HP Pavilion dm4-1063cl

Specifications

HP Pavilion dm4-1063clNotebook: HP Pavilion dm4-1063cl (Pavilion dm4 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: 750 euro
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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dm4-1063cl

70% HP Pavilion dm4-1063cl
Source: PC Mag English
Metals are the favored materials when it comes to laptop design, and HP is not shy about using them. Its entire line of laptops (netbooks not included) will be updated with this material by the time summer hits, starting with the HP Pavilion dm4-1063cl ($899 list). It's identical to the Pavilion dm4 ($905 direct, ) in looks and its featherweight characteristics. Of the two, the dm4-1063cl, available at Costco, is less battery efficient, although you get a bigger hard drive and gaming benefits (with switchable graphics) that should make up for the difference.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450: Entry level DirectX 11 graphics card with a similar clock speed (and performance) as the HD 4570 but at a lower power consumption.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


430M:

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.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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 %

HP reviews


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-06-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)