Dell’s super-secret new Adamo Thirteen brand is due to premiere at the CES 2009 — centered around the possibility that it is an ultralight computer, probably an offshoot of its existing XPS series, designed to compete with Apple’s super-thin MacBook Air.
Dell’s online catalog revealed following items: 250 GB and 500 GB external 5400 RPM SATA hard drives — the clearest indication yet that the Adamo is an ultralight device, probably with its own internal solid-state drive. Accessory devices which regularly appear in Dell’s catalog for a variety of existing notebooks computers, also evidently appeared briefly as being available for a model “Adamo Thirteen,” though that listing later disappeared from their online entries. Such accessories included HDMI and DVI-I DisplayPort video dongles, suggesting high-quality video delivery capability, and maybe even a built-in player capable of high definition output. At last check, only Blu-ray drives regularly played 1080p movies.
Also listed were 45W power adaptors, replacement Blu-ray and DVD/CD-RW combo drives, USB memory keys, and automotive/airplane power adaptors.
A group of independent filmmakers already speculated about Dell’s possible response to Apple’s MacBook Air.