Dell Adamo XPS Review

Dell Adamo XPS Review

From one of the most storied PC companies comes a super slim unit with an innovative design. Its major drawbacks are its battery that lacks staying power and lack of an incresingly important SD card facility. The Adamo XPS comes with a princely price tag of about $2000, that is certainly not for the masses. It is a major shift for a company that has all along anchored its brand on the mainstream market.

The machine is powered by a dual -core SU 94 intel processor with a speed of 1.4 GHz. It uses a 4 GB DDR2 800 MHz memory and a single hard disk drive 128 GB SSD for its storage duties. Dell used integrated Mobile intel GS45  graphics chipset. It operates with the 64 -bit Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. The keyboard is anchored on a 20 degrees angle, thats not normal for laptops, but it is an invention that has the benefit of better typing, though not everyone agrees. The widely spaced keys comes in strong metal form, the only setback of the keyboard is the function keys row that is rather small. The trackpad is generously large thereby offering a big space to manouver.

Adamo comes in a 13.4 inch glossy LCD display with LED backlight, offering a native 1366 by 768 pixel resolution The overall viewing experience is good with briliant and clear images, with the only problem being its tendancy to pick up glare. The audio is a challenge due to the smallish and deprived stereo speakers, you are advised to use headphones for all your audio usage.

The Adamo XPS offers a DisplayPort and DVI for video interface, the other laptops in this category mostly go for VGA and HDMI or DisplayPort. It comes with two USB 2.0 ports, unlike its compatriots that have three USB 2 ports, coupled with SD card reader. You will also not get ExpressCard 54 and an optical drive in the deal.The networking connection comes in the form of 802.11n/b/g Wi -Fi, bluetooth and ethernet, but with no mobile broadband option.

The battery performs rather dismally as it runs for about 1 hour 23 minutes in video playback test. When you are performing basic PC chores you can get upto two and half hours running time. But that is still below the belt. The machine measures a length of 13.4 inches, a depth of 10.8 inches and a modest height of 0.4 inches. It weighs about 2.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds with an AC adaptor. You will get a one year warranty for parts and labour, coupled with a 24/7 toll -free phoneline assistance as part of the deal.


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