pavilion dm4 HP gives the Pavilion dm4 an Ivy Bridge makeover with a splash of Beats

HP has put its new Pavilion dm4-3110tx on sale in China and although this in itself doesn't say much, the refreshed notebook model not only features Beats branding, but it also sports the just announced Intel Ivy Bridge processor. The rather stylish looking black and red Pavilion dm4 also sports a shiny new Radeon HD 7570M from AMD and a few other goodies.

HP has put its new Pavilion dm4-3110tx on sale in China and although this in itself doesn't say much, the refreshed notebook model not only features Beats branding, but it also sports the just announced Intel Ivy Bridge processor. The rather stylish looking black and red Pavilion dm4 also sports a shiny new Radeon HD 7570M from AMD and a few other goodies.

One limitation in the past when it comes to notebook CPU's is that if you've wanted a quad core model, you've almost exclusively been relegated to the 15-inch plus form factors, but with Ivy Bridge we're likely to see a lot smaller notebooks, maybe even down to the 13-inch space with a quad core CPU. The Pavilion dm4 does as you might have guessed sport a quad core CPU, namely the Core i7-3612QM which is a 2.1GHz 35W TDP OEM part. HP has paired up the CPU with the HM77 chipset which is the fully featured consumer chipset for the new Ivy Bridge CPUs.

pavilion dm4 HP gives the Pavilion dm4 an Ivy Bridge makeover with a splash of Beats

Other features of the Pavilion dm4 includes a 750GB hard drive, 4GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM, a fairly lacklustre 14-inch 1366×768 display, a DVD writer, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, a D-sub connector, an Ethernet port, a combo audio jack, a memory card reader and a webcam. Then there's of course the Beats Audio speakers with a subwoofer and the red backlit keyboard with Beats branding.

The Pavilion dm4 weighs in at 1.9kg which isn't too bad considering it's a fairly feature packed 14-incher. HP China is hoping that you'll be willing to part with 6,799 Yuan (US$1,078/S$1,345) for the pleasure of owning the Pavilion dm4 which isn't what we'd call a bargain, but not a terrible price either considering the CPU.

Source: HP China