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.

Processor AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 (1.6GHz)
OS Genuine Windows® Vista Home Premium
Hard disk 320GB SATA HDD
Memory 2GB DDR2 SDRAM (up to 4GB)
Display 12.1-inch WSVGA (1280×800)
Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 (1GB VRAM)
Audio SRS Premium sound, Altec Lansing speakers
I/O port 3x USB2.0, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA out, 1x RJ-45 Ethernet, 1x headphones-out, 1x mic-in, AC Adapter
Webcam HP Webcam with Integrated microphone
Connectivity Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN, 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN
Dimension 292 (L) x 240 (W) x 23.7 mm (H)
Weight 1.73 kg (with 6-cell battery)