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Nice, so is this like the new m11x competitor? If you have any experience with m11x please let us know how this little sucker competes
Ah, unfortunately I've never used or seen the m11x, but judging from it's specs, I don't think my dm1z is going to be any match in terms of gaming. The m11x has a 1GB GPU, while the dm1z uses a built-in one, with only 512MB shared memory (I believe).
 
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Seems like lid is a fingerprint magnet... confirm?
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Seems like lid is a fingerprint magnet... confirm?
No, it isn't at all! I think it might be because of the HP design thing they got going on, but it definitely isn't as much of a sweaty fingerprint magnet as my Toshiba Satellite.
 
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I have one. It's heavy but I think the CPU/GPU are faster in it.
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Nice, so is this like the new m11x competitor? If you have any experience with m11x please let us know how this little sucker competes
They're really two different levels of performance. The E350 will not win against the c2d,i3,i5, or i7 with the GT335m in any regard except possibly battery life. The E350 is more of something meant to compete with Intel's lower end mainly Atom. I think you'll have to wait until Llano quads come out this summer before you can have something that will unseat the m11x i7/GT335m combo.
     
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My original post has been updated with this message:

My review will be put on hold for some time due to a problem I've found with the design of the dm1z. I'll be sending it in for an RMA in hopes that HP can do something about the problem, or at least provide me with a work around (such as a protector I can place between the keyboard and monitor.

The Problem:
The bezel around the monitor is placed in such a way that, when the laptop is closed, the outer keys are constantly touching it (the bezel). Over time, this has left permanent scratches on the bezel, as well as chalky residue on the keys that line up perfectly to the bezel. I can have pictures up if anyone would like to see this.

After lots of Googling, I've only found two other users that have the same problem as me, and I hope that this problem has been fixed, as I absolutely LOVE my dm1z so far.

I've contacted HP support, and they've offered to pay for any shipping/handling fees required to send my dm1z in. At this point, I'm just trying to figure out when I won't need it for school so that I can send it in.

Stay tuned!
 
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My original post has been updated with this message:

My review will be put on hold for some time due to a problem I've found with the design of the dm1z. I'll be sending it in for an RMA in hopes that HP can do something about the problem, or at least provide me with a work around (such as a protector I can place between the keyboard and monitor.

The Problem:
The bezel around the monitor is placed in such a way that, when the laptop is closed, the outer keys are constantly touching it (the bezel). Over time, this has left permanent scratches on the bezel, as well as chalky residue on the keys that line up perfectly to the bezel. I can have pictures up if anyone would like to see this.

After lots of Googling, I've only found two other users that have the same problem as me, and I hope that this problem has been fixed, as I absolutely LOVE my dm1z so far.

I've contacted HP support, and they've offered to pay for any shipping/handling fees required to send my dm1z in. At this point, I'm just trying to figure out when I won't need it for school so that I can send it in.

Stay tuned!
Now you've given me a good reason to put in an RMA request.

Aside from the design flaw I've been having much bigger issues with WiFi connectivity lately and haven't been able to connect to the internet properly. Reformatting didn't resolve this problem either. If I get lucky the WiFi will randomly work and other times when I boot up my computer it won't work.

I've been thinking about contacting hp Customer Service about a replacement but didn't want to end up with a refurbished unit that's worse than mine, so I decided to consult with OCN members before making the call.
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Now you've given me a good reason to put in an RMA request.

Aside from the design flaw I've been having much bigger issues with WiFi connectivity lately and haven't been able to connect to the internet properly. Reformatting didn't resolve this problem either. If I get lucky the WiFi will randomly work and other times when I boot up my computer it won't work.

I've been thinking about contacting hp Customer Service about a replacement but didn't want to end up with a refurbished unit that's worse than mine, so I decided to consult with OCN members before making the call.
Oh man I'm sorry to hear that... I hope it goes well. Mine isn't having any other problems other than the one I've described. I really like this ultraportable, and I'm hoping that HP can just fix this problem so I can continue using it.

After seeing your post, I'm concerned about getting a refurbished unit as well. I'm going to talk to the HP rep I've been speaking to to see what they'll replace my unit with.
 
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I remember the issues I went with my first m11x; it also had a few design issues; hinges broke down quickly, the wifi would drop, the screen would refresh at 60hz on the top part & like 20hz at the bottom half... was soooo weird!
Eventually I got it fixed and super happy
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The Problem:
The bezel around the monitor is placed in such a way that, when the laptop is closed, the outer keys are constantly touching it (the bezel). Over time, this has left permanent scratches on the bezel, as well as chalky residue on the keys that line up perfectly to the bezel. I can have pictures up if anyone would like to see this.
If its not trouble, can you provide pictures up-close? I was about to buy mines tomorrow until I read this. Thank you for letting us to know the potential issues.
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