HP quietly welcomed a new AMD-based offshoot of the Paviliom dm1 to its online store today, which starts at $450 and scales beyond a grand depending on the configuration. The base Pavilion dm1z includes an 11.6-inch 1366x768 LED-backlit display, an Athlon II Neo K125 1.7GHz with Mobility Radeon HD 4225 integrated graphics (capable of 1080p playback), 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 320GB 7200RPM HDD, and Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

Optionally, you can outfit the system with a dual-core Athlon II Neo K325 or Turion II Neo K625, 3GB or 5GB of memory, up to a 500GB HDD or 128GB SSD, an external Blu-ray reader, Bluetooth, WWAN via Verizon, AT&T or Sprint, and Windows 7 Professional. Universal specs include a webcam, a mic, three USB 2.0 ports, VGA and HDMI output, a 5-in-1 card reader, Ethernet, 802.11n wireless, and a 6-cell battery offering 5 to 7 hours of battery life.