HP Pavilion dm1: The Mini 311 gets an upgrade

HP Pavilion dm1: The Mini 311 gets an upgrade

I had the HP Mini 311 for about a year before it was bought by a friend. I loved its design but wanted something better than what Atom can offer. If only HP could do a Core 2 Duo or Athlon Neo version. Turns out the HP Pavilion dm1 is the one.


HP Pavilion dm1 specs:
11.6” HD LED @ 1366×768 pixels
AMD Athlon II Neo Dual-Core K325 (1.3GHz, 2MB L2)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD4225 Graphics
3GB DDR3 800MHz (Max 5GB)
320GB SATA HDD 7200rpm
External Super Multi DVD+/-RW DL Drive
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
0.3MP webcam
Card Reader
1 x HDMI port
3 x USB ports
6-cell Li-Ion battery

Th unit weighs a bit heavy at 1.47kg and the 6-cell battery promises up to 5 hours on a single charge (though I doubt it can do 4 hours in real world situations).

The unit comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and MS Office Starter 2010. The HP Pavilion dm1 is not widely available locally but gray market prices puts it at Php38,000. Yeah, quite expensive but I remember getting my HP Mini 311 for Php31,000 before.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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17 Responses

  1. bench says:

    have this one for 4 months now..i can say it is really one of the great item that I been using…pero nabili ko lng sya dito sa UAE ng around 21k sa pera natin..

  2. lawrence says:

    mahal parin! 1.3 ghz seems so low. na overclock ba to?

  3. Teknisyan says:

    Yeah… looks like HP is refreshing their Netbook aka HP mini line. I also got the HP Mini 110 with an updated specs.:)


  4. godofredo says:

    can you compare this MSI U250. seems like they have the same processor and similar specs. although the price tag makes the difference.

  5. manong says:

    so amd is an upgrade to intel? be careful coz your loyal followers might agree with you and ditch intel…

    so i disagree that this replaces that model but another product line. intel atom is designed as a low-power solution for limited task that will be offered maybe in 3-5yrs time; and i’m sure you know the word “diversity”.

  6. yuga says:

    @manong – a dual-core CPU is an upgrade to a single-core CPU, sans the brand.

  7. gregong says:

    My, you really have to be careful on what you say on this blog since there is always someone who would correct you. My thoughts: I think this is a nice upgrade over a single core (processor) but the price is a bit prohibitive. I have had an ASUS 1000HE for more than a year and I plan to “upgrade” to a netbook that’s faster and better looking. Any suggestions Mr. Yuga?

  8. medyo mahal pa din – asus na lang ako

  9. troy says:

    HP’s service sucks and the repair prices are incredibly expensive.

  10. nightcrawl says:


    tama 1799 dirhams lang yan dito. ang specs ay ito…

    Intel Celeron Dual Core SU2300 1.2GHz
    1MB level 2 cache
    3GB DDR-3 RAM
    320GB 5400rpm SATA HDD
    11.6″ diagonal HD LED BrightView widescreen display
    Intel graphics media accelerator 4500MHD, Up to 1309MB total available graphics memory
    Integrated web camera with microphone
    5-in-1 card reader
    Ports – 3x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA port, 1x RJ45 Ethernet connector, 1x jack Headphone/Mic combo jack
    Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN
    802.11b/g WLAN
    6 cell Li-Ion battery
    Windows 7 Home Premium

  11. manong says:

    @yuga – a 8-hr battery life is an upgrade to a 4-hr battery life, sans the brand.


  12. fafi says:

    Way too overpriced, I would rather bought a CULV netbook than this one.

  13. Vance says:

    The price is not that worth it.. For one, the unit will not last 4 Hours on batt.. The HP Mini 311 only lasted for 3 hours since AMD processors use alot of power.. Secondly, for a 11 incher will you waste 40K for it? if it was a 13″ one, I might… for the same price you can buy a core i3/i5 laptop with powerful graphics card.

    Sayang talaga..

  14. robbie says:

    saan nakakabili sir?

  15. Sylvain Racine says:

    This is a lemon.

    I am sending it back today.

    – Battery last no more than 3 hours.
    – The touch pad is very bad.
    – The fan is loud and always on.

    There is no way of liking this laptop. I would not even buy it for 100 USD. I paid it about 850 USD.

    I bought it because the retailer wrote as the main selling point that the battery last 9 hours. They’d better not cause me problem with the refund, because I’ll screw them.

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