Pros Cool Sense,QuickWeb, AMD Fusion.Great performance
Cons Plastic look and feel chassis
Summary This is a great high end netbook, simple and plain. In need of something ultra portable, I looked at a few netbooks, mainly the HP Mini 110 and Asus EE PC 1015 .With the age of digital media, the lack of a cd/dvd drive didn't bother me but the idea of a basic cpu and only 1gb or ram turned me off. Not wanting to compromise performance for portability, I halted my search. I then heard about this machine and learned it would be one of the first HP computers to implement the "Cool Sense" Technology . Upon experiencing it, It is really convenient , allowing me to control the airflow of their laptops. When I found out the DM1 would also be one of the first to also have AMD's APU, I thought about becoming the guinea pig. Best Buy then dropped the price from $499 to $379, and I was sold on it. First week into experiencing it, I really enjoy it. Though the processor is rated at only 1.66Ghz, its dual core capabilities ensure it definitely does NOT perform anything like a netbook. Though I'm not much of a computer gamer, streaming HD content on this machine is quick and not a chore at all! I am also loving the QuickWeb feature, which is a huge plus... I don't have to wait for Windows to load each time I turn my computer on, I have instant access to Internet, email, media from the split second I turn it on. My only complaint would be that the battery sticks up a bit far between the keyboard and monitor. It would also be nice to have had a brushed aluminum look and feel like the rest of the DM and DV Pavilion lineup but for the price point, its not that big of an issue. So far it has been a great investment.
Pros Mine came with 3gb memory and 320gb HD, external optical drive and Win7 Hm Premuim. Easy to set up. Fast to load. Internet speed as good as your line speed. Mine is slow but seems fast with this laptop. Sound system has incredible sound quality.
Cons The only small issue was some bloatware but it was easy to remove. Haven't found anything else.
Summary I am extremely pleased with the laptop. I use it for writing fiction novels and will not get weighted down traveling with it. I especially like the full operating system in it. As I said in the pros; it has lived up to all the advertizing I have seen.
Pros Very fast performance. Good video quality, the sound is loud and great for a laptop this size. Can play casual games such as Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne, can also play latest games such as Starcraft 2. VERY GOOD IN MULTITASKING.
Cons A bit laggy when the CPU is stressed, but the lag is tolerable. 9.5hours battery life not true, but lasts more than 6 hours in one charge.
Summary This is one crazy machine. I'm a computer fanatic and I've been searching for the perfect laptop with good specs, price, and size. The perfect laptop for students/business people. Two thumbs up for this little powerhouse machine. :-bd
Pros Fast boot up, crisp graphics, great screen, quality keyboard.
THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT AN ANNOYINGLY SLOW ATOM NETBOOK.
Cons I was hoping to get a phone number from the sales girl, but... maybe next time.
Summary I purchased an atom netbook, and was ready to throw myself out the window waiting for every little computing task.
DMZ1 is powerful, sturdy, attractive and priced well.
Pros Form factor is excellent, it balances size, weight, and performance well. Good as an everyday laptop, but it won't make gamers or heavy developers happy.
Cons The keyboard is difficult to type on. As is common with touchpad on a small unit, the cursor jumps around when typing. Shiny screen makes viewing difficult in some environments.
Summary Overall, I really love this laptop, mostly for it's size and overall performance. The graphics are sufficient for a general-purpose machine, and it can drive my 24-inch monitor at full resolution, but I'm sure anything 3D would suffer under load. The 7200 rpm drive makes file access decent and the AMD processor does it's job admirably. The shiny screen can present a challenge in places where there's overhead lighting, because I find I have to tilt the screen all the way back to get the best color saturation and text visibility. I'm not a bit touchpad fan, and while this one works as well as can be expected, I disabled (as I always do), the tap to select feature, because otherwise the cursor jumps around too much while typing. As mentioned above, the keys are closely spaced and not very concave, so the angle this forces your hands and fingers into makes it challenging to write anything of significance with this unit. But for the cost (less that $450 with discounts), it's hard to complain. I hope it lasts a long time.