Wednesday, December 24th 2008

Dell Adamo Nears Reality

Computing giants such as Dell and HP are on an expansion mode with their product lineups. "Adamo" has been quite a buzzword in the gadget circles, which started off with rumors of it being Dell's competition to the Apple Macbook Air. Naturally, it is expected to have the one USP the Macbook Air holds: it's slim notebook form-factor. The advantage Adamo gives is that it happens to be PC, coming with a proper PC operating system installed.

The rumor materialized with a NY Times BITS blog post which showed an extract from UptownLife.net which read:
Rumor has it that Dell is coming out with a computer called Adamo that will rival the MacBook Air. At press time, the company was keeping the product tightly under wraps, but PC users rejoice - word on the street is that something cool is coming your way


The extract was later removed from the blog post. As it stands, the statement adds ground to Adamo nearing reality. Meanwhile, Dell looks to be trying hard to keep things under the wraps. Although Adamo has a microsite of its own, it can be seen as a mere "coming soon" hype-building measure for now. Something concrete on this can be expected from Dell at the upcoming CES event.


Source: HotHardware
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20 Comments on Dell Adamo Nears Reality

#2
btarunr
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by: WhiteLotus
so it's a laptop but a PC?

huh?
PC as in a Notebook PC. The reference was towards it being "a PC and not a Mac". My gaming rig is a desktop PC. My laptop is a notebook/netbook/mobile PC.
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#3
mdm-adph
We can debate endlessly about the meaning of "PC" (I include Macintosh computers in that category, for instance), but I'd really like to know what you mean by "proper PC operating system?"

Do you mean it comes with Linux? :D
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Indeed we can, but not on this thread. In this context, it's a computer with a form-factor similar to that of the Macbook Air, which doesn't use an Apple OS. Back to topic.
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#5
WhiteLotus
I see. Well this could be interesting I suppose. I await more news on this!
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#6
Weer
And what's the point of this with the option of Netbooks.. like the one I'm using to write this right now while holding it with two fingers.
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#7
mdm-adph
by: Weer
And what's the point of this with the option of Netbooks.. like the one I'm using to write this right now while holding it with two fingers.
The upper class members of a society often dislike buying things that are (or appear to be) low-cost -- that's while even though a netbook does everything an ultra-thin laptop can do for a few hundred dollars, the higher price of MacBook pros and the like fill a niche demographic of buyers who are willing to pay more to keep up appearances.
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#9
mdm-adph
by: B1gg3stN00b
Because you can play CS:S on it!
That too. :p
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#10

OS X is vastly superior to Windows.
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#11
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: v-zero
OS X is vastly superior to Windows.
in what regard aside from its unix code base
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#12
mdm-adph
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
in what regard aside from its unix code base
I'd say its Unix code base is what makes it superior to Windows. :D Enough said.
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by: [I.R.A]_FBi
in what regard aside from its unix code base
Indeed, from that very base up.
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#14
DonInKansas
by: mdm-adph
The upper class members of a society often dislike buying things that are (or appear to be) low-cost -- that's while even though a netbook does everything an ultra-thin laptop can do for a few hundred dollars, the higher price of MacBook pros and the like fill a niche demographic of buyers who are willing to pay more to keep up appearances.
Isn't this how Apple stays in business in the first place? :roll:
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#15
kysg
no Apple stays in business because society is ill informed about everything.
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#16
Psychoholic
IMO apple has the best built, and best looking notebooks i've ever seen, and i own one of the new aluminum macbooks they're beautiful.. dual booting with vista too :)

as for a home machine, i dont think i'd could ever replace my beastly homebuilt pc with windows :)
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#17
thebeephaha
Apple = PC.

You can natively run XP/Vista on them now days so I don't see what all the fuss is about.
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#18
Analog_Manner
I think netbooks are great, because they keep the same functionality of a laptop, but they are ultra portable. More like a giant PDA than a small personal computer.

Netbooks make for great modding projects too; you can open them up and hide the components in silly places, like under the eaves on my garage to route the traffic from 9 outdoor security cameras to the windows home server:cool:

gumstix computers are great for this too, but that is kinda limited
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#19
beesagtig
Possible to get mac on a non-apple pc?
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#20
Psychoholic
it can be done with a special copy of leopard, which cant be talked about here :)

there's also a usb dongle that allows you to install a legit copy of osx.

http://www.efi-x.com/

by: beesagtig
Possible to get mac on a non-apple pc?
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