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HP Pavilion dm1z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 reviews of HP Pavilion dm1z. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Pavilion dm1z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (

HP Pavilion dm1z Review


We're not living so close to the cutting edge here at Maximum PC that we can't see the utility of a no-frills, budget portable that's capable of performing all the common day-to-day computing tasks. Whether it serves as a secondary machine for work...

Performance that puts most netbooks to shame; good value

Battery life isn’t stellar; limited in multithreaded apps

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.

Jun, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (

HP Pavilion dm1z


The first AMD Fusion-powered ultraportable combines good graphics performance and long battery life at an affordable price.

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...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Christopher Null (

Review: HP Pavilion dm1z


HP continues to hang on to the little 'puter that could. And it's doing a fine job of proving there's life left in this market.

Solid performance, battery life (4.5 hours), weight, and price: Just about the perfect netbook in every respect. Love the little touches, like LEDs showing mute and Wi-Fi on/off status right on their respective keys

Shallow keyboard. Touchpad buttons miss lots of clicks. Not a tablet

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (

HP Pavilion dm1z (with AMD Fusion) review


It's crazy to think we've been writing about and waiting for AMD's Fusion platform for close to five years now. Believe it or not, it was back in 2006

Great blend of performance and graphics ; Over five hours of battery life ; Impressive speakers for the size

ClickPad can still be frustrating ; Lots of preloaded software ; Fan noise can get loud

Jan, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

HP Pavilion dm1z


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.

Reasonably priced. AMD E-350 processor is fast and battery efficient. Fast 7,200rpm hard drive. Well-designed. HD resolution. Full size keyboard. Expandable to 8GB of memory. Over 7 hours of battery life

3G option not available yet

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Jason Cross (

HP Pavilion dm1z


We've been hearing about AMD's new Fusion line of processors for what seems like ages, so I dove eagerly into testing the first Fusion-powered laptop to cross my doorstep--the HP Pavilion dm1z (frequently called the "dm1"). It's based on the...

Decent battery life ; Great performance and features for the money

Mediocre touchpad ; Flimsy ethernet jack cover

Viewed as an ultraportable laptop, the Pavilion dm1z is mediocre though inexpensive; but as a netbook, it's fantastic and avoids the usual netbook compromises.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

HP Pavilion dm1z Review


The new HP Pavilion dm1 (also called the Pavilion dm1z) is an 11-inch notebook that uses the latest AMD Fusion technology to combine a fast dual-core processor and powerful graphics inside a budget-priced netbook alternative. Is this the best new...

Best video and gaming performance in the price range ; Nice keyboard ; Good battery life and low price

Occasional touchpad glitches ; No USB 3.0 port ; Doesn't deliver "9.5 hours" of battery life in real world use

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Tomcat357 (

HP Pavilion dm1z customizable Notebook PC


I bought this computer for use when RV traveling. It is plenty fast enough and has good resolution for such a small computer.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: mocpgc (

HP Pavilion dm1z customizable Notebook PC


I needed a small laptop for travel. I have a full scren 17 inch laptop but for short trips the smaller is just great for airport check ins with TSA.. The full lap top must weigh at least 10 times what this one does.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: TexasNana2 (

HP Pavilion dm1z customizable Notebook PC


Perfect size notebook. I use it for work and could not be happier with this purchase. I really love the size. I bought the red notebook. Great notebook.

May, 2012