HP Pavilion dm4-1060us
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Reviews for the HP Pavilion dm4-1060us
The Pavilion dm4 was released in the region last month and HP reckons this notebook ‘fuses fashion with efficiency to offer a stylish notebook PC that meets the personal computing and entertainment needs of every consumer'.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The HP Pavilion dm4-1060us ($849.98 list) is covered in aluminum metal and ranks as one of the lightest, most powerful 14-inch laptops in the market. In addition, there are also multiple configurations of the dm4, ones that have switching graphics—the HP Pavilion dm4-1063cl ($899 list, )—or a faster Intel Core i5 processor and bigger battery—the HP Pavilion dm4 ($905 direct, ). This particular version, the dm4-1060us, available at Staples, is the cheapest of the three, opting for integrated graphics only and a low-end Core i5 processor. What all three have in common, though, is a multitouch touchpad that has a mind of its own.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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 %
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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