HP brings out a new mini-star.
Now starting off the Pavilion dm1 there are two things that stand out prominently: the crispness of the screen and how well the Altec Lansing speakers sound. At 1366×768, the HD 6310 and the AMD E-350 dual core Brazos CPU at 1.6GHz are certainly capable to playback 1080p videos with absolute ease. So confident was I with this screen resolution and relatively limited power of the E-350 that I started up World of Warcraft and it ran comfortably at 35 to 40 fps with everything set to medium-low. StarCraft II, sadly, resulted in a similar performance as it did on other Brazos systems I’ve reviewed, averaging at 21 fps on the lowest possible settings and native resolution.
Now let’s take a look at some synthetic benchmarks to see how the Pavilion dm1 stacks up against similarly specced and priced machines.
The AMD Turion X2 Ultra processor surely is giving the AMD E-350 a run for its money, but the E-350 has surely proved its worth against the Intel Atom N450 with a sizeable margin in Winrar’s single-core benchmark despite both processors running at similar speeds. Obviously the two cores double the result in Passmark’s CPU test.