dv2slant1 Review: HP Pavilion dv2

The HP Pavilion dv2 is the manufacturer’s first notebook PC that comes with AMD Athlon Neo processor. Let’s see how well it fares in our review.

dv2slant2 Review: HP Pavilion dv2

The HP Pavilion dv2 was launched in March, but the manufacturer only had a review unit for us in late May. (It also looks like a trend that manufacturers having a media review unit way after the product was commercially launched, probably because profits are of higher priority in bad economic times).

Nevertheless, we intend to take a look at this laptop which is the first one we knew of that is equipped with the new AMD Athlon Neo mobile processor, and see how it fares against a netbook that incorporates Intel Atom CPU.

Take a look at the specifications.

ProcessorAMD Athlon Neo MV-40 (1.6GHz)
OSGenuine Windows® Vista Home Premium
Hard disk320GB SATA HDD
Memory2GB DDR2 SDRAM (up to 4GB)
Display12.1-inch WSVGA (1280×800)
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 (1GB VRAM)
AudioSRS Premium sound, Altec Lansing speakers
I/O port3x USB2.0, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA out, 1x RJ-45 Ethernet, 1x headphones-out, 1x mic-in, AC Adapter
WebcamHP Webcam with Integrated microphone
ConnectivityIntegrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN, 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN
Dimension292 (L) x 240 (W) x 23.7 mm (H)
Weight1.73 kg (with 6-cell battery)