PDA

View Full Version : Would you pull the trigger on the Dell Adamo Admire w/256 SSD for $999!




Bobjob186
Jan 29, 2010, 11:51 AM
I'm sure you've all seen it on the deal websites, but Dell is selling the Adamo Admire with a 1.4GHZ Core2Duo and a 256 samsung 1.8" SSD for $999 brand new. It only has 2GB of ram, however I feel like it's a deal and half for $999. The SSD alone sells for $649 on dells website.

So I ask you the question, are you tempted to buy it?

Link to the computer.
http://www.dell.com/business/laptops#subcats=laptop-adamo&navla=&a=



PsyD4Me
Jan 29, 2010, 01:48 PM
I'm sure you've all seen it on the deal websites, but Dell is selling the Adamo Admire with a 1.4GHZ Core2Duo and a 256 samsung 1.8" SSD for $999 brand new. It only has 2GB of ram, however I feel like it's a deal and half for $999. The SSD alone sells for $649 on dells website.

So I ask you the question, are you tempted to buy it?

Link to the computer.
http://www.dell.com/business/laptops#subcats=laptop-adamo&navla=&a=

on the 1.2GHZ version in WorldBench 6, the Dell Adamo (Admire) received a measly score of 40.
I don't know how much of an improvement the 1.4 is, but i rather get a white MB w/out the SSD

Airforcekid
Jan 29, 2010, 02:21 PM
on the 1.2GHZ version in WorldBench 6, the Dell Adamo (Admire) received a measly score of 40.
I don't know how much of an improvement the 1.4 is, but i rather get a white MB w/out the SSD

Same here it seems underpowered compared to the air but maybe a discount for the air?

PsyD4Me
Jan 29, 2010, 02:30 PM
Same here it seems underpowered compared to the air but maybe a discount for the air?

i don't think the discount is worth it when your realize that you can't do much on this machine (IMO of course), plus with the amount of junk that runs in the background of windows, forget about it! If i did this i'd probobly resell this on craiglist at a loss.
You can get a refurbished MBA for a few hundred beans more.

jimboutilier
Jan 29, 2010, 03:28 PM
It looks like a great "deal" on paper (like many PCs) but specs are not everything and is a low price worth the performance, quality, support, and design package it comes with.

Lots of folks buy PC's based on the price and specs but MAC folks tend to by for productivity and user experience. That why PC folks call MAC's overpriced status symbols and MAC folks call PC's exercises in unreliable frustration.

Neither one is right or wrong. Its just where you place your value. Me, I'll spend the extra money on a MBA but thats not the right choice for everyone.

Scottsdale
Jan 29, 2010, 07:23 PM
I actually had a thread all ready to post here, and it focused on all of the competing ultraportables including this $999 Adamo. I decided the article wasted too much of my time, and I decided to use it for another project. However, the point of my post here is to say there are MANY ultraportables that really compete well against the MBA. There are ultraportables that are thinner, weigh less, use smaller footprint, have better components, have more drive space, benefit Windows 7, and most of these cost far less than the MacBook Air.

This Adamo is actually quite beautiful, and for $999 includes DOUBLE the SSD space of the high-end $1799 MBA. Windows 7 isn't what Vista was either... I have found Windows 7 to be a really solid OS that provides a user interface comparable to OS X. The thing with Windows 7 is it also has far greater application compatibility than OS X, and that can be extremely beneficial. Adamo is thinner at its thickest points than the MBA, but it doesn't have a smaller footprint and feels different than the MBA (in a negative way). I also don't believe the display is nearly as nice as the display on the MBA. But for more money, the Adamo ships with the same C2D SL9600 as the MBA.

I don't know about anyone else, but I sure hope Apple decides to have the MBA compete better with the high-end ultraportables on the market. Sony, Lenovo, HP, and others have high-end ultraportables with incredible specs compared to the MBA. And this is the most important focus of the MBA - it's capable of being a primary Mac for users who don't need a professional grade computer. Competitors are offering better CPUs, dedicated graphics, double the drive space in SSD, double and quadruple the RAM, and it all adds up to much more capable ultraportables. The key to the MBA's success was that it was more powerful and provided more capabilities during the first year... since then, the others vendors have stepped up to the plate with incredible ultraportables.

For now, I believe $999 for the Adamo is a better value than the MBA provides new for $1499 to $1799. Come on Apple, the pressure is on!

nj-mac-user
Jan 29, 2010, 08:26 PM
I like Windows 7 alot, but when using it on my MBA via bootcamp, it's been much slower than Snow Leopard from day one. This is based solely on my own experience of course.

I know alot of people probably see a 256GB SSD and see that as a great deal, but really, how good is the SSD the Adamo uses anyway? Not all SSD's are created equal. From one of the Adamo Admire video reviews I saw in the past I remember the guy saying how it took the Adamo 50 seconds to bootup, which is kind of crappy for a SSD.

TuffLuffJimmy
Jan 29, 2010, 08:29 PM
If I were in the market for something like a Macbook Air and I didn't have any sort of OS X software investment I would be more than happy with that machine. It's not drastically underpowered for its type, and with an SSD you really wouldn't notice any lag in the few programs one would likely run (browser, iTunes, mail, etc).

Eidorian
Jan 29, 2010, 08:31 PM
There's the Vostro V13 even lower down. :eek:

Synchromesh
Jan 29, 2010, 08:44 PM
This Adamo is actually quite beautiful, and for $999 includes DOUBLE the SSD space of the high-end $1799 MBA. Windows 7 isn't what Vista was either... I have found Windows 7 to be a really solid OS that provides a user interface comparable to OS X. The thing with Windows 7 is it also has far greater application compatibility than OS X, and that can be extremely beneficial. Adamo is thinner at its thickest points than the MBA, but it doesn't have a smaller footprint and feels different than the MBA (in a negative way). I also don't believe the display is nearly as nice as the display on the MBA. But for more money, the Adamo ships with the same C2D SL9600 as the MBA.

Actually, you are incorrect. If you look at the website closely only the more expensive $1799 model comes with 256GB SSD, while the $999 one comes with 128GB. So while there is a difference and you do get more SSD for your money with Adamo the difference isn't as dramatic.

Personally I trust Apple more than Dell qualitywise. Recently I purchased a Dell Zino with upgraded CPU and videocard. When I took it apart to put in some of my own upgrades I realized one of the screws on the videocard's heatsink wasn't screwed all the way in. If I didn't notice this in advance, there is a good chance I'd have videocard overheating issues down the road. Imho, that kind of assembly is unacceptable. There were a few other annoying design flaws such as somewhat shaky case with thin plastic walls and more. Yes, this machine is cheaper and is suited better for my needs than a Mini. It's also far easier to upgrade. But amazingly quality Dell isn't renown for and in my book they won't be any time soon. Oh, did I mention Dell delayed my order twice? I bought this machine on Black Friday 2009 and received it only Jan 5, 2010.

ayeying
Jan 29, 2010, 09:22 PM
Actually, you are incorrect. If you look at the website closely only the more expensive $1799 model comes with 256GB SSD, while the $999 one comes with 128GB. So while there is a difference and you do get more SSD for your money with Adamo the difference isn't as dramatic.

Personally I trust Apple more than Dell qualitywise. Recently I purchased a Dell Zino with upgraded CPU and videocard. When I took it apart to put in some of my own upgrades I realized one of the screws on the videocard's heatsink wasn't screwed all the way in. If I didn't notice this in advance, there is a good chance I'd have videocard overheating issues down the road. Imho, that kind of assembly is unacceptable. There were a few other annoying design flaws such as somewhat shaky case with thin plastic walls and more. Yes, this machine is cheaper and is suited better for my needs than a Mini. It's also far easier to upgrade. But amazingly quality Dell isn't renown for and in my book they won't be any time soon. Oh, did I mention Dell delayed my order twice? I bought this machine on Black Friday 2009 and received it only Jan 5, 2010.

No.. it comes with 256GB. But you get a slower 1.4GHz CPU with a crippled 3MB L2 Cache instead of 6MB (The SL models should have 6MB L2 Cache...). The 2.1GHz models are also crippled with 3MB L2 Cache for some reason. I have the same processor, SL9600 with 6MB L2 Cache and 30MHz faster?

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=37262

Synchromesh
Jan 29, 2010, 11:29 PM
No.. it comes with 256GB. But you get a slower 1.4GHz CPU with a crippled 3MB L2 Cache instead of 6MB (The SL models should have 6MB L2 Cache...). The 2.1GHz models are also crippled with 3MB L2 Cache for some reason. I have the same processor, SL9600 with 6MB L2 Cache and 30MHz faster?

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=37262

Looks like you're right. What threw me off was that when you click on "product details" button it gives you a breakdown between 2 models where cheaper one has 128GB and the expensive one has 256GB. However, it appears that it is possible to add this to cart as it is with 256GB for $999 so it looks like I was incorrect. My bad. I'd fix my original post but you're quoting me so it makes no sense.

Neverthelessl, I'd buy a used Air over a new Dell any day.

joelypolly
Jan 30, 2010, 12:07 AM
I would. Then I would proceed to remove the 256GB drive and install it in the Air since they are about 600 dollars or so.

ayeying
Jan 30, 2010, 12:49 AM
I would. Then I would proceed to remove the 256GB drive and install it in the Air since they are about 600 dollars or so.

Are they using the uncommon LIF cable and such?

Scottsdale
Jan 30, 2010, 02:07 AM
Actually, you are incorrect. If you look at the website closely only the more expensive $1799 model comes with 256GB SSD, while the $999 one comes with 128GB. So while there is a difference and you do get more SSD for your money with Adamo the difference isn't as dramatic.

Personally I trust Apple more than Dell qualitywise. Recently I purchased a Dell Zino with upgraded CPU and videocard. When I took it apart to put in some of my own upgrades I realized one of the screws on the videocard's heatsink wasn't screwed all the way in. If I didn't notice this in advance, there is a good chance I'd have videocard overheating issues down the road. Imho, that kind of assembly is unacceptable. There were a few other annoying design flaws such as somewhat shaky case with thin plastic walls and more. Yes, this machine is cheaper and is suited better for my needs than a Mini. It's also far easier to upgrade. But amazingly quality Dell isn't renown for and in my book they won't be any time soon. Oh, did I mention Dell delayed my order twice? I bought this machine on Black Friday 2009 and received it only Jan 5, 2010.

Don't tell me I am incorrect without checking yourself. It doesn't list it in the advertisement, but if you go in and select it in the cart it will show you not only a 256GB SSD but also Windows 7. All that for $999. What the heck is going on here. I am being sabotaged by people all over MR as people just have to be correct and prove others wrong.

How about an f'n apology!

Scottsdale
Jan 30, 2010, 02:08 AM
I would. Then I would proceed to remove the 256GB drive and install it in the Air since they are about 600 dollars or so.

Will not fit in an MBA. Nice try!

PsyD4Me
Jan 30, 2010, 06:12 AM
Scottsdale, it is a nice shiny new unit, but its performance is on par with a netbook (the 1.4ghz cripples it).
There is no way that it can act as a temporary desktop replacement when needed, unlike the MBA, which as you have pointed out rungs great with the Cinema display.

however, the boot up in this video is not bad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXQQLFJzWXY

Avenger
Jan 30, 2010, 08:49 AM
Does anyone know if this will play standard definition iTunes video without any hiccups? It does seem like a good deal for the parts you get.

Arex
Jan 30, 2010, 08:55 AM
Totally tempted by the Adamo range and utterly fed up of waiting for Apple to update the Air.

If we in the UK had pricing anywhere near the US I would probably have done it by now (it is cheaper for me to fly from London to New York, buy the top of the range Adamo there, stay and night and fly back than it is to buy it here).

For $1799, you get the 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD and a 2.1GHz processor. Couple that with a non-proprietry monitor socket, an e-sata port, integrated 3G, 3 USB ports and gigabit networking. That is pretty cool.

Come on Apple - give us something with those kind of specs!

Eidorian
Jan 30, 2010, 08:55 AM
Scottsdale, it is a nice shiny new unit, but its performance is on par with a netbook (the 1.4ghz cripples it).
There is no way that it can act as a temporary desktop replacement when needed, unlike the MBA, which as you have pointed out rungs great with the Cinema display.Find me a netbook that runs on Core 2 Duo, yes really. A 1.4 GHz Core 2 is still a Core 2 as much as it pains you.

Scottsdale
Jan 30, 2010, 11:05 AM
Scottsdale, it is a nice shiny new unit, but its performance is on par with a netbook (the 1.4ghz cripples it).
There is no way that it can act as a temporary desktop replacement when needed, unlike the MBA, which as you have pointed out rungs great with the Cinema display.

however, the boot up in this video is not bad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXQQLFJzWXY

It depends. I do not completely agree nor disagree. If I had to use a 1.4GHz PC with an Intel HD IGP, I would definitely select Windows 7 as my OS. Windows simply requires less processing performance to relay the same user experience as in OS X.

I have noticed in my own 2.13 MBA w/Runcore; I get a much better system performance in regards to Flash, video playback, and especially HD video playback when I am using Windows 7 in Boot Camp than in OS X Snow Leopard. Remember when you're selecting a system that the OS you're going to use defines the component makeup required for a certain level of performance.

mobilevisual
Jan 30, 2010, 04:42 PM
How about an f'n apology!

The one screwed up is Dell, they listed 128GB SSD for $999, then when you configure it, the 128 turned to 256. SWEET. but conflicted info, nonetheless.

I have a feeling Dell screwed up on the 256GB offer for $999. They probably mean 128GB for $999. As someone else pointed out in previous posts, 256GB SSD alone, is over $600. This isn't the first time Dell screws up on online offers.

If you're borderline to jump on the Adamo, NOW!!! is the time. They will honor the 128GB-256GB screw up, if indeed its a screw up.

One hell of deal if you ask me.

EDIT...
Adamo (under Business tab) is 256Gb-SSD for $999.
Adamo (under Home tab) is 128GB-SSD for same price of $999
Looks like Dell is set out to screw Home users, Or really love the "business" folks.

Something isn't right.
Just pulled the trigger on the 256SSD version.

Bobjob186
Jan 30, 2010, 05:00 PM
The more I crunch the numbers and the specs the more I convince myself that this is a damn good deal. Like scottsdale said, Windows 7 is miles better than Vista. It's more like OS X than I would like to admit, but I use it a lot and I never leave the experience unhappy. With XP and Vista it was always huge drag, but 7 is up to par to OS X and that makes me keep looking at this machine as a worthy machine. Anyone know how decent the battery life is? Better than the air?

tubbymac
Jan 30, 2010, 06:06 PM
I have an MBA, a MBP 13, and a Dell notebook among my collection. I don't see myself buying a Dell notebook again, no matter the price, for one simple reason; The trackpads just sucks on these things. My Dell is fine when I bring my mouse along, but it's annoying having to bring an extra peripheral when travelling. Windows 7 is fine on it though.

For $999 a refurb Macbook or MBP is a much better deal unless you're buying the Adamo just to sell off the parts (that 256 gig SSD is worth quite a lot).

Gunga Din
Jan 30, 2010, 06:43 PM
I think its best to wait for the Air update.

Bobjob186
Jan 30, 2010, 07:44 PM
The one screwed up is Dell, they listed 128GB SSD for $999, then when you configure it, the 128 turned to 256. SWEET. but conflicted info, nonetheless.

I have a feeling Dell screwed up on the 256GB offer for $999. They probably mean 128GB for $999. As someone else pointed out in previous posts, 256GB SSD alone, is over $600. This isn't the first time Dell screws up on online offers.

If you're borderline to jump on the Adamo, NOW!!! is the time. They will honor the 128GB-256GB screw up, if indeed its a screw up.

One hell of deal if you ask me.

EDIT...
Adamo (under Business tab) is 256Gb-SSD for $999.
Adamo (under Home tab) is 128GB-SSD for same price of $999
Looks like Dell is set out to screw Home users, Or really love the "business" folks.

Something isn't right.
Just pulled the trigger on the 256SSD version.

I think I may do it too. The SSD on dell's website is $649 + tax alone. (Proof =http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/System_Drives/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=19&sku=341-9936)

I can't find any for sale on ebay to see how much they go for used and if I wanted to replace it I'm not sure how cheap replacement 1.8" SSD's are. Let us know what emails you get from dell and the status of your order.

unagimiyagi
Jan 30, 2010, 10:38 PM
The screen would be vastly inferior in terms of contrast ratio and black levels to the air. $999 with a 256 gb ssd makes this a good deal, but do not expect that you're going to get a premium laptop. This is just a good value but not high quality.

edblor
Jan 31, 2010, 09:00 AM
I'd honestly buy the business one with a 256GB SSD at checkout. That's a very good deal IMO. Though it is not available to us Canadians :(

I almost pulled the trigger on the Adamo a few weeks ago. Instead I bought a refurb'd 1.86GHz 120GB HDD from Apple. No regrets at all obviously, but the Adamo does intrigue me. It's still the integrated intel graphics that turn me off.

I spent about $100 more for the MBA, and got a substantially better laptop :)

In every review of the Adamo, the graphics always pull down what is an otherwise excellent laptop (even if it is a Dell). If they'd only put a dedicated graphics part in there, they could surely compete with the other thin 'n lights.

Cheers

XboxMySocks
Jan 31, 2010, 11:28 AM
Seems horrifically uncomfortable to put on one's lap? :|

mobilevisual
Jan 31, 2010, 11:45 AM
Can someone confirm if the 256GB-SSD in the Adamo is the speedy Samsung drive, with read and write speed of 220MB/200MB. If so, this will improve performance greatly, despite running an Intel GPU.

PsyD4Me
Jan 31, 2010, 12:23 PM
i would never buy an MBA with a non SSD drive, so if it came down to it i would get the Adamo.

overall, it is an interesting machine to play around with and I just might go back on my original word and buy it so that it can be my primary windows machine (I hate bootcamp)

mojohanna
Jan 31, 2010, 12:48 PM
Looks like you're right. What threw me off was that when you click on "product details" button it gives you a breakdown between 2 models where cheaper one has 128GB and the expensive one has 256GB. However, it appears that it is possible to add this to cart as it is with 256GB for $999 so it looks like I was incorrect. My bad. I'd fix my original post but you're quoting me so it makes no sense.

Neverthelessl, I'd buy a used Air over a new Dell any day.

Why does it have to be so confusing to purchase a PC? This is part of the draw of Apple to me. Things are simple. I may not have as many choices as a PC build, but for the average user, like my mother in law for example, they don't know what any of it means. Apple does a decent job of keeping things simple and understandable. Do you want more memory, bigger hard drive, faster processor? Three easy choices. (I realize there are more, in terms of the Mac Pro, but a Mac Pro is not a machine for the average user.)

Bobjob186
Jan 31, 2010, 01:12 PM
i would never buy an MBA with a non SSD drive, so if it came down to it i would get the Adamo.

overall, it is an interesting machine to play around with and I just might go back on my original word and buy it so that it can be my primary windows machine (I hate bootcamp)

I HATE BOOTCAMP as well. Dual booting seems like no big deal, but when you need windows daily, it becomes a huge drag.

edblor
Jan 31, 2010, 01:25 PM
I too don't like Bootcamp. But really, it comes down to restarting Mac OSX, holding down a key for 5 seconds, and then 20 seconds or so more to be in Windows.

At the end of the day, I'd say we are all kinda lazy to want a WHOLE other laptop just to use the "other" OS :eek:

However, I fall into this category myself...so what does that say about me ;)

I still want the Dell though! If someone wants to buy it for me off the US business site, I could pay you. Oh, and I'm serious! PM me if anyone wants to be nice!! I've got Paypal, or M.O. and heatware too....lots of heatware.

alphaod
Jan 31, 2010, 05:58 PM
I've had my times with a Dell; I'm not buying another.

PsyD4Me
Jan 31, 2010, 07:16 PM
i just pulled the trigger on this
It is my "netbook" experiment. I know its a PC, my expectations are not the same as if I were to purchase an updated MBA.
I now gotta wait till Feb. 8 for it to ship.

Scottsdale
Feb 1, 2010, 12:25 AM
i just pulled the trigger on this
It is my "netbook" experiment. I know its a PC, my expectations are not the same as if I were to purchase an updated MBA.
I now gotta wait till Feb. 8 for it to ship.

Well, you can have Dell cancel it if the MBA gets updated this week. You never know, Tuesday or Wednesday are very possible...

Synchromesh
Feb 1, 2010, 01:11 AM
Don't tell me I am incorrect without checking yourself. It doesn't list it in the advertisement, but if you go in and select it in the cart it will show you not only a 256GB SSD but also Windows 7. All that for $999. What the heck is going on here. I am being sabotaged by people all over MR as people just have to be correct and prove others wrong.

How about an f'n apology!

If you look at post #12, I did mention that I was incorrect due to Dell's rather ambiguous website design. For that I apologize but there is absolutely no need to get worked up over this. And if you think you're never wrong, you'd be wrong right there. ;)

Why does it have to be so confusing to purchase a PC? This is part of the draw of Apple to me. Things are simple. I may not have as many choices as a PC build, but for the average user, like my mother in law for example, they don't know what any of it means. Apple does a decent job of keeping things simple and understandable. Do you want more memory, bigger hard drive, faster processor? Three easy choices. (I realize there are more, in terms of the Mac Pro, but a Mac Pro is not a machine for the average user.)

I haven't had the privilege of fiddling with their website mainly because I buy most of my systems used but as a QA engineer I can tell you it's next to impossible to build a perfect website. And one as complicated as Apple's hides some flaws too, I'm sure. I've bought a Dell Zino on Dell's site before and it was pretty a straight-forward process for the most part.

PsyD4Me
Feb 1, 2010, 04:55 AM
Well, you can have Dell cancel it if the MBA gets updated this week. You never know, Tuesday or Wednesday are very possible...

well, i guess i have until the 7th before it ships, so we'll see...
I don't think an update will come though....i think we will see the end of MBA

archipellago
Feb 1, 2010, 05:19 AM
Actually, you are incorrect. If you look at the website closely only the more expensive $1799 model comes with 256GB SSD, while the $999 one comes with 128GB. So while there is a difference and you do get more SSD for your money with Adamo the difference isn't as dramatic.

Personally I trust Apple more than Dell qualitywise. Recently I purchased a Dell Zino with upgraded CPU and videocard. When I took it apart to put in some of my own upgrades I realized one of the screws on the videocard's heatsink wasn't screwed all the way in. If I didn't notice this in advance, there is a good chance I'd have videocard overheating issues down the road. Imho, that kind of assembly is unacceptable. There were a few other annoying design flaws such as somewhat shaky case with thin plastic walls and more. Yes, this machine is cheaper and is suited better for my needs than a Mini. It's also far easier to upgrade. But amazingly quality Dell isn't renown for and in my book they won't be any time soon. Oh, did I mention Dell delayed my order twice? I bought this machine on Black Friday 2009 and received it only Jan 5, 2010.

urmmm..

iMac yellow
delays?

Bobjob186
Feb 1, 2010, 10:15 AM
Well, you can have Dell cancel it if the MBA gets updated this week. You never know, Tuesday or Wednesday are very possible...

I don't think we'll see an update till March and it will be across the entire notebook line. When was the last time apple made a big product release and then had another release a week later?

And to the poster who's saying it's the end of the air, there's no way it's the end of the Air....no way.

nj-mac-user
Feb 1, 2010, 06:30 PM
And to the poster who's saying it's the end of the air, there's no way it's the end of the Air....no way.

Who knows for certain how much longer the MBA will survive or what Apple's plans for it are? All we do know for sure is it definitely isn't priority # 1 over at Apple.

Scottsdale
Feb 2, 2010, 01:41 AM
I don't think we'll see an update till March and it will be across the entire notebook line. When was the last time apple made a big product release and then had another release a week later?

And to the poster who's saying it's the end of the air, there's no way it's the end of the Air....no way.

We have seen spec updates to Macs the week before announcement keynotes. I don't know that it factors into the decision?

Absolutely could be March... especially if the Low Voltage Arrandale isn't ready or if Apple needs to determine the best graphics solution. I do suspect that an update soon probably means Penryn C2D SL9x00 CPUs again, and an Nvidia GPU! And in truth, that's exactly what I am looking for if Apple rushes the decision. I don't want a rushed decision that means Arrandale with only its own IGP as the graphics non-solution.

I will really hope for a quick C2D update with 4GB of RAM and a larger SSD or a delayed "real reason to update" with not only Arrandale, but up to 8GB of RAM and an ATI dedicated graphics solution. I actually believe that Apple will update the MBA when it updates the MBP. It has done that the last two updates. Apple has never waited over nine months to update the MBP....

One way to look at it...
If MBP update = MBA update, and
If MBP update = < 9 months to update,
then MBA = < 9 months to update... MBA should be updated by second week of March at the very latest.

Another way to look at it...
If MBP update = MBA update, and
If MBP = 7 months on average for update,
then the MBA = 7 months for this update... OOPS! January 2010??? We are past due!

Another way to look at it...
If this MBA update = average MBA update, and
If average update = 8 months,
then the MBA update = THIS WEEK!!!

Bobjob186
Feb 3, 2010, 03:04 PM
did anyone who bought this get shipping info yet?

tflournoy95
Feb 3, 2010, 05:56 PM
Sure I'd pull the trigger on it. Assuming that the trigger was for a 12 gauge shotgun. Lols

Durious
Feb 3, 2010, 06:04 PM
I too don't like Bootcamp. But really, it comes down to restarting Mac OSX, holding down a key for 5 seconds, and then 20 seconds or so more to be in Windows.


Or alternatively in when your in Mac OS X just click Apple Menu -> System Preferences -> Startup Disk -> Click Windows and restart. Not much savings but it'll prevent you from forgetting to press a key down and load directly to windows... unless you knew this already.

1appleAday
Feb 5, 2010, 06:24 PM
Sure I'd pull the trigger on it. Assuming that the trigger was for a 12 gauge shotgun. Lols

good one lol!

No I'd pass on Adamo. I admit it looks nice (not the Adamo XPS btw), but not sure if I want Win7. :apple:

IBradMac
Feb 5, 2010, 06:27 PM
No.

chrono1081
Feb 6, 2010, 01:57 AM
It looks like a great "deal" on paper (like many PCs) but specs are not everything and is a low price worth the performance, quality, support, and design package it comes with.

Lots of folks buy PC's based on the price and specs but MAC folks tend to by for productivity and user experience. That why PC folks call MAC's overpriced status symbols and MAC folks call PC's exercises in unreliable frustration.

Neither one is right or wrong. Its just where you place your value. Me, I'll spend the extra money on a MBA but thats not the right choice for everyone.

+1 This is a great description.

halledise
Feb 6, 2010, 03:50 AM
I'm sure you've all seen it on the deal websites, but Dell is selling the Adamo Admire with a 1.4GHZ Core2Duo and a 256 samsung 1.8" SSD for $999 brand new. It only has 2GB of ram, however I feel like it's a deal and half for $999. The SSD alone sells for $649 on dells website.

So I ask you the question, are you tempted to buy it?

Link to the computer.
http://www.dell.com/business/laptops#subcats=laptop-adamo&navla=&a=

**** no - or should I more politically correctly say: 'shoot no'

mobilevisual
Feb 6, 2010, 10:05 PM
1.Buy the 256Gb SSD ADAMO 13, for $999.
2.Remove the SSD drive, put it on Ebay for $600. (sold between $500-$600)
3.Replace the SSD with 256GB 7200rpm ($100)

You got yourself a premium laptop for $500, great deal for college students and casual users. Beats the hell out of MBA rev.A, and most/all current netbook offerings. For those who don't think this is a GREAT deal, failed to recognize value and quality.

A little more work, but worth the saving if you're willing to take that route. Exclusivity of the Adamo 13 is also a very nice bonus. Best looking PC laptop, yet.

Scottsdale
Feb 6, 2010, 10:34 PM
1.Buy the 256Gb SSD ADAMO 13, for $999.
2.Remove the SSD drive, put it on Ebay for $600. (sold between $500-$600)
3.Replace the SSD with 256GB 7200rpm ($100)

You got yourself a premium laptop for $500, great deal for college students and casual users. Beats the hell out of MBA rev.A, and most/all current netbook offerings. For those who don't think this is a GREAT deal, failed to recognize value and quality.

A little more work, but worth the saving if you're willing to take that route. Exclusivity of the Adamo 13 is also a very nice bonus. Best looking PC laptop, yet.

I don't know that a 256 GB SSD will bring $600? If so, Dell is really pricing this too low. I still think it's a great deal at $999... it doesn't need to be $500 to be bargain.

ayeying
Feb 6, 2010, 11:04 PM
Doesn't the SSD also an awkward 1.8" model? So how can you have a 256GB 7200RPM?

chrono1081
Feb 6, 2010, 11:46 PM
I'm sorry but the Dell Adamo looks like it'll give instant carpal tunnel syndrome. Look at the angle on that thing!

mobilevisual
Feb 7, 2010, 12:33 PM
Doesn't the SSD also an awkward 1.8" model? So how can you have a 256GB 7200RPM?

believe it has a Samsung MLC 2.5" SATA.