HP Pavilion dm1

The HP Pavilion dm1 is a portable laptop with an 11.6 inch display. It’s a bit chubby by ultrabook standards, measuring 1.3 inches thick at its fattest point, and weighing about 3.5 pounds. But while ultrabooks are expected to cost as much as $1000, the HP Pavilion dm1 starts at just $399.

HP first launched the dm1 series earlier this year, but this month the company introduced a few new models, and the first of those new versions went on sale today.

The new models come with a slightly different case design. The battery now sits flush with the laptop case instead of sticking out of the back. The touchpad has also been redesigned so that there are now separate left and right buttons below the touch area. Earlier models had a single-surface click-pad, meaning you had to press down on the corners of the touch area in order to click.

The biggest changes though, are in the processor options. While the original dm1 came with a 1.6 GHz AMD E-350 processor, the new models are available with 1.3 GHz AMD E-300 or 1.65 GHz AMD E-450 chips. Next month HP will also offer a model with an Intel Core i3 ULV processor, but that model will be much more expensive, with prices starting at $599.99.

The E-350 model starts at $399 if you select a 250GB, 7200 RPM hard drive, and you can place an order today, but the laptop won’t ship until October 5th. A model with an E-450 processor and 320GB HDD is available today for $480, and 24-hour shipping is already available.

Both models come with 4GB of DDR3 memory, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 6 cell battery as well as Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

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4 replies on “Next-gen HP Pavilion dm1 notebooks now available for $399 and up”

  1. I don’t plan on replacing my dm1z (previous gen with E-350) but look forward to reading how the E-450 performs.  As for the case design, the previous and new versions have their pluses and minuses.  

    Overall, glad to see HP churning out a new version (though surprised, since the previous version was released not even for a full year) and not sitting on their hands (cough…Toshiba, Dell, etc). 

  2. Anyone else try to order this today and run into an issue on HP’s site canceling the order?

  3. Good to see.  Looks like the 1215B is on sale at Amazon right now: ($299) https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-1215B-PU17-BK-12-1-Inch-Netbook-Black/dp/B004Q7LHVE/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1316618615&sr=1-1  Sounds like the touchpad is bad though. Any reviews planned for the HP or ASUS refreshes Brad?

    1. Asus 1215 series has a few build quality issues, mainly the Touch Pad and the DC jack.  Along with some minor issues with material composition that can effect how easy it is to take apart without damaging it.

      But Asus does offer their AMD models for less, except compared to Acer, and Asus is practically the only ones offerings USB 3.0 version of the Hudson board.  While HP, Lenovo, Acer, etc are still only providing models with USB 2.0 only and it looks like this will remain true for the new AMD releases as well.

      While Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/X121e is one of the few you can get with Matte screens…

      Leaving HP with the nicest case design but Glossy screen.

      Proper benchmarks on the new E-450 are still being waited on before determining just how the new chip compares to the E-350 in real world usage.

      So hopefully Brad can get a review unit to test out.

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