In the past few months we've seen big boys Dell and Acer release a few 13-inch thin-and-light laptops. These are meant for people who don't like the tiny dimensions and under powered hardware of netbooks. They have comparatively large 13-inch screens, and ultra-low voltage dual-core CPUs that process applications faster than netbooks' paltry-powered Atom processor. However, one common missing component they share is a DVD drive.
Ideally these notebooks are placed between the price range of a netbook and a traditional laptop (i.e. between Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 40,000). While a majority of makers have relied on Intel's CULV (Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage) processors, HP offers the dm3 in two variants, an Intel CULV based and an AMD-based solution (that we have for review). While AMD processors are generally cost-effective, in our experience we found a few that seemed to have an overheating issue.
So, what does the HP Pavilion dm3 1005AX offer that can trump the competition?