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HP Pavilion dm4-1160us 14-Inch Laptop PC - Up to 6.25 Hours of Battery Life (Argento)

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  • Intel Core i5-450M Processor (2.40GHz); 4GB DDR3 SDRAM memory (2 x 2GB) (expandable to 8GB); 500GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive; Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 14 Inch diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768), Intel HD Graphics with up to 1696MB total graphics memory, Intel Wi-Di ready to wirelessly stream your photos, videos and other PC content to an HD TV
  • External Ports: 5-in-1 memory card reader; 3 USB 2.0 (3rd port shared with eSATA); 1 HDMI; 1 VGA (15-pin); 1 RJ -45 (LAN); 1 Headphone-out; 1 Microphone-in
  • SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support; Dolby Advanced Audio with Altec Lansing speakers; Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN; Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN & Bluetooth
  • Brushed aluminum finish; 101-key compatible with island-style full-size keyboard; HP Clickpad with On/Off button; HP TrueVision Webcam with integrated digital microphone; HP SimplePass with integrated fingerprint reader
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Product Description

Product Description

Get more done, faster and still have room to grow!This HP Pavilion dm4-1160us notebook is an ideal desktop replacement and travel companion for anyone in need of power and speed. The Intel Core i5-450M 2.4 GHz processor supports Intel Turbo Boost speeds of up to 2.66 GHz, and features Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD graphics integrated on the CPU. Multi-task to your heart's content with an impressive 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and the user-friendly Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed on the massive 500 GB hard drive.Easily access, edit, transfer and store your digital files from a wide array of memory cards with the multi-in-one digital media card reader. Backup your files to CD or DVD with the DVD RW DL drive. Enjoy blisteringly fast access to local networks and the Internet via the 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet or 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN. Connect your favorite wireless speakers, smartphone or printer via the integrated Bluetooth technology.Stay in touch with long distance friends and family via the built-in HP TrueVision webcam and microphone. While the 14-inch LED-Backlit widescreen 720p High Definition display is ideal for personal viewing of fast action games, sports and movies, sometimes you simply need more viewing space. This versatile XH124UA allows for optimal connectivity to an external display via the HDMI port or VGA port.Keep your vital information protected from unwanted intruders with the built-in fingerprint reader and HP SimplePass support. With a stylish and sophisticated design that can go anywhere, this HP Pavilion dm4-1160us notebook is in a class of its own! By law, California shipments of this product are subject to an $6.00 Electronic Waste Recycling Fee

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Count on a thin, lightweight laptop that has everything you need and want. The HP Pavilion dm4-1160us Notebook PC delivers exceptional performance from the inside out. Manage your passwords and access online accounts easily using the integrated fingerprint reader. Watch DVDs using the built-in optical drive and 14-inch diagonal High-Definition LED display, plus stream content wirelessly from the display to an HDTV using a WiDi adapter (sold separately). Integrated Bluetooth helps you sync your HP laptop to other digital devices, like your smartphone or desktop PC, without using cables. Have fun wherever you go, whether it’s around the house, across town or on the road. The HP Pavilion dm4-1160us Notebook PC is designed for how you live. Browse the Web from any room in your home using built-in Wi-Fi. Video chat in low-light environments using the HP webcam, plus transfer photos from a digital camera to your notebook PC using the digital media reader. Store thousands of photos on the large hard drive for easy access. This stylish HP laptop has a brushed aluminum finish with the stream design in argento.

Ultra portability. Count on the thin HP Pavilion dm4-1160us Notebook PC for high performance without the heavy weight. With a spacious hard drive, built-in optical drive, easy connectivity and exclusive HP software, this stylish laptop PC helps you boost productivity and have fun at the same time.


Intel Core i5
Intel® Core i5-450M Processor 2.40GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.66GHz
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Windows 7 Home Premium Logo
Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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14.0" diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768)
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Memory (RAM)
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Hard Drive
500GB (7200RPM) SATA with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
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Weight & Dimensions (w x d x h)
4.41 lbs; 13.42" x 8.98" x 0.98"/1.27"
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Battery Life
Up to 6.25 hours
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Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN & Bluetooth® with WiDi
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Optical Drive
SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
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Video Graphics
Intel HD Graphics with up to 1696MB total graphics memory
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Brushed aluminum finish with the stream design in argento
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YESFingerprint Reader
Manage passwords easily using your fingerprint

YESBuilt-in HP Webcam
Video chat in low-light environments using your HP Pavilion dm4-1160us Notebook PC

YES5-in-1 Digital Media Reader
Transfer photos from a digital camera to your laptop PC without using cables

Save time with wireless synching and printing

Fingerprint Reader

Fingerprint Reader


HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
Help prevent data loss due to bumps or short drops
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HP MediaSmart
Create, share and enjoy multimedia entertainment in one stop
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HP QuickWeb
Access your favorite websites fast
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HP MediaSmart Software

Exclusive HP Software


Product Information

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Screen Size14.1 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
Processor2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorGMA
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGraphics Media AcceleratorHD
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6.5 hours
Brand NameHP
Item model numberXH124UA#ABA
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight4.4 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H13.42 x 8.98 x 1.27 inches
Color Argento
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive Typedvd_plus_minus_rw, dvd_ram
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC adapter
Voltage240 volts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #24,416 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableOctober 22, 2009
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76 of 77 people found the following review helpful By CDK on January 17, 2011
This laptop really lives up to its description: ultra portability without sacrificing performance. I'm posting this review after a week of ownership.

PROS: Awesome aluminum design, bright display, bluetooth, good webcam, 7200rpm HD, fast processor, runs cool, great WiFi range, good battery life, lightweight (4.41 lbs), fingerprint reader, sturdy, WiDi, HP QuickWeb

CONS: Touchpad gestures, keyboard stiffness, mediocre audio, dvd eject button

My focus while searching for a new laptop was for portable productivity including office and business applications, software development kits (I'm a programmer), and presentations. I was looking for something with decent processing power to handle multiple applications. What I was not looking for was a gaming machine. The graphics card was therefore somewhat irrelevant. This dm4-1160us by HP stood out because it offered a great processor, Bluetooth, a good webcam, and decent battery life in a light and perfectly manageable package.

From the start I knew this was the laptop for me. The aluminum finish, including the design that complements it, is truly a work of art in terms of both aesthetics and practicality. Most modern laptops have a glossy finish that attract fingerprints seemingly even when you're not touching it. This is the complete opposite offering a sleek and professional look without constantly having to wipe it down. During the first few hours of personalization I noticed no hint of heat nor slow down of any kind. It has been quick from the start. Boot up times are average, but perfectly reasonable and even quicker if you take advantage of HP's QuickWeb feature that lets you use some common applications without booting into Windows.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By J. Jeffrey on October 16, 2010
I won't bother telling you how powerful, quiet, and lightweight this machine is. People seem to just want to focus on the touchpad. Maybe early runs of it had problems, but mine works perfectly. The only quirk is that if you have two fingers on the touchpad at the same time, and try to move the mouse, you get this fricking 4-headed arrow that has crazy effects (in chrome, it increases and decreases the font size). Just make sure that one finger stays on the mouse button, and another finger can move the mouse. The problem arises because there is no tactile border between the mouse buttons and the touchpad, so if you are careless, you can end up with two fingers on the touchpad, and.....chaos. It took me about 7 minutes to figure out that if you keep your index finger on the lower half of the mouse button (which you *can* feel) then it's easy to move the mouse with another finger and have no problems. I actually find the touchpad quite responsive.
I love this machine, and think it is a steal for not much more than $700. Maybe it's not for everybody, but don't let rumors of touchpad issues dissuade you.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By J B on September 28, 2010
(paid $700) Bought this guy about a week ago. It has excellent styling and feels very solid. The keyboard is awesome, but the touchpad can be a bit finnicky. Although it's nothing a few days of getting used to wouldn't fix. I use my laptop for school and Photoshop CS5. It has an awesome battery life which has already given me four and a half hours of youtube/browsing use. The battery life keeps getting better, so I wouldn't be surprised if it gets close to the promised six. It stays very cool, and mostly quiet. Even when the processor kicks into high gear it is barely discernible. It feels very snappy and handles photoshop quite nicely for a laptop. For most of your editing, including assembling HDR and using photomerge it does just fine. To give you an idea, I merged 22 raw files the other day with a fairly complex background, it did it in about a minute. The sore spot is the lack of dedicated graphics. Many game's are still playable, but you'll have to scale back the settings. Civ V runs super smooth on low and is completely playable on medium. SC2 runs great on low. However the snappy performance in other tasks and the great battery life more then make up for the poor graphical performance.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Rei on December 12, 2010
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This sleek, thin, powerful laptop is everything I wanted but never had the time to buy before. I'm a software engineer that works on computers practically every day. Prior to now, I've just assembled my own desktops for home use and used my work laptop for mobile personal computing. IN my hopes to finally transfer all of my personal computing to my own personal machines, I decided to get myself the least bulky, but most powerful laptop I could for as far under $1000 as I could get it.

This laptop is awesome. It's thin, light, and does everything I want it to do. For those who wish to compare their typical personal computing activities to mine, mine consist of:
1) General internet browsing (paying bills, checking email, shopping, Facebook, etc.)
2) Streaming video/music over the internet (Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, iTunes, etc.)
3) Watching DVD movies
4) Playing not-too-complex computer games (nothing needing major graphics power just yet)
5) Creating/editing MS Word or Excel document (journals, budgets, etc.)
6) Downloading digital pictures from cameras & uploading them to the internet (with mild editing in between)
7) Backing up my files to an external USB hard drive (I don't like holding all of my eggs in one basket)

This computer does all of this with ease and is actually attractive to look at. The system also has built-in microphone and camera, which I'd love to use but haven't gotten around to it yet.

HP's site has these exact same systems for their "quick ship" options (systems that are already assembled as supposed to the ones they have to 'build' and then ship to you), but Amazon had this one for less PLUS I was able to take advantage of my Amazon Prime free 2-day shipping!
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