Desktops and Notebooks: Dell Adamo, Studio, Inspiron Laptops on Display in New York
NEW YORKDell hosted what it called an "urban meet-up" here May 12 to showcase the PC maker's latest and greatest computers. On display on this trip was Dell's high-end Adamo laptop, which got the tech world talking when Dell first discussed the ultrathin and stylish laptop at the 2009 International CES. Dell also had several of its Inspiron and Studio models on display, including the new Inspiron Mini 10v, a lower-cost version of its netbook line with a starting price of $299. Dell also plans to offer a special antenna and built-in tuner for its Inspiron Mini lineup that will allow users to tune in to local broadcast television. Dell has worked overtime to shed its image as unimaginative "box maker" and, like Hewlett-Packard, Acer and especially Apple, has tried to add some life to PC design, especially with laptops such as its Adamo and the Studio line, which are aimed specifically at consumers. Here, eWEEK offers a guided tour of some of Dell's latest desktop and laptop offerings.