updated 03:55 pm EDT, Wed May 4, 2011
HP Pavilion dm4 with i5 now on sale, from $700
The HP Pavilion dm4 notebook with a Core i5 has now gone up for sale based on new postings from LogicBuy. The Intel-based Pavilion dm4x variant starts at $700 after $150 in instant savings and a $30 coupon code and gets free shipping. It can be had in Steel Grey or Dark Umber and includes Intel's Sandy Bridge-era Core i5 processor.
The 14-inch notebook uses a 2.3GHz Core i5, 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6470M graphics processor, 6GB of RAM, a 640GB hard drive, and a six-cell battery. A dm4 with a 2.7GHz Core i7 starts at $900 after similar savings and coupons. Options include up to 8GB of RAM and a larger and faster 750GB, 7,200RPM hard drive.
The notebooks weigh 4.5lbs and are less than an inch thick. The six-cell battery's life is rated at a maximum of nearly seven hours. Common to either system layout is a chiclet keyboard, Dolby audio, an HDMI v1.4 input, a DVD burner and built-in TruVision HD Webcam.