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HP Pavilion dv2 series
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HP Pavilion dv2 series

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Review: HP dv2, take two

13 August 2009
  • 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.
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The HP Pavilion dv2-1199us Laptop Reviewed

Gear Diary
25 July 2009
  • Excerpt: photos by Kevin As many of you know, two different MacBook Airs in a row have performed as my main computer for over a year. I can get away with using what others have called an “oversized netbook” because I don’t do a lot of processor-intensive computing beyond basic video and photo editing, and...
  • Pros: : Extremely portable; looks great; priced well when compared to other similarly featured laptops; excellent screen size for doing just about everything; 4GB RAM and 320GB hard drive – wow!
  • Cons: : Battery life could be better; the keyboard may seem a bit cramped; the shiny trackpad is a nightmare at first, but it does get easier to use; I wish that the keyboard was backlit; HP really should copy that magnetic power cable Macs use; and seriously…this is a portable laptop that students and...
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Overall 5

HP Pavilion dv2-1030us (Staples)

PC Magazine
6 July 2009
  • Conclusion: As the netbook category grows and Intel's consumer ultra-low voltage class rolls in, HP's ultraportable Pavilion dv2-1030us is being pushed out of the game faster than it came in.
  • Pros: Has 4GB of memory. Better graphics chipset than a netbook. External optical drive included. HDMI-out port.
  • Cons: Short battery life for a 12-inch ultraportable. Fan noise is constant. 92-percent keyboard. Slightly smaller battery than the last dv2 unit we reviewed. Expensive.
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Unboxing the HP Pavilion dv2-1199us Laptop

Gear Diary
18 June 2009
  • Excerpt: HP and Microsoft sent me an HP Pavilion dv2-1199us Entertainment PC to try out. Once I got past the fact that the model number is a mouthful, I couldn’t help but notice how lovely this moonlight white computer is – both in appearance and specifications.
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Overall 6

HP Pavilion dv2 'Yukon' laptop. AMD's foray into the ultra-mobile market

17 June 2009
  • Conclusion: We like the HP Pavilion dv2 a lot. We dislike it a lot, too. Makes sense? The laptop looks absolutely fantastic and has excellent build quality to boot. It's very thin, relatively light, and the dv2-1030ea model ships with a Mobility Radeon HD 3410 512MB discrete graphics card for reasonable gaming...
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Overall 6

HP Pavilion dv2-1030ea 12in Ultraportable

19 May 2009
  • Conclusion: If ever there was a tale of two halves, then the HP Pavilion dv2-1030ea notebook is exactly that. The design, build quality, feature set and application performance are all top notch.
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Review: HP dv2 notebook

4 May 2009
  • 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...
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HP's Pavilion dv2 ultraportable notebook

27 April 2009
  • 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.
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HP Pavilion dv2 Unboxed, First Impressions

15 April 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6

Expert Review

10 April 2009
  • 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
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