The Ultra Battle: 7 Intel CULV Notebooks Fight it Out!

HP Pavilion dm3

HP Pavilion dm3

HP's refresh to its Pavilion line gets its inspiration from somewhere familiar, but manages to put in its own touches for different look altogether. Clad in a magnesium body, the dm3 comes across as the unit with the best build though it definitely weighs in as one of the heaviest. You'll find the cool matte metal surface pleasant on the fingers, while the interior features some minor tweaks in the new chiclet keyboard while the trackpad retains the distinct shiny HP Pavilion flavor.

The cool matte metallic look is something we quite like and we think you would too. The only downside is that it adds to its weight.

On the right side you have the power and wireless switches, together with the USB 2.0 ports.

The left seems more cluttered with a LAN port, VGA, HDMI, dual USB ports, card reader and audio jacks.

The interior is pretty much what you expect from the HP Pavilion series, though you'll find some differences in the keyboard design.

The chiclet keyboard seems inspired and familiar, but rest assured it has its own charm and was definitely great to type with no flex observed. The solid build of the notebook certainly helps its cause too.
The trackpad retains its shiny looks and internally, we have had some contrasting opinions between liking and disliking it. So we're guessing it's all down to the individual.