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Rock the house with the HP Pavilion dm4-3170se Beats Edition Entertainment PC, which includes a matching sleeve so you can carry this ultra-compact notebook in style. Hear music the way the artists intended with Beats Audio. Automatically keep your PC cool and comfortable on the go with HP CoolSense technology. Plus, access your online accounts securely using the integrated fingerprint reader. This HP laptop also has an integrated DVD burner and a Skype HD-capable webcam that lets you video chat in low-light environments. With Intel Wireless Display, stream photos, videos and other content from your notebook PC to an HD TV without using cables. All you need is an adapter (sold separately) and a TV that has an HDMI or composite A/V input. Sync to Bluetooth-enabled devices and print, e-mail and browse the web wirelessly using built-in Wi-Fi. Edit documents and watch videos on the 14.0-inch diagonal high-definition anti-glare LED-backlit display. The HP Pavilion dm4-3170se Beats Edition Entertainment PC also has a brushed aluminum design in black with soft-touch finish on the palm rest and a full-size red backlit keyboard. Transfer photos from a memory card to your HP laptop using the digital media reader. Travel light. Think big. Stay cool.
From the Manufacturer
Count on great sound and style with the HP Pavilion dm4-3170se Beats Edition, which has a brushed aluminum design in black and comes with a matching laptop sleeve. Plus, stream content wirelessly to an HDTV using Intel Wireless Display. Chat, record short videos and take still photos in dimly lit environments using the HP TrueVision HD webcam and microphone. And when you’re working away from a desk, HP CoolSense technology helps keep your PC cooler for more comfort.
Beats Audio like you’ve never seen or heard before.
Get the HP Pavilion dm4-3170se Beats Edition Entertainment PC, which is designed to deliver the best sounding, richest audio of any PC on the planet. Plus, take this lightweight laptop on the go using the stylish Beats Special Edition microfiber sleeve included in the box.
This Product Has
Hear music the way the artists intended, only from HP
A faster, easier, and more organized Windows, only from HP
Go fast day or night with the backlit keyboard
Automatically keep data safe from accidental drops and bumps
Store and protect passwords using only your fingerprint
Automatically keep your PC cool and comfortable on the go
Capture video or chat in brilliant HD—even in low light
Keep running smoothly with automated help right on your PC
Find key Windows Live and HP Recommended apps grouped together on the task bar and a box to customize with your own
Large Full HD display Enjoy ultra-sharp 1080p video on a wide screen
Built-in Blu-ray player Enjoy razor-sharp playback of Blu-ray discs
Intel WiDi ready Wirelessly stream your photos, videos, and other PC content to an HDTV
Dedicated graphics card Plunge into ultra-realistic videos and games powered by discrete graphics
Built-in CD/DVD burner Watch DVD movies, load software and burn videos to media
Built-in memory card slots Transfer photos from your memory cards in seconds
10-key numeric keypad Crunch numbers fast with the separate numeric keypad
Hard drive acceleration (SSD) cache Start up in seconds and pick up where you left off
HDMI port View photos, videos and files stored on your PC on your HDTV
14.0" diagonal HD+ Anti-glare LED-backlit display (1600 x 900)
6GB installed memory
500GB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
3rd generation Intel Core i5-3210M Processor 2.50GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.10GHz
6-cell 55WHr lithium-ion battery (up to 7 hrs, 30 mins of battery life)
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Weight and dimensions
4.33 lbs, 13.30"L x 8.85"W x 0.96"–1.27"H
Brushed aluminum in black with soft-touch finish on the palm rest
Intel HD graphics 4000 with up to 1696MB total graphics memory
SuperMulti DVD burner
Intel 2x2 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth with WiDi
1-year limited hardware warranty with toll-free support
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HP Pavilion dm4 series Beats Edition Entertainment PC
Thin and light Count on a sleek laptop that won't weigh you down
HD display Enjoy full-screen views of HD video
Beats Audio Hear music the way the artists intended, only from HP
HP CoolSense Technology Automatically keep your PC cool and comfortable on the go
HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection Automatically keep data safe from accidental drops and bumps
HP SimplePass Store and protect passwords using only your fingerprint
Optical drive Watch DVD movies, load software, and burn files to CD or DVD
Red backlit keyboard Keep up in darkly lit spaces
Beats Special Edition microfiber sleeve Carry your laptop with style and protect it on the go
About 2 years ago I was looking for an ultra portable Windows laptop with this wish list (in order of importance):
Portability - I needed it to come with me at a moment's notice Computing muscle - as a software architect and teacher, it was important that the laptop keep up with my demands Large screen - I figured 13.3" @ 1366x768 was the absolute minimum for my needs Usable touch pad - as I rely exclusively on the built-in touch pad Extended battery life - at least 4 hours.
After a lot of research, and a bad experience with a Toshiba T135-S1310, I settled on the Lenovo Ideapad U-450P, and raved about it here on Amazon. Unfortunately, the devil's bargain was to trade off computing muscle (it used Intel's CULV SU7300) in return for portability and battery life.
Fast forward 2 years, and I can finally check off "all of the above" with the DM4!
1. At just over 4 lbs, this is truly portable. 2. Its 3rd generation i5 chip makes it capable of chewing through serious business software. 3. Its 14" screen @ 1600x900 resolution is generously large, with a gorgeous reflection-free matte finish. 4. Its touch pad is sensitive and accurate. 5. Decent battery life (Rated: 7.5 hours. Actual, under normal operation, is about 5 hours.)
Other key features? #############
1. Cold to running in an amazing 30 seconds! Up from standby in under 5 seconds! (Really.)
2. Great computing horsepower for tasks such as running MS Office 2010, or Adobe's LR4/PSE. Again, the startup time with these applications is simply amazing.
I have had my Beats Edition HP for about six months now. For the most part I have been very pleased with it. It's a nice compromise between thinner, newer 'Ultrabook' style computers and the older behemoths that are still around.
Pros: The backlit keyboard is great and a must since everything is black. Better than average audio without external speakers. Having a built in optical drive. Cosmetics - it's unique looking. Low to non existent fan noise - very much appreciated. Fast boot up and decent battery life.
Cons: Had to have my touchpad replaced under warranty. Should have been designed with a fixed optical drive. Opening the tray is a hassle. Easily Shows fingerpints from handling. Hinges on case seem a little flimsy and you worry if they will last. Wish it was a little thinner and a little lighter. Battery life is really closer to about 4 hours than what is claimed. Offshore tech support, though they were fine when my touchpad stopped working.
I would highy recommend this model.
ADDENDUM: How ironic! I just gave this laptop a 4 star rating this morning from my MacBook Air and then opened my HP to use it and much to my surprise it had a large black blotch in the screen. I never dropped it. I didn't close it with anything in between it. I did NOTHING out of the ordinary - I simply plugged it in last night to recharge it and then reopened it this afternoon to use it again.
Then I called HP tech support and this time, unlike the trackpad needing replaced, it has been a complete nightmare. All of these so called support people are in India to begin with. First off they have no method to pull up your records by your phone number. Why?Read more ›
All in all, we are very pleased with this laptop. My wife's vision is getting a little worse as she is getting older and is buying reading glasses in order to see clearly. However, this laptop features red backlit keys that are so easy to read that she has no need for them while working on Girl Scouts, etc.
All of the computer specs are clearly labeled in the product description above (i5 processor, 500 GB hard drive, etc.), so all that's really left to discuss is how well this laptop operates. In a word, fast. Even for my Alienware i7 quad core, this laptop takes its run for the money to startup and shut down VERY quickly and that is after some fairly heavy browsing, installation of Microsoft Office 2010, a formal installation of Norton Internet Security 2012, etc. With all the little, obsequious add-ons that proliferate just about every web page these days, this laptop takes it all in stride and works quite well. Even with the 5400 rpm drive (a disappointment, but understandable in terms of keeping power/heat low), it is quite responsive and there is no noticeable lag in any of the applications that we open.
Battery life is impressive, although I imagine that you are going to be running at a very lowly lit screen and downgraded video performance to get the full 7.5 hours of battery life advertised. With more typical settings, the battery life still shows an excess of 5 hours which is plenty good for our use.
Even if you don't have Microsoft Office 2010 (not included--we have our own license), you can still view your e-mail via the embedded Windows Live Mail feature. Although not as full-featured as Outlook (i.e., calendar, etc.), it will allow you to send/receive e-mail without additional expense.Read more ›
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