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HP Pavilion dm1z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 358 reviews of HP Pavilion dm1z. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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 are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive 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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Pavilion dm1z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of HP Pavilion dm1z from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the keyboard and price. The usability and portability are also appreciated, but comments about the touchpad and image quality are mixed.

performance, portability, usability, price, keyboard

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (maximumpc.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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
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Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

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 (engadget.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

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 (NotebookReview.com)

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: bbrock010 (pcmag.com)

Buyer beware of HP Pavillion laptops

 

I purchased an HP pavillion laptop in Dec 2010. It worked great for 2 or 3 months, then developed intermittent problems. I have called HP tech support 8 times - spent long hours on the with them diagnosing the problem. Unfortunately I can't rely on...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: pugboy (pcworld.com)

HP Pavilion dm1z

 

I LOVE this laptop. It is so easy to take everywhere. I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs a lightweight, yet quick laptop. If the HP dm1z were a car, it would be a VW Golf GTI - small, quick, nice, fun and a great value for the $.PC Mag...

Just over 3 pounds, fast CPU, 3GB memory and 320GB 7200RPM hard drive and Bluetooth are included, awesome "chicklet" keyboard, excellent graphics - for an Ultraportable, aggressively priced - mine was $399 direct from HP with a code, fantastic battery...

The trackpad is mediocre at best. A lot of "bloatware" came installed, but that is what Revo Uninstaller is for

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: marhefka (pcmag.com)

Genuine Laptop Performance

 

I have my dm1z about one month. I replaced my HP mini 1000. I love my 10" mini, but it was over two years old, and with only 1 gig of RAM and a slow Atom chip, it was just too slow for me. My new dm1z is a great machine. Mine has 3 gigs of RAM and the...

Mar, 2011
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