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HP Debuts Pavilion DM1 Laptop With Fusion Inside

HP has announed an ultra portable laptop that combines some cool AMD technology with LTE mobile broadband, the first model to bring both together.

The Pavilion DM1, which will be on display at CES in Las Vegas, comes with an 11.6-inch screen and is powered by AMD's Zacate APU, a chip that combines a processor and a GPU on a single silicon chip, but in a smart way.

Based on the AMD E-350 which features DX11 compatible graphics, it boost a 10-hour battery life on a standard 6-cell battery, one which can be improved further using a bigger battery.

At less than 25mm thick and at just over 1.5Kg, the laptop will compete with the likes of the Dell Vostro slimline series and some of HP's own Intel-based ultra portable.

The DM1 has been engineered using the new CoolSense technology which HP is presenting as a new way of building laptops by strategically placing different materials.

No surprises therefore that the APU, which is the hottest component on a computer is placed underneath the keyboard rather than the palm rest as for many laptops.

The rest of the DM1 is surprisingly upmarket compared to what you'd expect from a netbook.

The screen is a HD-ready model with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels, there's a HDMI port, VGA, three USB ports, a card reader, 2GB memory and a 250GB hard disk drive, all for a starting price of $449. No details about availability in the UK or pricing have yet emerged.