Thursday, December 8, 2011

HP Pavilion DM1-4012TU Intel Core i3-2367M


There seems to be a shortage of low cost 11-12 inch Intel Sandy Bridge ultraportable laptops in the market. Acer did not release a successor to the popular Acer TimelineX 1830T of 2010, no new Intel version of the Sony Vaio YB has been released in the market. For 2011, most of the low cost 11-12 inch ultraportables we have seen have been powered by AMD's Fusion Accelerated Processing Unit. 

HP has released a very successful laptop in this category, the HP Pavilion DM1 which we first saw with with an AMD E-350 APU and has now been updated to AMD E-450 APU late this year. Another version of the HP DM1 is available in the market, this one sporting a Intel Core i3-2367M 1.4 GHz with Intel HD 3000 graphics.  It comes with 2GB of RAM, a 640GB hard drive and the usual connectivity options you see in today laptops like Bluetooth, HDMI out and WiFi. Unfortunately, it does not have a USB 3.0 port and instead comes with three USB 2.0 ports.  The operating system is Windows Home Basic 64-bit.

Priced at Php29,990 is priced about 6-7K more than its AMD E-450 competition, which seems to be reasonable considering that the Sandy Bridge package offers more punch then an AMD E-450 system. 

13 comments:

  1. Smiley Cafe & Maxi-MartMarch 5, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    hello robert,
    would you know if the HP DM1-4012TU is equipped with synaptics muti-touch gestures capability (like that of ASUS and ACER)?
    thanks,
    stephen tan

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    1. I am not sure if it is exactly the same, but the touch pad on the HP supports multi-touch gestures.

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  2. i am referring to the ability to continuosly scroll up/down when you drag along the right edge of the track pad, and horizontally as well.

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    1. The first generation HP DM1 with the AMD E-350 processor had a vertical scroll zone. I am not sure about newer 4000 series (E-450 and i3).

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  3. i think that is what i am referring - the vertical scroll zone. is that part of synaptics feature? thanks.

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    1. Synaptic touchpads have this feature, but so do others.

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  4. How does the i3 ULV version compare against the AMD E450 variant?

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    1. If you are talking about a Hehalem Core i3 ULV, it has more processing power but a bit less graphics power than an E-450. A Sandy Bridge Core i3 is much faster in terms of processing and graphics power.

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    2. I've also read that the HD3000 on the i3 2376M is underclocked making it significantly weaker against the 6320 of the E450. Perhaps the E450 variant would be more bang for my buck. Thanks!

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    3. The i3 2367M scores about 1700 points on 3DMark 2006. The E-450 does 1000 points on the same benchmark.

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  5. Can you please tell me if the i3 2367 version is capable of handling full hd movies?
    or it would be stuttering?
    and how's the battery life of the intel version @ medium brightness and wifi/blietooth radios off?
    thanx

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    1. Yes, it can play Full HD content with no easily. I cannot verify the battery life. The model we had on hand was the AMD E-350 version.

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  6. Can you tell me the maximum memory can i install in this 4012tu?

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