Dell Adamo falls gracefully under $1000 for first time

The Dell Adamo is a beautiful, gorgeous, willowy notebook-cum-sculpture that's not easy to resist on an impulse buy.  Dell's decision to break the pivotal four-figure mark makes it even harder.  As of now, the Aspire model in the Adamo lineup is all yours for the base price of $999.

What does the lowered price of $999 let you embrace?  A 1.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, a 128GB solid state SSD drive, all running on Windows 7 Home 64-bit edition.  Not enough vigor?  The Adamo Desire grants you a 2.1 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, 4GB RAM, and double the storage (256GB SSD) for $1,799, a $500 cut from last year's price.

I've been eying the Adamo every since it was launched – can you say this deal is smoking hot?