Excerpt: The HP Pavilion dm4 Beats edition adds Beats Audio to the portable dm4 14-inch notebook frame, but that’s not all that sets this special edition apart from the average dm4. HP packs in a flash hard drive for faster resume from sleep, a high-resolution matte display that is easy to use outdoors and a...
Pros: High resolution matte display, Beats Audio, Hybrid hard drive
Summary: Stylish Beats Audio. The 14-inch Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition is the most stylish Beats Audio notebook to date.. but how does it perform in a market that is increasingly favoring similarly-priced Ultrabooks?
Pros: Stylish red and black design, Excellent CPU and HDD/SSD performance all-around, Rubber texture, Quiet fan noise and optical drive, Low temperatures when stressed, High resolution matte display, Backlit keys, The red and black theme together with the curvaceous chassis and showy backlight are goin...
Cons: Starting price, Plastic case, Fingerprint magnet, Shallow keys, Small touchpad, Tight port placement, Average outdoor usability, The notebook could have expanded upon its Beats Audio focus with more audio inputs and an analog volume controller. A larger touchpad would aid greatly in multi-touch f...
HP dm4 Beats Edition Notebook Review: Down With The Beat
13 March 2012
Excerpt: When you think about a company like HP, you probably don’t think about innovation. They’re an old company, one that now has a massive market and lots of customers to worry about losing. Common sense says they are more likely to be slow and cautious.
Conclusion: Other than our display quibbles, there's not much else to complain about. This laptop looks great, performs well, and has a slew of ports and features, including the impressive SimplePass fingerprint-recognition system.
Pros: Superior sound system, Strong performance for price, bolstered by SSD cache, Striking, unique appearance, High-resolution display
Cons: Screen could be slightly brighter, Fingerprint-prone
Excerpt: The HP Pavilion dm4-3050US is a high performance entertainment laptop weighing about 4 pounds making it a easily portable device. The 14.0-inch diagonal HD(8) BrightView LED-backlit display (1366 x 768) provides clear high definition display for viewing HD movies and videos.
Excerpt: HP has given its popular Pavilion dm4 the Beats treatment, painting the entire chassis black and giving the keyboard a menacingly cool red backlight. But good looks aren't the only reason to pick up this unique laptop.
Summary: The HP Pavilion dm4-1050ea is a well-built laptop that'll serve you well for everyday computing purposes, although the lack of a dedicated graphics card means it's not as powerful as some of its rivals