[Merged] Dell Adamo - 4lb, $2k Macbook Air Competitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tubbymac, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    Dell finally unveiled their Air competitor today. They refused to release specs, but did let Engadget photograph the thing. Looks more like a black Macbook to me than a Macbook Air. It's supposed to be thinner than an Air but I can't tell from the pictures. Dell did try something new though. It appears the sides of the machine have no ports or holes. Everything got moved to what looks like a lip sticking out the back. Not sure I like that design decision at all. Still think the Air looks better.

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  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    "Dell finally unveiled their Air competitor today" haha
    Thats a good joke, your a very funny guy, i like the ass its got going on there. tap that :p
     
  3. errol macrumors 6502

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  4. rhyx macrumors 6502

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    No specs. What's the point? Something could have the prettiest case on the outside but the insides could be garbage.
     
  5. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a

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    I like it, I don't think its the best design ever, but its certainly clever.

    Edit: I just saw the video of it on engadget, damn, that thing is GOOD looking. Compared, this might just be better looking, thinner and lighter than the Air. Here's hoping it is decently spec'd for a reasonable price. Shame its still only Windows though.
     
  6. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Looks better than the Air in that they didn't ram a keyboard in which is a different colour to the rest of the case.
     
  7. 6SSD4 macrumors member

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    Nothing really looks as thin as the Air because of the way it's built. If anyone wants to compete with it, they have to make it the same way. Even the Vodoo (or whatever it's called) looks alot thicker than the Air. Atleast when it's closed....well, that's what I think.
     
  8. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Im not diggin the look that much at all. things got an ass in the back, but the brushed black aluminum with the matte black keys is an eyesore IMO.


    Notice i say MY opinion before anyone jumps at me:p
     
  9. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. I really don't like the looks myself.
    With all the MBA competitors I've seen, I really don't like any of them.
     
  10. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    i actually like the brushed metal. i don't know about the super shiny screen, though.

    if i knew for sure i could run OS X on it, i might give it a try.
     
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  13. akbc macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, I was looking for Air-Like, solid Windows machine.
    this might just do it XD
     
  14. MacsBestFriend macrumors 6502a

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    the fat-butt is real ugly, but the brushed aluminum is what i wanted back when the alu. macbook rumors were about. i like that: would be great color of apple if they gave choices!
     
  15. wheelhot macrumors 68020

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    I wonder if Dell got english problem or something cause I remember their ad says, the world thinnest notebook.

    The current world thinnest notebook is the MBA, so how can that chunk of brick be thinner then the MBA?
     
  16. tubbymac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Woah the white/aluminum one looks much better. I really, really do not like the ports sticking out the big back though. If they got rid of that it wouldn't be half bad, but then it might have been too similar looking to the Voodoo Envy.

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  17. Maven1975 macrumors 6502a

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    Not bad Dell.. Not bad at all!

    I actually don't mind the ass/ports in the back.

    But alas.. No firewire for the whiners here. :)

    Seriously, if it had the MBA keyboard, trackpad and OSX .. it would be a serious contender for me.
     
  18. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    That thing is sexy. And it doesn't have that BS lack of ports the Air has going on. I'd take one of those any day over the Air (assuming that the specs are at least as good as the Air's)
     
  19. LxMx macrumors newbie

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    The MacBook Air at it's thickest point is thicker than the Adamo. This is a guess, I don't think anyone has any exact dimensions of the Adamo.

    Looks like a pretty cool machine though.
     
  20. MacsBestFriend macrumors 6502a

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    so what do you guys think the specs will be/price?

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    Also, is there a way i can do that to an aluminum macbook?
     
  21. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    You think the Adamo (wtf kind of name is that, by the way?) is thinner than .76 inches? Sure doesn't look like it.
     
  22. tubbymac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You mean color it black? Not without a lot of expense and difficulty since the aluminum is anodized. You'd have to anodize it again after coloring it, which isn't easy.

    Adamo is a weird name. First time I heard it I thought it was a new season of Battlestar Galactica. It's actually not the name of the notebook but Dell's new high end line.
     
  23. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    One word. POS. The design is total crap... the "ass" just looks awkward, no pun intended. It is pretty thing, but it doesn't have the sex appeal of the MBA.

    And.. that is not thinner than a MBA. I can tell using relative size of the USB ports. The MBA is thinner and much better.
     
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    My My Fanboyism.
     

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