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HP Pavilion dm4-1160us Notebook Review

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HP Pavilion dm4-1160 us Notebook Review

HP Pavilion dm4-1160us notebook is another powerful machine from the computer giant HP. This machine offers easy management of online accounts through integrated fingerprint reader. Its 14.0-inches LED High-Definition display can make the entertainment experience truly outstanding.  It has WiDi for wireless connectivity with the external media such as HDTV, games and some more. Importantly, it has Bluetooth facility to integrate with other digital devices quite easily. This laptop is arranged with stylish aluminum finish with a silver shade. Battery life with this laptop is quite decent. This laptop is powered through Intel Core i5-450M processor and got a system memory of 4GB DDR3 SDRAM. Its hard drive is whopping 500GB to accommodate plenty storage.

Intel Core i5-450M processor Details:

This Intel Core i5-450M processor is Dual-Core processor and clocked at 2.4 GHz. This processor got Turbo Boost technology which can clock the processor up to a maximum of 2.66 GHz. Both cores of the processor are based on Nehalem micro architecture. Its Hyperthreading facility will enable the processor to work with four threads simultaneously. Performance of this particular processor is almost equal to Core i5-520M, but does not offer AES instructions.

This processor got integrated Intel GMA HD graphics card and memory controller. These both are manufacture in 45nm die but on a separate die. CPU is manufactured on 32 nm process. Single threaded application would be quite flawless on this processor due to its Turbo Boost technology.  Maximum power consumption of this processor is 35w.  Importantly, this processor is packaged in PGA988 socket, so this will not be suitable for older core 2 processor motherboards.

HP Pavilion dm4-1160us Pros:

  • Its metallic design is stunning and quite appealing too.
  • Light in weight.
  • Core i5 processor is definitely an advantage.
  • Battery life is quite decent.
  • It has Bluetooth.
  • It has WiDi Support.
  • It has HDMI that can be used for displaying the content on an TV
  • Its audio through Altec Lansing speakers is quite decent.

HP Pavilion dm4-1160us Cons:

  • Touchpad is quite funky not good enough.
  • No ExpressCrad slot.
  • No Blu-ray disc.



This notebook is powered through Intel Core i5-450M processor. This processor is clocked at 2.4 GHz. Its Turbo Boost Technology can extend its clock frequency up to 2.66 GHz successfully if needed.

System memory and Hard drive:

This notebook is arranged with 4GB DDR3 RAM. This memory can be increased up to 8 GB successfully.

Hard drive of this laptop is 500GB capacity. This is a SATA drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard drive protection and runs significantly faster.

Display and Graphics Card:

The screen size of this laptop is 14.0-inches diagonally. Its display type is High-definition HP BrightView LED Display with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution.

This laptop is arranged with Intel HD graphics which got 1696MB of total available graphics memory.


This laptop is arranged with Dolby Advanced audio through Altec Lansing speakers.

Optical drive:
HP Pavilion dm4-1160us is arranged with SuperMulti 8X DVD drive which can Read and Write CDs and DVDs with Double-Layer support.


This laptop comes with integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN and Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n WLAN. This laptop is also arranged with Bluetooth with WiDi to connect with external media.

Additional Ports:

The Pavilion dm4-1160us comes with three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI, one eSATA/USB combo, one VGA, one RJ-45, one microphone and one headphone jack.

Sizes and Weight:

Width: 13.42-inches.

Depth: 8.98-inches.

Height: 0.98-inches.

Weight: 4.41 lbs.


This laptop comes with one 6-cell Lithium-ion battery pack which offers decent battery backup for the notebook.


HP Pavilion dm4-1160us comes with one-year limited hardware warranty along with Toll Free Tech support.

Operating System:
Pavilion dm4-1160us comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

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