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.