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Dell Adamo XPS gets messy John Lewis ‘tiein’

Dell Adamo XPS gets messy John Lewis ‘tiein’

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We have been reporting on the Dell Adamo XPS for many months – the world’s thinnest laptop, weighing in at only 9.99mm thick. In America you can purchase the Adamo XPS directly from Dell at a starting price of $1,998. This ships with a 128GB SSD drive and a 1.4ghz Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Intel processor.

In a rather strange move, Dell have opted to sell the Dell Adamo XPS exclusively through John Lewis stores in the UK. When you head to the store page on Dells site you are asked to key in your postcode to find your ‘nearest’ retailer. This appeared broken for us when he entered either N.Ireland postcodes (BT) or even a few from Scotland (EH3). Using their link under the postcode checker we were able to find stores in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow but none are currently in Northern Ireland so heading online seems the only option.

Finding the product via a direct search on the John Lewis website shows it on sale for £1,750 which via a free online currency convertor means the UK public are paying $2,839.38, not $1,998. Not only that but you can’t adjust the service plans for higher levels of coverage and we see no way of adding additional batteries or external slot load DVD or bluray disc drives either. The USA store also sells HDMI video adapters and auto air power adapters which John Lewis are not stocking.

While most people in the UK are normally used to paying extra for their products we really fail to see how Dell can justify an extra $900 dollars for UK punters as well as a lack of critical options, such as a DVD or Bluray drive and even convertors for HD television sets. You would either have to phone Dell or go to Dell’s online store after the purchase to buy the extras. if the machine breaks down we would also assume you would deal with John Lewis and not Dell either.

A pretty sad state of affairs all round from UK Dell, especially for such a beautifully designed superportable.

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Stuart Davidson

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