HP is now offering its Pavilion DM1z mini notebook with the new AMD Brazos 2.0 processors. HP’s website is now offering the basic model that comes with AMD E1 1200 processor for just 400 dollars, which is same price for the E300 (read AMD E300 review) powered DM1z. For another 25 dollars, you get the much faster 1.7GHz AMD E2 1800 processor and thus, I think it is a decent performance jump for just 25 additional dollars.
425 dollars is the same price that you would have paid for the HP DM1z E450 model whose review was posted by me last month. Other specs include 11.6 inch display, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 4GB RAM, 320GB hard disk, 3.5 pounds weight and windows 7 home premium operating system. Optional additions include 128GB solid state drive and 8GB DDR3 RAM. Check out AMD E1 1800 benchmark.
I personally think that DM1z series provides an amazing value for money compared to ultra books that cost almost twice as much as the DM1z. True, this HP sub notebook might not be super speedy like the Core i-series equipped Ultrabooks, but it is truly much more powerful than the Atom powered netbooks.
Update – The AMD E2 1800 review is up.