HP Pavilion dm1z

Specifications

HP Pavilion dm1zNotebook: HP Pavilion dm1z (Pavilion dm1 Series)
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 400 euro
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Average Score: 81.42% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 95%, performance: 75%, features: 79%, display: - % mobility: 87%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dm1z

80% HP Pavilion dm1z
Source: CNet English
The biggest story in laptops this year has got to be the rise of the inexpensive 11-inch ultraportable. There have been plenty of 11-inch AMD-powered ultraportables this year, but HP's Pavilion dm1z was the first, and this updated version puts it back in the lead in this crowded category.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 90%
80% Review: HP Pavilion dm1z
Source: Techtree.com English
One annoying thing about the laptop is the amount of bloatware that comes pre-installed. It includes random games, CyberLink DVD suite, and Times Reader, and the count goes up to almost 30.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Netbooks Still Exist, and They Don’t Suck - HP Pavilion dm1z
Source: Wired Magazine English
Complaints? I basically have none. The keyboard and touchpad aren’t the best, and I’d prefer a fourth USB port, but I — and anyone — should be able to get by with the stock dm1z just fine as is, and without spending too much, either.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
HP Pavilion dm1z Review
Source: Maximum PC English
All and all, it’s a well-rounded value package, although we’re surprised it’s not actually a bit cheaper considering that there’s no overhead for a discrete graphics chip. Nevertheless, if you want a small, inexpensive, versatile notebook, this is it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/08/2011
HP Pavilion dm1z Fusion Ultralight Notebook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
This is the second major E-350 laptop that we've had the ability to review in the early months of 2011. The ThinkPad X120e was somewhat better specified, but also cost a good amount more. The dm1z offers a great balance between power and price. For a "netbook" sized machine, it offers ultraportable-level performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2011
95% Hewlett Packard Pavilion DM1Z Fusion Ultraportable Review
Source: Kitguru English
The rear panel can be removed without a screwdriver, thanks to a clever tool-less design. Once inside we were pleasantly surprised to see 4GB of high quality Hynix DDR3 memory included as well as a capable Western Digital 7,200 320gb Scorpio hard drive. Quality components help Windows 7 performance, and while we would still swap out for an SSD at a later date, the ‘out of the box’ performance is class leading, for the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 95%
80% HP Pavilion dm1z Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Now that the HP Pavilion dm1z has arrived, the budget notebook space has become a lot more competitive. With AMD's new Fusion processor, HP has created a laptop that, for $479, provides a better balance of performance and endurance than the Nvidia Ion-powered Asus Eee PC 1215N. It also gives you more graphics oomph than Intel ULV notebooks and earlier AMD budget ultraportables. While you'll squeeze out a few more frames in some games on Ion, the more powerful dual-core AMD processor in the dm1z lets you accomplish more than an Atom chip ever could. Not only that, but you get 6.5 hours of battery life in a very stylish package.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP Pavilion dm1z review
Source: Liliputing English
The HP Pavilion dm1z is probably one of the best thin and light laptops you can find for under $450. The AMD E-350 processor and Radeon HD 6310 give the laptop more kick than you’d get from any Intel Atom powered laptop, but the chipset isn’t as expensive as the lastest higher-powered chips from Intel, which helps keep the price down. But the Pavilion dm1z isn’t for everyone. The awful touchpad can pose a major problem if you prefer to use a laptop without a USB or wireless mouse. The battery life is good, but not amazing. And the fan noise can be a problem if you prefer a nearly silent computer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/03/2011
70% HP Pavilion dm1z
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The HP Pavilion dm1z with AMD Fusion impresses us as a better than netbook alternative for those looking for a relatively affordable portable that can handle video playback and even light gaming. We found it capable of multitasking responsively with Office apps, web browsers and email (just don't juggle several demanding apps) and the 1366 x 768 display gives you room to work compared to 1024 x 600 netbooks. Battery life is very good at 5.5 hours and the laptop stays cool. We weren't thrilled with the constantly running audible fan when using the default fan settings though. The looks are great, it's easy to upgrade the machine and build quality is solid. For $450 to $500, this is a machine we can recommend. If the price creeps higher, as it is right now at some retailers, we say order with HP direct or consider a more powerful ultraportable in the $600 to $750 bracket if speed is more important to you than money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% HP Pavilion dm1z
Source: Techreview Source English
The new AMD Fusion CPU performed quite well in testing, especially compared to Intel Atom-based netbooks and notebooks. This new technology allows for a smaller price tag (this one is around $450) without sacrificing performance. The combined graphics with CPU on the same die allows for much more efficient handling of many tasks and resulted in very good performance ratings. However, don't expect to do any 3D gaming on this laptop because despite the new technology, it wasn't designed for that use.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% HP Pavilion dm1z (with AMD Fusion) review
Source: Engadget English

It's crazy to think we've been writing about and waiting for AMD's Fusion platform for close to five years now. Is this really happening? After years of waiting has AMD finally done it? Provided a netbook / ultraportable platform that melds really solid performance and graphics with solid battery life? Something that can kick Intel's Atom to the curb, but doesn't require a recharge every two and a half hours?


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% HP Pavilion dm1z
Source: PC Mag English
The HP Pavilion dm1z is next step in netbook evolution, as its new AMD Fusion APU proved you can have great battery life without sacrificing speed.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% HP Pavilion dm1z
Source: PC World English
Our first impression of AMD's new Fusion processors is really quite positive. Its performance doesn't stand up to larger ultra-low voltage CPUs you'll find in more expensive ultraportable laptops, but it blows the doors off Atom-based netbooks. It's small, cool, and power-efficient enough to allow a $450 system to offer a surprising amount of value: the Pavilion dm1z, in its base configuration, is lightweight, attractive, easy to work on, and offers better CPU, graphics, and video performance than similarly-priced Atom-based netbooks. If you simply look at the three-star rating of the Pavilion dm1z, you would think it's simply "average." It's not. This score is an artifact of HP's insistence that this is an ultraportable laptop and not a premium netbook. It's performance score, and therefore its overall score, is weighed against more capable and expensive systems. Consider the price and size of this system, and you'll see that what HP has built is not an inexpensive, mediocre ultraportable laptop, but a killer netbook that chips away at the compromises netbook owners have put up with for too long.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 59% features: 87% ergonomy: 89%
80% HP Pavilion dm1z Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
At the end of the day, it's hard not to like the new HP Pavilion dm1z. HP and AMD resolved all of the main complaints that people had with the previous generation of AMD-based ultraportbales: Poor battery life, high temperatures, and only adequate performance. The new AMD Fusion APU technology really delivers some impressive results in terms of HD video playback, gaming, and even adds some "snappiness" in a basic Windows environment. At the time of this writing (January 2011) consumers will have a hard time finding an Intel-based ultraportable notebook or netbook that delivers better real world performance and battery life across the board for the same price ... and that's saying a lot. Several other companies announced other notebooks and netbook alternatives at CES 2011 that use the same AMD E-350 APU, so it's hard to say if the HP Pavilion dm1 is the best of the bunch, but it certainly is better than any netbook we've reviewed to date.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80%
HP Pavilion dm1z Review
Source: Student Buying Guide English
The HP dm1z is certainly a strong competitor in the 11.6” screen size ultraportable market. The starting price of $427.99 with the HP student discount is very reasonable and the base configuration will likely be enough power for most users. Things I particularly like are the attractive design, light weight, and good port selection and features. Some things that could be improved include the horribly clicky mouse buttons, battery life is decent but still behind the incredible 8-hour battery life some Intel laptops can get and there were a bit too much bloatware installed out of the box for my liking. Overall though if the feature set of dm1z fits your usage needs I can certainly endorse it as a good laptop to get in this class and I don’t think many will be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2010
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

HP Pavilion DM1z Fusion
Source: CHW Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2011
82% HP Pavilion dm1z
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 82%

Comment

AMD Radeon HD 6310: Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-350 and E-240) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


E-350: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.5 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11-19 (Update: 2012-05-26)