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HP DM1 3025 Review: It Does Minecraft!

This is a mini review for my new HP DM1 3025. I bought it at Best Buy for $379. That is a good price since I”ve seen it around for $75 more.

Pros:

The size and weight are really good. I travel for a living so I need a laptop that is light.

Zippiness: This netbook performs as well as my Sony Vaio VGN 760 1.86 Pentium M.

Keyboard: The keyboard is nice to use. It’s springy and easy to use.

Gaming: The only game I care t play on a PC is Minecraft and this maching works great. It won’t blow your mind with graphics, but I can play Minecraft without frustration. My settings are full-screen, fast graphics, and normal render distance.

Battery: HP claims 9.5 hours. I’ve gotten about 5 so far.

Cons:

Trackpad:  The material is a little sticky for me. And I had to disable the 2-finger scroll. I really don’t understand why your need multitouch gestures on a laptop!

Screen: The screen is glossy so there’s some glare.

HDD: The hard drive is a little on the skimpy side at 250GB. Especially considering 20GB is dedicated to the recovery partition.

Conclusion:

This netbook is the perfect balance between portability and power. You can’t go wrong with the price either. Buy it!

Update: One thing I have just found out about this laptop and maybe HPs in general. It shipped with a three-pronged plug. What the hell is that about? How am I supposed to plug this in in places like Japan? I have adapters for Europe, but Japan uses a two-prong plug like ours. Lame.

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