Dell did what it could to keep its Adamo line alive and well -- a price cut here , and price cut there -- but ultimately decided to pull the plug and discontinue the Adamo series and brand name, CNet reports . The Adamo was Dell's answer to the MacBook Air, and a good one at that. The aluminum casing looked sexy and measured just 0.65 inches thin (the Adamo XPS measured just 0.39 inches), it didn't weigh much (a little under 4 pounds), and it boasted a respectable spec sheet.
CNet didn't say why Dell decided to discontinue the Adamo brand, only that it is. That's a shame, because it was just starting to give the MacBook Air a run for its money. The last price cut brought the 13-inch Adamo down to $799, cheaper even than Apple's 11-inch MacBook Air models, though Dell had to downgrade a few components in order to slash 200 bones from the price tag.
It appears the thin and light torch is being passed on to Dell's new Vostro V130 laptop aimed at business users. It measures between 0.65-0.78 inches and weighs 3.5 pounds (with battery). Pricing starts at only $430, though that buys a weak configuration consisting of an Intel Celeron ULV U3600 processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and Ubuntu. For $630, Dell upgrades the system to an Intel Core i3 380UM processor, 320GB hard drive, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and for another $100, Dell doubles the RAM to 4GB.