HP Pavilion dm4

  |   by NotebookReview Staff

The HP Pavilion dm4 is an entertainment and multimedia notebook with a slim form factor. HP offers both the standard dm4 and the dm4 Beats Audio edition with an emphasis on its affordability and ability to deliver decent performance. The dm4 Beats Audio Edition that we reviewed featured a 14.0-inch HD+ anti-glare display with LED backlighting (1600 x 900), Intel Core i5-2450M dual-core processor at 2.5GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost, 3M cache), 6GB-1333 DDR3 memory, and 500GB 5400rpm hard drive.

  • 14.0-inch HD+ anti-glare display with LED backlighting (1600 x 900)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Intel Core i5-2450M dual-core processor at 2.5GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost, 3M cache, 35W TDP)
  • Intel HD integrated graphics
  • 6GB-1333 DDR3 memory
  • 500GB RAID 0 hard drive at 5400rpm
  • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 802.11 b/g/n wireless network adapter
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 720p webcam
  • 8X DVD SuperMulti optical drive
  • 1-year limited warranty (hardware support)
  • 6-cell Li-ion battery (55 Whr, 2.55Ah)
  • Weight: 4.33 lbs
  • Dimensions: 13.30 x 8.85 x 0.96~1.27 inches (LxWxH)

  • Pros

    • Fantastic audio quality
    • Good performance at this price point
    • Appealing design
    • Lots of value
  • Cons

    • Difficult to see the keyboard in the dark (without the backlight)
    • Washed out display

Quick Take

Thin, lightweight, and ready for action.

Read Our Full Review: HP Pavilion dm4 Review: Beats Audio Not Just a Marketing Ploy

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