Summary: Despite its relatively low price tag, the HP Pavilion dm3-1020ea still manages to effortlessly combine slick looks and great performance with impressive battery life. As a result, it's easy to recommend to those after a stylish ultra-portable laptop
Summary: The DM3 definitely fills a gap between netbook and notebook and is a much needed product for consumers. While I did have some issues with the HP load of software, lack of battery life, and the heat generation under heavy use the DM3 remains one of the best ultra portable laptops I have personally...
Excerpt: The dm3 has a stunning design and impressive price, but the competition is fierce (and getting fiercer) in the thin-and-light category. If style and portability trump performance, this is the perfect notebook for you.
Pros: Fingerprint-resistant brushed-aluminum case, Multi-touch touch pad, Quiet fans, Good Webcam performance, Inexpensive, Wide port selection
Cons: Subpar performance, Glossy reflective screen, Included media software is underwhelming
Excerpt: There’s so much to like in HP’s new Pavilion dm3 that it’s hard to know where to start. Perhaps with the looks: The aluminum and magnesium case looks cool, totally modern, and though it’s got some plastic components (most notably the underside), it feels quite durable.
Pros: Slim, stylish and sturdy. Outstanding keyboard. Four USB ports (plus HDMI and an SD card slot) is a rarity in a machine this portable. Battery is graced with amazing life.
Cons: Awful, awful touchpad (it’s an ongoing problem with HP Pavilion notebooks.) At 4.2 pounds, heavy for this category. Careful you don’t step in the shovelware.
Summary: There's a lot to like about the HP Pavilion dm3t. It's sleek, lasts all day on a charge, and performs well. Plus, you have the choice of adding discrete graphics. Unfortunately, the imprecise touchpad on this machine slowed us down, and literally made us less productive while using it.
Summary: HP’s Pavilion dm3-1105ea is built for a life on the road, with highly portable dimensions and decent battery life. Its processor is underpowered, but its excellent build and generous RAM and storage provisions go a long way to justifying this laptop's £549 price tag.
Summary: Beautiful build combined with stunning good looks in a budget laptop of rare pedigree It would be easy to mistake the dm3 for an expensive laptop. The brushed aluminium lid immediately draws attention to itself, and tilting it back sees the swish, metallic theme continue inside, with the brushed...