Excerpt: HP’s Pavilion dv2 is a notable product for a number of reasons, but foremost among them is that it was the first product to ship with AMD’s Athlon Neo mobile processor. Past this, it is one of the first products to fit in the newly created affordable (consumer) ultraportable space, as part of the...
Excerpt: With all the talk about affordable 12-inch computers lately , it made sense to revisit HP’s dv2 . This, as you probably remember, is HP’s not-a-netbook, thanks to the use of AMD processors and discrete graphics.
Summary: Whether the Pavilion dv2 is classified as a netbook, notebook, or budget ultraportable matters little. The system is certainly small enough, light enough, and thin enough to be considered an ultraportable, in my view.
Excerpt: AMD sent over an HP Pavilion dv2 for us to evaluate and I wanted to share some photos of it and my first thoughts. The HP Pavilion dv2 fits somewhere between a premium ultraportable and a netbook, sharing some characteristics of each.
Excerpt: The HP Pavilion dv2 delivers full notebook functionality in an attractive thin-and-light frame, and it’s very affordable. Multimedia buffs will appreciate this system’s dedicated ATI graphics solution, but its overall performance more closely resembles that of a netbook than an ultraportable...
Pros: Affordable, Stylish thin-and-light form factor, Discrete graphics, Sizable hard drive
Cons: Loud, No internal optical drive, Cramped function keys, Weak ultraportable performance
Summary: In terms of design and performance, the HP Pavilion dv2-1030us represents a step up from most netbooks. Also, the LED display is sharp and the notebook handles high-definition content well both on the screen itself and when output via HDMI. You can even play some 3D games at a decent clip.
HP Pavillion dv2 – For a Market That Doesn’t Exist
28 July 2013
Excerpt: I had a few things to say about Patrick Moorhead’s comments on the impotency of netbooks last fall , and I thought that would be that. But Mr. Moorhead obviously didn’t agree and served up another classic on his ‘blog’ in an article entitled ’ The Magical AMD Yukon-based HP Pavilion dv2 Ultrathin...
AMD's Yukon Platform and the HP Pavilion dv2 Unveiled!
14 June 2011
Conclusion: No doubt that HP Pavilion dv2 is quite a beauty despite being a fingerprint magnet, and its slim build only furthers its appeal. Given the AMD Yukon platform specifications and the chipset's integrated Radeon X1250 graphics engine, we're more than certain that it's more powerful than the Intel Atom...
HP's slimline laptop is equipped with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Neo CPU
Good Gear Guide.au
15 June 2010
Summary: If netbooks are too small for you and regular 15in laptops are way too big, then the HP Pavilion dv2-1132AX could be just what you're looking for. It runs an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Neo CPU, has an HDMI port, and is perfect for office work as well as watching videos and editing photos.
Pros: Slim and light, reasonably good performance, good price, HDMI output