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Dell Adamo - £469.97 @ Save On Laptops

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5y, 8m agoFound 5 years, 8 months ago
£80 off with Offer Code ADAMO - £469.97 with Offer Code ADAMO

Processor Intel® ULV Core 2 Duo (ULV SU9400, 3 MB L2 cache, 1.4GHz, 800MHz FSB)
Screen 13.4" (1366x768 HD, 16:9, Dell Edge to Edge Glass Display)
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium Edition
RAM 2GB (DDR3 800MHZ)
Hard Drive 128GB SSD
Graphics Integrated (Intel® GMA X4500 3D Graphics with up to 384MB Shared Memory)
Wireless LAN Wireless (WIFI LINK A,B,G,N Includes MIMO)
Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Yes (This model 1.3 megapixel CMOS camera)
USB Ports 3x USB 2.0 ports
Bluetooth Version 2.0
Speakers Integrated Stereo Speakers
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
E-sata 1x eSATA Connector
Warranty 12 Months Dell Collect & Return
Battery Life 5-6 Hours (6 Cell Battery - up to 5 hours with power management)
Weight 1-2 Kg (This Model 1.75 Kg)
Finger Print Reader No

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#2
Awaits the usual yawn inducing comments which appear whenever this is posted.
#3
well I paid 280 for a HP DM1 with 3gb ddr3, hd graphics card, and dual core u2300 proc

But I am sure this is well built and had a 128gb ssd, so seems ok to me.

I would not pay 500 for it, maybe about 400.00 but thats about it, havnt voted
#4
£400 is also my buy price for this. The price = buying from Dell with Quidco (providing they pay out but dell are usually v. good with Quidco..)
#5
Would the GMA X4500 be able to handle 1080p video?
#6
afroylnt
£400 is also my buy price for this. The price = buying from Dell with Quidco (providing they pay out but dell are usually v. good with Quidco..)


Same here. I don't *need* another laptop but at the right price I'd be very tempted.
#7
Seems like a bargain to me, the 128gb ssd must be worth £150 at least.
#8
Not had a lot of luck flogging these off, have they? I'd probably bite at the £400 mark too.
#9
what does the ssd mean? 128 gb hard drive seems quite bad for the price?
#10
Gorgeous laptops, and that's a healthy discount too. Hot from me!
#11
uzi148
what does the ssd mean? 128 gb hard drive seems quite bad for the price?


An SSD is a solid-state had drive, which is significantly faster and more energy efficient (in theory anyway) than a HDD with moving parts. They're not very big, no, but the idea is that on desktops you put the OS on there for faster boot up and keep the apps and data on a separate, traditional HDD. On a laptops with no second HDD, you just don't put so much data on there.


Edited By: Noghar on Apr 07, 2011 14:49
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uzi148
what does the ssd mean? 128 gb hard drive seems quite bad for the price?

SSD's are flash memory so run much quicker than conventional spinning Hard drives. They're also less prone to failing as they have no moving parts and don't mind being dropped so much.

I have an SSD in my laptop and it boots to windows 7 from pressing the on button in 35 seconds. I can be watching a youtube video or on my email in 50 seconds from pressing on button. In comparison my massively overclocked 3.7GHZ desktop PC with a conventional HDD takes twice as long.

I would've bought this over my Acer 3810TGz even though I have switchable gaming graphics if it was this price in December. It looks so nice and is so light and thin. These were about £800-1000 when I looked at them last.

Edit: dammit ninja'd by Noghar :(

Edited By: jacksonliam on Apr 07, 2011 14:49
#13
jacksonliam
uzi148
what does the ssd mean? 128 gb hard drive seems quite bad for the price?
SSD's are flash memory so run much quicker than conventional spinning Hard drives. They're also less prone to failing as they have no moving parts and don't mind being dropped so much.

I have an SSD in my laptop and it boots to windows 7 from pressing the on button in 35 seconds. I can be watching a youtube video or on my email in 50 seconds from pressing on button. In comparison my massively overclocked 3.7GHZ desktop PC with a conventional HDD takes twice as long.

I would've bought this over my Acer 3810TGz even though I have switchable gaming graphics if it was this price in December. It looks so nice and is so light and thin. These were about £800-1000 when I looked at them last.

Edit: dammit ninja'd by Noghar :(

Thin yes, light no
#14
I'd usually sing dells praises, but yeah, this looks a mite overpriced. SSD is nice I guess tho, I just can't justify that kind of cash for this sort of laptop... Asus deal for me was / is better http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-ul30a-culv-laptop-13-3-su7300-3g-2-year-warranty-320-save-laptops/912529?page=6 but accept it's a different spec...
#15
I bought this last time it was posted on here and ended up returning it. Performance was poor (even with limited expectations), the laptop was too heavy (for my commuting needs) and the keyboard was horrid. I just got the Asus UL30 and that suits my needs perfectly.

Just look carefully at the independent reviews for this item. Whether it's £500 or £1,000, it's still heavy and the keyboard's still yuck.
#16
Even cheaper than last weeks deal at £497. This is Dell’s flawed attempt to produce a premium price product at the top end of the market to compete with your apple macs. Not enough interest when full price, they have ceased production and these are sell off prices.

If you compare the Adamo with cheaper and more powerful laptops out there, then I humbly suggest that you may be missing the point. The Adamo’s unique and stylish design and use of superior build materials was intended to provide the ‘wow’ factor that regular laptops cannot match. It’s a bit like a Rolex versus a Timex –both can tell the time (a Timex with indiglo, arguably better) but the Rolex is the one you will get pleasure from looking at and showing off to your mates. The Adamo was never worth a grand but at this price, if you're in the mood to treat yourself, then why not? Have some heat.
#17
very good price - half the price of the latitude e4200 for similar performance and weight.
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BEWARE:
I bought it when it was around the same price few weeks ago. after using it 3-4 times it developed a fault - lower half of the keyboard not working :( i had no idea how it happened, just one day when switching it on, i couldn't type in my password, only to find out after many tries that some keys do not work. diagnostic test showed a fault "keyboard not detected" and Dell was going to fix it the next day. It was last month - apparently they do not have parts for this laptop. They then offered to replace it, even with a better specs. But still nothing... I only get automated emails as below and calls from Dell from time to time... Last night I sent some of my telephone calls recordings with Dell representatives (mainly from India) to Dell executive directors in US and UK and wrote that I would publish all recordings if they do not stick to their promises. As one can imagine, the customer service is rubbish and they say different things, depending on who you speak to. therefore i advise to record all calls (you should notify them that you record calls and if they don't agree, ask them to send you an email). the number for dell head office in bracknell (01344860456) is now also diverted to india. if you want to speak with their legal department, you will get a call from india from a person who has no idea about the law, telling you b******* (at least this happened with my case and he said to be the highest person in rank i could speak to).

I can't even get a refund as saveonlaptops as the warranty is with dell and they would first need to get a refund from dell. dell of course says they can't give a refund to the retailer nor to me. so i've got a useless, nice looking piece of rubbish at home for which i paid nearly £500.



Dear valued customer,
We are writing to you in reference to the recent service intervention you raised with us for replacement part(s) on your Dell System. Reference # XXXXXXXX
Unfortunately we are currently experiencing a backlog on these parts and are working closely with our suppliers to deliver them as soon as is possible & are currently working hard to turnaround existing repairs on these parts in a faster time.
Due to the backlog and the fact that we are offering any existing parts on a first-come-first-serve basis we are unable to offer a hard and fast lead time at present. A Dell service representative will contact you as soon as the part becomes available to arrange repair of the system.
We thank you for your understanding and your continued custom with Dell.
#19
dundalk
BEWARE:
I bought it when it was around the same price few weeks ago. after using it 3-4 times it developed a fault - lower half of the keyboard not working :( i had no idea how it happened, just one day when switching it on, i couldn't type in my password, only to find out after many tries that some keys do not work. diagnostic test showed a fault "keyboard not detected" and Dell was going to fix it the next day. It was last month - apparently they do not have parts for this laptop. They then offered to replace it, even with a better specs. But still nothing... I only get automated emails as below and calls from Dell from time to time... Last night I sent some of my telephone calls recordings with Dell representatives (mainly from India) to Dell executive directors in US and UK and wrote that I would publish all recordings if they do not stick to their promises. As one can imagine, the customer service is rubbish and they say different things, depending on who you speak to. therefore i advise to record all calls (you should notify them that you record calls and if they don't agree, ask them to send you an email). the number for dell head office in bracknell (01344860456) is now also diverted to india. if you want to speak with their legal department, you will get a call from india from a person who has no idea about the law, telling you b******* (at least this happened with my case and he said to be the highest person in rank i could speak to).

I can't even get a refund as saveonlaptops as the warranty is with dell and they would first need to get a refund from dell. dell of course says they can't give a refund to the retailer nor to me. so i've got a useless, nice looking piece of rubbish at home for which i paid nearly £500.



Dear valued customer,
We are writing to you in reference to the recent service intervention you raised with us for replacement part(s) on your Dell System. Reference # XXXXXXXX
Unfortunately we are currently experiencing a backlog on these parts and are working closely with our suppliers to deliver them as soon as is possible & are currently working hard to turnaround existing repairs on these parts in a faster time.
Due to the backlog and the fact that we are offering any existing parts on a first-come-first-serve basis we are unable to offer a hard and fast lead time at present. A Dell service representative will contact you as soon as the part becomes available to arrange repair of the system.
We thank you for your understanding and your continued custom with Dell.
**** that I'm not buying dell if that's the service they offer.
#20
Although why not buy a better spec laptop and then add an SSD if that is the main selling point to this particular one ? it seems for the spec without the SSD it would be cheaper by about £120. Although these are ment to look quite nice as well which maynot be the case doing it my way as Frank may have said.
#21
waterloo
**** that I'm not buying dell if that's the service they offer.



me neither. thanks for posting the warning dundalk
#22
Overpriced IMO. Yeah the SSD is a nice touch, but it's still only 128GB of storage, Core Duo is the last generation of processors, then factor in it only has 2GB of RAM, Intel graphics with shared memory and a 13.4" screen and you really don't have much worth paying that sort of money for......I'd pay £300 for that tops. Much better laptops available around the £450-500 mark than that.
#23
jacksonliam
uzi148
what does the ssd mean? 128 gb hard drive seems quite bad for the price?

SSD's are flash memory so run much quicker than conventional spinning Hard drives. They're also less prone to failing as they have no moving parts and don't mind being dropped so much.

I have an SSD in my laptop and it boots to windows 7 from pressing the on button in 35 seconds. I can be watching a youtube video or on my email in 50 seconds from pressing on button. In comparison my massively overclocked 3.7GHZ desktop PC with a conventional HDD takes twice as long.

I would've bought this over my Acer 3810TGz even though I have switchable gaming graphics if it was this price in December. It looks so nice and is so light and thin. These were about £800-1000 when I looked at them last.

Edit: dammit ninja'd by Noghar :(


Thank you for that. Good to know. :)
#24
One big negative is the battery is internal, i.e. you can't change it. So when the battery fails you can't easily replace it, remember, batteries are not usually covered by warranties. Although looking at some of the earlier posts the warranty is a waste of time anyway.
A nice looking machine, been after one for ages but too many drawbacks I just know I'll be disappointed.
#25
nope
#26
NizTizzle
nope


yep
#27
Adidas Addict
NizTizzle
nope


yep


Stop it, comment ****.
#28
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/consumers/fact-sheets/page38311.html

I'm sure that there are people on here who know a lot more about the law than i do but if saveonlaptops are a u.k company (they trade out of Birmingham so they should be) then it is their responsibility to give you a refund or replacement. They can take it up with dell if they want their money back. A keyboard does not break within a few uses unless it is iherently faulty.
#29
NizTizzle
Adidas Addict
NizTizzle
nope


yep


Stop it, comment ****.


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#30
This is why I buy Apple products over garbage manufacturers like Dell. Yes they're overpriced, but the quality and customer service is unmatched.
#31
davestavros
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/consumers/fact-sheets/page38311.html

I'm sure that there are people on here who know a lot more about the law than i do but if saveonlaptops are a u.k company (they trade out of Birmingham so they should be) then it is their responsibility to give you a refund or replacement. They can take it up with dell if they want their money back. A keyboard does not break within a few uses unless it is iherently faulty.


thanks for the link. i'll contact them again next week, as i need to go abroad tomorrow. saveonlaptops said they would only offer a refund once they get it from dell, but they also admitted not buying it directly from dell - but they didn't want to reveal the source...dell said they would not be able to track to whom give the money back (although i disagree, as every laptop has unique number). I've been using dell xps laptop for years and had no problems with it. the adamo i have developed a fault itself - there was no spill on it, it wasn't dropped. just moved from a desk to desk, etc. maybe a cable just disconnected and it might be a simple repair... but dell didn't want to check it - they said the engineer they would send must have all necessary parts which might be needed...


this afternoon i called one of the dell's UK directors (I managed to get his mobile and email) and he escalated the case into Consumer Exec Escalations team.

I have dell reps recorded promising me an upgraded machine so i'll wait a few more days (although they said it would take 15-20 working days to built a new laptop - not sure if this is not one of their lies as they don't even have a spare keyboard).
i need to wait for dell anyway, as i'm now based outside the UK and dell said they would exchange it here - posting to saveonlaptops would cost me at least £25.
#32
striker33
This is why I buy Apple products over garbage manufacturers like Dell. Yes they're overpriced, but the quality and customer service is unmatched.

I have been considering buying a Sandy Bridge MacBook Pro 13” but haven’t researched the extended warranties yet. Do they offer a 3 year on-site next business day warranty? Is it expensive and what is the cheapest way to buy it?
#33
davestavros
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/consumers/fact-sheets/page38311.html

I'm sure that there are people on here who know a lot more about the law than i do but if saveonlaptops are a u.k company (they trade out of Birmingham so they should be) then it is their responsibility to give you a refund or replacement. They can take it up with dell if they want their money back. A keyboard does not break within a few uses unless it is iherently faulty.

+1
You should contact Trading Standards who should chase saveonlaptops if they are a UK company.

This is on their website:
"5 leading reasons to buy from a SafeBuy member

You can be confident that you'll have a hassle-free online shopping experience. All members commit to:

Adherence to all relevant UK and EU laws with further benefits such as a 14 day 'cooling off' period (where possible)
Total privacy of personal data and security of credit card handling
Clear presentation of all costs including delivery charges and VAT
Effective communication systems with name and address and contact phone number
Mediation services for consumer complaints provided by SafeBuy and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators"


Edited By: Groaver on Apr 07, 2011 19:12
#34
I feel it is only fair to give Dell some positive feedback on their service. I've bought one of these from SaveOnLaptops, and some other Dell things from them too, and I have always had decent service. E.g. on this, part of the case was misaligned (for those who have one it was the magnetic cover which sticks out behind the screen) - they sent out a replacement part which arrived next day and I just swapped it over. Due to the fact this has an on-site warranty they even offered to send an engineer out to fit the replacement part, as stupid as that is! Also, on a screen I ordered direct from Dell a few years ago, they replaced it next day service too when I had issues with it.

Like I said, only giving some positive feedback about Dell's service, even if I am in the minority.
#35
Agharta
striker33
This is why I buy Apple products over garbage manufacturers like Dell. Yes they're overpriced, but the quality and customer service is unmatched.

I have been considering buying a Sandy Bridge MacBook Pro 13” but haven’t researched the extended warranties yet. Do they offer a 3 year on-site next business day warranty? Is it expensive and what is the cheapest way to buy it?


To my knowledge, you only get on-site service with desktops, and even then only if you live within 50 miles of an Apple service provider.

http://images.apple.com/legal/applecare/docs/AppleCare_Protect_Plan_EU_en.pdf

The Optical Drive in my Mac Pro had a lazy/sticking drive tray, so I called Apple expecting to get a burner sent out as user replaceable part, but no, Apple says you can't DIY it, even though it's no more difficult than swapping a GPU or RAM, the guy would not budge.

So, my sticking DVD tray had to be checked over by a tech first, but because I live beyond the 50 mile radius I would have to take the Mac over to the nearest Apple Store myself.

Now, I'm normally a reasonable person, but the thought of carting a 20 kilo aluminium tower all the way to Glasgow or Aberdeen, at my own expense, to replace a 20 quid Pioneer DVD burner, **** me off slightly. I'm just glad mine was an HE purchase so I got 3 year Applecare for free.

I ended up fixing it myself with a screw driver and some Vaseline lip balm, now working fine and had a faint smell of Aloe Vera for a short while after, bonus.


Edited By: Nookster on Apr 07, 2011 19:52: spelling, usual guff etc.
#36
JonesyUK
Overpriced IMO. Yeah the SSD is a nice touch, but it's still only 128GB of storage, Core Duo is the last generation of processors, then factor in it only has 2GB of RAM, Intel graphics with shared memory and a 13.4" screen and you really don't have much worth paying that sort of money for......I'd pay £300 for that tops. Much better laptops available around the £450-500 mark than that.


processor and ssd value alone partswise is almost £300 btw =]
#37
coerce86

processor and ssd value alone partswise is almost £300 btw =]

Even so, the rest of the laptop is very underspecced. It's like someone posted earlier, the only thing that makes it worth having is the SSD. The i3 is far less power consuming vs Core Duo, as well as faster.

IMO at £479 I think the laptop below offers greater value for money:

Toshiba i3 Laptop

Edited By: JonesyUK on Apr 07, 2011 21:20
#38
Nookster
To my knowledge, you only get on-site service with desktops, and even then only if you live within 50 miles of an Apple service provider.http://images.apple.com/legal/applecare/docs/AppleCare_Protect_Plan_EU_en.pdf.

If that is the case then I’ll pass on the MacBook Pro as if I’m spending big bucks on a laptop I’d want a proper warranty.
I’m very surprised by that as even Dell offers home users an on-site warranty for consumer laptops so for multimedia professionals which is a market segment that Apple presumably takes very seriously they seem to offer a second rate service unless you work or live near an Apple Service Provider.
I’ll have to look into this further as they seem to offer great hardware designs but I’d really NEED a proper warranty if paying premium pricing.
#39
JonesyUK
Even so, the rest of the laptop is very underspecced. It's like someone posted earlier, the only thing that makes it worth having is the SSD. The i3 is far less power consuming vs Core Duo, as well as faster.
IMO at £479 I think the laptop below offers greater value for money:
Toshiba i3 Laptop

What a complete and utter TWONK.
This a PREMIUM grade lightweight and compact laptop with a low voltage & low performing CPU aligned with a high performance SSD and you compare it to a 17” 2.8Kg mainstream system! Clueless.
#40
Macbook pro 13" only has integrated graphics, too. The new sony vaio s looks like the way to go in the 13 inch form factor. If you get the sheet battery with it then it should go for up to 15 hours without a charge!

Dell have been pretty good to me. Their xps warranties used to be the best. Next day, onsite repair for no extra cost. I think they have cut back recently, that's why i am going to go with sony. Shame apple have gone backwards with the macbook pro 13 or i would have bought on and dual booted it.

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