HP Pavilion dm1 reviewed – AMD Fusion brings excellent value for money
11 November 2013
Excerpt: With netbooks built on Atom boosting limited performances, a bunch of manufacturers embraced AMD’s new Fusion/Brazos platform for mobile computers , promising solid performances, energy efficiency and an affordable price tag.
Summary: The HP Pavilion dm1 might be one of the best laptops available for under $400, but it’s not exactly a perfect machine. It’s not as fast, small, or quiet as an ultrabook. And it can’t handle Netflix HD video playback.
Summary: The HP Pavilion DM1 netbook doesn't have the best screen in the business but it's a good option for tackling essential tasks on the go. The ability to playback high-definition video will no doubt appeal to movie lovers and those who don't want to spend a fortune on a laptop.
Excerpt: Only six months ago, we were gushing about HP’s Pavilion dm1z , declaring it a savior to the beleaguered netbook space, an affordable and handsome way to take a pint-sized computer with you just about anywhere.
Pros: Still one of the best netbooks on the market. An all-around solid unit that looks better than ever. Upgraded webcam and audio. Improved battery life.
Cons: Screen is significantly dimmer than the dm1z and viewing angles aren’t great. Slight performance drop.
Summary: The HP Pavilion dm1 is an excellent choice for a portable laptop. For its sub-£350 price tag you get decent performance, a good range of ports and a long battery life. The HP Pavilion dm1 doesn't look too bad either but could benefit from better build quality.
Excerpt: During my visit to the Gadget Show in Birmingham last April I saw one of these on the HP stand. There and then I requested to review this cross between a Netbook and a Notebook, the HP NotebookDM1, that has an extra front end feature to use.