It’s not often that you can say that a laptop is sexy, but that is certainly the word that springs to mind when describing the latest product to leave the Dell stable. Dell is not usually noted for top end laptops, and is more renowned for business quality workhorses, big in capability but lacking in a certain charisma. The Adamo however puts paid to any pre-conceived ideas of what you might think a Dell laptop is, this is a super sleek statement piece and much more than a mere laptop. The Adamo has an almost classic beauty mixed with contemporary modern minimalist design, to compare it to a basic business laptop is the same as trying to compare a Rolex with a Timex or a Lotus Elise with a Nissan Sunny – they all provide the same basic function but are just worlds apart in design and kudos.
The Adamo features a super slim profile measuring only 16.4mm and in spite of the very small dimensions of this laptop there is no hint of flimsiness due in part to its slightly heavier weight although at 1.8kg it is still extremely lightweight. The Adamo is constructed of aluminium that has been precision crafted to provide an elegant exterior case and comes in a choice of silver or pearl with etching or a brushed finish. Each key on the full size keyboard has been carefully shaped to accommodate the finger comfortably allowing for smooth operation. The screen display is widescreen and constructed of edge to edge glass providing an enhanced visual display.
There is no shortage in performance as you might expect and although minimal in size it is a powerhouse within. The Adamo has 1.4 GHz / 1.2GHz intel Core ™ 2 Duo Processor with Centrino®, 4GB/2GB 800MHz DDR3 dual channel memory, features 3 USB ports, a full five hours of battery life, Windows Vista, wireless, Bluetooth and has optional mobile broadband.
Adamo is a Latin word that roughly translated means to fall in love with or find pleasure in, which seems to be a name quite befitting this beautiful piece of hardware, however with a price tag just shy of £1,650 it may be the cost that you don’t fall in love with.