The HP Pavilion DM1a Review and Spec

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HP has introduced a new AMD-based notebook a low power AMD Neo processor and Nile platform in Japan. HP adopted the Nile platform when it created the Pavilion DM1a ultra-thin laptop. The processor used in this instance belongs to the Athlon II line and is accompanied by a, more or less, unusual array of components, obviously optimized for power efficiency. The Pavilion DM1a Notebook is likely to carry a different name if and when it’s released in other countries.

The HP Pavilion dm1a notebook is powered by a 1.7GHz AMD Athlon II Neo K125 processor, a 11.6-inch display with 1366 x 768 pixels, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 graphics, 2GB RAM memory, a webcam camera, a 5-in-1 card reader, Altec Lansing speakers, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, three USB 2.0 ports plus a VGA video output, an HDMI port, a 6-cell battery up to 6.5 hours, and D-Sub and  output port for connecting an external monitor. Options drive includes a hard drive to 250 GB with rotational speed 7200 rpm or SSD capacity of 128 GB. The HP Pavilion dm1a has dimensions of 290×205×20.5-32 mm and weights 1.5kg.

The HP Pavilion DM1a comes pre-loaded with the Microsoft Windows 7 home premium 64bit operating system with starting price $870. It starts going on sale from June 17 for the standard model.

HP Pavilion DM1a Spec

  • AMD Athlon II Neo K125 (1.7GHz single core)
  • AMD M880G chipset
  • ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM (1GB on board, 1 free slot, 5GB Max)
  • 128GB SSD / 250GB 7200 RPM HDD
  • 11.6″ 1366 x 768 display
  • VGA, HDMI, USB 2.0 x 3, RJ45, shared audio jack, card reader
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 10/100 LAN
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • VGA webcam
  • Altec Lansing speakers
  • 6.5 hour 6-cell battery


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