HP Starts Selling Updated HP Pavilion dm1 AMD Fusion Notebook
Now equipped with the latest AMD E-450 and E-300 APUs
HP first announced the updated version of the Pavilion dm1 notebook at the beginning of this month, and now the company has started to make available these new models in its online store with prices starting at $399, or about 294 Euros.The updated models HP released come with a slightly redesigned case that sits the battery flush inside the chassis rather than protruding out the back as before.
The touchpads installed in the notebook were also redesigned to feature separate left and right keys, this way HP addressing one of the most common complaints users had about the previous dm1.
The key changes however won't be witnessed until we take a look at the insides of the notebook, as HP has updated the processor options to include AMD's newly launched E-300 and E-450 accelerated processing units.
The E-450 is a tweaked version of the E-350 is meant to replace, raising the operating frequency of the two cores from 1.6GHz to 1.65GHz, while also adding a series of new features.
The most important of these is the inclusion of the Turbo Core technology, which can temporary boost the frequency of the processors cores as well as those of the integrated graphics core in order to deliver improved single-threaded performance when the need arises.
As far as the E-300 is concerned, this is also a dual-core processor with Radeon HD 6310 integrated graphics, but it comes with a 1.3GHz base clock and without Turbo Core support.
The rest of the hardware configuration sports a 11.6-inch LED-backlit 1366x768 BrightView display, an SD card reader as well as 3 USB ports, HDMI and VGA out, and an Ethernet port.
HP's Pavilion dm1 has a starting price of $399 (294 Euros) if configured with the E-350 APU and a 250GB 7200RPM hard drive. Going for the E-450 processor and a 320GB HDD will raise this price to $480 (356 Euro). Both models come with 4GB of system memory. (via Liliputing)