Dell Adamo vs Macbook Air

Dell’s finally taken the wraps of it’s sexy thin new premium laptop and announced specs and pricing. Unfortunately the news isn’t good, especially for Australians. The Dell Adamo is...

Dell Adamo vs Apple Macbook Air Dell Adamo vs Apple Macbook Air

Dell’s finally taken the wraps of it’s sexy thin new premium laptop and announced specs and pricing. Unfortunately the news isn’t good, especially for Australians.

The Dell Adamo is clearly a response to Apple’s ultra-thin Macbook Air. So naturally there’ll be comparisons drawn between the two. How does it stack up ? Check out the table below and decide for yourself.

  Dell Adamo Apple Macbook Air
Size (w x d x h) 331 x 242 x 163 mm 325 x 227 x 40 – 194
Weight 1.81 kg 1.36 kg
Processor 1.2GHz / 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo 1.6GHz / 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo
RAM 2GB / 4GB 800Mhz DDR3 2GB 10066MHz DDR3
HDD 128GB SSD 120GB SATA / 128GB SSD
Display 13.4" LED 16:9 13.3 LED
Graphics GMX4500 integrated graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Ports Display Port, 3xUSB, Audio out Mini Display Port, 1xUSB, Audio out
Battery Life 5 hours (Li-Polymer cells; 40 Whr) 4.5 hours (Li-Polymer cells;  37Whr)
Price A$ 3,699 / A$ 4,299 A$ 2,899 / A$ 3,999

I was shocked to see the Macbook Air winning the battle with better specs (sans ports), and a cheaper price. Remember this is the Australian equation it may be different internationally.

After first seeing the Adamo, I was convinced this was going to be my next laptop purchase, but the specs and price have changed my mind.

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Laptops / Tablets

Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis.