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Dell Adamo Onyx now down again to £599.00 inc @ Save on laptops

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I have posted this before but its dropped another £50 to £599 (only the Onyx Black left in stock) Processor Intel® ULV Core 2 Duo (ULV SU9300, 3 MB L2 cache, 1.2GHz, 800MHz FSB) Screen 13.4" (1… Read More
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I have posted this before but its dropped another £50 to £599 (only the Onyx Black left in stock)

Processor Intel® ULV Core 2 Duo (ULV SU9300, 3 MB L2 cache, 1.2GHz, 800MHz FSB)
Screen 13.4" (1366x768 HD, 16:9, Dell Edge to Edge Glass Display)
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64Bit
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
Speakers Intergrated Stereo Speakers
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
E-sata 1x eSATA Connector
Warranty 12 Months Dell Collect & Return
Battery Life 5-6 Hours (up to 5 hours with power management)
Weight 1-2 Kg (This Model 1.75 Kg)
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#1
https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/system/productimage.aspx?id=356756&width=500&quality=75

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/system/productimage.aspx?id=356757&quality=75&maxwidth=280&maxheight=280
#3
Are these fanless?
#4
Sorry if this is a really dumb question but.... is it so expensive because its pretty? £600 seems a little steep for a dual core 1.2 ghz with 2gb ram and an intergrated gfx card :S
#5
@jaybear88 yes, think of it like the Apple tax - you pay for the extra build quality & materials that go into the construction. They're beautiful machines but very pricey!
#6
It was just a take on the Macbook Air, nothing special about it other than the thinness!
#7
jaybear88
Sorry if this is a really dumb question but.... is it so expensive because its pretty? £600 seems a little steep for a dual core 1.2 ghz with 2gb ram and an intergrated gfx card :S


But it's got a 128GB SSD - not a normal hard drive (these retail at around £200 on their own!). These are normally a good few times faster than a traditional hard drive - Windows will start up quicker, applications should start up quicker etc.... so it helps make up for the ULV CPU.

It's a high end "style" machine that used to retail at £1000+. It will be built better than any comparable £600 laptop. If you want performance, this isn't for you though.

For those that want/need it, it's a great deal. Just a shame I don't really need it... or I'd buy it in a flash!


Edited By: tickedon on Aug 15, 2010 13:05: clarifying a couple of points
#8
These also seem to have some build quality / longer term reliability issues - see the forums at Notebookreview.com

Great looking laptops though, even if they are underspecced and overpriced.
#9
It goes with 128 ssd drive which is worth approx. 200 quid itself, IMHO hot.
#10
"It's not quiet either. Even with our 128GB SSD configuration, the Adamo is rarely a silent machine. The fan, incidentally hidden behind some of the most stylish vents I've ever seen, runs almost nonstop during basic operation."

It also has a non-removable battery, so you're pretty much screwed when the battery fails and will need to send the whole machine to dell for a replacement at megacost.
#11
Picard123
"It's not quiet either. Even with our 128GB SSD configuration, the Adamo is rarely a silent machine. The fan, incidentally hidden behind some of the most stylish vents I've ever seen, runs almost nonstop during basic operation."

It also has a non-removable battery, so you're pretty much screwed when the battery fails and will need to send the whole machine to dell for a replacement at megacost.


From notebookcheck review:

System Noise

At this point, the Dell notebook can play off its advantages lock, stock and barrel - it shines with a very positive performance in terms of system noise. While the vent is silent without any load, it does admittedly turn up vehemently and like a turbine under load, squeezing out the air, but it also settles down fairly fast and abruptly becomes silent again.

Even with the maximum value of 36,2 dB(A), one is not really disturbed in ones well being. Apart from that, one has to expect values of around 32dB(A) under low load and around 35dB(A) under heavy load. It seems as if the vent itself is less responsible for the noise development, but all the more the perforated metal plate on the case's rear side. The developing "wind noise" create the impression of a turbine, which does not occur with conventional vent openings. Beauty comes with a price and is not always effective.
#12
Thanks for the replies guys :) Think I'd prefer an i5 for this kind of money (or a top i3) but guess its hot for posing purposes :P. Visually stunning piece of tech though.
#13
bought it when it is 650, still happy with it. just notice the ssd is not TRIM enabled. other than that everything is fine.
#14
bonyback can you see if there's a way to replace the hard drive on these? And if so are you able to let us know what model of hard drive is in it please?

Also trim won't be enabled on these laptops as they have Vista installed which doesn't have native trim support anyway. I assume you could use a standalone trim or garbage collection tool if needed.

Edited By: UberTiger on Aug 15, 2010 15:10: more info
#15
If theese are fitted with an OEM Samsung SSD, then there should be a firmware update available on Dell website somewhere to enable TRIM. Except it won't work anyway because using Vista.
#16
Looks nice
#17
Better off with an Asus UL30
#18
go back to my original post last time this was on sale

After taking over a month to deliver my laptop I have discovered several bad things:
a) the warranty actually started on the 12/05/2009 and only has 53 more days to run
b) the fan is on constantly
c) the screen backlight only comes on intermittently

Not happy :-(
#19
gremlin
a) the warranty actually started on the 12/05/2009 and only has 53 more days to run

That was just the date it was shipped from Dell to the retailer. If you inform Dell that you bought it last month they will update their database for you but probably ask for a copy of your invoice; this assumes the warranty isn’t direct with the retailer.

As for the other stuff, if it isn’t working properly just ring tech support!
#20
I know it can be at a better price and I know it can have higher GHz, RAM and bigger Hard Drive but I voted hot for the looks! It looks amazing! If I had the cash I'd buy it! Voted hot!
#21
look at youtube videos of this.. design is flawed.. it has a big bit sticking out at the back.. wouldnt be able to put it on a flat surface and have it stable
#22
gordon999
look at youtube videos of this.. design is flawed.. it has a big bit sticking out at the back.. wouldnt be able to put it on a flat surface and have it stable

that's a different adamo


these seem to go cheaper by £50 every few weeks

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