The HP 3105m is an 11.6 inch business notebook with an AMD E-350 dual core processor and Radeon HD 6310 graphics. To put it another way, it’s the HP Pavilion dm1z, dressed up as a business notebook and sold through HP’s business division. Recently we discovered a spec sheet for the previously unannounced laptop, and after meeting with an HP rep, I discovered that the laptop is already available for purchase for $449.
HP did a soft launch of this model without drawing much fanfare. Apparently enterprise customers had been asking about the availability of the dm1z, so HP decided to begin offering the laptop as part of its business line. The key differences between the HP 3105m and the Pavilion dm1z is that the business version ships is available with Windows 7 Professional and a number of other upgrade options.
The base model still comes with 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, Windows 7 Home Premium, and a 55Whr battery. But HP will offer additional configuration options including freeDOS, up to 8GB of RAM, and a range of wireless configurations.
Only a few variations will be available from the HP web site, so if you want some of those advanced options, you’ll probably have to contact HP directly to work out pricing.