Hewlett Packard’s Pavilion dm4-1160us is a note book computer with a 14 inch high definition screen. It features the powerful ‘Intel Core i5-450m’ microprocessor, powered by a 55 watt battery.
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
The HP pavilion DM4 is quite light. It is also nicely designed, compared to other 14 inch laptops. It is covered in a thin aluminum metal, giving it a luxurious feel. There’s a stream etching across the lid and palm rest area, which is very beautiful. It weighs a little over 4 pounds, yet it’s still sleek. The design is overall impressive.
The 14 inch wide-screen display features LED backlight technology for superior image quality and enhanced energy efficiency. The display is reportedly arsenic and mercury free. Sitting above the screen is the ‘True vision’ webcam, which HP promises “optimizes videos for optimum efficiency at any lighting”.
For the keyboard, all letter keys are perfectly isolated squares, which is responsive to any typing style. The touchpad and mouse keys were designed in such a way that the mouse keys are integrated into the touchpad.
The notebook also features a dual DVD burner and still manages to keep a slim figure. It has your usual set of connectivity ports, including 3 USBs (one of which doubles as an eSATA port), HDMI, Ethernet, and a multimedia card reader.
On the right hand side of the palm rest area, is the HP Simple Pass finger print reader that lets you store all of your passwords to a finger print.
STORAGE AND PERFORMANCE
The system is powered by a dual-core 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-450M CPU, which can be overclocked to 2.66GHz using Intel Turbo Boost. The notebook also features 4GB of RAM and a 500GB 7200rpm SATA hard drive. The 14 inch screen is powered by Intel GMA HD graphics. And the notebook comes with Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) as the pre-installed operating system.
The notebook also features the inbuilt HP Protect Smart Hard Drive Protection, which helps prevent data loss, in the event of an accidental fall.
For speakers, it features the Dolby Advanced Audio, and integrated Altec Lansing speakers.
The 55 watt battery is expected to last for approx. six hours before needed to be recharged.
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GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS OF HP PAVILION DM4
- Display: 14.0” diagonal High-Definition HP Bright View LED Display (1366 x 768)
- Microprocessor: Intel Core i5-450M Processor 2.40GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.66 GHz
- Memory: 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 DIMM)
- Memory Max: 8GB
- Dimensions: 13.42 in (L) x 8.98 in (D) x .098 in (min H) / 1.27 in (max H)
- Weight: 4.41 lbs
- Video Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
- Video Memory: Up to 1696MB
- Hard Drive: 500GB (7200RPM)
- Multimedia Drive: SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
- Network Card: Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
- Wireless Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth with WiDi (36)
- Sound: Dolby Advanced Audio with Altec Lansing speakers
- Keyboard: 101-key compatible with island-style full-size keyboard
- Pointing Device: HP Click pad with On/Off button
- External Ports: 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards, 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 3rd port shared with eSATA, 1 HDMI, 1 eSATA + USB 2.0, 1 VGA (15-pin), 1 RJ -45 (LAN), 1 Headphone-out, 1 Microphone-in
- Other Devices: HP TrueVision Webcam with integrated digital microphone, HP SimplePass with integrated fingerprint reader
- Security: Kensington MicroSaver lock slot, Power-on password, Accepts 3rd party security lock devices
- Power: 65W AC Adapter, 6-Cell 55WHr Lithium-Ion Battery
- Camera: HP TrueVision Webcam with integrated digital microphone
- Finger print reader: HP SimplePass with integrated fingerprint reader
- Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- Security and Support: Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011 60-day Trial, HP Power Manager, HP Recovery Manager, Sun Java, HP Advisor, HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection (3D DriveGuard), HP Support Assistant
- Multimedia: eBay
- HP Media Smart: HP Music Store by Rhapsody; Snapfish; Facebook; Flickr; Hulu; Netflix; Roxio CinemaNow; MTV; Nickelodeon, HP Games Powered by Wild Tangent, Snapfish Picture Mover, HP Photo Creations, Adobe Reader; Adobe Flash, Windows Live Photo Gallery, HP Barnes and Noble e-reader ; New York Times E-Reader (15b)
- Productivity and Finance: Microsoft Office 2010 preloaded (purchase of a Product Key required to activate a full Office 2010 suite) (34), Microsoft Silverlight
- Internet Solutions: HP Setup; ISP Partners (in HP Setup), HP Wireless Assistant Windows Live Messenger; Windows Live Mail, HP QuickWeb, Bing Toolbar, Microsoft Portal
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The HP Pavilion DM4-1160US is a lithe beautifully designed notebook with premium look. It multitasks smoothly; and its performance is up to par with today’s graphic needs. The notebook is also a distinct and valuable stand out in the 14 inch laptops’ class.