Pros + Quick start up (opening lid if in standby)
+ 5.0 Windows Performance Index (Win 7Home Premium)
+ Large HD (500GB), 4 GB memory
+ Large touchpad
+ Improved power management over previous Pavillions (now warns of low battery)
Cons - No backlight on keys
- No BluRay
Summary I looked at a lot of PCs before selecting this one. Though the review implies other laptops offer better value in the same package size for less money, I couldn't find one. The i5 processor is peppy, and Win7 has been stable. 14" is the ideal form factor for me (working on planes) -- 13" is a tad small for my taste. The keyboard is responsive, and the discrete chicklet keys reduce my typing mistakes (I'm a fast hunt-n-peck typist). Wireless n works well, and remove screen driving for presentations (with LCD projectors) works well. Remote monitor works well too, adjusting to alternate form factor easily. In short, this system has no drawbacks (so far) -- though I remain a bit wary of HP laptops (this is my 4th. HP has nearly lost my business several times (due to tricky MTBF engineering for 1 year warranties in the past), but they managed to win me again.
Pros Battery life, Weight,Price
Cons Touchpad takes getting used to, Keyboard is not great, Processor heats up, screen does not swivel all the way back, HP junk spftware
Summary This laptop is like a Mustang (no offense to mustang lovers). You could spend more money and get a BMW or be practical and get a Honda. Something about the laptop that makes it feel like a cheaper version of an expensive laptop.You will like it but it will never have the wow factor. The style falls somewhere between a Dell inspiron and an Apple Macbook. The keyboard has island style keys but they dont feel great to touch. I tried a sony island style keyboard, much better. I have a high density 6 cell battery. Takes 2 hrs to charge to full. Thats too long. Mousepad is defenitely annoying. I like the one finger scrolling much better. I do like the battery life of little over 4 hrs on normal usage such as browsing. Weight a little over 4 lbs is a pleasure however. If you type a lot and use the mouse a lot, look elsewhere.May be a Lenovo. I decided to keep the laptop for the following reasons. One, battery life and weight are important for me. Two, I am too lazy to look for another laptop just for a better keyboard and look. Three, the price point seems to be a good balance for the features compared to other laptops in the market.
Pros basically everything (mine is brand new but with a few hours usage on it)
robust construction compared to the toshiba it replaced... worlds better looking too
Cons the damn touchpad scrolling
no backlit keyboard
Summary just returned a Toshiba Satellite after having had enough of the load of ****... got this instead... this is worlds better... definitely am not looking back. Looks great... runs great, definitely am not regretting sending the toshiba back
Pros Really good battery life
Unique and expensive looking design
good price ($799 at Best Buy)
Cons trackpad and keyboard are a little hard to get used to but im only 3 days in and im pretty much fine
Summary I don't know what they're talking about but at best buy for $799 i got the 500 gb hard drive, i5 processor, 4 gb ram, same battery life, and pretty much everything else i need which makes it much more reasonable than a lot of mainstream computers out there. i thought it was my best option for college.
Pros Great battery life ...I go 5-6 hours easy, w/ multiple programs and internet plus email apps open. Great start up speed - you fire it up and it's ready to "do work" w/in a minute. Snappy little processor (which, coincidentally, my college nickname).
Cons Decent look and form factor - tho, I wouldn't call it "sleek" like some others have. If the MacBook Air is Jessica Biel, then this HP P dm4 is someone like Renee Zellweger. Nothin to sneeze at, but your friends aint gonna stop, stare, mouths agape.
Summary For the price, this little beast has been a great companion. If there were a fire at my house, I'd probably save this HP P dm4, fourth, right after my kids and my HTC Evo. Wife would have to hope Fire Dept made it on time. I do a lot of traveling and a lot of MS Office-y stuff. I can do everything I want and even take some time for a nice little DvD to chill out. Love this little fella.