Dell drops base Adamo price to $1499


Looks like Dell’s dropped the starting price on the super thin Adamo to $1499 — when the machine was officially announced in March, the starting price was $1999.

The base configuration will get you the following features:

  • 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 128GB solid state drive

That’s for the “Admire” version. Step up to the “Desire” configuration, which has now been lowered to a starting price of $2299, and you’ll get a 1.4GHz CPU, double the RAM, and a mobile broadband chip.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t make the arbitrary comparison to the MacBook Air, so here goes:

The $1499 base price of the Adamo is now the same as the MacBook Air. With the MacBook Air you get a 1.86GHz CPU, 120GB SATA hard drive, and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics versus the Adamo’s 1.2GHz CPU, solid state drive, and Intel graphics. The Adamo also weighs about a pound more: four pounds versus three pounds. And the higher-end MacBook Air starts at $1799 versus the $2299 Adamo. You get a 2.13GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM, NVIDIA graphics and a 128GB solid state drive with the MacBook Air whereas with the Adamo you get 4GB of RAM and mobile broadband, albeit with a slower CPU.

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Dell Adamo [ via Gizmodo]