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Announced last week before CES 2011, HP's updated Pavilion dm1z 11.6-inch laptop, which makes use of AMD's Brazos platform, can now be found and pre-ordered on HP.com, with first shipments being expected for January 24th.

The new, Fusion machine is under an inch in thickness and has an LED-backlit (1366 x 768) BrightView display, an E-350 APU (two 1.6 GHz cores, Radeon HD 6310 graphics), up to 8GB of RAM, up to a 750GB HDD or a 128GB SSD, a webcam, 802.11n. Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, Altec Lansing speakers, a multi-card reader, and a 6-cell battery (up to 9.5 hours battery life).

The 2011 Pavilion dm1z runs Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional (only 64bit) and starts at $450
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I'm particularly very interested in the AMD Mobile Versions of their new CPU..

I'm dying to see some reviews on some of these new Netbooks & Laptops.
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Looks pretty nice... I wonder if the motherboard can support larger SSDs, though.
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Wow, great price!
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Looks pretty nice... I wonder if the motherboard can support larger SSDs, though.
It supports a standard 2.5" drive....
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It supports a standard 2.5" drive....
I didn't mean 3.5" drives, I meant larger capacity :O
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Did I just see "up to 8GB of RAM"
O mai, that's gotta be a new record for an ultraportable
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I didn't mean 3.5" drives, I meant larger capacity :O

Of course it can--as much as any other windows 7 based system...

I'm very excited to hear some actual, hands-on reviews for the brazos platform.

It's interesting--I wonder why AMD decided to release brazos before the desktop Bobcat platform, in the meantime Intel has done nearly the opposite--release bulldozer to the desktop arena without addressing the portable/ultraportable. Coincidence, or intelligent choice?
    
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It's nice to see that HP is really starting to push out more AMD products. At a local retail store I was in, about 2 thirds of their HP computers either had and AMD X2, X4 or mobile processor in it.
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Of course it can--as much as any other windows 7 based system...
Sure, but Windows is not the factor here--the limitations HP builds into their motherboard is what I'm questioning. For all we know, HP could have hardware detection mechanism built into its BIOS that forces SSD / unknown firmware HDDs over some sort of Frankensteined 28-bit controller to artificially limit the maximum size to ~128GB, and only select hard drives have access to the 48-bit component. Don't underestimate what restrictions laptop manufacturers build into their motherboards to force you to buy specific hardware directly from them, or limit your future upgrade options to force eventual new machine purchases.
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I didn't mean 3.5" drives, I meant larger capacity :O
Of course, why wouldn't it? Maybe not 2TB+ but good luck finding a 3TB 2.5" SSD for under the cost of the stimulus packages.
 
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