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.

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)

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