There hasn’t been a lot of movement in the netbooks as of late, but this one caught my attention while I was looking around one of the Octagon shops. The HP Pavilion dm1 4000au like its predecessor carries with it the AMD fusion technology in the form of the E450 clocked at 1.65Ghz dual core. It has a 500Gb hard disk and a Win7 Starter packaged along with it, the other specifications are pretty much standard but there are a few key differences between this one and its earlier siblings.
First off is the inclusion of beats audio technology which really does sound full and better than most of your general laptop speaker output. I haven’t had a chance to hear for myself what the ones on this unit are capable of but I have heard a beats audio laptop and it does justice to music.
The dedicated trackpad buttons are a very welcome addition, deviating from its silver model’s integrated soft keys. It also has a switch that turns the trackpad on and off in the upper-left of the pad.
When I was playing with the unit on display, it was sitting close to the original dm1 and there is a noticeable size difference wherein the refresh gets more depth but with the same screen. It probably has to do with additional hardware but it doesn’t take too much away from the aesthetic especially since the finish is completely black.
Available for 10 pesos shy of 23k and can be enrolled in a 12 month installment, I would have to say that this would be one of the top choices if you were looking to buy a netbook at this point in time. I did find the unit only on Octagon so there might be a bit of scarcity with this unit at the moment.