HP Pavilion dm1z [Laptop Preview]

Manufacturers: Hewlett-Packard

Class: Pavilion

Model: dm1z

Price: Rs. 54,000 approx

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Specs Overview:

  • Operating System: Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Processor: AMD Dual Core 1.6Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB DDR3
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB @ 7200 RPM
  • Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 6310M Discrete Class Graphics
  • Battery: 6 cell Lithium-Ion, 9.5 hours max
  • Display: 11.6” LED Display
  • DVD-ROM: External DVD R/W with Double layer Support
  • Webcam: HP TrueVision Webcam with MIC
  • Wireless: Wireless Network Card 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: HP Bluetooth

This laptop was released on 9th Jan 2011, and would be available in the Pakistani markets in March 2011.

External DVD R/W:

This machine lacks an in built DVD R/W. Although you can have a portable HP DVD-ROM, but in some cases people do prefer to not carry around a lot of equipment.

An external DVD ROM is beneficial because it can be connected to any machine if it’s built in DVD malfunctions but it is certainly not desirable to plug in a DVD ROM each time you want to use it. It is actually done by HP to reduce the weight of the system and make it more portable.

Graphics Card:

The system boasts a considerable graphics card. Its not meant for the high tech gaming but it isn’t a disappointment like Intel as well. Apart from that, it is pretty difficult to get a good graphics card into a 0.8” thick and 3.8lbs heavy machine. So as compared to the size and weight, the graphics card is pretty good.

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Bluetooth Issues:

Although this system has the Bluetooth in it, which was missing in previous dm series but it also comes with some software issues. You can transfer data to or from the system easily using the Bluetooth but for some weird reason you cannot keep a device synchronized for long.

If you are using Bluetooth headphones or Bluetooth mouse, you will have to synchronize it again and again. Even the HP Bluetooth mouse faces this problem. This is very irritating because it causes a repeated disruption if you are working. Also, there is no solution for this problem.

Irritating Touch Pad:

The touchpad of the machine is on the same level as the keyboard. So when you type you have to be careful about not touching the key pad. Experienced user who are habitual of facing this problem but novice users often find it a bit problematic.

The best suggestion regarding this is that you can deactivate the keypad if you aim to type for long periods of time and activate it once you are done. With regular use, you will get accustomed to placing your hands properly while typing.

Almost a Netbook:

Some users call this machine a laptop, other a netbook. The small screen size of 11.6’ and a weight of 3.8lbs almost makes it look like a typical netbook. But most of the features that it has to offer are far superior than the netbook. So users who want their system to be small like the netbook but more powerful can certainly go for this system.

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Official Rating: 3.8/5

Underline: Considerable power packed in the smallest device possible.


  • it might not be 54000 rupees. it will be around 60,000 rupees.

  • Fakhrealam

    Dual core? quite expensive.

  • MAHAR SHOAIB

    Dell is better than HP.

  • i dn,t think it is gina hit the market. As price is more than specs…

  • Ubaid

    World is going portable..So good netbook with great features..You people completely missing out the battery factor….Monstrous 9 hours time! It’s is aimed at business users…

  • Asif Sajjad

    A fazool review of a fazool product, I say
    Its cheap because of many factors but the major one is:

    AMD in Pakistan are not good procesors
    1.6 Dual will be a disaster and with a ATI card its an Atom Bomb :)

    AMD is a good processor making company than intel
    But due to the overclocking issues they are always criticized

    No offence !!!

    An AMD @ this spec would only spent 2 Hours Max
    Wanna Bet ???

  • No. Its almost 38,000 with base specifications. You’ll get. AMD Fusion E-350 (Dual-Core) processor, ATI Radeon HD 6310 3d Card which is capibal or running Call of Duty- Modern Warfare 2 at low settings, 3gb ram, Win 7 Home Premium (64-Bit), 320 gb Harddisk @7200 rpm, Wifi and Bluetooth, Camera. I think at this price with these specs its just great.

  • aleena

    admin i want to buy new hp dm1-4000 with intel i3 , plz tel me whre can i buy this laptop in pakistan, i will be very thankful to u..