HP Pavilion dm1-3025dx Review

Most of the netbooks available today have limited functionality as compared to notebooks or laptops and, generally,  netbooks  are bought by consumers for its portability and long battery life. A standard netbook won’t allow you to perform high demanding tasks as it comes with limited memory. However, if you come across a laptop or notebook with enhanced functionality which is as portable as a netbook and you don’t have to pay more than an average netbook’s costs then you must like to take a look at it. HP Pavilion dm1-3025dx is the latest 11.6” laptop from HP pavilion dm1 series which is portable and offers 3GB memory along with 250 GB hard drive. On top of that, it comes with a dual core processor, with improved graphics, and costs you only $380.

Here are details of Pavilion dm1-3025dx:

The most beautiful aspect of dm1-3025dx is its processor, AMD E series E350 processor, which is the latest dual core processor from AMD. Actually it is not a processor, it is known as Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), which means in this unit the graphics and processor are fused into a single chip along with memory controllers. There is improved Unified Video processing unit (UVD3).

Each core of E-350 APU has 1.6GHz clock speed and 1MB of L2 cache. The role of graphics is played by AMD Radeon HD 6130M which supports Microsoft DirectX 11 but you can hardly play modern games respectably. The reason being, to play games you need good processing speed along with decent graphics and sufficient amount of memory.  HP dm1-3025dx offers 3GB memory and comes preinstalled with 64 bits Windows 7 home premium, so a big part of memory is used by Windows itself. As per specifications, up to 1460MB memory can be used by graphics dynamically. So, you may get disappoint if you consider it as a gaming laptop.  You can watch High definition movies not only in your laptop but in your HDTV as well by means of HDMI port. You can avail more details on AMD E series E-350 in HP  dm1-3020us review

The TDP of AMD E series E-350 is 18watt. Actually this start of art is implanted in laptops or netbooks to lower the power consumption and to increase the battery life.

When comes to memory, dm1-3025dx comes preinstalled with 3 GB DDR3 memory but it provides you option for memory upgradation up to 8GB. Here is another major advantage when you compare it with a netbook. Most of the netbooks in similar price range offer1 GB or 2GB memory with maximum 2 GB memory support.

HP dm1-3025DX offers 250GB hard drive with 7,200GB hard drive speed. Thus hard drive speed is another advantage of the laptop.

As mentioned earlier the size of the display is 11.6” when measured diagonally with 1366*768 pixel screen resolution.

Another advantage of HP Pavilion dm1-3025dx is it support of Gigabit Ethernet. So if you use it for your business purpose and you have to download large files or you often download movies then it makes your work easier by downloading it faster. The wireless networking is supported by IEEE standard b, g, and n which is common for almost all current laptops and notebooks. It has Bluetooth support as well.

Audio of dm1-3025dx is supported by Dolby Advanced audio with integrated speakers.

When comes to ports, dm1 -3025dx comprises of 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1HDMI port, one multi-in-one media card reader. The laptop comprises of integrated webcam with microphone.

The 3.5lbs laptop provides up to 9 hours of battery life.

The major disadvantage of HP pavilion dm1-3025dx is its lack of a  DVD drive or any kind of optical drive. But if you considered it as netbook replacement, it will be good buy.

 

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