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...
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.