Dell has just dropped the cost of owning an entry-level 13-inch Adamo notebook to $899 while bumping up the specs of the computer’s memory and processor.

Previously $999, the Adamo now comes with twice the RAM (4GB versus 2GB before) and a snappier 2.1GHz Core 2 Duo SL9600 processor, a notable improvement over a slower 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor from the previous configuration.

Unfortunately, the ultra-thin notebook hasn’t been enhanced with a more modern graphics option and still runs Intel’s rather outdated GS45 integrated graphics.

Of course, Dell will probably revise the Adamo line thoroughly when Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors become available early next year, although those models will be likely pricier.

The updated specs of the 13-inch Adamo notebook now include the following items:

  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 2.1 GHz Core 2 Duo SL9600 CPU
  • 4GB DDR3 system memory at 800MHz
  • 128GB solid state drive (5400RPM)
  • 13.4-inch 16:9 display at 1366×768 pixel resolution
  • 1.3-megapixel webcam
  • integrated 256MB Intel GS45 Graphics Media Accelerator
  • draft-Wireless N
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • mobile broadband as a built-to-order option
  • up to five hours of battery life
  • 2x USB, 1x USB/eSATA combo, mini Display Port, RJ-45 port

Source: Dell