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50% OFF!! Dell Adamo SU9400 1.4Ghz - Pearl - £498 @ Dell
50% OFF!! Dell Adamo SU9400 1.4Ghz - Pearl - £498 @ Dell

50% OFF!! Dell Adamo SU9400 1.4Ghz - Pearl - £498 @ Dell

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Was listed on DELL WEBSITE for £1000, now £498

Supposed to be sorta similar to the Mac AIR but not sorta the price!

Dell offering 50% this for the next few days -

sorry for cut'n'paste - it is 1.15am on a work nite!

Base Adamo (UK, FCG15) – SU9400 (1.40Ghz, 4Threads, 3M cache) - Pearl
Processor Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor Ulv SU9400 (1.40GHz, 3MB, 800MHz)
Keyboard Internal Keyboard
Power Supply 45W Adamo Power supply with power cord
Documentation/Disks Documentation
Protect your new PC McAfee® SecurityCenter 30 Day trial version
Camera Integrated Camera
Memory 2048MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR3
LCD 34cm (13.4") (16:9) 720p WLED Display
Wireless Intel 5300 wireless card, 802.11 a/g/n
Bluetooth Dell Bluetooth 370 Card
Order Information Adamo 13 BTS Order - UK
Standard Warranty 1 year Next Business Day Hardware Support included with your PC
Bundle N03A1301
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Win 7 Home Premium, 64bit
SERVICES AND SUPPORT 1Yr Next Day Hardware Support included
HARD DRIVE 128GB Dell Mobility Solid State Drive

44 Comments

Original Poster

Price doesn't include quidco reduction but they're showing 6% on top of the price making it arounddd £470... (Too late to work out)

Cnet review available

The specs aren't worth that kinda money in my opinion.

You pay the price for slimness.
Edited by: "Chanser" 1st Apr 2011

I'm guessing they can't sell these, so are dumping them quick.

Edited by: "withabix" 1st Apr 2011

Spec is fairly good as it has a 128GB SSD; given many SU9400 13.3 machines are circa £350 then the price is quite good. Battery is a sealed unit and only gives circa 1 to 2.5 hrs which is poor given the low voltage processor.

it's still an underspecced and overpriced piece of junk.
Edited by: "LuckyL" 1st Apr 2011

LuckyL

it's still an underspecced and overpriced piece of junk.



Sorta like every Apple product released in the past 10 years then? :P

afroylnt

Battery is a sealed unit and only gives circa 1 to 2.5 hrs which is poor … Battery is a sealed unit and only gives circa 1 to 2.5 hrs which is poor given the low voltage processor.


You must have a faulty system if that’s all you get as people on HUKD have been reporting 3+ hours which equates with reviews. Still low of course.

Agharta

You must have a faulty system if that’s all you get as people on HUKD h … You must have a faulty system if that’s all you get as people on HUKD have been reporting 3+ hours which equates with reviews. Still low of course.



You've not started believing what people report on HUKD !? oO I would go with the lower estimate.

Agharta

You must have a faulty system if that’s all you get as people on HUKD h … You must have a faulty system if that’s all you get as people on HUKD have been reporting 3+ hours which equates with reviews. Still low of course.



Let me be clear; I don't own this laptop yet (been thinking about it) but some of the reviews I found (outside of HUKD) had the battery life that I stated.... so if it returned 3+ hrs then that's great but be prepared for it to be less.........

afroylnt

Let me be clear; I don't own this laptop yet (been thinking about it) but … Let me be clear; I don't own this laptop yet (been thinking about it) but some of the reviews I found (outside of HUKD) had the battery life that I stated.... so if it returned 3+ hrs then that's great but be prepared for it to be less.........


I have one and get to 2.5 to 3.5 hours but that is using a USB mobile broadband dongle which doesn't help power consumption.

Agharta

I have one and get to 2.5 to 3.5 hours but that is using a USB mobile … I have one and get to 2.5 to 3.5 hours but that is using a USB mobile broadband dongle which doesn't help power consumption.



useful to know tks; so these figures would just be for surfing?
Edited by: "afroylnt" 1st Apr 2011

afroylnt

useful to know tks; so these figures would just be for surfing?


Yes.

I have this laptop and it gets 3 hours of video and around 4 and a half to 5 hours of light web surfing.

It's a shame they don't let you configure the ram on these now they are clearance. Hot anyway.

hey i got the q430 by samsung just yesterday for 390 pounds. do you guys think this is a better laptop? i can cancel that i guess.

These are lovely looking but I just can't justify the price difference between it & something of similar spec

I have one of these in black (onyx).

Pros:
- Lovely LED backlit screen
- SSD makes it pretty quick at booting/hibernating
- fairly well put together
- very slimline
- fairly lightweight
- business support (they come to you and fix)

Cons:
- battery life aint great (4 hours with light use, 3 hours with moderate to heavy use)
- keyboard is poor
- speakers poor (behind the screen), though I use headphones anyway

Its lovely and portable, and I use it for video and internet on the train. However the keyboard does annoy me a quite a bit, and i wish the battery life was a bit better. Compared to something like the Asus UL30, its in a different league quality wise.
Edited by: "amoebaUK" 3rd Apr 2011

adilnoman

hey i got the q430 by samsung just yesterday for 390 pounds. do you guys … hey i got the q430 by samsung just yesterday for 390 pounds. do you guys think this is a better laptop? i can cancel that i guess.


Personally, I'd stick with what you've got.

I bought this last month when it was on offer. It is a beautiful looking machine but:
1. It is heavier than you might think - fine for in the house, but not great if you want it for portability
2. The keyboard it truly horrible to use
3. The processor is weak - it struggles with pretty basic tasks and is not multitasker

Others might complain about the screen not being 1080, but that's not necessary for a small screen like this one.

I ended up returning the machine because it just wasn't right for me - I needed it to work on while traveling. It didn't fit the bill. If you want a laptop for home, pretty much any current machine at this price will be better specced.

Some aspects of the spec are excellent - the chassis is durable and good looking, the SSD HDD is excellent and the monitor is very reasonable... but if you want even a modest workhorse, this won't do it. Current dual core netbooks are probably not far behind this in terms of speed, but are lighter and have longer battery life.

The main advantage of the system is that it has a SSD hard drive, which is great. However, you can always order one of those afterwards if you want one.

Had 2 Dell laptops (mine & my girlfriends) - both became borderline unusable after exactly 18 months, almost as if it had a kill switch. Same thing happened to my friend's at 19 months. And that's 18 months of hard drive failures, overheating, BSODs and hassle. I'll be avoiding Dell in the future...

Not a great spec for a machine that's meant to cost a grand, very poor in fact. For this deal its still over priced for what you get.

LuckyL

it's still an underspecced and overpriced piece of junk.


Agreed.

Might not be junk but it's overpriced. I'm not getting into a debate on manufacturers but I do get a lot of Dell machines (particularly the 1545) sent my way to repair; ok, the components come from a variety of manufacturers so Dell can't be blamed for things like HD failure but other repairs/replacements I've done pertain to the build such as sockets around the power supply, the power supply itself and replacement batteries. Often it's user negligence and maybe the sheer number of sales by Dell is indicative but if it were my money, I wouldn't buy a Dell.

All these fools like to post all the laptops cheaper than this that include 128GB SSD?

mamboboy

On what planet is a 128GB SSD, WLED screen classed as junk?


They all take one look at the CPU and think it's crap.

I have the ASUS UL30A myself and while that doesn't have the SSD etc it's a very good ultra portable (Which this is kinda aimed at). Especially for the price of £320 HERE. If you want a lightweight 8 hour portable laptop go that direction.

YAY I want a laptop from a supplier that offers awful service when it goes wrong. Save your money.

@ bridgetbodget

Stirlingfaulds or Norfolk Court?

adilnoman

hey i got the q430 by samsung just yesterday for 390 pounds. do you guys … hey i got the q430 by samsung just yesterday for 390 pounds. do you guys think this is a better laptop? i can cancel that i guess.


This laptop is prettier and thats about it (the SSD will also help it boot up a little faster) the one you have ordered really kicks this into touch. Your processor and graphics will be easily TWICE the power with twice the RAM and three times the storage space. So you should only consider changing if the looks are worth ALOT to you.

For the record everyone, I've been using Dell (pc and laptop) over various models for years without a problem. They are reasonable quality at a cheap-ish price. Middle ground maybe?
Edited by: "jaybear88" 3rd Apr 2011

colddddddddddddd

2nd gen core i sandy bridge laptops are just around the corner..expect lots of laptop deals to make way for the new machines
Edited by: "spam1" 3rd Apr 2011

I own this laptop and I love it. I sold a Dell Mini 10v, and a Samsung R70 and got this in their place. It's a quality bit of technology and runs at good speed. I paid £499, and am delighted with what I got for the money. The battery lasts anywhere between 2.5 and 5 hours depending on what I am doing on it. It's perfect for me as I can browse, watch online videos, and play Football Manager (and study sometimes too).

I can't complain about Dell for service either. I've bought other things from them too, and I have always had decent service. E.g. on this, part of the case was misaligned - they sent out a replacement part which arrived next day and I just swapped it over. On a screen I ordered a few years ago, they replaced that next day service too when I had issues with it.

Finally, it is very easy to fit a 3G card into one of these. Cost about £30 from eBay, and is a nice thing to have!

Edited by: "evilskanker" 3rd Apr 2011

I wouldn't pay a grand for one of these babies but bearing in mind the SSD drive together with it's unique and stylish design, then at £500 it seems good value to me. Sure, more powerful machines can be had for less, but me, I'd derive as much pleasure looking and posing around with it switched off as i'd get actually using the thing. So, if you're in the mood to treat yourself, then why not? Have some heat.

It's not making way for new processors, there was quite a lot in February about Dell dicontinuing the adamo range - just Google it...

Let the haters hate, it means more good deals for us.

would've bought one had it not been for the poor battery life

Nice machine, although if you're prepared to play russian roulette with the clearance god it may drop some more (with the next gen processors imminent), or they may sell out (so don't blame me for putting you off).

WRT those moaning about specs, smaller machines generally command a premium. Given the challenges involved and smaller production runs its quite understandable.

Ultimately the hardware is there to do a job, while the manufacturers would like us to believe we need the latest and fastest of everything, there is a law of diminishing returns for most people. Infact in many cases going for the latest processor may offer little benefit to the task you do, while detracting from other important considerations such as battery life, heat, size, etc. The machine I use most is Atom based, so I do put my money where my mouth is.

Finally I'm not sure why people are so quick to deride others as posers if aesthetics plays a part in their choice. Its seems to me its a deep routed form of narcissism to believe only you know when its acceptable to apply criteria such as aesthetics

P.S. If your interested in sub-notebooks, dynamism.com is a good place to see some of whats available. However, this is only a starting point as they longer are a one stop shop (if they ever were).
Edited by: "Mentos" 4th Apr 2011

Is the link working for anyone? The page freezes once i press the continue button.

slightee

Is the link working for anyone? The page freezes once i press the … Is the link working for anyone? The page freezes once i press the continue button.



Nope, the link is now dead. Do a search on 'adamo' and it says the product has been discontinued. Looks like the offer has been pulled. Saved yourself £500 matey.

windhoek

@ bridgetbodgetStirlingfaulds or Norfolk Court?



Norfolk Court
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