Dell Adamo XPS


Dell Adamo XPSNotebook: Dell Adamo XPS (Adamo Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.4 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.43kg
Price: 1750 euro
Average Score: 81.17% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 75%, features: 70%, display: 68% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Dell Adamo XPS

83% Review Dell Adamo XPS Notebook | Notebookcheck
Deluxe-minimalist for enthusiasts. Individualists with a love for design and looking for something special may find the exclusive object of their desires in the new Adamo XPS. Flat, elegant, chic, and still functional? We had a look.
70% Dell Adamo XPS review
Source: Techradar English
It's important not to criticise the Dell for being something that it's not supposed to be. It was designed as a high-end concept ultraportable and, on this level, it succeeds – largely thanks to the incredible design. Unfortunately, performance and battery life have been the casualties, but that may not be a problem for everyone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Dell Adamo XPS review
Source: Stuff TV English
An engineering triumph that ranks alongside the work of Brunel, but the two and a half hour battery is shaky foundation.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Dell Adamo XPS Laptop Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
When Dell released the original Adamo they packaged it in a rather impressive clear case which really provided some wow factor for those who purchased it. For the latest Adamo XPS a less exciting box is used but this leaves the machine to impress the consumer and from the moment we set eyes on the system we were very impressed. The Adamo XPS is a fantastic looking laptop which really stands out from the crowd.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Dell Adamo XPS review
Source: Stuff TV English
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. An engineering triumph that ranks alongside the work of Brunel, but the two and a half hour battery is shaky foundation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

84% Test Dell Adamo XPS Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 71% display: 70% mobility: 77% workmanship: 87% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 95%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

13.4": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.43 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews

81.17%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» MSI X-Slim X350
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 1.5 kg
» Dell Adamo Admire Onyx
Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.8 kg
» MSI X-Slim X340
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 1.33 kg
» MSI X340
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 1.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» HP 630-A1E10EA
Celeron B800, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Novatech Novabook Letnet
Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 5735Z-454G64Mnss
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus X32a
Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Asus P50IJ-SO176V
Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 5735Z-454G32Mnss
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C660-16N
Core 2 Duo T6670, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-1UX
Celeron M 925, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X200-7449-C8G
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Samsung R540-JA06
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» MSI CR620-691US
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1a69us
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad G560-M2797UK
Pentium P6100, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID49C14u
Core i3 380M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Gigabyte Q1105
Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-S132GX/B
Core i3 380M, 13.3", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire 5336-T353G32Mnkk
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z360-091237U
Core i5 480M, 13.3", 2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U160-08945LU
Core i5 470UM, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dm3-3110us
Pentium U5400, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 3820T-6480
Core i3 380M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Novatech NovaBook Greenlife
Core i3 330UM, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C660-10V
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T110-121
Celeron M 743, 11.6", 1.6 kg
» MSI CR720-265US
Core i3 380M, 17.3", 3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)