When we looked at the HP Pavilion dm4 last year, we were impressed with its beautiful design, lots of features and a great battery life. Today, HP has managed to find time among the launch of its first Ultrabook and update of its premium Envy range to give the Pavilion dm4 a refresh too.
The new Pavilion dm4 retains the same 14in, 1366x768 screen and weighs in just over 2kg and measures 25mm thick at the front. The exterior will now feature a brushed aluminium or steel grey finsh, a subwoofer and an optional backlit keyboard.
Inside the base model, which will cost $650 in the US, will come with the latest Core i3 processor, 6GB of RAM, and a 640GB hard drive. It will come with 3x USB 2.0 ports, and well as one each for Ethernet, HDMI and VGA as well as one 3.5mm headphone jack. No USB 3.0 here.
While the regular HP Pavilion dm4 does get some love from Beats Audio technology, for those wanting to feel a little bit closer to Dr. Dre, then HP has released a Beats Edition of the laptop.This version of the dm4 will look radically different on the outside with a red Beats logo, red backlighting for the keyboard and Beats wallpaper. There are no Beats headphones bundled with the laptop, but you can purchase a pair to match the laptop for a fee.
The Beats Edition will set you back $200 more than the regular Pavilion dm4, but as well as getting the Beats Audio look, you’ll be updated to a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 750GB hard drive.
We are trying to establish when and at what price the Pavilion dm4 laptops will be coming to the UK but for those of you in the US, both versions will be available from 18 December.