HP Pavilion dm3-1020EA, 13.3-inch Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD Athlon Neo X2 Processor L335, 4 GB RAM, 320GB SATA HDD, Ethernet, Bluetooth, 6 Cell Battery up to 6 Hours Life)
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- Full size chicklet keyboard
- Energy efficient and mercury-free HD LED panel
- HP Webcam with Integrated digital Microphone
- 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader
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Your portable entertainment centre. The HP Pavilion dm3 Notebook PC does it all! Watch videos on the HD screen, take movies and music with you on the generous HDD, and stay in touch via WLAN (or optional WWAN) and built in webcam and mic. Take your loved ones with you. Halfway across town or halfway around the world, stay in touch in all conditions with the VGA webcam and WLAN wireless connectivity. The HP Pavilion dm3 Notebook PC comes with HP MediaSmart 3.0 software to bring communication to life via you...
Unleashing edgy styling and powerful entertainment
Show your personal style with the HP Pavilion dm3 notebook. The slim, edgy aluminium finish is both eye-catching and durable. The dm3 offers a full range of entertainment and communications tools, in a light and easily portable package. With Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium on the inside, the Pavilion dm3-1020 Entertainment Notebook PC from strikes the ideal balance between design, mobility and performance.
Stylish and eye-catching aluminium finish
The dm3 comes fully loaded with the latest in performance and connectivity features, whether you are multi-tasking, gaming or just looking to edit your latest photos. Optimum performance is delivered by the AMD Athlon Neo X2 Dual-Core Processor, which ensures that you don’t need to compromise on speed or efficiency and your notebook is guaranteed to deliver a full PC experience.
Why leave your entertainment at home, when you can take it with you?
Experience your digital world like never before with HP MediaSmart software, an exclusive with the latest HP PCs and notebooks. With MediaSmart your notebook is turned into a mobile entertainment centre and your media is at your fingertips.
The one-click menus provide instant access to multimedia content including, movies, photos, music and TV* shows. View slide shows of your favourite holiday snaps or use built-in editing tools to help you instantly improve photos, effortlessly rotate, crop, enhance or remove red-eye in one simple click. It is just as simple to record and edit videos; you can even rate, tag and search videos with easy to use built-in management tools and if it’s DVDs you’re watching, you can be sure that the clarity and smoothness is optimised through HP SmoothMotion software.
Exclusively to HP notebooks and PCs – MediaSmart turns your PC into the ultimate entertainment centre
Have fun with your personal music collection and explore new music. Create, edit, search and browse your music playlists using the interactive software, in a fun new way. You can even watch your favourite TV* programmes and enjoy primetime, classic shows and cartoons from around the world, over the Internet, at a time that suits you.
With HP MediaSmart having fun has no limits.
Design supremacy, reliability and security
While the Pavilion dm3 is a designer’s dream, make no mistake, this is a serious performer. It features a full size chicklet keyboard, the On/Off touch pad allows you to switch it off easily, when not in use, for uninterrupted typing. A dedicated scroll Up/Down pad allows smooth and efficient navigating on web pages and documents. Control volume and mute with the touch of a button on the keyboard teamed with a widescreen 13.3 inch LED BrightView display, so you’ll be able to type accurately and comfortably, experience excellent image and video quality, yet carry it around easily. This beautifully designed product weighs less than 2 kilos.
The dm3 provides reliability and security for files and digital media, thanks to HP ProtectSmart hard drive protection and an eSATA interface. So if you accidentally drop it in transit, don’t worry as the notebook automatically locks to protect your data against damage. There are also a range of service and support options available through HP Total Care.
The hardware features on this machine are very impressive too. It includes a 320GB SATA hard drive, 4GB standard memory, 8x LightScribe SuperMulti drive, integrated 802.11 b/g WLAN, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet LAN, an ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics accelerator card, and an integrated VGA low light webcam and digital microphone. It also comes with a 6-cell Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, which delivers up to 6 hours battery life.**
The HP Pavilion dm3-1020 is an ENERGY STAR qualified product. That means it will save you money by reducing energy costs and help to protect the environment without sacrificing features or performance. HP products that earn the ENERGY STAR qualification minimise greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the risk of climate change by meeting strict energy guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Special processor for a special machine
AMD Athlon Neo-based ultrathin notebooks are designed to deliver. This powerful processor will allow you to enjoy your favourite applications; browse the internet, read and send emails, watch videos and play games wherever you are. With the AMD PowerNow! technology you can benefit from longer battery life, empowering you to do what you like where you like.
Communications and connectivity are leading edge. The processor technology, which is compatible with all currently available 802.11 a/g/n, Bluetooth wireless solutions, and (providing you have access to a WiFi signal) enables you to keep in touch wherever you are – at the airport, at the poolside, at remote office locations, anywhere and everywhere.
Outstanding graphics, video and sound performance
The 13.3 inch widescreen High-Definition HP LED BrightView display (16:9 ratio) delivers a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels and helps movies and pictures and games come alive with crisp and vibrant colours. This performance is achieved using an ATI Radeon graphics processor which can produce incredible effects for a superb viewing experience.
An integrated webcam, digital microphone and Altec Lansing speakers will give you premium quality Internet-based video and audio communication. So for example, if you’re using MSN or Skype, your friends and family will be able to hear and see you perfectly. And if you just want to capture the moment, use your webcam to take still photos or video.
For the “big-screen” effect, through the HDMI and VGA ports you can even watch high definition movies through your HDTV or another VGA monitor or projector. This is achieved using the appropriate cables (sold separately).
Streamline design, with a strong complement of ports are onboard, including 4 USB 2.0, VGA and HDMI. Wireless technologies are also supported
State of the art connectivity
The HP Pavilion dm3-1020 will accommodate four peripherals at any time with its four USB 2.0 ports enabling you to quickly transfer photos from your digital video camera or music from your MP3 player.
In terms of connectivity, the notebook incorporates 10/100 Base-T Ethernet LAN, so you can quickly and easily share your files with your family, friends and colleagues. It is also WiFi certified to work with base stations and routers that use industry-standard 802.11 b/g making it easy for you to connect rapidly to the internet at home, work and on holiday.
The dm3 also features integrated Bluetooth wireless networking capability, to enable you to connect directly to a wireless keyboard or mouse, and synchronise your mobile phone or PDA.
Great style and performance, let’s take a look at the hardware
Hard drive and memory
The 320GB Serial-ATA (SATA) hard drive (7200 RPM) maintains high data transfer speeds, meaning you don’t need to wait long for your documents and pictures to open. To support this, the HP Pavilion dm3 comes with 4GB memory as standard and supports up to 8GB DDR2 memory.
Memory card device
Rapidly upload all your holiday snaps with the integrated 5-in-1 digital media reader. So whether you are saving your information on Secure Digital, the Multimedia cards, xD Picture cards or using Memory Stick or Memory Stick Pro, you can rest assured that the Pavilion dm3-1020ea will be able to read your documents easily.
Burn precise, silkscreen-like text and images with LightScribe
LightScribe SuperMulti drive
The dm3 comes with an external LightScribe SuperMulti drive. This versatile drive allows you to write to virtually all DVD formats including DVD-RAM, storing up to 8.5GB of data or recording up to 4 hours of DVD quality video. In addition, you can laser etch your own disc labels from right inside your DVD drive. No ink, no messy markers or clumpy adhesive labels, with LightScribe you simply burn your data, flip the disc over and burn a precise, silkscreen-like text, photo or graphic label directly onto your LightScribe CD or DVD.
This drive will write to:
DVD+R, DVD-R at up to 16x speed
DVD-RAM at up to 12x speed
DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, and DVD+RW at up to 8x speed
DVD-RW at up to 6x speed
CD-R at up to 48x speed
CD-RW at up to 32x speed
And read industry standard DVD-ROM at up to 16x speed, CD-ROM at up to 48x speed
Complete with the new Microsoft Windows 7
The latest Microsoft operating system, Windows 7 comes with several performance improvements that are designed to sleep and resume quicker, be less memory hungry and spot USB devices much faster. Windows 7 simplifies everyday tasks such as introducing improved taskbar previews, bigger icons and creative ways to personalise on the desktop. It provides easy and quick access to your favourite pictures, songs, websites and documents through new jump lists. Finally search has been improved to make searching your PC as easy as searching on the web.
Well that’s just for starters - take a look at this line-up of pre-loaded software:
Microsoft Works (word processor, spreadsheet, calendar and database), Microsoft Internet Explorer, HP MediaSmart Suite, Windows Mail, Windows Media centre, Windows Mail, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Windows Media Center, HP Total Care Advisor, HP Total Care Setup, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Recovery CD/DVD creation tool, HP Games Console with hours of free game play and Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009. Also included is a free 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Edition.
Finally, for your peace of mind
You’ll want the best in technical support, so it comes with a one-year, pick-up and return, parts and labour warranty. And naturally, this can be extended to protect against accidental damage for up to 3 years, for a small extra premium.
*Tuner sold separately
**Battery life times use MobileMark 2007 battery benchmark. Battery life will vary depending on the product configuration product model, applications loaded on the product, power management setting of the product, and the product features used by the customer. As with all batteries, the maximum capacity of this battery will decrease with time and usage.
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Battery life is not outstanding compared with some of the Intel CULV alternatives but it holds up well in intensive use - watching films etc. (at least four hours).
There is no problem with overheating as suggested elsewhere - I think there is confusion betweeen this and some of the other HP offerings - e.g. the DV6 - that do have this problem.
The fan is almost always audible but not intrusive.
The shiny track pad is fine once you are used to it.
Two points that led me to post this review.
1. Wifi is the latest 'N' standard (better than the spec) and works very well.
2. The sound is poor on delivery - this is because some moron at HP has set the default to low quality. If you change this to one of the 'studio quality' alternatives it is transformed - the speakers provide an enjoyable sound for personal use but maximum volume level is very limited.
The quality of this product leaves a lot to be desired.After just over 2 years the chrome surround of the key pad and the chrome on the mouse pad have worn away.
The rubber seals on either side of the screen have dropped off.
The battery charge using the HP settings lasts only up to 3hrs.
It heats up especially in warm weather.
Very happy with it.
Lovely stainless steel finish, keyboard wow, no joke dont know what they have done, but the way the keys have a little bit of extra space between them its a joy to type on, its a bit more weightly due to the build. Track pad, bit of a niggle, not great as they have put a mirror finish on it, and gets a bit greasy somtimes, but it does the job, you can get a mouse if you want. Came with an external lightscribe dvd writer drive, great does the job, though quite a small fixed usb lead with it, so you can not swap it out with another lead, uses the power from the laptop, no external power.
Nothing else in the box, just quick start and basic manual, all the other stuff, classed as bloatware and there is a lot, drive is partitioned one has the recovery on it about 2gb however you get the option to create 3 recovery discs and to delete off the recovery drive if you want to. You can also use windows to make a backup image, however this option is 40gb but you can write this to a external drive, rather than ten discs.
Led screen is lovely, though there is reflection nothing new there its same for all these types of screen, but the clarity and quality makes you not really bothered in the end.
Done a few tests, played streamed movies, surfed the net, played a few basic games, music, hdmi out to tv, screen on full brightness got about 3 hours out of the batt.
Sound is okay from the speakers, though havent really go far into it, as there is loads of settings.
Overall so really pleased, great delivery from amazon, good spec, if thinking about a netbook, would consider this, not much more of footprint but has more grrrrrrrrrrrrrrh.
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