While Apple may make it look easy, it's not that simple to replicate its winning formula when it comes to a luxury product like the MacBook Air. Dell's attempt at creating a similar luxury laptop - the Dell Adamo - appears to have fallen short and the company has moved to discontinue the brand. We knew something wasn't right when Dell was offering steep discounts for these notebooks, so it was perhaps inevitable.
CNET - First revealed--with much fanfare--at CES in 2009, the Adamo was a worthy competitor to Apple's groundbreaking laptop. Like the Air, it had an aluminum casing, was eye-catchingly thin (at 0.65 inches), used solid-state drives long before they came into wider use, and packed ultra-power-efficient Intel Core 2 Duo processors.
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