Thursday, November 24, 2011

HP Pavillon DM1 4000AU

The updated version of HP's popular 11.6-inch AMD Fusion laptop, the HP DM1 is here. The newer model the HP Pavillon DM1 4000AU does more than swap out the AMD E-350 processor and 6310 graphics and replace them with the E-450 processor and 6320 graphics. 

There are couple of other small but worthwhile changes thrown into the mix. Instead of the the glossy lid on the first DM1, you now have a matte black lid which is less prone to picking up finger prints. You also have Beats Audio technology thrown in. 

On the downside, the pre-installed Windows has been downgraded to a Starter Edition and there is still no USB 3.0 port. In fairness, the only E-450 ultraportable that we know of which has integrated USB 3.0 technology is Asus Eee PC 1215B, and note, some E-450 Asus Eee PC 1215B's do not come with a USB 3.0 port.

The other specifications are typical for the class with what you would expect with a 1366 x 768 screen resolution, 2 GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard drive, card reader, HDMI out, WiFi Bluetooth and so on, and yes, it still has a big six cell battery for good battery life. All for a price of just Php21,990.


  1. hi roberto which is the best asus1215b e450 or hp dm1-4000au.


  2. There is no clear winner, but if I were buying for myself right now, I would go with the Asus 1215B (E-450). The decision maker for we mould be the display. I would be happier with the larger 12.1-inch screen.

  3. Hi there roberto!

    I need help regarding buying a laptop with an E-450 processor.

    Should i go with the Lenovo s205 (mainly for the keyboard and its a little bit lighter) or should i buy the HP dm1-4000au because of the battery life?

    Both have the same specs. Which one would you pick? Which one is more reliable, have better customer service?


    1. The Dm1-4000AU we checked out had a 4400 mAh battery, same as the S205. The original DM1 (E350) was the one with a larger 4800 mAh battery.

    2. oh. ok. so its the lenovo then?? What's the best 11.6 inch netbook for you today anyway??

      Thanks for the help!

    3. hi. there seems to be a lot of bad press on lenovo S205 E450, especially on the wifi connectivity.

  4. Is it possible to upgrade this into windows 7 home basic?


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