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Dell: Adamo XPS is a limited edition engineering marvel

By Matthew
Mar 9, 2010
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  1. Responding to reports around the Web, Dell has clarified the disappearance of its Adamo XPS notebook. In a statement to Tech Radar, company explained that its ultraportable is "similar to a limited edition" offering, and was never intended to be a long-term product. Dell added that the Adamo XPS is an "engineering marvel" meant to show off the company's capabilities.

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  2. alexandrionel

    alexandrionel TS Rookie Posts: 94

    :):):) that is so funny. Nice going Dell to turn around a failure.
    Too bad of the price tag because the name Adamo(I fall in love with) is really cool.
  3. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Guru Posts: 592   +45

    Lol. A limited edition computer at a limited edition price. I won't shed a single tear once it's gone.
  4. jjbeard926

    jjbeard926 TS Rookie Posts: 69

    Yeah. . . I'm not buying it. A "marvel" huh? Ok, it's a very nice, very thin-and-light system. But if it's such a marvel why is Apple selling a lot of their MacBook Air laptops, a very similar product, without such a declaration? Now we have word that MSI is getting into the ultra-thin-and-light market too. Maybe they should declare their newest laptop a marvel as well? Sounds kinda cool. Might make a great ad campaign. Thanks Dell. ;)
  5. flukeh

    flukeh TS Rookie Posts: 57

    I'm not overly surprised by the price tag on this laptop, anyone remember 'old Dell'? That guy was always trying to overcharge things!
  6. mrtraver

    mrtraver TS Enthusiast Posts: 232   +10

    Nice try at putting a good spin on it, but I'm not buying it (literally or figuratively).
  7. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,285   +232

    So, "Limited Edition" now means "clunky, uncomfortable, and impractical, but nice to look at" I guess? Glad Dell is there to sort it out for me.
  8. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    What I do not understand about their explanation, is the part about dell "wanting to show off the company's capabilities." Who cares what abilities you have if you do not use them or stop using them?
  9. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Maniac Posts: 378

    This looks like to would wear out in a short amount of time. Good thing its a limited model. Dell might end up paying through the nose for repairs.
  10. zyodei

    zyodei TS Rookie Posts: 30

    I really like that design..it seems very ergonomic. Have any other vendors done that? I wonder if it could be incorporated into a standard laptop, which could open up either in this manner or the conventional manner...

    Still, 2k for a netbook is a guaranteed fail :(
  11. jacob007

    jacob007 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Limited Edition my ***... i guess HD-DVD was limited edition thing also
     
  12. pipopaz

    pipopaz TS Rookie Posts: 70

    Engineering marvel? no wonder it sold dozen of units and is still on sale today, oh wait...
  13. rskapadia2294

    rskapadia2294 TS Rookie Posts: 102

    Limited Edition?? rofl....
    there are almost a dozen laptops existing that offer the same features as this so called LIMITED EDITION laptop offers! anyways they are trying to cover their mistakes! lol!
    DELL wake up!
  14. ansarimikail

    ansarimikail TS Rookie Posts: 40

    Quite a bit over my (nonexistent) budget
  15. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    It's actually the opposite of ergonomic, since your wrists would be angled upward to type. I also imagine it would be terrible in your lap.
  16. bijuthomas73

    bijuthomas73 TS Rookie

    what is so cool in it ? I didn't see it in anyones hand yet maybe it was too limited that it didnt reach UAE
  17. jasonk1229

    jasonk1229 TS Rookie Posts: 58

    way to pricey but dell is very good with regards to customer service
  18. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,049   +75

    When it was launched at such high price points, my first feeling was how dell is not in tune with such harsh economic times, hence, no wonder, that during this short life span Adamo XPS wasn't really going anywhere. I think they are trying to cut losses and run, and it make business sense as well. I hope next time around they will be smarter and won't make such luxuriously stupid mistakes ;)
  19. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    Special edition or not, it's still too expensive, doesn't look like it will sit on my lap easily and is kind of ugly, to be completely honest...
  20. Serag

    Serag TS Enthusiast Posts: 179

    Nice try by Dell, lol
  21. tripplejjj

    tripplejjj TS Rookie Posts: 28

    "Dell added that the Adamo XPS is an "engineering marvel" meant to show off the company's capabilities."

    I think Dell under estimated the consumers' ability see the product for what it actually is. If I go to a bank or a store and I see employees using the Adamo XPS, then I know it is time to take my business some where else.
  22. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 604

    Last ditch effort to try to sell out their remaining stock :)
  23. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Funny thing is that if Dell said it was a "limited edition" to begin with they might have sold a few more than they have done instead of getting ridiculed.
  24. Tizzlejack

    Tizzlejack TS Rookie Posts: 26

    Dell would have been better off just releasing pictures of it and calling it a "concept". Speaking of flashy designs, anyone remember the XPS M2010?
  25. DryIce

    DryIce TS Rookie Posts: 60

    It's really kind of funny. When this laptop came out I heard a lot of commotion about it, like it was going to be the new standard, but now it seams that Dell was really just saying, "Hey, we can make cool laptops just like Apple, and we can put a bigger price tag on it!"
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