The dm 1 is a pretty cheap Fusion -powered laptop that HP categorise as an ultraportable laptop, but a neutral arbitrator will differ as it appears to be a cut above netbooks and a tad lower than an ultraportable. Its price of $450 screams “netbook” while its AMD E-350 processor points to its “ultraportable” credencials.
The Pavilion dm 1 aces it when benchmarked as a netbooks with a superb score of 84, a 4 star rating. But it comes out with a second -best 59, three star score, when put into direct combat with the more powerful ultraportables. The dm 1 scores an impressive mark of 55 on the WorldBench 6 Test that is far better than that of most netbooks that average between scores of thirty five and fourty. The machine uses the aformentioned E-350 CPU and an integrated Radeon HD 6310M that gives a top -shelf performance complete with full DirectX 11 abilities and outpowers, by a factor of 3 and higher, the integrated graphics on Atom processors offered by intel. The machine gives 3GB of RAM and a potent 320GB hard drive that launches at 7200 rpm.
The machine comes with the 64 -bit Windows 7 Home Premium Edition operating system. Your package will also come with 3 USB 2.0 ports, VGA and HDMI video interface, a mono headphone/mic jack and an SD/MMC card reader.The embedded Altec Lansing speaker are suprisingly good for a machine of its built and price. The Pavilion dm 1 offers credible gaming rates and offers you the option of a plug -in USB Blu -ray that assures you flowless, streaming movie sessions but will set you back about $130. The lack of an optic drive is a big miss.
The 11.6 inch display offers a maximum resolution of 1366 by 768 that is standard for its size. It offers great accuracy, brightness and vibrancy, though its side -viewing is slightly off the mark. The machine weighs a partly 3.4 pounds and measures 1.4 inches thick when fully ensuite and one inch otherwise. The large room of the device allows it to accommodate the keyboard, complete with its full -scale keys. The keyboard itself is easy to work on, unlike its small touch pad that is not without issues.
The machine is similar to the other dm -series devices with a classy demeanor when folded. It also embodies a black -layout dark lid and cover to complete a cool look. The Pavilion dm 1 gives a solid performance, thanks to the Fusion processor from AMD. Its video portfolio will give it a short in the arm, as will its graphics. The dm 1 portrays an image of an underdog punching above its weight, when classified as an ultraportable. But it looks every bit a thorough -bred when put amongst the netbooks. In the end it is a mix of both worlds, a fact that its price does little to not to betray.