Dell Adamo gets thinner, challenges MacBook Air

By siliconindia   |   Saturday, 12 September 2009, 04:56 Hrs
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Dell Adamo gets thinner, challenges MacBook Air
Bangalore: Dell showed off its ultra thin Adamo laptop design on Wednesday, a high-end laptop that could become its next major challenge to Apple's MacBook Air. This newest addition to Dell's ultra-thin Adamo line of notebooks, is shown on a web site specially created to show off the PC. The system is slightly less than four-tenths of an inch thick, almost half the thickness of the first Adamo Dell released in March. The former system is 0.65 of an inch thick, which is the same as the Air. Dell however gave no other details regarding the latest laptop. The Air and current Adamo have starting prices of $1,499. Apple first showed the MacBook Air in 2008, calling it "the world's thinnest laptop." Dell launched Adamo in March this year, drawing comparisons with the Air on size and features. Both laptops come with screens around 13 inches and weigh 3 to 4 pounds. Dell had used the same marketing scheme in trying to generate buzz for the first Adamo by launching a teaser site in December 2008, the month before it showed the system briefly at the Consumer Electronics Shows in Las Vegas. Ultra-thin laptops under an inch thick are alternatives to less-expensive netbooks. The thin systems typically have more power, full-size keyboards and larger displays than the mini-notebooks--as well as bigger profit margins, making them more attractive to vendors.