Apparently Dell didn't have a Sandy Bridge refresh in mind when it started to offer steep discounts
on its ultra-thin Adamo notebook. Now that inventory has been depleted, folks looking to buy the 13-inch laptop on Dell's website are recommended the thicker but more powerful XPS 15 or 17 instead. You might still find one as a refurbished system but, according to Cnet's sources
, the Dell Adamo line and brand name will be discontinued.
First revealed at CES in 2009, the Adamo boasted looks and portability to challenge Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air. Besides an eye-catchingly thin (0.65-inch) aluminum casing, it also offered fast storage via solid-state drives, ultra-power-efficient Intel Core 2 Duo processors, and a SIM card slot on the side of the notebook.
Not all is lost for fans of thin and light notebooks, though. Those looking for a no-compromise system that emphasizes on portability can look at Toshiba's well-regarded Portege R700 series, while Dell is also expected to launch a new Adamo-like system within the next six months under one of its existing consumer brands.