Dell Adamo & Mini 10 Unveiled

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The Adamo, Dell’s answer to the MacBook Air, was finally unveiled today at CES 2009. Engadget took some nice photos and a video of the slim black machine, but they were not allowed to play around with it. No details on release dates or pricing either.

While that’s all nice and dandy, I am not envious.  In fact, the newly announced Dell Mini 10 is more envy worthy to me. I’m am jealous of the Mini 10’s multitouch  support, “edge-to-edge” 720p screen, “edge-to-edge” keyboard, and built-in TV tuner. According to Dell, it’ll be running on the same Atom Z530 processor that my Mini 9 is running on. No word on pricing, but I doubt it’ll be close to the price range of my Mini 9.

I guess I can find solace in that.

Dell Adamo – Mac Book Air Rival Coming Soon

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I absolutely adore my Dell Mini 9. It’s a great little device to do web browsing and light word processing with. Those of you who aren’t fans of its ridiculously small size can inch up towards the Dell Mini 12. If that doesn’t float your boat, perhaps the new Dell Adamo will do — it will rival the Mac Book Air — so they say.

Very little details have been uncovered on Dell’s upcoming laptop. From what I’m reading, it will be marketed as the “world’s thinnest laptop“, have a Blu-ray and DisplayPort options and was confirmed to exist by Dell itself.

Hopefully it will be priced reasonably, unlike the last Mac Book Air rival.

Dell Mini Impressions – Mac OSX Edition

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My original plan was to install Vista on the Dell Mini, but I was sidetracked when I came across an article about someone’s “Run Leopard (Mac OS 10.5) on a Dell Mini 9” article.

I was intrigued.

I’ve always wanted play around with the Mac OSX, but I could never justify the purchase of a Mac nor did I have the patience to go through the “Hackintosh” route. I also wanted to be able to use my desktop machines at their full potential.

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Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Debuts In Japan

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As I wait for my Dell Inspiron Mini 9 to arrive, Dell Japan announced the newest addition to their Mini lineup of netbooks: The Dell Inspiron Mini 12. The Japanese model’s specifications are quite similar between it and the smaller cousin:

  • CPU: Intel Atom Z520 @ 1.33 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB DDR2 RAM
  • GPU: Intel GMA 500
  • Screen: 12.1″ @ 1280 x 800 WXGA
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g, Bluetooth
  • Storage 60 GB or 80 GB
  • Operating System: Windows Vista
  • Webcam included
  • Weight: 2.27 lbs
  • Height: 0.92″

The North American version of the Dell Mini 12 is expected to debut in mid-November for under $600 USD. I wonder which will happen first? The arrival of my Mini 9? Or the debut of the Mini 12 in North America?