Conclusion: The HP Pavilion dv2 with an AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 CPU and ATI X1270 graphic falls exactly into the aimed for gap between netbooks and subnotebooks, in regards to performance and configuration. Slim, chic and target group-orientated, HP presents us a thoroughly well-executed combination of performance and mobility.
Pros: Chic, noble styling, Good connection distribution, Low temperature emissions, Good keyboard, Ultra-bright display, Hardware switch for the touchpad and network, Stable chassis, The generally perfect complete package with unusual detail solutions in an elegant dress.
Cons: Noise emission under load, Touchpad needs getting used to, Very care-intensive case surface, Merely basic interfaces, Meager supply array, Current high price, A matt display, low noise emissions under load and a battery with a higher capacity.
Summary: Thereâ€™s a promising compact laptop at heart here, with better than netbook performance, a slightly bigger and higher resolution screen, and great keyboard. Sadly itâ€™s let down by very poor battery life, in a laptop that ought to run cooler and longer than it does with the AMD Neo CPU and ATI HD 3410 GPU chips currently installed. We await with interest how succeeding applications of AMDâ€™s Neo processor platform will fare.
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. With an optical drive, a proper processor, discrete graphics, and a reasonable display resolution, the dv2 has everything one might expect from a notebook—and a lot more than you get with most netbooks.
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. Netbooks are all the rage these days, but they’re not for everyone. While they are incredibly affordable and portable, many shoppers are turned off by their small displays, small keyboards and poor graphics 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. However, while we can live with the somewhat cramped keyboard and above-average heat, the dv2's short battery life will be a deal breaker for many potential buyers.
Pros: Good performance for the price, Above-average graphics power, Sleek design, Great display and loud speakers
Cons: Short battery life, Keyboard not full size, Display sits higher than other 12.1-inch notebooks, Runs very warm
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 platform and thus all the mini-notebooks out in the market. However we're not quite yet convinced of AMD's proposition of an affordable ultra-thin notebook.
Excerpt: HP has launched a new ultra-thin HP Pavilion dv2 Laptop that is powered by 1.6 GHz Single-Core AMD Athlon Neo Processor MV-40 with 1-MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB featuring ATI Xpress 1100 chipset motherboard, 4-GB PC5300 677 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, 320-GB Serial-ATA 5400 rpm (150 Mbps) hard disk drive and 8X double layer DVD Writer with 8.5 GB data capacity.
HP's slimline laptop is equipped with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Neo CPU
Good Gear Guide.au
1 May 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