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Dell Adamo design exposed in clear photos

updated 02:40 pm EST, Thu January 22, 2009

Dell Adamo Photos

A collection of photos from Brian Solis has surfaced for the Dell Adamo notebook that not only more clearly reveals the design but shows that the system's designer focus will include both black and white colors. Only briefly teased at CES, the system will achieve its goal of being thinner overall than the MacBook Air by moving most of the expansion to the back: Ethernet, two USB ports, DisplayPort and other connectors are placed in a spine section that lets Dell slim down the system as a whole.

The shots also confirm that, despite potential delays, Dell has multiple working prototypes of its first Adamo entry and that the model has a new, ultra-flat keyboard with backlighting through the keys instead of around the edges.

When Dell will release its ultraportable is still unknown and has received conflicting reports, with the official position seeing a launch in the first half of the year and southeast Asian rumors pointing to Foxconn assembling the first Adamos in the second half.











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  1. testudo

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    hmmm

    looks more like black and silver/chrome, not black and white colors.

  1. Guest

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    beautiful

    beautiful profile - unless they ruined it by using a cheap-feeling wannabe-aluminum plastic.
    And why on earth did they not use a small version of the circle Dell logo in the center. The off-center stamping is very forgettable

  1. shawnce

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    wow...

    actually a good looking and thought out design from Dell (doesn't happen often IMHO from Dell)

  1. gitcypher

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    Very

    damn s***

  1. Feathers

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    they're learning

    It is perhaps, taking a little longer than expected for the competition to finally step up and firmly grasp the Apple aesthetic but whether it should be considered plagiarism or flattery, they are finally getting a handle on things. This is something that Apple should worry about particularly if others have finally figured out the fundamental design rules to which Apple products adhere. Obviously, there is a fundamental simplicity, a consequence of which is, in many cases, a reduced feature set ie: fewer external connectors, no optical drive etc. Secondly, a careful evaluation and choice of the suitability of materials, metal, glass, types of plastic and the effect such choices have on the final design ie: strength of plastic determines minimum thickness and so forth. For both Dell and Apple, this is an important machine. Consider also, the striking similarities between the iPhone and the new Palm device that has already mooted possible legal action by Cupertino. They're catching up!

  1. actionbastard

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    First one...

    To get OS X running on it gets a cookie...

  1. Guest

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    I like it!

    I really like it. The profile is beautiful. I think that i want to buy one.
    George
    http://openprox.info

  1. testudo

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    did you look?

    What a load of c***! It has TWO USB ports! Everyone knows you need just one. And then they included a network port too. WTF? Didn't Dell get the memo that network ports are passe, and, if needed, should be accessed via a dongle and taking up your only USB port.

    Knowing Dell, their USB ports are probably standard, too, and not souped up with extra juice to run an external DVD drive that will only work on their computer.

    And putting a full-size Displayport port on the thing? What's up with that? They're supposed to dream up their own port design and use that, so that the owners are forced to either buy your monitors, or buy your $30 adaptors to connect to other's monitors.

    Man, you'd think they could do a better job copying the macbook air...

  1. jpellino

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    Finally...

    ...a PC laptop worth being seen with. Well done.

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