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Dell Adamo Onyx or Pearl now down to £649 @ saveonlaptops
Dell Adamo Onyx or Pearl now down to £649 @ saveonlaptops

Dell Adamo Onyx or Pearl now down to £649 @ saveonlaptops

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I posted this last month, and its dropped another £50 so now only £649.97

Cheapest I have seen this model, includes free delivery and both colours available and in stock. Not for everyone I know, but for those wanting something a bit special this seems a decent price to me. Probably cheap due to vista.

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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Really nice laptops, can't believe how much they have dropped in price since the launch! Not for me though I'd want a bit more power.

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J400uk;8764956

Really nice laptops, can't believe how much they have dropped in price … Really nice laptops, can't believe how much they have dropped in price since the launch! Not for me though I'd want a bit more power.



Yeah the base model at dell (same SSD and ram but different CPU & W7) is still £1099
www1.euro.dell.com/con…t=1

Whats the performance of the SSD like, would it make up for the weak CPU?

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J400uk;8764976

Whats the performance of the SSD like, would it make up for the weak CPU?



As far a ULV's go I think the CPU is pretty strong, but the SSD would make a massive improvement in speed for almost all day to day tasks and applications, not to mention being almost silent and a lot cooler temperature.

This is ridiculously cheap for this class of PC. I guess they want to shift the old stock with Vista!

Even has a backlit keyboard.
http://www.abductit.com/files/articles/dell-adamo-laptop/dell-adamo-laptop-7.jpg

Packaging looks rather nice too:
http://www.abductit.com/files/articles/dell-adamo-laptop/dell-adamo-laptop-4.jpg

I know I say this in a lot of laptop threads, but this is a tempting buy. Been thinking about replacing my MacBook for a while now.

Wish I'd waited a few months...dammit

this looks lush...........

really hot laptop, i remember wanting one of these when they were released last year

Just as i was about to buy the AL30 this pops up, looks soo nice grrrr

Looks gorgeous, a straight MacBook PRO wanna-be/alternative.

I read somewhere a while ago that this laptop has a Samsung SSD, however it's not capable of TRIM. Anyone have anymore information about this and whether it's reliable?

This is actually tempting. It's a very nice design. Pretty weak on the CPU but the SSD is nice. I think I paid around this amount of money for the 64GB SSD in my current Dell a couple of years ago!

fishmaster;8766803

I read somewhere a while ago that this laptop has a Samsung SSD, however … I read somewhere a while ago that this laptop has a Samsung SSD, however it's not capable of TRIM. Anyone have anymore information about this and whether it's reliable?



I have a 64GB early Samsung SSD in my XPS 1330. Zero issues, solid as a rock and still fast. I can only assume the more recent one in this machine is even better.

Cheers,

jahman

no trim on this ssd, but don't think it will be an huge issue. still way better performance than HDD

Awesome deal only 12 left now

bonyback;8767025

no trim on this ssd, but don't think it will be an huge issue. still way … no trim on this ssd, but don't think it will be an huge issue. still way better performance than HDD



It's never been an issue. SSDs are still like **** off a shovel. I'm a software developer and am still very happy with the performance boost on this laptop even after 2.5 years. No obvious decrease in performance. Other than software development and some database activities, I can't imagine what applications these folk who're so exercised about trim support are using. I rather think it's just a minor technical issue they like to trot out to pretend they have a clue what they're on about;).

Cheers,

jahman

Hot deal!

Link to the Onyx model for the lazy:
saveonlaptops.co.uk/Del…tml

Almost tempting me to not get a 13" MacBook Pro instead. For most people this is an excellent alternative.

What's the maximum memory in these? Is it upgradeable? Nothing on the crucial website which suggests you are probably stuck at 2gb.

Skyboat;8767174

Almost tempting me to not get a 13" MacBook Pro instead. For most people … Almost tempting me to not get a 13" MacBook Pro instead. For most people this is an excellent alternative.



Likewise.


joeybutterface;8767181

What's the maximum memory in these? Is it upgradeable? Nothing on the … What's the maximum memory in these? Is it upgradeable? Nothing on the crucial website which suggests you are probably stuck at 2gb.



The 2GB is soldered on and non-upgradeable

J400uk;8767207

Likewise.The 2GB is soldered on and non-upgradeable



OK its not a good deal then. Shipping a 64 bit OS in a computer with a 2gb memory limit is a waste of time.

I also think that having a 3-year warranty is really important on a decent laptop. Could cost a fortune to repair otherwise.

Is the 12-month one is extendable and for how much?

joeybutterface;8767225

OK its not a good deal then. Shipping a 64 bit OS in a computer with a … OK its not a good deal then. Shipping a 64 bit OS in a computer with a 2gb memory limit is a waste of time.


no difference between 32/64bit with 2GB, would you be happier with 32bit?

edit: make up your own mind zdnet.com/blo…354

Vista 64-bit show a much higher PassMark Performance rating than Windows … Vista 64-bit show a much higher PassMark Performance rating than Windows Vista 32-bit.Boot times for Vista 64-bit are longer than Vista 32-bit.

tempting one...cant believe laptop of this class at such price. hot!!!

MIDURIX;8767359

no difference between 32/64bit with 2GB, would you be happier with … no difference between 32/64bit with 2GB, would you be happier with 32bit?edit: make up your own mind http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/vista-32-bit-vs-vista-64-bit-benchmarked/1354



This low-end processor and limited RAM will not take advantage of 64 bit computing. If you could go to 4gb or 8gb then this would be a sweet deal. But stuck at 2gb memory means this machine is basically already headed for the retirement home.

what a wicked deal

our lass wont release funds boo hoo

david1274;8767339

I also think that having a 3-year warranty is really important on a … I also think that having a 3-year warranty is really important on a decent laptop. Could cost a fortune to repair otherwise. Is the 12-month one is extendable and for how much?


Dell should be happy to upgrade the warranty for you; I suggest phoning them directly.

Agharta;8767544

Dell should be happy to upgrade the warranty for you; I suggest phoning … Dell should be happy to upgrade the warranty for you; I suggest phoning them directly.



I'm not interested in this laptop, thanks. It was just advise for anyone thinking of getting it.

£553.17 + VAT is a good price. Where is the best place to sell my old laptop?

What are saveonlaptops like for transactions?

Gorgeous laptop which is why it is so expensive - but looking at the specs, isn't this lower spec than the £299 lenovo?! :w00t:

bar the SSD....

aston_martin_own;8767631

What are saveonlaptops like for transactions?


1.5% surcharge for credit cards. :roll:

If you think this Adamo is sexy, you ain't seen nothing till you've seen the Adamo XPS - a bargain at only £1,750 delivered @ ]John Lewis!


Product Information

The breathtaking Dell Adamo XPS is sure to turn heads with its amazingly thin design. To achieve a depth of just 9.99mm, the Adamo engineers have refined the traditional laptop design by cleverly relocating key components and fitting the keyboard inside the reinforced display when closed.

The Adamo XPS’s innovative design provides strength to the 13.4-inch widescreen 16:9 high definition display and gives the laptop a solid feel in spite of its thinness. Start it up with a simple swipe of your finger over the latch release.

It performs well thanks to a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ultra-low-voltage processor and 4GB of RAM. You’ll also be able to stay in touch when you’re on the go using built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and the integrated 2 megapixel webcam. And when you connect to any network your Adamo XPS knows where you are, providing you with location-specific content through a clever Windows 7 gadget.

Includes the Windows 7 Home Premium operating system and a 2-year guarantee for your peace of mind.
Software included:
Adobe Acrobat Reader 9
Adobe Flash Player
Dell Dock
McAfee SecurityCenter
Dell Webcam Application
Microsoft Windows Live
Dell QuickSet
Phoenix FailSafe theft protection
Sensible Vision FastAccess facial recognition


Key Features

Battery lifeHow long the battery lasts for until it needs recharging 2.5 hours

Brand Dell

Built-in ethernet connectionAllows you to connect to a network 10/100

CD / DVD optical driveCan play - and normally record to - CDs and DVDs No

Computer Software HelplineWe offer access to a 90 day helpline when you buy a new desktop or laptop computer from John Lewis. The service is available for a period of 90 days from the date you make your purchase. Free 90 day computer support

Dimensions H9.99 x W340 x D272mm

FireWire / IEEE 1394 portsQuickly transfer footage from compatible digital camcorders No

Function On the Move

Graphics cardGenerate the images you see on your computer screen Intel GS45 Integrated Graphics

Graphics card - video RAMLarger amounts of video RAM are better at displaying fast moving and complex graphics 256MB (shared)

Guarantee FREE 2 year guarantee, extend to 3 years £250

Hard driveBuilt-in memory used for storing your audio and video files, etc 128GB (solid state)

Memory card slotGreater amount of slots means more variety of card formats can be used Information not available

Model name / number Adamo XPS

Operating systemPrograms that manage the hardware and software of a computer Windows 7 Home Premium

Processor“Brain” of a computer enabling a program to run Intel Core 2 Duo ULV

Processor speedThe faster the processor the quicker your programs will run 1.4GHz

Processor Type Intel Core 2 Duo

RAM 4GB

Screen resolutionPicture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality 1366 x 768

Screen size 13.4"

Stereo speakers Yes

USB portsUniversal Serial Bus- socket for transferring data between electronic devices 2x USB 2.0

Visible screen size (measured diagonally)Diagonal measurement across screen 34cm

Weight 1.44kg

Wireless networking 802.11a/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1

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joeybutterface;8767225

OK its not a good deal then. Shipping a 64 bit OS in a computer with a … OK its not a good deal then. Shipping a 64 bit OS in a computer with a 2gb memory limit is a waste of time.

Just 'cause you have the capability of addressing 64bits does it mean you have to?

Very hot deal, I wanted one of these when they first came out.

An SSD will not make up for the lack of power in a processor, for normal everyday tasks however it will make your PC feel snappy. TRIM functionality etc less important, the disk performance (as with all drives) will degrade over time but SSD fast enough to compensate for the loss. The SSD'd I've used ... Corsair, Samsung, Intel and Crucial; and would recommend all.

The 2Gb RAM is also sufficient for everyday computing. The only consideration with having a 64bit O/S is to ensure you can obtain drivers for peripherals that you already own. Most software should operate (I believe MS use modified WoW64), only old (16bit) installers will fail. One annoyance (for surfers) is there is no Adobe Flash for 64bit IE (Windows 7 comes with 32 bit IE comes so I suspect Vista will too).

When I upgraded my Dell M90 earlier this year I had two choices, the Adamo XPS or Macbook Pro. Not all the John Lewis shops have the Adamo XPS to play with, if you find one have a play, it's a nice PC, the opening mechanism is awesome.


Being a software developer the tiny screen was no good so I'm christech81 and I'm a MAC (and a PC !).

windhoek;8768106

If you think this Adamo is sexy, you ain't seen nothing till you've seen … If you think this Adamo is sexy, you ain't seen nothing till you've seen the Adamo XPS - a bargain at only £1,750 delivered @ ]John Lewis!



That stupid hinge design is a disaster waiting to happen - a con that makes a 13" notebook the height of a 15". Also makes it pretty much unusable on your lap with any comfort or safety. Was interested till I saw that - and the dearer than Apple price tag.

This is a great geal, shame about the Intel graphics tho

13.4" screen is just too small for daily work

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some1l8;8772486

13.4" screen is just too small for daily work



It's the ideal size for me.
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