The first product release from the Adamo by Dell brand has been announced – the Adamo notebook computer. Adamo, in Latin, means “to fall in love with” – so this is a computer with an emphasis on looks. So, what’s under the hood?

Specifications

  • Intel Core 2 Duo processors with Intel Centrino technology
  • DDR3 system memory
  • 13.4-inch 16:9 HD display
  • Draft-Wireless N
  • High-performance solid state drives standard
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Mobile Broadband option
  • Up to 5+ hours of battery life (your mileage may vary!)
  • Connectivity: 2 USB ports, 1 USB/eSATA combo port, Display Port, RJ-45 port
  • Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-bit

More specific spec info on the 2 models is:

Desire:

  • 1.4GHz Intel Core2 Duo Processor with Centrino technology
  • 4GB 800MHz DDR3 dual-channel memory
  • 128GB solid state drive
  • Mobile Broadband

Admire:

  • 1.2GHz Intel Core2 Duo Processor with Centrino technology
  • 2GB 800MHz DDR3 dual-channel memory
  • 128GB solid state drive

Choice

Back to the looks. The Adamo chassis is milled from a single piece of aluminium, and has a edge-to-edge design screen. Both are available in black, while the Desire only is also available in white.

Additional accessories include a 250 or 500GB external hard drive, 8GB USB drive and external DVD+/-RW or Blu-ray disc drive.

Apart from its looks the Adamo will be the thinnest notebook computer on the market, beating the Apple Macbook Air in the thin stakes.

Price and availability

Pricing for the Adamo Admire starts at $3,699, while the Desire starts at $4,299, so you’re paying a premium for aesthetics and lack of heft.

Both are available for pre-order now from the Dell website, with deliveries to commence around March 26.

GadgetGuy will have a review of the one of the Adamo range at the end of next week.