Reasonable laptop for travellers
Display and Design
The HP Pavilion DM1-4201AU (B6U57PA) carries a 11.6-inch HD BrightView LED backlit display which offers sharp and rich viewing experience with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is encased in a solid and stylish charcoal grey coloured outfit which has a thickness of 32mm and a weight of merely 1.6kg so that you can easily tote around with it.
CPU and Platform
On the inside, the HP Pavilion DM1-4201AU (B6U57PA) is packed with a 1.7GHz AMD dual-core E2 1800 processor based on AMD A68M chipset. It is paired with a 2GB DDR3 RAM which is further expandable up to 2GB via the single DIMM slot. The integrated AMD Radeon HD 7340M graphics processor has the efficiency to handle moderately demanding games and movies. It sails on 64 bit Windows 7 Home Basic OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
Armed with a HP TrueVision HD webcam and digital microphone, the laptop provides clear and noise free video calling experience. For storage purposes, it depends on a 320GB SATA hard disk running at 5,400rpm, which may turn out to be insufficient. The dual stereo speakers running on Beats Audio technology provide immersive multimedia experience.
Battery and Connectivity
Fuelled by a 6 cell Li-ion battery, the HP Pavilion DM1-4201AU (B6U57PA) claims to deliver undisturbed service for a maximum period of 3 hours. Connectivity and networking options come in the form of three USB 2.0 slots, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, digital media reader, WLAN, HDMI out and VGA port.
If you are looking for a small sized laptop that can be easily carried around and can be used for basic purposes, you can go for the HP Pavilion DM1-4201AU (B6U57PA). It sports mediocre features which is okay in this price. But the battery backup is very disappointing, especially when its main attraction is its portability.