Dell Takes on MacBook Air with Adamo

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.