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Dell Adamo Nears Reality

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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:

    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.

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    Source: HotHardware
     
  2. WhiteLotus

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    so it's a laptop but a PC?

    huh?
     
  3. btarunr

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    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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    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
     
  5. btarunr

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    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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    I see. Well this could be interesting I suppose. I await more news on this!
     
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    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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    mdm-adph New Member

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    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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    Because you can play CS:S on it!
     
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    That too. :p
     
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    OS X is vastly superior to Windows.
     
  12. [I.R.A]_FBi

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    in what regard aside from its unix code base
     
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    I'd say its Unix code base is what makes it superior to Windows. :D Enough said.
     
  14. v-zero Guest

    Indeed, from that very base up.
     
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    Isn't this how Apple stays in business in the first place? :roll:
     
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    no Apple stays in business because society is ill informed about everything.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    Possible to get mac on a non-apple pc?
     
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    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/

     

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