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Loud, clear audio with subwoofer.
Superior sound system.
Strong performance for price.
Bolstered by SSD cache.
Trackpad's poor response.
Poor gaming experience.
Screen could be slightly brighter.
Starting at only $150 less than the all-metal HP Envy.
Parts of the dm4's plastic body feel cheap in comparison.
By CNET Australia on August 22, 2012
HP's Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition manages to bring good performance and battery life into the sub-AU$1000 range. The main sacrifice is the vibrancy of the screen, but at this price, it's a small nitpick and nothing...
By Wired UK on June 25, 2012
The HP Pavilion dm4 is certainly styled for its target market -- basically the sort of people who rejoice in the public display of Beats Audio headphones -- and it's a decent workhorse of a device. Don't get one if you plan on doing some intense...
By DigitalVersus on May 07, 2012
The HP Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition laptop gives a good level of performance for the money, as well as a nice design and finish, and a decent battery life. However, the audio quality and screen aren't quite good enough to make this a five-star...
By PCPer on March 13, 2012
There is a lot to like about the dm4t Beats Edition, particularly as configured here. The 1600x900 display offers a lot of usable space and the performance is excellent, both in benchmarks and in subjective real-world use. The combination of a fast...
By PCWorld on March 09, 2012
Though lacking in graphics performance, the HP dm4 Beats Edition features great design and sound at a good starting...
By Computer Shopper on March 02, 2012
This hip laptop performs well and has superb audio, making it an excellent choice for young users looking to complete their Dr. Dre Beats tech ensemble. (Others will like it, too.)...
By Expert Reviews on February 18, 2012
A powerful 14in laptop that can handle some light gaming, but there are better 15in models...
By Good Gear Guide on February 14, 2012
Nice styling, above-average audio reproduction, a decent configuration and good user comfort make the Pavilion dm4-3000 beats Edition is a worthy choice for everyday use. It's a well-rounded 2kg machine that's not overly expensive and we enjoyed...
By Trusted Reviews on February 01, 2012
If you are planning on getting a pair of Beats Solo HD headphones, HP’s Pavilion dm4-3000ea Beats Edition is worth considering for its style, good speakers, comfortable ergonomics, decent battery life and unique red keyboard backlighting. However,...
By T3 Magazine on February 01, 2012
Beats audio technology has really taken off and, what we once thought was a dodgy marketing partnership with Dr Dre, is actually turning out to be superior audio for laptops. T3 already rates Beats by Dre headphones and the same care and attention...
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