The recently announced AMD Fusion-based HP Pavilion DM1z is now available for pre-order if you happen to reside Stateside, where it will start from $450 upwards. Unfortunately, nary a whisper of a shipping date was mentioned, but we do know that the ‘build date’ has been set to January 24, so you shouldn’t really expect it to ship within this fortnight. Inside the HP Pavilion DM1z lies a Zacate E-350 (1.6GHz dual core) processor, a Radeon HD 6310 graphics chipset, a 11.6″ display at 1366 x 768 resolution, 2GB DDR3 RAM, a wide sample of hard drives ranging from 250GB to 750GB – either that or an option for a 128GB SSD, Wi-Fi and Gigabit LAN connectivity, Dolby advanced audio and Altec Lansing speakers, a multi-card reader, three USB 2.0, VGA and HDMI out (1.3b), and a 6-cell battery that is touted to last for up to 9.5 hours. As for its operating system, you have a choice between Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional 64-bit. Sounds like it is pretty much in line with the rest of the competition in a similar class, making it worth a second look if you’re in the market for a new computer.