Dell's Adamo is admirable for a Windows ultraportable, but when they snuck glances over at Apple's notebook range they really should've stopped before they got to the prices. $1,999 was simply more than most people were willing to pay; happily Dell have finally realized that, and cut the entrance price to their Adamo range to $1,499.
That gets you a 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo machine with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and a 128GB SSD. The higher-spec model, which originally started at $2,699, is also reduced, this time to $2,299; that has a 1.4GHz processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and integrated mobile broadband.
It's not exactly what you'd call cheap, and the performance from the low-voltage processors won't be anything to call home about, but we won't argue with a $500 reduction too much. Dell are also offering free 3-5 day shipping at the moment, just in case that lures you in.