HP Pavilion dm1z Laptop Computer Price, Features and Specs

HP Pavilion dm1z Laptop Computer Price, Features and Specs: Back in the day, the Pavilion line up of HP was more known to be entertainment laptops that pack a display of at least 17 inches thereby giving them considerable heft and bulk. The older Pavilion models also packed dedicated GPUs for added graphical power thereby making them not only entertainment laptops but gaming rigs as well. In short, the Pavilion line up of HP is one of the original desktop replacements in our computing world.
The competition though wouldn’t give HP and its Pavilion series the luxury of ruling the entertainment and desktop replacement category so manufacturers such as Alienware, Dell, Asus and the like also came out with their own laptops that pack so much power under their respective hoods that would actually shame a regular desktop computer.
As the entertainment and desktop replacement category became glutted with laptops from various manufacturers, HP on the other hand is scaling down in terms of size for its Pavilion series and instead of still going for the big boys, the company decided to create ultraportable notebooks based on the Pavilion DNA.
In this vein, the company released the HP Pavilion dm1z to give consumers another option in terms of the available ultraportables in the market. Aside from boasting of the good looks commonly associated with the Pavilion line of laptops, the Pavilion dm1z also boasts of packing AMD’s Fusion platform.
With that being said, what then can we expect from the HP Pavilion dm1z? What kind of specs does it bring to the table? What is this AMD Fusion platform? Will getting this laptop break the bank or leave you with something substantial? Read on as we get more intimate and personal with the HP Pavilion dm1z.
Design and construction
Coming from the ultraportable category, the Pavilion dm1z is slightly bigger than a netbook but slightly smaller than a notebook with its dimensions of 11.42 x 8.43 x 1.2 inches. It has a smallish and compact form factor and at its weight of 3.52 pounds, carrying the Pavilion dm1z around town wouldn’t be such a big problem.
Although the Pavilion dm1zis made mostly from plastic, it is of the premium kind that gives the notebook that nice texture. As expected, the notebook boasts of a solid construction and it is a good thing that the plastic used in the construction of the Pavilion dm1z doesn’t give the notebook a glossy finish and veneer to it.

Under the hood
This is where things rather get interesting for the Pavilion dm1z. The notebook boasts of being the first laptop to hit the shelves with the AMD Fusion platform. To give you a background, this is like the SoC (System on a Chip) architecture found on smartphones. With the Pavilion dm1z, it packs a dual-core AMD E-350 processor with a clock speed of 1.6GHz. Sitting right next to the processor is the device’s AMD Radeon HD 6310M Discrete-Class Graphics.
With the processor and GPU sitting right next to each other on the same chipset, there is considerable reduction in power consumption thereby giving the Pavilion dm1z a battery life of up to 9 hours.
The RAM that the Pavilion dm1z packs comes up to 4GB of DDR3 and storage space can be configured to go as high as 750GB of 5400RPM hard disk drive or go for a speed boost and choose a 128GB Solid State Drive to complement the components under the Pavilion dm1z’s hood.
The display and other features
The Pavilion dm1z has been given an 11.6-inch high-def LED display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. In addition to that, it uses HP’s proprietary HP BrightView technology making the panel of the Pavilion dm1z capable of displaying brighter and more vivid colors and sharper texts. In addition to that, the LED panel of the laptop provides better viewing angles and exceptional sunlight legibility.
In terms of input devices, the Pavilion dm1z packs a chiclet-style keyboard which seems to be the rage nowadays. The keys of the keyboard are done in a matte finish and gives off a rubbery feel in addition to providing a nice tactile feedback. The trackpad of the Pavilion dm1z on the other hand is a bit cramped at 3.2 x 2.0 inches and is closely located to Pavilion dm1z keyboard.
In terms of I/O ports, the Pavilion dm1z has the usual array of ports commonly found and deemed standard in its category. The laptop has 3 USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit LAN, HDMI port, VGA port, along with an SD card reader. It also has a standard audio jack for both your mic and headphones and packs a webcam with integrated digital microphone.
The bottom line
The HP Pavilion dm1z can be had for a mere $450 in the US of A and for that amount of money, you get an ultraportable that packs solid performance with excellent graphics while managing to destroy all known conventions about battery life. What could be more important than that? In short, if there’s an extra $450 lying around, go get one of these babies is what I’m saying.
HP Pavilion dm1z Laptop Computer Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 570.00

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