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.

The HP Pavilion 11 TouchSmart launches June 26th for $399 and up. And for the first time, HP’s entry-level laptop will sport a touchscreen display and an AMD Temash processor.

hp pavilion touchsmart 11

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.

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3 replies on “HP brings touch to its budget 11.6 inch notebooks with Pavilion 11 TouchSmart”

  1. Acer’s V5-122P laptop carrying the same processor (AMD A6) runs about 3-4 hours on a full battery charge (3-cell). The HP website says it will also run on a 3-cell battery. The old dm1 could get up to 6 hours or so. I wonder what the actual battery life will be once it comes out.

  2. I used some for a considerable time and say it’s not a positive or negative experience. I don’t even think about it. I touch the screen when my brain feels like I need to touch it and I use the touchpad when I feel like I need to use that.

    Either or I guess.

  3. Does anyone actually LIKE touchscreen laptops? Anyone have one and can tell me? My experience has been very brief and very negative (left a huge oily finger print right near the middle of the screen that I then smudged all over trying to clean it, which made me resolve to never touch the screen again).

    I’m exceedingly hopeful for Temesh, but really leary since the preliminary benchmarks don’t beat out the Intel HD4000 which is about to be massively obsolete next month. In this price range it’s probably not much of an issue… I’m probably just being pessimistic right now, but it seems like this is a horrid time to buy a new laptop.

    Hopefully you can review one of these, and put their performance into perspective and allay my suspicions about this

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