What the frak... (0)

richdun (672214) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234251)

(just to get this out of the way) Early adopters are reporting that the Adamo seems to severely dislike the Roomba unless it needs its room cleaned, and every so often wants to get a little too comfortable with that $4 latte you bought this morning.

screen real estate? (1)

stokessd (89903) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234259)

Hopefully the screen resolution is higher than the macbook air. That would make it more attractive to me.

By straight looks the air is the clear winner. But honestly, neither is all that practical. The beauty of an ultra-light notebook is largely diluted when you add the weight of a bag, and all the other junk you carry with you. I'll take a slightly larger and heavier and more durable model for less money.

Sheldon

Re:screen real estate? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234483)

Just get a padded sleeve and carry the whole thing in a briefcase, knapsack, tote bag or whatever you normally carry your stuff in. I've carried a laptop for years in the water sleeve part of a normal knapsack and never had a problem. Still lots of room for everything else and you don't go around screaming "look at me, I have a computer!"

Re:screen real estate? (1)

Paradise Pete (33184) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234515)

The beauty of an ultra-light notebook is largely diluted when you add the weight of a bag, and all the other junk you carry with you. I'll take a slightly larger and heavier and more durable model for less money.

I switched from a Macbook Pro to an Air and to me it makes a big difference while traveling. More than I expected. I use it only on the road, and that's not doing much more than Mail, Safari, Rails, TextMate, and an FTP client. As for cost, I got it refurbished with and SSD for $1,250, and if they didn't tell me I couldn't have distinguished it from new. I wouldn't have bought it for more, but I had to replace the old one and stumbled into that deal.

good, welcome BACK! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234303)

Nice to see Dell get BACK to the High End. There was only the choice of Sun Microsystems left for awhile.

Re:good, welcome BACK! (2, Interesting)

sethstorm (512897) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234495)

Going high end would mean them returning all support to the US and seeing how they can cram an E-IPS panel into a laptop form factor.

$1999 with "Vista" (5, Funny)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234313)

Could I maybe get it for $1000 without Vista?

This is Dell you're talking about (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234771)

The version without vista will more likely be around $2499.99 :)

poor latin (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234317)

""Adamo, pronounced 'A-dahm-o,' means 'to fall in love with' in Latin."

phhh, as any fule knos, it really means 'I fall in love with' if they had wanted it to mean 'to fall in love with' it should be called 'adamare'

come on, this is a basic 1st conjugation verb with a preposition, basic stuff.

Re:poor latin (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234401)

So... to make this laptop run at full gallop you need to adamare?

Re:poor latin (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234403)

In their defense, there is a long-standing tradition of confusing the "dictionary form" (i.e. first person singular) of a verb with the infinitive. Other examples of this phenomenon are the words audio and video which are commonly claimed to mean "to hear" and "to see".

Shoulda asked da Pope, he knows dat latin (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234479)

He's got to right?

Re:poor latin (4, Funny)

damburger (981828) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234511)

"People called Romanes they go the house"?

Oblig. Python (1)

Bearhouse (1034238) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234851)

It means Romans go home!

One of the best parts of the 'Life of Brian' IMHO

Re:Oblig. Python (3, Insightful)

damburger (981828) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234911)

Especially if you did learn Latin at school... they nailed the British-public-school-latin-master perfectly. "HOW many Romans?"

Re:poor latin (1)

Amazing Quantum Man (458715) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234605)

You say "a-dam-o", I say "a-dahm-o". Let's call the whole thing off!

Re:poor latin (1)

Fieryphoenix (1161565) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234809)

Drat, you beat me to it. Though my Latin's so rusty I would have embarrassed myself by spelling it adamere. Though I might have had fun with it and gone total Latin geek and typed ADAMERE. Nah, probably not, there's no Vs in it.

Re:poor latin (1)

linhares (1241614) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234863)

a-dam-giva-damn?

Re:poor latin (1)

drolli (522659) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234919)

Thanks. I did not use latin for the last 18 years and even i thought something was wrong....

Dell's Adamo comes After MacBook Air (1)

sbeckstead (555647) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234325)

Dell's Adamo comes AFTER MacBook Air. There fixed that for ya!

Re:Dell's Adamo comes After MacBook Air (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234829)

Dell's Adamo comes AFTER MacBook Air.

 
....and sometimes not at all!
[Ducks]

I can picture it now... (5, Funny)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234331)

Dell Ad Exec #1: We need a foreign spokesman to give our product a refined cosmopolitan vibe. We can save some money by using an employee.

Exec #2: How about one of mexican janitors?

Exec #3: How about one of our indian support staff?

Dell Ad Exec #1: Ok, maybe not. I think my cock-tease secretary mentioned her boyfriend was European. That's close enough.

Why? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234333)

The macbook air sucks in the first place, there's no reason no need a laptop that small, and with the battery, the speed, and the price, I don't see why anyone would want it besides the fact that it looks cool.
And this thing looks ugly.

You say adamo, I say armadillos. (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234337)

I find it funny to see an online ad for the Apple MacBook while entering a comment for story on the Dell Armadillio. :P

Re:You say adamo, I say armadillos. (1)

jonr (1130) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234389)

Ad?

Re:You say adamo, I say armadillos. (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234433)

Slashdot has ads running on the comment entry page. One for the MacBook, one for a ThinkPad, and another for fixing your Mac. If Dell was smart, they would've bought up the ads before this story appeared. Go figure...

A-a-this is a product-a-you must want-a- we think (0, Redundant)

egork (449605) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234339)

a a a a
because when women and men see leather it is leather. and a a a , it is (we have not seen Apple Air before) a product.

Vista Home not Ultimate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234341)

The web page list "Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-bit" not Vista Ultimate 64 for $1,999.

While this is the awesome... (1)

MrCrassic (994046) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234351)

...I have a heightened sense of doubt with this product. It targets the Air well, but there isn't much that the laptop offers to make the Air's target audience REALLY want to get this. Coupled with the fact that it's not an Apple product makes it even more difficult. It's also pretty heavy for a laptop of this caliber.

I hope it does well, since it's a beautiful and a LOT more versatile than the overpriced sheet metal that is the Air.

Re:While this is the awesome... (2, Insightful)

Fear the Clam (230933) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234509)

I hope it does well, since it's a beautiful and a LOT more versatile than the overpriced sheet metal that is the Air.

Really? I can run Windows on a MacBook Air. How well does an Adamo run OS X?

Re:While this is the awesome... (5, Insightful)

dmullenaux (746523) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234799)

Really? I can run Windows on a MacBook Air. How well does an Adamo run OS X?

It'd probably run great if apple would allow it.

Dell has sold out to Marketing (5, Informative)

phantomfive (622387) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234371)

If you haven't watched the movie in the link, you absolutely have to. I don't know what Dell was thinking but it didn't come from the realm of sanity (and let me mention that the laptop itself looks pretty cool. It's just Dell marketing that is quite out there. Really, watch the movie). It is so amazingly over the top, it's like they took every bad Apple cliche and made it into a marketing movie. For your pleasure I took some of the best quotes from the movie:

"get ready to witness a true love story by Dell"
"machined aluminum"
"Adamo resulted from the union of technology with pleasure, for the style conscious individualist" (woahoah! Any guess what their target market is? Any? at all?)
"machined aluminum" (they seemed to be quite proud of that point)
"ultra-thin portable aphrodisiac" (oh yes, they actually said that!)

Adamo. For all your computer love needs. I guess.

All your love needs (5, Funny)

SuperKendall (25149) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234575)

Adamo. For all your computer love needs. I guess.

New slogan: "Adamo. There's a port for that."

Oh, and one more thing... (2, Insightful)

SuperKendall (25149) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234643)

I forgot to add the one thing the Adamo is missing - Rich Corinthian Leather wristpads. Only then would it be a true union of technology with pleasure.

Re:Oh, and one more thing... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234971)

union of technology with pleasure

I thought that was called "cyberskin".

Re:All your love needs (5, Funny)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234729)

Adamo. For all your computer love needs. I guess.

New slogan: "Adamo. There's a port for that."

Adamo. It's like a MacBook Air, but crappier.

Adamo. Apple's price, Dell's quality.

Adamo. Because we saw Vista running on a MacBook Air once.

Adamo. Because "Adammit" probably wouldn't sell well.

Adamo. If we really knew Latin, we wouldn't be working for Dell now would we?

Re:Dell has sold out to Marketing (1)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234581)

(woahoah! Any guess what their target market is? Any? at all?)

What, as if the price tag and pushing aesthetics (not a single real tech spec there) didn't give it away?

Re:Dell has sold out to Marketing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234607)

the style conscious individualist

Isn't that oxymoronic?

saw the same video... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234677)

...when Apple was releasing their latest 15in macbooks. Even with the European guy that is hard to understand. Same focus on machined aluminum and how stylish it is. However Apple also stated how 'green' its production was and the new feature with the touchpad mouse.

FYI-After having been given the new macbook for work(I didn't pay for it), I will admit they are nice machines but I have yet to pick up any women. For some reason I don't expect this machine to be any different.

Re:Dell has sold out to Marketing (1)

quarterbuck (1268694) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234709)

The link does not go to Dell. What are you doing here ? Not only do you read the link, you then google the product, go to the manufacturers website, watch the video and then comment on it ? That sacrilege - you should be ashamed of yourselves being on slashdot.

Re:Dell has sold out to Marketing (1)

WiiVault (1039946) | more than 5 years ago | (#27235009)

I liked when they pointed out that Dell is known for industrial design of the aesthetic variety. I've got no problem with Dell but they are about as plan jane in most of their models as anybody. Even HP has the TouchSmart, and Sony has the fashion conscious Vaio. They make decent machines, but lets be honest guys.

But... (3, Interesting)

RandomChars (1455331) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234375)

will it run ubuntu without any huge issues?

Re:But... (1)

linhares (1241614) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234929)

probably, if you want to send money to Ballmer.

Obama? (-1, Offtopic)

Slumdog (1460213) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234385)

AdAMO's mirror image is OMAbA...switch b and M, ObAMA... This article [independent.co.uk] claims that "amabo" is Latin for "I will love"...whats Dell doing screwing up names?

Re:Obama? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234541)

I got modded overrated. Was my comment even rated before you modded me?

oh my god... (1)

paltemalte (767772) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234405)

...its so... what's the word... ugly! That's the word I was looking for. Is it really so hard to clone apples laptop design, when the apple machines are everywhere out in the open?

Now the real question (1)

sethstorm (512897) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234441)

Who did they ODM this one off of to get this model? I don't believe Dell does any sort of design beyond finding a suitable ODM.

niche market (2, Interesting)

escay (923320) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234443)

Modell (n): thin, fashionable, overpriced and only for those select few of the society whose vision often overlooks function for form.

this is just bling for the glitterati. like those diamond studded cell phones, they target a niche crowd that can afford to be extravagant. In these days of $300 netbooks (and weighing ~2 lbs), very few regular buyers would plunk down 2G for a laptop; Macbook Air was partly justified in its price point when it came out but it has lost its relevance in today's market, I find it hard to conceive Dell considering this a mainstream product.

Re:niche market (1)

Binkleyz (175773) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234665)

Pretty sure Modell's is a sporting goods store in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.. :)

About time. (1)

pz (113803) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234461)

I'm glad to see that manufacturers are returning to the form factor that HP / Mitsubishi had in 1998 with the Omnibook Sojourn / Pedion: 0.65 inch thick, 12 inch display, full-sized keyboard, ultra light, decent battery life, fast (for the time) processor, elegant design, full-metal chassis (magnesium, back then), and so forth.

IMO, it is the perfect form factor, about the size and thickness of a pad of paper.

So near and yet so far (1)

MosesJones (55544) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234469)

Apart from the obvious flaw "with Vista Ultimate" the basic problem is that Apple are shiny, Apple are cool, Apple are the sort of thing that people buy because its Apple.

This is basically like K-Mart trying to make a Nike Trainer, sure it looks similar, sure it appears to have similar specs... but you know what, if I'm spending that sort of cash on something I think I'll go for the brand.

Thank You Apple (5, Insightful)

value_added (719364) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234569)

First we had Microsoft making efforts to change the look of their desktop to be something less "ugly" (a characterisation that even Bill Gates used) that took a wrong turn with XP but resulted in something reasonably coherent and possibly attractive in Vista (and its cousin, Vista SP1). Now we have Dell setting aside their traditional look (a make-it-up as-you-go-along aesthetic designed to appeal to one's inner ricer so those cheap-assed plastic/metal boxes with an in-your-face logo would actually sell) for something that actually looks like it was "designed".

Hell, based on the looks, I'd even consider buying one. Someone would first have to convince me that during assembly, the internals weren't selected from a grab bag of parts taken from a randomly changing supplier list, though.

So, kudos to Dell. But let's face it: the real credit belongs to Apple who forced everyone to adopt a higher standard.

Re:Thank You Apple (2, Insightful)

CannonballHead (842625) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234693)

and thank you Apple for making Dell think they can charge $2000 for it...

Nice (1)

ShooterNeo (555040) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234587)

I'd like an Air, but 2 gigs of RAM is grossly inadequate for a computer one intends to keep using for several years. On the other hand, I don't really trust Dell to make hardware to the relatively high standards of Apple...

Re:Nice (3, Insightful)

GreatDrok (684119) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234783)

While I agree that 2GB being non-upgradable in the MacBook Air is an oversight, to be honest 2GB is still a fairly hefty amount of RAM. My old MacBook Pro has 2GB and rarely uses more than half of it under Leopard. In fact, Leopard on my old iBook G4 with 640MB works pretty well so 2GB is plenty for OS X. On the other hand, if you're talking about Vista then 2GB is a bit tight. It is funny when people compare specs between PCs and Macs and don't consider that the difference in performance between OS X and Vista can make a much bigger difference than whether one has 4GB or the other has 2GB.

I fully expect my MacBook Pro (just coming up to 3 years old) to serve me well for another few years at least before it needs to be replaced. Not one of my PC laptops has ever lasted me more than a year since I am very hard on my machines. As you say, I wouldn't trust Dell to be able to make a machine that can withstand the daily use my laptops get put through.

Up to $2700 for Adamo (2, Insightful)

BoRegardless (721219) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234619)

Hey, Apple is the only one who offers "high-priced" laptops.

What is going on here?

Does anyone else thing that thing's kinda ugly? (2, Interesting)

Reality Master 201 (578873) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234633)

I mean, I watched the promotional video and frankly the thing doesn't look particularly nice.

Of course, that might be a reaction to 4+ minutes of being told what a premium product it is, and how people will look at me when I'm using it, which basically made it sound like it's marketed to overpaid IT executives going through a midlife crisis.

And people bitch about Apple? (4, Insightful)

jht (5006) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234647)

So it costs more than the Air, but has a crappier chipset. It does have more ports, which is good, and unlike the Air it can hold 4GB of RAM. It's also a little bigger, a little heavier, and it has way less processor in it. Plus it comes with Vista - though it's at least the x64 edition, it still will have that much more in driver compatibility issues as a result, and it's still only a Home edition. For that kind of coin, you'd think they would at least provide Ultimate.

And how again is this Dell's MacBook Air killer? The best thing I can say about it so far is it's a little better-looking than most Dell laptops. But I think they're going to sell about 3 of these.

MAC Address (1)

pgn674 (995941) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234757)

Looking at the back view picture [hothardware.com] , it looks like the holes could be interpreted as code. Each column is a nibble, with the low end bits being on top. A hole is a 1, and no hole is a 0.

So, on the right side, starting with the fist hole and going right, you get 2014A14B6BDF, and it just repeats with F's. This happens to be 12 nibbles, the size of a MAC Address. I looked this up for the associated vendor, but there is none.

Anyways, it'd be cool and rather geeky to have the MAC Address of the notebook's ethernet card (rather than wireless card, which may be a security concern) encoded in the holes on the back. It wouldn't be like a fading effect any more, but it'd be oh-so geeky.

copy and paste (1, Insightful)

fermion (181285) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234781)

So we have a knockoff of a fashion product. The thing is that most knock offs costs a fraction of the price. In fact fashion knocks off often costs just a bit more than a regular product. In this case a MacBook Air at 1.87Ghz is $2500, while the slower dell is $2000.

I hardly see how this competes with the Mac Air. The average thickness is greater. It is slower, and only comes with the home software. Unless you are willing to pay more than a Macbook Air, you will have to live with a very slow machine that does not have enough memory for Vista. For the machine that works, the cost is $2700. Of course some will say how wonderful all the extra ports are, and the built in mobile broad band is a plus.

But really, how much extra is one going to pay for a Dell. For Apple the markup is ok. Everyone expects to pay extra for an Apple. But for a dell?

Not even Sony would try this (4, Interesting)

erroneus (253617) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234797)

Lately, I have been seeing TV commercials from Dell that say, using imagery, "stand in line to buy this and you will come out groovy and cool." Perhaps they are attempting to take a page from Apple's play-book, but the problem is that Apple's established image and Dell's established image are very different. You don't just pop up out of nowhere and say "hey! suddenly we're cool hipsters!" If Dell wants to become that, they will have to evolve their image, not manufacture it. And there has to be a LOT (and I mean excessively) of good will directed at the consumer before they will buy into it.

Dell is best known for business machines. What's more, Dell is nearly anti-consumer in that the care offered to consumers is a LOT less than care offered to businesses. They need to reverse this condition before people will ever think of Dell as anything else.

I have some ideas I hope Dell takes to heart, but they don't listen to people like me. But if Dell wants to REALLY get into the eye-candy end of things, offer up and electronic ink display on the back of the display that can be customized by the user. And with the interesting legal progress being made by the Mac-clone people, Dell ought to be preparing to blast out a Mac compatible of their own. Sure, don't market it that way... just put whatever is needed to make it Mac compatible in the machine and let hackers out there figure out the rest. (The Dell Mini9 is rather popular with people into Hackintoshes)

There are a lot of ways Dell could become what they seek to be, but simply jumping right out into the middle and saying "HEY! LOOK AT ME!" ain't gonna do it.

Boring office laptop. (1)

miffo.swe (547642) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234805)

Once you turn your Adamo on your qickly back in the office staring at the same screen youre used to. Apple has software thats cool but all Dell has is Windows. Despite all the efforts by MS Vista is still just XP with some spitshine ontop. Until Dell can do something different with the software they will never be able to compete with apple.

Optical drive interface (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234841)

So if you're going to need to boot a Linux Live DVD on it, are you going to need an eSATA optical drive, or can it boot from a USB drive?

Are there Vista drivers for using another Mac's optical drive wirelessly, or just drivers for a Mac to use a Windows system's optical drive?

Wrong info (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234889)

"Adamo, pronounced 'A-dahm-o,' means 'to fall in love with' in Latin.

Actually, since this is a Latin word, it would be pronounced more like "ah-DAH-mo", with the emphasis on the second syllable and a softer 'a' sound.

And before anyone jumps on me for that, make sure you learned real Latin and not the crap the Catholics use, it's not the same.

I must be the wrong market element. (1)

gknoy (899301) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234905)

While I appreciate that there are those who want Portable Power (and nice form), I am really looking forward to the ARM-based laptops, such as the ~$200 one that Pegatron was talking about back in January. Why would I need a laptop like the Adamo? O_o

Perhaps if I were a constant traveling computer-user... doing some sort of heavy computing?

adamare = to covet .... not! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27234937)

Not to pick nits over their use of Latin, but adamo is basically never used in that form in Classical Latin, and I've never seen it used that way in Medieval Latin either. Anyways, the infinitive would be adamare, but what the hell. On top of it, as a professional developer who uses a Macbook Air as my main development box (do a lot of embedded development, and one USB port is all I need it turns out), this box just doesn't meet my pretentious latte drinking needs. I mean, look at the fucking piece of shit's screen hinge! When I program in my boxers or in the nude I'm likely to singe my nads or get pubes stuck in those tiny holes! For Shame Dell, for shame! Nonne werpa inter column est?

What I don't understand... (1)

ChrisMounce (1096567) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234987)

Why don't they just completely rip off the MacBook Air, to the extent that they can do so while avoiding legal trouble?

If you're offering obvious competition for the Air, and your design skills aren't as good as Apple's, you might as well just copy their design. It would be blatant competition, but it would be anyway.

Late to the party and underwhelming... (4, Insightful)

Shivetya (243324) | more than 5 years ago | (#27234991)

Using Intel's 4500 series? OK, so graphics are not its forte.

It actually cost more than the Air and gives less power? Processor speeds are lackluster as well.

You just have to hate Apple to buy this over the Air. I am not a fanboi of Apple, I do have an iMac (7600gt variety) and a Touch, but damn I always thought Apple notebooks overpriced cases with average internals...

So what happened? What are they truly aiming at? This new laptop of theirs is practically a sales pitch for the Air.

Now, if it started at 1299 then it might be worth looking at...

Sorry, but I really don't understand how this shipped at its price point, especially with such a weak feature set compared to its obvious competition. Slower processors, 1/3rd the speed in graphics, oh I will just stop there.

Oh, Blu-Ray, well it has something at least I cannot do on an Apple...

Great, I am going to have to check myself in at Apple's Fanboi Anonymous group after posting this.

Dell makes a (3, Insightful)

geekoid (135745) | more than 5 years ago | (#27235049)

thin, nice stylish laptop, and it's expensive.

Remember that next time you whine about Apples prices.

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