Hewlett-Packard has expanded its range of another ultraportable series Pavilion, equipped with 11.6-inch screen and a line of energy-efficient processors from AMD Neo. New products already on the market in Japan under the name HP Pavilion DM1a, but debut in other countries, this thin and light notebook is likely to receive different model designation…..
HP’s Pavilion dm1 has done an awfully great job of living in the shadows, but it’s just about time this 11.6-inch ultranote finally peek its head out to do battle with Gateway’s LT32 and the host of others slotted between netbook and ultraportable.
HP has introduced a new thin and light laptop with an 11.6 inch display and a low power AMD Neo processor. The HP Pavilion DM1a launches in Japan today, although the laptop is likely to carry a different name if and when it’s released in other countries.
At long last, the style-centered dm1z is up for sale, touting space for 5GB of DDR3 RAM, a 250GB hard drive (or a 128GB SSD), a 92 percent full-size keyboard, optional external DVD burner, a 6-cell battery good for up to 5.25 hours of usage, VGA webcam, three USB sockets, a 5-in-1 card reader and a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional. On the CPU front, it’s AMD’s Athlon II Neo running the show, with a variety of choices ranging from 1.3GHz (K325) to 1.7GHz (K125); there’s also an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 GPU, 1,366 x 768 resolution panel, 802.11n WiFi, optional WWAN and a total weight of just 3.24 pounds.
Otherwise the usual goodies and annoyances are included in terms of software. For example, the HP dm1z comes complete with 60 days of free updates to Symantic Norton Internet Security 2010 and Microsoft Office Starter 2010 as well as options to add on everything from a spare battery, to an external DVD drive to a calculator and numerous software programs.
HP Pavilion DM1z (DM1a) Technical Specifications:
1.11.6″ 1366 x 768 display.
2.AMD Athlon II Neo K125 (1.7GHz single core).
3.AMD M880G chipset.
4.ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics.
5.2GB PC3-6400 DDR3 RAM (1GB on board, 1 free slot, 5GB Max).
6.128GB SSD / 250GB 7200 RPM HDD.
10.VGA, HDMI, USB 2.0 x 3, RJ45, shared audio jack, card reader.
12.Altec Lansing speakers.
13.6.5-hour 55Wh 6-cell battery.
14.1.53 kg / 3.37 lbs.
The whole shebang gets going at just $449.99, but don’t be shocked at how easy it is to push this cutie beyond six or seven Benjamins.