I’m a big, goony guy, but I travel light. For
years now, long before I came over to the HP side of the force, I swore by the
Pavilion dv2 – no lie. The reason I loved it: The dv2 provided a good amount of
power in a tiny frame. And, after seeing the new dm1…well…I’m getting that
feeling all over again.
Design-wise, the DM1 rightly looks like a
slimmed-down dm3 (I
blogged about that guy a couple months back). Difference is that this jams all the
features I liked into an 11.6-inch laptop that sells for 450 bucks. The DM1
goes on sale January 9th. UPDATE: And now the DM1 is the first notebook to use Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network. Yes, you read that correctly. The DM1 has 4G.
Here’s a turbo-quick look at the dm1, why I’m
digging what I’m seeing so far and why HP might not get it back (HINT: What
happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas).
A 1.6GHz AMD CPU and AMD Fusion APU fuels the
dm1, able to spit out 1080p video. Combined with the 2GB RAM and 250GB hard
drive that comes standard, I’m told you can get upwards of 9.75 hours on a charge
(about an hour longer if you opt for the SSD). Among the other big highlight
bullet points that got hammered home: Optional GPS and the inclusion of
CoolSense technology. I’ve written about it before with the dm3, but here we go
again, in case you missed it.
laptop gets hot -- and they don't always get used the same way. When you’re
plugged in and at your desk, maybe you need your laptop running at full-speed,
all cylinders firing for high-end graphics use. Other times, you’re on the road
and just need to check something quick. Either way, the laptop needs to
effectively manage the heat inside and out. This laptop actually can sense how
it’s being used thanks to the accelerometer and HP's Thermal Assistant Software
that gauges the PC's tasks. When it’s stationary, you can set the cooling to
one level and another when you’re on the move. They call it HP CoolSense
Technology. What? That explanation not good enough for you? An HP
spokesperson was more than happy to go into more detail about how it works. Click
the link and enjoy!”
Now I just need to figure out if I’ll be able
to disable the GPS so that the guys in the HP labs can’t find me to ask for
this back. You know…now that I think about it, I might just take this with me
on my road trip to Vegas. The bars and blackjack tables better be ready….for my
Got questions? Fire
away and I’ll see what I can do for you.