The HP Pavilion dm1z is a notebook with an 11.6 inch display and a 1.6 GHz AMD E-350 dual core chip. It features AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics, and while it’s not much larger and not much more expensive than a typical netbook, it should offer much more bang for your buck.
The AMD E-350 is a low power chip with what AMD calls “discrete level” graphics on the same piece of silicon as the CPU. That means the computer can handle 1080p HD video playback, Blu-Ray video, HD Flash, and some moderate 3D gaming without killing your battery too quickly. Or at least that’s the claim. I’ll be working to put it to the test in the coming days as I review the laptop.
For now you can check out my unboxing video after the break. The laptop looks a lot like an oversized HP Mini 210, but as you can see in the video, it’s not really all that much bigger than a 10 inch netbook. You just get a slightly larger screen and keyboard.
The HP Pavilion dm1z has a starting price of $449.99.