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HP Pavilion dm4-1060us Review

September 1st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

HP Pavilion dm4-1060us is a 14”inch sleek and stylish laptop with 4.4lbs or just under 2KG weight. It comes with price of $790 at hp’s own shopping website. The features it incorporates are very inspiring. Even you can consider it as a desktop replacement.Here are the details of  HP dm4-1060us.

HP Pavilion dm4-1060us specs

HP Pavilion dm4-1060us integrated with Intel Core i5-430M processor has clock speed of 2.26GHz. However the processor is capable of over clocking due to Turboboost technology to 2.53GHz.

It is fast dual core processor and has integrated memory controller and has 3 MB of L3 cache memory and 512 MB of L2 cache. So, one can expect a good performance from i5-430M equipped machine.

When graphics is point of concern, dm4-1060us comes with integrated HD graphics. Point of note- Intel HD graphics or Intel GMA HD graphics is onboard graphics provide better performance than its predecessor. As the card uses system memory so it is not useful for powerful gaming. However, if you are Starcraft 2 lover you can play it at low details (30fps).Again if you are Fear 2 or left 4 dead addicted, you can play it low deails but with better frame rates. Also you can play Sims 3, world of warcraft, Half life 2 at low to medium details fluently. The graphics card support HD content as well.

Pavilion dm4-1060us comes with 14” HP brightview LED HD display with resolution at 16:9 ratio( 1366*768)

HP dm4-1060us integrated with 4GB DDR3 memory but extendable up to 8GB.

The 500GB hard drive of pavilion dm4-1060us comes with 7,200rpm speed. So the feature supports gaming and compiling as well. The operating system is Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

This hp dm4 model comes with Altec lansing Speaker for Dolby Advanced Audio.

Network connectivity of dm4-1060us is supported by integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet card with RJ connector ports for wired connection and for wi-fi it has 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth connectivity

For other connectivity features,  it comes with 3 USB port among which one is shared with eSATA , HDMI. VGA, headphone jack, microphone in and  SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW. It has webcam.

HP pavilion dm4-1060us comes with 5-1 card reader, finger print reader and simplepass software

HP claimed that the battery of  dm4-1060us  which is a  6 cell 55Whr battery comes with 6.5 hours of battery life( Amazon) but it surely depends upon usages and settings.

The laptop comes with brushed aluminum finish with Aregento design.

Pros of dm4-1060us

It has HDMI support. However, there is a disadvantage of Integrated GMA HD graphics as these graphcis is devoid of dual-link DVI connection. Thus, it is restricted to 1920×1200 by DVI and with the help of HDMI. 2,560 x 1,600 only accessible thru DisplayPort, that indicates GMA HD can’t support all 30in displays

Bluetooth support

Light weight

Cons of dm4-1060us

Integrated graphics

No Blu ray support.

Final thought

At $750-$825 HP pavilion dm4-1060us categorized as good valued laptop. You can use it as desktop replacement, if you are comfortable with screen size. You can carry during your travel as it is light in weight.

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