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iFixit and TechRepublic crack open the Dell Adamo

Dell hopes to take a little air out of Apple's sails with the ultrathin, ultrapricey Adamo. Watch as iFixit and TechRepublic crack open the Dell Adamo and compare it to the MacBook Air.

Dell hopes to take a little air out of Apple's sails with the Adamo. This upscale laptop packs a lot of tech into a stylish, ultrathin package. But, it's going to cost you. Our $1,999 model includes a 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2GB 800MHz DDR3 dual-channel memory, 128GB solid state drive, and 13.4-inch 16:9 WLED display.

In partnership with iFixit, TechRepublic brings you a full photo gallery of the Adamo cracking open, with 78 images of the entire process. iFixit is a one-stop-shop for the parts, tools, and step-by-step guides needed to repair iPods, iPhones, Macs, and almost any Apple product. Follow along as iFixit engineers disassemble the Dell Adamo and expose the tech inside.

Regardless of their motives, I think many individuals view Dell as a value brand. They're the company of $699 laptops and $499 desktops (monitor not included). Are consumers ready for a "luxury" product from Dell? What do you think?

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

7 comments
ctinco
ctinco

I think if business users are looking to lighten their load a bit for business trips, this might be a viable alternative to a Latitude or Inspirion. This is probably going to be for those folks that need there equipment to look good, not necessarily be fast. Funny how you could hear the slight "Mac" attitude seeping out in various images. Overall, very enlightening.

Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler

Dell hopes to take a little air out of Apple?s sails with the Adamo. This upscale laptop packs a lot of tech into a stylish, ultrathin package. But, it's going to cost you. Dell offers the Adamo in a $1,999 configuration and a $2,699 one. While Apple fans are willing to shell out almost any price for the latest from Jobs and company, I'm not sure the same can be said for Dell. Perhaps Dell is hoping to capture more of the enterprise executive market? Corporate IT departments that mostly support PCs may be more willing to deploy the Adamo than bring in a handful of Apples. Regardless of their motives, I think many individuals view Dell as a value brand. They're the company of $699 laptops and $499 desktops (monitor not included). Are consumers ready for a "luxury" product from Dell? What do you think? If you want to see what's inside the Adamo, check out our Cracking Open gallery. Cracking Open the Dell Adamo: http://content.techrepublic.com.com/2346-13636_11-287411.html

mdhealy
mdhealy

For a lot less than $2699 you could get a VERY powerful "desktop replacement" laptop AND a little netbook. The laptop would be much better for real work, while the netbook would be even more portable.

Betageek52
Betageek52

Well, for the early adopters of tech such as this, I suppose any price is the right price. They ALWAYS pay it.

arjaym
arjaym

Very expensive for a laptop.

sidekick
sidekick

I wouldn't pay that much for a laptop just because it's thin and "stylish". Maybe if I had some special need, like a rugged laptop or a tablet to run a tablet specific app.

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