The HP Pavilion dm1z is a refresh (2nd generation) of the original Pavilion dm1z-series. This time the 11.6″ ultraportable notebook is equipped with AMD Fusion technology, specifically the AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 at 1.6GHz, (1MB L2 Cache). It operates on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and with 3GB DDR3 memory. The battery is 6-cell Li-ion and was tested to last just under 7 hours on the balanced power plan setting.
- Compact netbook alternative with good performance
- Nice keyboard and touchpad
- Reasonable gaming capabilities
- Good battery life
- Modest update to previous dm1
- No USB 3.0
- Beats Audio might not make much difference
The latest HP Pavilion dm1 (dm1z) makes a good choice for people looking for an affordable, compact laptop with good overall performance.
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