Dell discontinues ultraportable Adamo laptops

dell discontinues ultraportable adamo laptops delladamoPour one out for our fallen warrior. Dell’s Adamo fought the best it could against Apple’s MacBook Air and other ultraportable laptops on the market, but the battle is now lost. Those browsing their way over to the computer manufacturer’s Adamo product page are greeted with the following message, in red text: “This item may not be available in the business segment you’ve selected. Please contact your sales representative for more details.” A report from CNET further reveals that the ultraportable has indeed been officially discontinued.

The Adamo was introduced at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Only .65 inches thick and sporting an aluminum casing, the laptop seemed well-prepared to take on Apple’s MacBook Air, especially with its use of solid-state hard drives and its 13.4-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio high-definition display. The laptop also featured a SIM card slot and offered the option of shipping with a built-in 3G card.

For all of its virtues, the Adamo was done in by a steep price that didn’t line up with the hardware powering it. Like the early MacBook Air, it was priced at around $2,000 when it was released. There’s simply not enough computer inside the Adamo to justify that kind of cost. The counter-argument is that there’s a premium to be paid for the “ultra” in “ultraportable,” but it was too hefty in the Adamo’s case to attract enough of a following.

Dell ran a major holiday sale on the now-discontinued laptops, and another shortly after the holidays. And now the Adamo is out of production. This battle may be lost for Dell, but with the rising popularity and power of tablet devices, you can rest assured that the war isn’t even close to being over.

Product Review

How does the sleek MateBook X Pro hold up to the modern day competition?

Huawei impressed us with the MateBook X, a solid competitor to the 12-inch MacBook that beat Apple at its own game. Now, Huawei is taking a shot at premium 14-inchers with the MateBook X Pro, but it’s not without oddities – like a…

These laptop makers produce the most reliable, quality hardware today

If you want to buy your next laptop based around a specific brand, it helps to know which the best brands of laptops are. This list will give you a good grounding in the most reliable, quality laptop manufacturers today.

Apple MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 6

The MacBook Air was updated with more contemporary components and a more modern design, but is that enough to compete with standouts like Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 detachable tablet?

Here are the best laptop deals for December 2018

Whether you need a new laptop for school or work or you're just doing some holiday shopping for a special someone, we've got you covered: These are the best laptop deals going right now, from discounted MacBooks to on-the-go gaming PCs.

Windows 10 user activity logs are sent to Microsoft despite users opting out

Windows 10 Privacy settings may not be enough to stop PCs from releasing user activity data to Microsoft. Users discovered that opting out of having their data sent to Microsoft does little to prevent it from being released.

Intel's discrete graphics will be called 'Xe,' IGP gets Adapative Sync next year

Intel has officially dubbed its discrete graphics product Intel Xe, and the company also provided details about its Gen11 IGP. The latter will include adaptive sync support and will arrive in 2019.

Intel answers Qualcomm's new PC processors by pairing Core and Atom in 'Foveros'

Intel has announced a new packaging technology called 'Foveros' that makes it easier for the company to place multiple chips together on one package. That includes chips based on different Intel architectures, like Core and Atom.

Razer’s classic DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse drops to $40 on Amazon

If you're looking to pick up a new gaming mouse for the holidays, Amazon has you covered with this great deal on the classic Razer DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse with customizable buttons, RGB lighting, and a 16,000 DPI optical sensor.

Intel's dedicated GPU is not far off -- here's what we know

Did you hear? Intel is working on a dedicated graphics card. It's called Arctic Sound and though we don't know a lot about it, we know that Intel has some ex-AMD Radeon graphics engineers developing it.

Firefox 64 helps keep your numerous tabs under control

Mozilla officially launched Firefox 64 by placing new features into the laps of its users including new tab management abilities, intelligent suggestions, and a task manager for keeping Firefox's power consumption under control.

Here's our guide to how to charge your laptop using a USB-C cable

Charging via USB-C is a great way to power up your laptop. It only takes one cable and you can use the same one for data as well as power -- perfect for new devices with limited port options.

Installing fonts in Windows 10 is quick and easy -- just follow these steps

Want to know how to install fonts in Windows 10? Here's our guide on two easy ways to get the job done, no matter how many you want to add to your existing catalog, plus instructions for deleting fonts.

Email take-backsies! Gmail's unsend feature is one of its best

Everyone has sent a message they wish they could take back. How great would it be if you could undo that impulsive email? If you're a Gmail user, you can. Here's how to recall an email in Gmail.

Here's why 64-bit (not 32-bit) dominates modern computing

Today's computing world isn't the same as it once was. With 64-bit processors and operating systems replacing the older 32-bit designs, we look at what 32-bit vs. 64-bit really means for you.