Photos: Under the hood of the Dell Adamo

As part of their "cracking open" series of photo galleries, TechRepublic collaborated with iFixIt to show you just what makes the ultrathin new notebook tick.

Dell Adamo and Apple MacBook Air
The Adamo and MacBook Air with bottom panels removed. Dell labels a lot more parts than Apple, TechRepubic says, which 'definitely makes our job easier, even though it's not quite as photogenic.' iFixit for TechRepublic

To paraphrase Sally Fields as she received an Oscar, Dell wants you to really, really love its new Adamo notebook. ("Adamo," in case you skipped school that day, is Latin for "to fall in love with" or "covet.")

Our colleagues at TechRepublic went a step further--they loved the Adamo to pieces. As part of their "cracking open" series of photo galleries, they worked in collaboration with iFixIt to take Dell's ultrathin new notebook apart piece by piece, with tender loving care, to show you just what makes it tick.

The upscale ($1,999) laptop includes, among other things, a 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2GB 800MHz DDR3 dual-channel memory, 128GB solid state drive, and 13.4-inch 16:9 WLED display.

And because Dell clearly had Apple's MacBook Air in mind as it brought the Adamo to market, TechRepublic also offers in the gallery some side-by-side comparisons of the Adamo and the Air.

You can see the step-by-step disassembly here: " Photos: Cracking open the Dell Adamo ."

Once you've taken a look at how the machine was built, be sure to get a sense, too, of how it works, in CNET's review of the Dell Adamo .

About the author

Jonathan Skillings is managing editor of CNET News, based in the Boston bureau. He's been with CNET since 2000, after a decade in tech journalism at the IDG News Service, PC Week, and an AS/400 magazine. He's also been a soldier and a schoolteacher, and will always be a die-hard fan of jazz, the brassier the better.


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