Summary: Overall the new HP Pavilion DM1z is an impressive laptop when comparing it to other, more affordable, products. There are no lags when running several programs and the Internet at the same time, the battery life is superb, there are no problems with the heat in the outside case and the noise is not...
Excerpt: We’re not living so close to the cutting edge here at Maximum PC that we can’t see the utility of a no-frills, budget portable that’s capable of performing all the common day-to-day computing tasks.
Pros: Performance that puts most netbooks to shame; good value.
Cons: Battery life isnt stellar; limited in multithreaded apps.
Excerpt: Netbooks , having enjoyed so much excitement during their early days, have now retreated for the most part from the public eye. Part of the reason is likely the rise in tablets, and now Ultrabooks, but netbooks themselves are also partially responsible.
Pros: Attractive design, Large keyboard and touchpad, Sharp display with decent black levels, Good audio quality, Long battery life, Admirable graphics performance
Cons: Annoying Norton antivirus, Poor processor performance, Still too small for some users
Conclusion: While it doesn’t have the muscle required to act as a primary laptop for most folks, the HP Pavilion dm1z offers enough oomph to run basic productivity apps and surf the Web, while also providing a high-resolution display and big audio for entertainment pursuits.
Pros: Great-looking design, Long battery life, Beats Audio supplies big sound, Comfortable full-size keyboard
Excerpt: I have posted before about my love of AMD processors. I have used them for years, even before AMD contacted me for their AMD Mom Ambassador program. From the processors to the Xbox to the new AMD Fusion technology, everything that I have touched powered by AMD gets my seal of approval.
Excerpt: Traditionally, there has been a large gap between ‘netbook’ and ‘ultraportable’ laptops. Netbooks cost anywhere from $200 to $400 and are quite underpowered. Ultraportables generally start at $900 ...
Pros: Affordable, Portable, Plays and Outputs full 1080p Flawlessly over HDMI with HD Audio, Capable of Gaming, Good Multi-tasking, Efficient–Great Battery
Cons: Processing Power is so-so, dm1z is a bit heavier than it looks, trackpad scrolling could be smoother
Excerpt: Don’t tell HP that netbooks are dead, that tablets are the future. Like so many old-guard PC companies, HP continues to hang on to the little ‘puter that could. And you know what, it’s doing a fine job of proving there’s life left in this market.
Pros: Solid performance, battery life (4.5 hours), weight, and price: Just about the perfect netbook in every respect. Love the little touches, like LEDs showing mute and Wi-Fi on/off status right on their respective keys.
Cons: Shallow keyboard. Touchpad buttons miss lots of clicks. Not a tablet.
Summary: The HP Pavilion dm1z is probably one of the best thin and light laptops you can find for under $450. The AMD E-350 processor and Radeon HD 6310 give the laptop more kick than you’d get from any Intel Atom powered laptop, but the chipset isn’t as expensive as the lastest higher-powered chips from...
Excerpt: The HP dm1 2011 version 11.6-inch screen laptop from HP is classified on the HP site as a student laptop, which makes a lot of sense given the excellent battery life, good performance and budget friendly price. All of the features of the dm1z 2011 edition add up to make for a sensible on campus […]