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Dell Announces The First Adamo At $1,999

What is super sexy worth to you? There is no question that the new Adamo line of Laptops from Dell lack absolutely nothing in the way of looks! Check it out:

  • 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor with Centrino technology
  • Genuine Windows Vista®  Home Premium Service Pack 1 64-Bit
  • 2GB 800MHz DDR3 dual-channel memory
  • 128GB solid state drive

While not the Baddest Hot Rod on the block, the Admire is very easy on the eyes as well as being engineered from a single piece of Aluminum (Chassis). The 128GB Solid State Drive is also sure to please.


For more information, head on over to Dell or Click Here.

The full press release can be found after the break.


Date: 3/17/2009

Round Rock, Texas

  • Adamo is first product under new Adamo by Dell brand
  • Premium craftsmanship and design inspires new aesthetic across Dell family of products 
  • Adamo by Dell created to disrupt people’s perceptions of what personal computing is today

Style-minded people who place a premium on precision craftsmanship and design can now add Adamo to their list of must-have items for 2009. Dell today unveiled the world’s thinnest* laptop as a kick off to the new Adamo by Dell brand.
Adamo, derived from the Latin word meaning “to fall in love,” will serve as a flagship in a line of products created to disrupt the personal computing space with the combination of new design aesthetics, personalization choices and sought-after technologies.
The News:

  • Adamo is the pinnacle of craftsmanship and design and features:
  • A chassis milled from a single piece of aluminum featuring precision detailing and a scalloped backlit keyboard
  • Striking high definition edge-to-edge glass display
  • Fully connected with WiFi, Bluetooth™ and optional integrated mobile broadband** and full complement of connectivity ports with no compromises
  • Cool, quiet and robust solid state drives
  • Available in Onyx and Pearl colors with a broad range of complementary accessories
  • Price starting at $1999


  • “Great design needs to be timeless and evoke emotion in people”, said Alex Gruzen, senior vice president of Dell’s consumer products. ”While a premium computing experience was assumed for Adamo, the intent was for people to see, touch and explore Adamo and  be rewarded by the select materials and craftsmanship you would expect in a fine watch.”
  • “Dell continues to signal a commitment to design and personalization across its entire product line and has made significant strides forward in the past year,” said Rob Enderle, Principal Analyst, Enderle Group. “The Adamo laptop is a showcase for this commitment and a flagship product that will draw buyers to the brand.”

People who choose Adamo will be offered a unique color matched collection of Adamo by Dell branded peripherals and accessories including, in the U.S. an exclusive line of bags from TUMI.   Choices will include:

  • External storage option with 250GB*** or 500GB*** external hard drive.
  • External DVD+/-RW or Blu-ray disc™ drive.
  • 8GB*** USB drive.
  • Connectors and cables including DisplayPort to HDMI, DVI, and VGA. 
  • Adamo Premium Service (US Only):
  • 24/7 access to Dell’s best trained technicians
  • Consistent communication with a dedicated personal team

The Adamo by Dell brand is being supported by innovative and new approaches to marketing and promotion for Dell.  Designed to challenge people’s perceptions of what a computer is, the Adamo by Dell brand was inspired by fashion, luxury brands and timeless design.
Dell has looked beyond traditional approaches to reaching computer shoppers and launched a provocative campaign featuring: 

  • A stylish worldwide print campaign shot by acclaimed British-based photographer Nadav Kander and featuring high-fashion models that reinforces the “fall in love” positioning. Kander, whose work is celebrated in galleries worldwide, also shot the moving portfolio, “Obama’s People,” which appeared in The New York Times Magazine earlier this year.
  •, the centerpiece of the campaign and a highly stylized site where viewers can learn about Adamo, register for updates and, beginning today, place orders. Since its launch last month, has attracted nearly 800,000 unique visitors from around the world and more than 1 million page views.
  • Artful packaging in which the product arrives “floating” in a clear box with minimal clutter – a beautiful experience for a sophisticated product.

Product 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 (preliminary)****
  • 2 USB ports, 1 USB/eSATA combo port, Display Port, RJ-45 port
  • Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-bit

Available for pre-order today at and shipping worldwide starting March 26, 2009, Adamo will be available online for purchase in 24 countries including U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, U.K. France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, ANZ, China, Honk Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia/Singapore, Japan, and Indonesia.
About Dell
Dell products like Adamo are redefining style, value, personalization and customization for connected mobile lifestyles. People worldwide can buy Dell online, by phone and through 24,000 stores.
About Tumi
Tumi is the leading international brand of luxury travel, business and lifestyle accessories. Its success can be traced to its continued commitment to design excellence, functional superiority, and technical innovation. The brand is sold in over 125 Tumi stores worldwide, top department and specialty stores and online at

* At the thickest point, Dell’s Adamo is thinner than any other laptop.

** Subject to wireless provider’s broadband subscription and coverage area; additional charges apply.

*** GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment and will be less.

**** Based on preliminary lab testing. Varies by configuration operating conditions and other factors. Maximum battery decreases with time and use.

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