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.
But the Adamo, like the earlier MacBook Air models, was pricey,
starting at around $2,000, when it was launched in March 2009.
So it wasn’t really a “worthy competitor” at all. Did you ever think you’d live to see the day when Dell couldn’t compete with Apple on PC pricing?