HP has been offering notebooks with 11.6 inch displays and starting prices of $399 as part of the HP Pavilion DM1 line for a few years. Now HP’s low-cost portable notebooks are getting a new name, and a few new features.
This is still a budget notebook, so don’t expect a crazy high-resolution display. The HP Pavilion 11 TouchSmart packs a 1366. x 768 pixel screen.
But it should be faster than the Pavilion DM1 laptops it replaces thanks to the new AMD Temash processor. HP will offer models with AMD A4 dual-core or AMD A6 quad-core processors, which AMD says should offer better performance and longer battery life than the Brazos chips that powered HP’s earlier 11.6 inch laptops.
Other features include VGA and HDMI ports, 3 USB ports, an Ethernet jack and SD card reader, and a user-replaceable battery.