by Anton Shilov
03/09/2010 | 10:13 AM
Dell, one of the world’s largest makers of personal computers, said on Tuesday that its premium-class Adamo XPS laptops are still available in the U.S. and Europe and the company had no plans to discontinue the lineup of Adamo systems.
“The Adamo XPS is still available in the U.S. through Best Buy and bestbuy.com. It is an engineering marvel that that is really appreciated when seen in person. It is also something of a limited edition product, a showcase for our design and engineering capabilities that has proven to resonate with individuals – when they see it, they want to touch it,” said Anne Camden, Dell consumer product PR.
In addition, Dell Adamo XPS premium class laptop that is only 9.99mm thin is available in the UK, Germany and other countries.
Dell Adamo XPS is based on Intel Core 2 Duo U9400 (1.40GHz) ultra low voltage processor and a core-logic set with integrated graphics core. The computer is equipped with 4GB PC3-6400 (800MHz) DDR3 memory, 128GB solid-state drive, 13.4” LED display with 720p output capability, 802.11n wireless network adapter, Bluetooth 2.1 adapter and so on. The notebook does not feature any optical drive, however, it has two USB 2.0 ports, audio output and, most importantly, replaceable battery, something that numerous computer makers sacrifice in order to make their computers even thinner.
Although Dell significantly reduced the cost of the original Adamo in less than a year after the launch, the company claims that it still offers a higher-end model with better performance for those, who want to have not only style, but also performance.
“The original Adamo has a starting price of $999 but, I would not classify passing along cost savings as a failure. The $999 entry level configuration includes an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.40GHz, 2GB memory, 128GB SSD, 802.11n and Bluetooth. From there people can add the accessories and peripherals they want, or move up to a $1799 configuration with a Core 2 Duo 2.10GHz, 4GB memory, 256GB SSD drive, 802.11n, AT&T HSPA card (plan and activation cost extra), etc. We are happy to provide choice,” added Ms. Camden.
It looks like Dell is very serious about conquering the market of high-end ultra-portable notebooks with its Adamo family of computers. While Dell admits that Adamo XPS is “something of a limited edition product”, the laptop is available and has not been discontinued.