If you are always on travel and need a laptop which comes with size of a netbook but delivers performance of a full fledged notebook then you can take a look at HP pavilion dm1-3020us. Though it will cost you more than a netbook, yet it will serve the purpose of both netbook and notebook. This 11.6” notebook is based on dual core AMD E-350 APU, the latest product from AMD, which not only enhances the performance of notebook but also provides prolonged battery life. Pavilion dm1-3020us comes with 3GB memory and 320GB hard drive with 7,200 rpm speed. Read further to know more about dm1-3020us-
HP Pavilion dm1-3020us specs
Under the metal alloy chassis, HP dm1-3020us encases latest AMD E series E-350 APU or accelerated processing unit. Actually, in this new platform of AMD, graphics and a dual core processor are merged into a single die along with memory controller and I/O buses. With passage of time, consumers have become more inclined towards portability and the APU is designed to be used from thin netbook to mainstream notebook, without sacrificing the performance. Each of the two cores of AMD E-350 is clocked with 1.6GHz and 1 MB of L2 cache.
The graphics part of the APU is represented by AMD Radeon HD 6310M and is DirectX 11 capable. Though the graphics is comparable with entry level discrete GPU, yet due to missing dedicated memory and lack in processor speed, the graphics can’t deliver expected performance which is needed for gaming. You can however, play games like Call of duty 4, starcraft 2 at low details and low settings on dm1-3020us
The APU comprises of Unified Video decoder 3 which can decode MPEG2, H.264 and VC-1 formats. You can watch HD videos seamlessly.
Memory-HP pavilion dm1-3020us comes with 3GB of DDR3 memory with maximum capacity of 8GB in two slots
Display-The 11.6” display of dm1-3020us is LED backlit and offers up to 1366*768 resolutions.
Hard drive– As told earlier the laptop provides 320GB of storage space with 7,200rpm speed.
Audio Audio is supported by Dolby Advanced Audio with Altec lansing speakers.
Network connectivity Pavilion dm1-3020us provides both wired and wireless networking support. For wired connectivity it comes with 10/100 Fast Ethernet and for wi-fi it offers 802.11 b/g/n. Ports include 3.USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output and multi-in-one media card reader.
The company claims that HP dm1-3020us provides up to 9 hours of battery life.
Pros of HP dm1-3020us
Dual core processor with decent graphics
Long battery life
Full size keyboard
Cons of dm1-3020us
No DVD burner
The 11.6″ size ( diagonally) makes HP dm1-3020us portable and also its price is reasonable. So if you are professional or student you can use it unless you have to go through some processor or graphics demanding tasks as the speed of processor is only 1.6GHz and graphics doesn’t come with dedicated memory.