Dell introduced its Adamo laptop on Tuesday in hopes of taking on Apple's MacBook Air. Dell is calling the laptop "ultraportable," even though it weighs in a pound heavier than Apple's thinnest laptop.
Unlike the MacBook Air, the Adamo sports a full set of ports including Ethernet, DisplayPort, USB and eSATA. In comparison, the MacBook Air includes a single USB port, DisplayPort and an audio port.
The Adamo also includes an Intel ULV 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo processor, a 13.4-inch LED backlit display, a backlit keyboard, 2GB RAM, a 128GB of solid state storage instead of a traditional hard drive, 802.11n wireless networking, Bluetooth, and 1 built-in 1.3 megapixel camera for US$1,999. An external optical drive that supports burning CDs and DVDs is available as part of a bundle that includes a Tumi laptop sleeve.
Apple may not have too much to worry about since its base model MacBook Air includes a faster and more powerful processor, is thinner, weighs less, and costs $200 less.