Pros

  • Aesthetically pleasing, sturdy, low-profile design
  • Loud, clear audio with subwoofer

Cons

  • Trackpad's poor response
  • Poor gaming experience

At A Glance

Though lacking in graphics performance, the HP dm4 Beats Edition features great design and sound at a good starting price.

Manufacturer’s Description

Meet thin laptop designed around Beats audio: the Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition. It's light and easily portable. Get ready to enjoy excellent-quality music, plus create playlists on a red backlit keyboard.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2500.0 MHz
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Display type Matte LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1600 x 900 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
General Information
UPC Code 886112602093
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Memory
Memory size 6000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Other Features
Devices
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Fingerprint Reader

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 120.0
Battery
Battery Life 5:23   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 226.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 303.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 175.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 294.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 305.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 370.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 187.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 599.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 173.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 16.4   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.3   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.8   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 63.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 48.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 48.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 36.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 19.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 15.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 40.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 33.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 24.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 22.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 48.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 38.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 273.0