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HP Pavilion dm1z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 387 reviews of HP Pavilion dm1z. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and price. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive comments 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of HP Pavilion dm1z from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the keyboard and price are overall positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, but views about the touchpad and image quality are mixed.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion dm1z 11.6" AMD Dual-Core FUSION Processor E-350+AMD Radeon HD 6310M Discrete-Class Graphics, 3GB DDR3 RAM, 320GB 7200RPM Hard DriveHP Pavilion dm1z Customizable Notebook PCHP Pavilion dm1z 11.6-inch Entertainment Netbook PC (Champaign)

Jul, 2015

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 (

Netbooks Still Exist, and They Don’t Suck


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.

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

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...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: mimillig (

I wanted to love this computer but it didn't work.


Product never worked. Warranty is useless. Customer service is non-existent.

This computer is lightweight, fast (at least compared to my other computer and to netbooks. I really liked the feel of it. I wanted to love it

I can't type on the computer. When I type, the cursor jumps around, selects texts, and causes other strange things to happen (buttons get push, windows randomly close or open). I've been using computers this size for over 10 years and I've never encounter

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: wienerdog95 (



DO NOT BUY! DO NOT BUY! DO NOT BUY! This is a cheap piece of junk loaded with bloatware and is poorly made. It still runs pokey slow even after I spent hours removing bloatware. Don't buy their "recovery" DVD. It will reinstall the bloatware! The...

Sounds good in the spec list

Lousy monitor color rendering, keys fall off, mouse trackpad randomly clicks...or not

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Street_Tron (

Summer travel:Pics, reservations and keeping in touch.


great value you can take everywhere.

Battery life is + 6hrs with no problem. I stored my photos and used it for tethered shooting with by still camera on my 7000 mile trip. This does most tasks well but none great. The price is great so I upgraded the memory to 4g RAM. I pan to use a SSD and

Track pad is the weakest link

Jun, 2011