Dell Adamo XPS
Average of 6 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Adamo XPS
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.
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%
Source: Stuff TV
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%
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%
Source: Stuff TV
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%
Source: Notebookcheck 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.
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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
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.
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