Summary: I am a university student and I needed a lightweight laptop to take to university with me for use in lectures so i could type on the lecture slides and easily have all my work with me in digital form. I could not have picked a better laptop to do this in this price range. The battery life is nearly 9 hours when I am using Word, Powerpoint and Adobe reader pro. Easily lasts a whole day of lectures without having to even take my charger with me.
Pros: Excellent battery life, Good screen size for a mini laptop, Lightweight - I can easily fit it in my school bag, Fan is quiet (not sure why it has been branded as noisy by other reviewers??)
Cons: Can't think of anything - for its price, it is superb
Excerpt: I bought this computer mainly for travel, I needed something lighter than the 14" laptop that I already had. This little computer has enough power to allow me to use it for pictures, webcams, email and all the things I use it for and then also enough to let my husband play games on it. It is light weight and doesn't hurt my hands and wrists as I am dragging it out of my carry on at airport security.
Excerpt: The HP Pavilion dm1z is one of the first to use the new AMD FUSION processor with a graphics card built into the chip. The laptop is attempting to hit a spot right in between a netbook and a notebook. A spot it hits perfectly in all aspects. The dm1z is decently powerful enough to handle most productivity software with out a hitch and small and light enough to carry everywhere.
The DM1z is better than most netbooks, but pricing sucks
16 July 2011
Excerpt: The HP DM1z is a powerful little netbook that is great for anyone willing to deal with the poor battery life. On average, most basic netbooks will get about 7-11 hours of battery life on a single charge. Depending on brightness and wireless usage, I will get about 3 hours of life maximum on this machine. If I wanted to have 4-5 hours of battery life, I should've just bought a laptop, and then I could've gotten an actual dvd or blu-ray drive with it too.
Excerpt: I've never had a laptop that wasted my time as much as the HP DM1 Pavillion. Initially, I thought I would use it as a work computer because it can get 4G connection anywhere, but then I realized that it costs like $60-$80/a month and I decided it wasn't worth it. I do like how the screen can fold all the way back to 180 degrees and that it has bluetooth, but the connectivity really leaves a lot to be desired.
Summary: I am not particularly IT-literate, but have been using computers regularly for well over 20 years. I would describe my knowledge of computers as being fairly representative of most users. I received this little laptop as a Xmas present in 2011. I loved it. It was speedy, lightweight, had excellent battery life and did everything I required of it.
Summary: Hey guys, a lot of you for some reason call this beast a netbook, all though the specs are clearly of a sweet of a machine laptop just packed into this slip body... I bought one the other day, because I travel around a lot and cant bare anymore dragging my fat 17`` laptop around. I compared this to Macbook Air and decided to go with this as it's got bigger harddrive, beats audio...
Summary: First of all, let me take issue with other reviews on Amazon. This is not a Netbook, it's a fully functioning PC with serious RAM and HD, and the ability to tackle tasks such as video editing with aplomb. Compared to my Mac 13" Airbook it seems a bit fat, clunky and plasticky. But guess what machine I go to first thing in the day ? Yes, the dm1. The Airbook is for a museum, the dm1 is for serious work.