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Dell Adamo XPS

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Overall 7
7.0

Dell Adamo XPS

CNET
27 August 2010
  • Summary: Dell's high-concept Adamo XPS deserves credit for taking some serious design risks. It's a cool conversation piece, but poor battery life keeps it from being terribly useful.
  • Pros: Superslim chassis; inventive design.
  • Cons: Weak battery life; large footprint; no SD card slot.
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Overall 8
8.0
Performance 8
7.7
Battery performance 6
6.3
Display 7
6.6
Weight 9
9.2
Noise 10
9.9
Gaming performance 5
4.9
Connectivity 7
7.0
Keyboard 9
8.8
Temperature 9
9.0

Review Dell Adamo XPS Notebook

Notebookcheck
27 August 2010
  • Conclusion: In order to make such a thin case a reality, Dell had to make a few compromises.  The tilt of the keyboard and the at times unstable footprint resulting from it could  conflict with some habits and demands. Though the standard display is bright, it suffers due to its reflective surface and the user's dependence on the viewing angle. Space issues mean that UMTS, eSata, a Cardreader and an ExpressCard drive are not integrated.
  • Pros: Very flat, Very quiet, Very cool, High quality materials, Good mobility, Good application performance, Digital screen connection, Very thin, very quiet, upscale materials together with good application performance.
  • Cons: Reflextive display surface, stationary display, limited stability, no UMTS available, 40-Wh battery not available in Europe, limited battery life, small flaws in the workmanship on our tester, few interfaces, A more suitable display, more stable stance and the 40-Wh battery.
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Overall 8
8.0
Performance 8
7.7
Battery performance 6
6.3
Display 7
6.6
Weight 9
9.2
Noise 10
9.9
Gaming performance 5
4.9
Connectivity 7
7.0
Keyboard 9
8.8
Temperature 9
9.0

Review Dell Adamo XPS Notebook

Notebookcheck
27 August 2010
  • Conclusion: In order to make such a thin case a reality, Dell had to make a few compromises.  The tilt of the keyboard and the at times unstable footprint resulting from it could  conflict with some habits and demands. Though the standard display is bright, it suffers due to its reflective surface and the user's dependence on the viewing angle. Space issues mean that UMTS, eSata, a Cardreader and an ExpressCard drive are not integrated.
  • Pros: Very flat, Very quiet, Very cool, High quality materials, Good mobility, Good application performance, Digital screen connection, Very thin, very quiet, upscale materials together with good application performance.
  • Cons: Reflextive display surface, stationary display, limited stability, no UMTS available, 40-Wh battery not available in Europe, limited battery life, small flaws in the workmanship on our tester, few interfaces, A more suitable display, more stable stance and the 40-Wh battery.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell Adamo XPS Review

LAPTOP Magazine
6 March 2010
  • Summary: Just as supermodels can't eat cheeseburgers, some sacrifices had to be made in order to keep the Adamo XPS as thin as it is. Its battery life is subpar for such a thin and light notebook, and its performance is equal to systems that cost half as much. While it's not nearly as thin, the lighter Sony Vaio Z ($2,099) offers tons more horsepower and endurance in a thicker package; if you don't have a corner office, the Sony Vaio Y ($799) or Asus UL30A ($679), both of which...
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell Adamo XPS review

Stuff.tv
22 June 2010
  • Summary: It seems a long time ago that Dell was known only for its highly customisable but terminally dull range of business laptops. In recent years it’s splashed out on Alienware, opened the ‘Design Studio’ and, more recently, crafted the rather beautiful premium ‘Adamo’ range. While the original Adamo was an attack on Apple’s MacBook Air , the Adamo XPS is seemingly more interested in undermining the laws of physics.
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Overall 8
7.5

Dell Adamo XPS: das flachste 13,4-Zoll-Notebook der Welt

CNET
9 November 2009
  • Summary: Seit September zeigt Dell auf seiner Website ein wenig aussagekräftiges Foto eines ultraflachen Notebooks. Abgesehen von der Dicke von 9,99 Millimetern verriet der Hersteller lange Zeit weder technische Daten noch zeigte er weitere, aussagekräftigere Bilder. Nur zögerlich sickerten einige wenige Details in den aufnahmebereiten Boden der laptopbegeisterten Internetwelt.
  • Pros: extrem flaches Gehäuse, ausgefallenes Design, LED-Hintergrundbeleuchtung, SSD-Festplatte
  • Cons: hakeliger Klappmechanismus, kein optisches Laufwerk, teuer
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