The New York Times has unearthed what looks to be a rival to Apple's Mac Book Air and will according to Tech website Engadget be marketed as the world's thinnest laptop.
The terms Adamo and Dell crept up on a luxury good publication called Uptownlife.net when they wrote that "Rumor has it that Dell is coming out with a computer called Adamo that will rival the MacBook Air."
The laptop is expected to be thinner and lighter than the Mac Book Air and certainly more "portable" than Dell's current crop of ultra portable laptops (Dell's netbook excluded).
Dell's slimmest laptop, the Latitude X300, is 19.8mm thick, 275mm wide and 234mm thick and weighs only 1.3kg; expect it to be sold at a premium price although not as expensive as MBA.
It is not known whether Adamo will be a line (like Vostro or Dimension) or a single iconic product in the footsteps of the Mac Book Air but according to Engadget, one can expect the device to be released as early as February 2009.
The post has since be pulled down, probably under Dell's pressure. Although everything is mostly speculation and rumours, Dell did register the domain name "adamobydell.com" and has a placeholder page with the message "coming soon".
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Adamo is also the name of Salvatore Adamo, a Belgian song writer/composer which has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. It would be great if they could use some of his songs (Tombe la neige - falling snow, for example) as the theme song for their advert campaign.