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Dell Adamo Pearl £499 delivered @Dell £498.99

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5y, 8m agoFound 5 years, 8 months ago
The Dell Adamo is on sale for £498.99 for today and tomorrow only (14/03/2011 - 15/03/2011).

This is for the Pearl colour and not Onyx.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
128GB Dell Mobility Solid State Drive
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor Ulv SU9400 (1.40GHz, 3MB, 800MHz)
2048MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR3
34cm (13.4") (16:9) 720p WLED Display
18mm thin and weighs 1.8kg
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#1
Shame they've mis-described the processor - the SU9400 won't run 4 threads as it is a regular dual core cpu.
#2
This shows as £1,000 down to £500. Is this a genuine deal and is it a good laptop?
#3
Quite right, there's no Hyper-Threading on these (See here)
#4
This model is being canned so the price is likely genuine! Nice looking laptop, battery life on it?
#5
I've not used one myself but I've heard that the build quality is superb with them. Most reviews suggest they were over priced but at this price I would say it's warm deal but not a scorcher.

CNet Review
Tech Radar Review
#6
brookheather
Shame they've mis-described the processor - the SU9400 won't run 4 threads as it is a regular dual core cpu.


acer revo 3610 is a dual core with 4 thread. Dont make a difference to for me. still slows down on web surfing. its got 64bit windows 7 with 2gb
#7
http://news.cnet.com/i/bto/20090317/Dell_Adamo_Pearl_Product2_610x569.jpg
#8
http://www.snsfox.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/dell-adamo.jpg very nice, slim & the detail!!

Edited By: montana78 on Mar 14, 2011 10:21: add notes
#9
montana78
acer revo 3610 is a dual core with 4 thread. Dont make a difference to for me. still slows down on web surfing. its got 64bit windows 7 with 2gb

That uses an Atom CPU which is very slow to start with so hyper-threading can’t help that much. At least this has a Core 2 Duo which is much faster than an Atom.
#10
Would love one of those, like the design and matrials used but technology is a bit dated now (DDR2 memory, processor) but still... this machine will fly (SSD is much quicker than Harddisk). Shame it has no SDcard reader and the battery is sealed into the unit and not user-replaceable.
1 Like #11
Its DDR3

2048MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR3
1 Like #12
This laptop is to be appreciated for it's finish, style and form factor - it will not run exceptionally well but it is a truly exquisite piece of machinery but it's really an excellent netbook, so no photoshop, CAD and I doubt very much it will run crysis - Heat added but wont be able to justify buying it even at half price :(
#13
Bacause of the price, form-factor, build quality heat added! Ideal if you travel a lot around, and use it for general stuff like taking notes, browsing the web or editing some text.
#14
My gripe with these is that the battery life is disappointing especially when you consider that it doesn’t seem to be user swappable. Is that the case?
Completely silent though unless you run the CPU at 100%.
#15
stop tempting me!

always wanted an adamo, but never could quite afford it, now that the price is creeping lower and lower....
1 Like #16
I've always wanted these even though they've always been massively over-priced and never got particularly good reviews. They do look beautiful systems!
#17
very beautiful ! a superb laptop for someone who is willing to pay for the built quality and design. I wish I could scrape the monies :(
1 Like #18
Tempting. It looks the dogs whatsits but is really only worth it if you are after a machine that looks and feels, and i hesitate to use the word, simply sensuous. That's a quality never to be under-estimated. There are 13" ultra portable machines around giving a similar/better performance that cost a lot less. One for the hedonists i think but have some heat.
#19
I decided to pass on the Adamo as Saveonlaptops ran out of stock before I could get in, so I decided to put my cash into building a gaming rig instead.

I would have jumped on this if it had been around a few weeks back, prefer the look of the pearl to the onyx version and specs be damned, it is the sexiest laptop around for the price.

HOT HOT HOOOOOOOOOOOOT! X)

EDIT - Just to note, depending on the firmware the SSD in this might not support TRIM for anyone who needs it - might be worth checking with Dell before ordering! This was more of an issue with the Saveonlaptops units as they were manufactured quite a while back - the firmware for TRIM support is available but from what I've read you will have to remove the SSD and flash it on another PC.

Edited By: SPARTAN086 Mike on Mar 14, 2011 12:30
#20
i had one when saveonlaptops were selling at the same price, returned as keyboard was a big let-down (as per most of the reviews) as the keys are so thin, wasnt a great laptop to type on...otherwise it was ok.
#21
Brilliant deal - if you can't afford a macbook air then this is the next best thing..and for half the price it's an absolute steal.
#22
If this was a mac deal then a lot of these comments would be shot down.

Style over performance.
#23
Dont forget 5% cashback
1 Like #24
The £220 Acer 14" Timeline 'thin and light' 8 hours battery life laptop was a better deal. This is obviously alot more beautiful but I'd rather save the £300.
banned#25
I bought the black one for £470ish when it was on sale at saveonlaptops.com Very very well build and the mosty lovely laptop in terms of desigh I have ever used, should make even those Apple peeps a bit jelouse.

Performance is fine for everyday use and even handles 720p videos fine, 1080p is a bit of a strech though. As people has said is it pretty much silent 90% of the time, no noise at all. The CPU fans has only ran twice in the whole 2 weeks ive had it and that was when I left it running a film for 3 hours.
The killer for me though has to be the battery life, 2 1/2 hours seems to be the usual, if this had been the 4 hour mark it would have been perfect!
#26
montana78
brookheather
Shame they've mis-described the processor - the SU9400 won't run 4 threads as it is a regular dual core cpu.


acer revo 3610 is a dual core with 4 thread. Dont make a difference to for me. still slows down on web surfing. its got 64bit windows 7 with 2gb


The Atom isn't a powerful CPU, it should only be used for light usage or media centres etc

Edited By: bledd on Mar 14, 2011 12:40
#27
Good deal, but I think my Air looks nicer. :)

Voted hot anyways.
#28
I've got an Adamo, absolutely excellent machine. Incredible build quality.

I've used a Macbook Air (2010 version), and I would actually say I prefer the Adamo. And at this price, the Macbook air can't really compete.
#29
I bought one of these from svaeonlaptops, checked the warranty when I got it and it had started on Dec10 so I know mine is one that has not been sat round for ages.

Brilliant bit of kit at this price given the SSD alone is £150 (samsung ssd) and yes mine does support TRIM.

I checked with crystaldiskinofo! :)
4 Likes #30
If this was a mac deal there would be a 1 in front of the £499

Crammage
If this was a mac deal then a lot of these comments would be shot down.

Style over performance.
#31
No vote, but it's slower than the laptop I bought for £600 in 2006...
It is pretty though.
#32
Looks black when you go to the Dell Deals page? Where can i find the silver one? Will this be suitable for microsoft office and abit of video or photo editing?
#33
definitely a good priced compared to macbook & a good competition too. I'd definitely buy one if I had the money
1 Like #34
Looks good, but definitely OVERPRICED! The current price is just ok to me.
#35
These things are being discontinued since, frankly, they're terrible. This is Dell's pathetic attempt at copying a Macbook Air, but they forgot a few key things like battery life and machine performance.

According to several reviews in the "real world" you get 2.5 hours, compared to an Air's 5 or 7 hrs (again in the real world). The CPU is underpowered, the graphics capabilities are sub-par.

All in all this is a cheap £300 Dell Latitude thrown into a tiny, admittedly lovely, case and sold at £500. For that money you DO get an SSD instead of HDD which is nice, so it might be alright value for money, but the CPU, RAM, and graphics on this are far worse than a £300 Latitude.

I'd likely pass on this and go to Dell's Outlet store and buy a cheap laptop with a better spec'. Or if you want an Ultraportable then just spend the extra pennies and get a real one.
#36
Good points
UnoriginalGuy
These things are being discontinued since, frankly, they're terrible. This is Dell's pathetic attempt at copying a Macbook Air, but they forgot a few key things like battery life and machine performance.

According to several reviews in the "real world" you get 2.5 hours, compared to an Air's 5 or 7 hrs (again in the real world). The CPU is underpowered, the graphics capabilities are sub-par.

All in all this is a cheap £300 Dell Latitude thrown into a tiny, admittedly lovely, case and sold at £500. For that money you DO get an SSD instead of HDD which is nice, so it might be alright value for money, but the CPU, RAM, and graphics on this are far worse than a £300 Latitude.

I'd likely pass on this and go to Dell's Outlet store and buy a cheap laptop with a better spec'. Or if you want an Ultraportable then just spend the extra pennies and get a real one.
1 Like #37
As above this might of been an ok spec 2 years ago,its pretty underpowered and battery life is awful for ulv powered machine.

If its looks over portability this would win everytime.
#38
Oooh, will have to check back next month when I should be getting a new laptop and see if they repeat the deal. I've down rated my power expectations these days and realised that I only need browsing and light video playback.

Bob
1 Like #39
I’ve gotta laugh at all the people moaning about the CPU. It’s like complaining that a car doesn’t have at least 200 bhp when all you want is something to go shopping in.
Some people just want a small car but with premium build quality and in this case you also get poor fuel consumption. If that’s not an issue this seems a great deal otherwise just because it doesn’t fit your needs doesn’t make it a poor device.
Personally I think it’s very nice but the battery life is what kills it for me; I need better fuel consumption. :p
#40
Agharta
I’ve gotta laugh at all the people moaning about the CPU. It’s like complaining that a car doesn’t have at least 200 bhp when all you want is something to go shopping in.


Then how about this for an analogy: The battery performance in this ultra portable is akin to a car with a 30 mile fuel tank. Completely pointless and very frustrating.

If you want an ultra-portable then what is the point in a laptop that isn't portable since it lacks decent battery time? And adversely, if you don't want an ultra-portable, then why are you wasting £200 more on a less powerful machine, instead of buying any regular Dell laptop?

I don't understand within what scenario this laptop works. Maybe if you're a hipster or cock, and just want to feel cool with your completely impractical laptop (and are too cheap to buy a Macbook Air, which is at least practical).

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