Top 10 Laptop Gifts for the Holidays
Don't Call It a Netbook: HP Pavilion dm1 ($479)
An affordable ultraportable, the HP Pavilion dm1 weighs just 3.5 pounds, but it sports an innovative soft-touch Imprint finish, with the design printed into the rubber so it won’t wear off with use. Starting at $399 ($479 as reviewed), the laptop features an 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 display and up to 8GB of RAM.
Consumers will be able to choose from either an AMD Fusion processor or an Intel Core i3 CPU—the latter of which will include an external optical drive. HP’s Premier Experience software improvements includes the Launch Box, which provides shortcuts to applications via icons in the taskbar.