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Dell Adamo Flops

I don’t have anything against Dell. I just think that the brand is highly overrated.

What’s more amusing is the level of review it was getting: the moment Adamo was announced, some so-called experts immediately tout it as the MacBook Air killer.

By Nov 2010, Dell Adamo is discontinued.

Then they released Adamo XPS.

I have a simple question for ya: how do you place this on your lap?


My PIKOM PC Fair Comments

Early in the morning, I sent my wife to work. Then roamed the PC fair for a bit with Ashbi.

Huge crowd! Here’s my list of so-called “tweets” during the event:

Intel Booth
– covering PC fair… this netbook is not better at anything at all… rm1299? yuck:…
– the touch-screen all-in-one iMac wannabe is helpless…

Anti-virus Booth
– kaspersky 2011 for Mac for RM150? money flushing down the toilet…

Visual Tech Booths
– 40″ edge LED Phillips for rm3,999. evrybody is showing transformers…
– panasonic… sold out. promoter not helping, can’t tell between LCD and LED TV. bad labelling

Macs & Lenovo Booths
– epicentre… too expensive (help! Apple store!)
– lenovo, 12.1″ core i5 for rm5,399? too small of screen. I can get 15″ mbp at that price…

Storage Booths
– freeagent 1.0TB seagate for rm259? interesting… that’s a lot cheaper than when I bought it last year…
‎- 8GB thumbdrive still at about 40 plus. last time rm49, now rm45. 8GB SDHC card for rm49? grab one. normally 60plus… now I can operate my digital camcorder

Sound System Booths
– 1Avira, 1malaysia 1antivirus solution. free movie passes with it. oh. marketing
– sonicgear, altec lansing, edifier, e-view, eacan, divoom. only altec lansing is worthy. but of course it doesn’t beat Bose.

PC Booths
– vaio is over-rated. rm5,999 for 13.1″ unit. again, mbp is the way forward: boots both mac os x and windows, best of both worlds.
– htc… aria, smart, legend, desire, dual, tattoo. which one? quietly confusing, not brilliant.
– asus i5 at rm3,899? that’s the better deal. shame on hp
– toshiba qosmio i7, rm4999. harman kardon speakers. nice, but it runs windows. and it’s super thick.
– dell, uh, wow. I’m not gonna even start to compare. not worth it.
– acer has a better deal, corei7, rm4,699. dolby speakers. 15.4″. but it only runs windows. oops.
– fujitsu is waay too expensive. core i7 laptop starts at rm6,c (Rm6,988. It was too expensive, I accidentally hit sent before I finish typing)

Bottom Floor Booths
– sandisk selling 8GB SDHC at rm55. so my purchase was justified.
– msi core i7 at rm6,599. all these pc-manufacturers are making apple inc look competitive. heheh.
– Western digital element is competing, 1TB at rm249. and samsung G3 at rm245.
– Nikon’s D90 for rm3,339? nice deal! save rm700…
– blackberry bold 9700 digi for rm1,199. rm200 better than the last deal they offered…
– foot soldiers in colors! yellow digi, green maxis, purple P1, orange TM. and celcom in blue.
– no Samsung, LG monitors participation. oh no. not even TV.

Dell Latitude battery status indicator

Sunday was rough. I had to be at the office again.


Dell laptop doesn’t look it would last very long. Just look at the battery status indicator.


No wonder their growth is negative comparing 3Q08 and 3Q09 (-8.4% worldwide, -13.4% US).

All other top 5 vendors have positive growth (HP, Acer, Lenovo, Toshiba for worldwide, Apple in place of Lenovo for US market).


Dell Latitude running Ubuntu


CB is helping me with the setup of Latitude – dual boot to both Windows XP and Ubuntu.

I have to admit. Some industrial software still depends on Windows to run.


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