New leaks detail Dell Adamo replacement lineup

New ultrathin series could debut with a very competitively priced 15.6-inch model with an official announcement in the coming weeks

After the official discontinuation of the Dell Adamo earlier this year, it was no secret that Dell was already hard at work on designing a newer and sleeker thin-and-light notebook lineup to take its place. Months have passed since we last heard about this mysterious new lineup from Dell, but rumors about the Adamo successor have finally surfaced.

 According to “sources close to Dell,CNet is reporting that the new thin-and-light lineup will make its debut with a 15.6-inch laptop equipped with Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors. The supposed model will be a “prosumer” laptop, that is, a product aimed at consumers with professional-grade performance and design. This could indicate a focus on both ultrathin styling and high performance without cutting corners on either category.

If true, a thin-and-light 15.6-inch notebook would be quite a sight, as most notebooks in this segment are sub 14-inches. The Apple MacBook Air and recently released Samsung Series 9, for example, are both currently available in 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch models. An ultrathin 15.6-inch would therefore definitely be welcomed by those interested in thin-and-light notebooks but are put off by the relatively small screen sizes.

Perhaps most importantly, the report claims that the launch of the new lineup could retail for under $1000. One of the major reasons for the demise of the Adamo was its over-the-top launch price, so a 3-digit price point would almost certainly give Dell the upper hand against the more expensive MacBook Air and Series 9.

Unfortunately, the official brand name for the Adamo successor is still unknown, but CNet sources are expecting an official announcement from Dell in the coming weeks.

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Allen Ngo, 2011-05- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.