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Updated HP dm1 announced

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 8-Sep-2011 21:11

I just found out while here on a HP launch event (unrelated because the event I am attending is about imaging and printing, not laptops), that a new HP dm1 laptop version has been released, just eight months after the original model was introduced. The HP dm1 is an ultraportable laptop, not quite as small as a "netbook" (I hate this word), but not as large and heavy as a laptop. The HP dm1 was the first laptop with an AMD Fusion chipset (including AMD CPU and GPU all in one).

I bought one while in the US recently attending the HP Discover conference, to replace my previous HP dv6. It's a brilliant PC. A lot faster than netbooks thanks to its dual core 64 bit AMD CPU, 11" screen, very nice keyboard and light (just a bit over 1Kg). I've replaced the original 500GB HDD with my Crucial 256GB SSD and I get about seven hours battery life with WiFi off, and about five and half with WiFi on. Its Windows Experience Index is 3.8 because of the CPU. My specific model gets 5.1 in gaming graphics (using the standard ATI drivers) and 7.9 in drive (because of the ultra fast SSD). Actually the SSD itself cost more than the laptop.

I recommend this "ultraportable" laptop. It's available in New Zealand now, and I am sure the new model will be out soon.

Full disclosure: I was invited by HP, with a group o bloggers, to attend the HP Discover conference in Las Vegas earlier this year, and I bought the HP dm1 with a gift voucher I won during the conference.



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