HP Pavilion dm1z

  |   by NotebookReview Staff

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.

  • Pros

    • Compact netbook alternative with good performance
    • Nice keyboard and touchpad
    • Reasonable gaming capabilities
    • Good battery life
  • Cons

    • Modest update to previous dm1
    • No USB 3.0
    • Beats Audio might not make much difference

Quick Take

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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