Back in January at CES, we laid hands and eyes briefly on the HP Pavilion dm1. It’s been a long time since CES, but we are finally getting the official launch date and price on the little notebook computer. The little notebook is aimed at the consumer and has some nice features. The dm1 gets the HP Soft-touch imprint design, Beats audio tech, and the HP Premiere Experience. That last bit is some sort of exclusive innovation to improve the Windows experience.
HP promises that the dm1 will deliver 11.5 hours of battery life for the user. Other than the soft-touch black finish the machine will also come in traditional charcoal glossy finish as well. If you hate fingerprints and smudges, go for the soft-touch finish. The little notebook has an 11.6-inch screen with HD resolution and an integrated HP TrueVision webcam. There are a wide range of options for the machine including Intel or AMD CPUs.
The Intel parts are the second generation Core family and the AMD processors are E-Series APUs. The AMD models also come with AMD Radeon HD discrete graphics. Both versions have the same inch thick profile and weigh in at 3.52 pounds. The dm1 with AMD processors will land on September 21 starting at $399.99. The Intel model will land on October 30 with an external optical drive included for $599.99. The soft-touch finish version of both flavors won’t land until later this fall.