HP Pavilion dm1: A Netbook You Can Actually UseBrian Barrett1/04/11 12:01amFiled to: LaptopsHp pavilion dm1dm1HpHP PavilionpavilionNetBooksNotebooksAmdamd fusionHP Envyhp envy 17beatsBeats by dreComputersPCs139EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkBy jumping ship to AMD Fusion guts for their Pavilion dm1 laptop, HP is in the vanguard of manufacturers turning out netbook-sized PCs with full notebook performance. That means 1080p video and DirectX 11 graphics on an 11.6-inch machine.AdvertisementThe dm1 measures less than an inch thick and claims nearly ten hours of battery life—both traits you'd expect of a typical netbook. But unlike its Atom-powered brethren, it can actually churn through streaming 1080p content without a hitch. It supports up to 8GB RAM and ships with a 320GB HD. Also standard on the dm1 3 USB 2.0, 1VGA, and 1 HDMI port. And a certain thrill at knowing you'd actually be able to use HDMI.Let's not get too carried away; the dm1 still feels oddly heavy despite its listed 3.5 pound weight, and the processor speed is still just 1.6GHz. But the graphics capabilities alone are a promising sign of what's to come for ultraportable, Fusion-powered devices.Across the rest of its laptop line, HP upgraded its HP Envy 17 and Pavilion models to second-generation Intel Core processors. The Envy also gained HP's proprietary CoolSense cooling technology, while Pavilion desktop PCs add bass-thumping Beats Audio speakers.