"People will spend [on Adamo]. This is not intended to be a high-volume, high-velocity item but more of a statement [product]," he said.
Prices for the laptop start at $1,999 with a 128GB SSD and an Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 ultra-low-voltage processor running at 1.2GHz with 2GB of DDR3 memory. The high-end version of Adamo is priced $2,699, with an Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 ultra-low-voltage processor running at 1.4GHz with 4GB of DDR3 memory.
The laptops include 128GB SSDs for data storage and run on 64-bit Windows Vista OS. Networking options include an Ethernet port and wireless 802.11n networking. Dell does not include an optical drive in the Adamo, but is offering external DVD-RW, Blu-ray drives, and external hard drives with storage capacities of 250GB and 500GB.
Internal batteries are replaced by sending the laptop to a depot, New said. He couldn't predict how many days a user would have to wait to get the laptop back after a battery replacement.
The laptop is available worldwide starting Tuesday from the Adamo Web site.