AOC’s e2243Fw made a strong first impression on us: A glossy, piano-black frame houses this remarkably thin, 21.5-inch LCD monitor. In addition to being only 1/2-inch from front to back, it’s also extremely lightweight and flexible—and has a budget price, too. But unfortunately this display is super-thin in more than just profile and price.
When Dell killed off the Adamo back in February, many were somewhat puzzled by the move considering they didn’t have much in the way of a direct replacement. The Macbook Air has clearly proven there is a demand for capable thin and light computers in the consumer space, but the Adamo it seems was just too underpowered to compete. According to CNET’s however, Dell may finally be ready to re-engage the competition, and this time they are pulling out all the stops.
It's still winter, but that hasn't stopped Dell from a little bit of spring cleaning as it reshuffles its notebook line. Earlier in the month, Dell axed its Adamo notebook, the OEM's answer to Apple's MacBook Air. Now it's the company's four month old XPS 14's turn to sit on the chopping block, even though Dell maintains it was selling well. Hit the jump to find out Dell's rationale.
The Dell Adamo was the closest thing the PC world had to a Macbook Air competitor, but after almost two years of lackluster sales, the company has finally announced it is officially retiring the Adamo brand in favor of a not yet announced replacement. Two years ago when the Adamo first hit the market, the ultra-portable landscape was very different place. Netbooks were only just starting to catch on, and the original Macbook Air was way more under-powered and over-priced than it is today. Hit the jump to learn more.
Just because the holidays are coming to a close doesn't mean vendors are finished cutting prices. Enter Dell's Adamo ultra-thin laptop, formerly a $1,100 notebook that now sells for $900.
For that you get an Intel Core 2 Duo processor clocked at 2.13GHz rather than the 1.4GHz chip that previously shipped with the $1,000 configuration. Other specs include 4GB of DDR3 memory, Intel GS45 graphics, 128GB SSD, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and a 13.4-inch LED display all wrapped in a slender frame measuring a scant 0.65 inches and weighing less than 4 pounds.
The Adamo is Dell's answer to Apple's MacBook Air, which starts at $1,300 for the 13-inch model and includes a slower processor (1.86GHz) but faster graphics (GeForce 320M).