Are you considering getting a netbook, but the idea of a 10 or 11 inch screen just doesn’t appeal to you? The new HP Pavilion dm3 hits the sweet-spot by being almost as affordable as a traditional netbook, yet still managing to pack in a 13.3″ screen in a relatively lighweight 4lb chassis. Styled similarly to HP’s new Mini 210 notebooks, the HP Pavilion dm3 is made of a magnesium-aluminum alloy case accented by matte black soft-touch surfaces. The dm3 also features HP CoolSenseTechnology which ensures that your computer stays cooler while running. The included HP Thermal Assistant software is able to detect how the computer is being used – whether it’s on a desk or on a user’s lap, and as a result it automatically shifts into maximum cooling mode or maximum performance mode based on the user’s personal preferences. The Pavilion dm3 also touts a battery life of up-to 7.5 hours and is less than 1 inch thick. Pricing begins at $549.