A new month is upon us! Warmth! Fresh air! Smiling children! Tax refunds! Flowers! And plenty of gadgets—tablets and smartphones and dongles, oh my!—crave. Here's our newest of the best of the Bestmodo.
By 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.
A pretty legitimate-looking rough-draft of HP's Winter 2009/2010 catalog has leaked out, and seems to confirm a bunch of new Windows 7 laptops that aren't yet official. One surprise, though: the Pavilion dv3 with multi-finger TouchSmart screen.
Specs of several upcoming HP notebooks have been dug up by Web-sleuths, including info on a Mini 311 netbook. It looks like it may also have an Atom N270 processor, 1GB memory, 160GB hard disk, and a six-cell battery.