Dell Adamo premium ultraportable drops to $999

Dell's Adamo, the ultraportable laptop that ushered in the company's new design direction and aimed to be a MacBook Air-killer, is now just $999.

Dell's Adamo, the ultraportable laptop that ushered in the company's new design direction and aimed to be a MacBook Air-killer, is now just $999.

The Adamo "Admire" model gets the three-digit price tag, and offers you a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, Windows 7 Home (64-bit), 2GB DDR3 memory and a 128GB solid state hard drive. It used to be priced at $1,499.

The higher-end Adamo "Desire" model also gets a $500 price cut to $1,799 in exchange for a 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo chip, 4GB memory, integrated mobile broadband and a 256GB SSD.

(Want to actually see what's inside? ZDNet sister site TechRepublic cracked one open back when it came out.)

Disappointed that Adamo can't stand for premium at $999? Don't worry -- there's always the Adamo XPS.