Pros

  • Decent battery life
  • Great performance and features for the money

Cons

  • Mediocre touchpad
  • Flimsy ethernet jack cover

At A Glance

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.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type AMD Fusion
Processor speed 1600.0 MHz
Cache size 1.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 11.6 inches
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 320.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage SD/MMC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 886112680565
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 9.5 hours
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots SD/MMC Card
Memory
Memory size 3072.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 11.9 inches
Depth 8.5 inches
Height 1.4 inches
Weight 3.4 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.2 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software CyberLink DVD Suite Premium 7; HP MediaSmart Suite; Roxio PhotoShow
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 55.0
Battery
Battery Life 6:41   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 800.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 539.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 457.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 902.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 617.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 1525.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 466.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 359.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 384.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 25.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 25.96   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 16.28   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 16.66   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 10.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 8.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 19.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 16.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 17.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 16.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 8.1   Watts
Sleep power usage 0.1   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 900.0