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The dm3-1040us is a mid-range laptop from HP's Pavilion dm3 Series that is designed for portability and entertainment.

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Pros

Decent battery life--gives about 5-6 hours on a full charge.

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Silent operational volume--fans manage to keep things cool without being disruptive.

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Performs very well despite its seemingly limited Pentium processor.

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Screen is bright and crisp, feels much more spacious than 13.3"

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Excellent chassis design--looks slick, very thin.

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Cons

A tad overpriced considering Intel Core i3 machines are going for the same price.

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Inconsistent touch pad performance due to software/driver inadequacies.

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Filled up with a LOT of manufacturer bloatware.

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Mirror-surface touchpad design doesn't feel nice to use, almost feels "sticky".

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The dm3-1040us is a mid-range laptop from HP's Pavilion dm3 Series that is designed for portability and entertainment.  The laptop has a 13.3" widescreen HD LED-backlit display with HP's BrightView technology and a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution.  It features an Intel Pentium processor with 4GB DDR3 memory and a 320GB hard drive.  The dm3-1040us includes an integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics card as well as a built-in webcam, microphone, and stereo speakers.  It also has 4 USB ports, an HDMI input, and offers Bluetooth connectivity.  The dm3-1040us comes in brushed aluminum finish in Modern Argento and has a suggested retail price of $750.

Features/Specs
  • 13.3" Diagonal High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display
  • 1366 x 768 Pixel Resolution
  • Intel Pentium Processor SU4100
  • 4096MB DDR3 Memory
  • 320GB HDD, 7200 rpm
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
  • Integrated Webcam & Microphone
  • Altec Lansing Speakers with SRS Premium Sound
  • Connectivity: Ethernet, WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth
  • Inputs/Outputs: 4 x USB, 1 x Headphone, 1 x Microphone, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA
  • OS: GenuineWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Weight: 4.21 lbs.
  • Brushed Aluminum finish in Modern Argento
  • 1 year limited warranty
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