Friday, April 15, 2011

HP Pavilion dm1z Netbook Review, HP Pavilion DM1-3010AU Review

HP Pavilion dm1z Review

HP Pavilion DM1-3010AU Review

Learn how to Upgrade your dm1z memory here:

This is also known as the HP Pavilion DM1-3010AU Notebook in Australia, currently retailing at $699.


  • CPU: AMD E-350 1.6Ghz Dual Core APU
  • Video: On-die
  • Ram: 3Gb DDR3 (1x 2Gb, 1x 1GB)
  • HDD: Seagate Momentus 7200.7, 320Gb 7200 rpm HDD
  • Battery: 6 cell
  • O/S: Windows 7 Home edition 64 Bit


  • 1 x power
  • 3 x usb
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x SD card slot
  • 1 x speaker 
  • 1 x Gigabit Lan Port
  • 1 x VGA (For older projectors)

View the Unboxing Video here:

First time boot up video here
It is abit long but worth watching

Shorter version of Review video here:

The keyboard has a good feel, it does not feel small or crammed. I can type easily here. One of the best keyboards on a small sized net book

The touch pad is a reasonable size, it does not feel small at all. It is generally very smooth. No friction between fingers and touch pad surface. 
The buttons are part of the touch pad and are separated from the main touch pad surface by a line that feels slightly raised.
I have no problems using this touch pad,

The speakers are excellent. They are Altec Lansing with Dolby Advanced Auto. It is very loud axnd clear. I like it alot!

This is a 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 screen, the standard screen resolution for any bigger sized laptop on the market now. I am comfortable and happy with the size of the screen. It does not feel crammed or small at all.

I have been using it as a bedside netbook, it does not feel hot at all. It has low power consumption. Normal usage battery life is about 6 hours. One thing to note is that the fan is always on on the performance optimised mode. However it can easily be turned off from the HP Coolsense software by selecting the Quietest mode.

This is a 1.6Ghz AMD E350 Dual core APU, it's overall very snappy. It can easily beat the performance of rival CPUs. I am extremely happy with it. Play back of video is nice and smooth, I find that it is very good. It plays Full  HD Movies very well on HDMI (No lag) and video play back on 10" Screen is extremely smooth .

Game playback is smooth as well.

The usual bloatware are installed, there are many useful software installed. 
Some of the useful ones are HP Coolsense and HP Mediasmart. 
This laptop works right out of the box with everything preinstalled. There is no need to install any more additional software to make use of its features.

There is also an excellent feature, HP Quickstart that lets you play media files, skype etc without loading into windows. 

Overall Construction
Overall it is a very solid construction, it does not feel like it's made from cheap plastics. It is also very well designed with all the nice curves.

Easy to upgrade ram and memory?
Yes! Difficulty level is 1, just remove battery and snap off the cover. Easiest I have seen of all netbook and laptop!

Will I buy it?
Depending on what I use it for, The RRP is AUD $699 which is quite reasonable. Yes I will buy it. Excellent Netbook!

If you are interested to buy one, you get get it here:

HP Pavilion dm1z Customizable Notebook PC

More videos here:

Playing Bus Driver Game:

Connecting dm1z to Full HD TV

More pictures here:


  1. mau tanya bisa nggak di tambah ramnya? laptop yang satu ini
    dan diganti windows nya? seperti windows home basic> jadi ultimate thx :)

  2. i want to question,can i give memory for the RAM?this leptop and change the windows?like windows home basic? maybe like ultimate processor?thanx



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