Summary: The XPS Adamo came out some time ago -- it is nearly 2012 as I write this -- but I finally broke down and got one, brand new from an EBay seller. In short, I am floored by the design and technology that went into this -- 128 SSD at a time when solid state drives were really not big -- amazingly thin, and this thing is a head turner wherever I go in public.
Summary: This laptop is all about preferences, u need to know what u want & for how much. I looked everywhere in the market for an ultra portable laptop, that is not a netbook & that is not apple...I didn't care if it has the quadro-hexa-octa cores! after all, am not a gamer nor an engineer who needs to use heavy programs, at around $1000 with 3 years warranty this laptop was the best i could find! At 1st u need to know that u re paying a big sum of money on the design here.
Summary: I ordered this directly from Amazon knowing that Dell had discontinued this system. It's ashame because it really is a remarkable computer. I was looking for something powerful and light that I can take with me in my travels. I'll tell you a few things that I really like about this system. #1)The hinged keyboard is the best idea...My other laptops would get really hot on my lap. Not this one.
Nice and amazingly thin and light - but the battery?
Kevin Horton, Amazon
24 March 2010
Summary: Acquired this notebook from the Microsoft Store in Scottsdale, AZ and was very happy with the setup and initial performance. Didn't have success, tho, with an external USB DVD player purchased with it. Ended up ordering a (expensive!) DVD/Blu-Ray player for the Adamo direct from Dell and it works great...just one USB port required. Also purchased an extended life battery through Dell....which brings me to the one big complaint I have with this machine.