The HP Pavilion dv2 is just what the doctor ordered!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I bought this laptop in August for going to college in the fall. Since then, I have not had any problems with it at all. It has 4 GB RAM with a 500 GB harddrive. Running Windows Vista with a free upgrade to Windows 7 (just recieved it!). It works great for just about anything, browsing the internet, gaming, and simple tasks for students (word processing). The CD/DVD drive/burner is external which has its ups and downs. The USB ports are limited; I think that there...
Excerpt: Pro: Small form factor, discrete graphics card capable of watching 1080p movies on an external TV. Decent pixel density with a 16:10 display ratio. Good linux compatibility. Con: Battery life is just over 2 hours on the internet. Processor runs very hot, so the fan is constantly running, and can...
Summary: Didn't expect to find internet radio and tv in it, which is nice since i only bought this notebook for portable web browsing. I chose this computer because it was affordable. Prior to purchasing it, I read in one of the comments that fan is too loud...it is true but it is not that bad. and also that it freezes when playing you tube videos... i didn't have that problem so far. i like this notebook the design is nice it looks elegant.
Summary: I bought this to replace my laptop of five years (Compaq Presario). I looked at a lot of different laptops but you won't get a much better deal. It's beautiful, well built[...]. Only con is that it comes with Windows Vista which I'm assuming is why it's slower than I'd like. Luckily, you can ask for a free Windows 7 which I'm waiting to receive. Oh, and the mouse pad is not that great. If you have sweaty hands, this may be a problem.
Pros: Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Quality Display
Summary: Straight to the point - This little guy is great for the price. It runs great and I see no problems in Vista. HP's bloatware is a seperate issue. Things it can do better than a netbook: 1. Play games to an extent (slightly older games or newer ones with lower settings). Left 4 Dead ran fine on medium settings. 2. You can watch 720p HD video thanks to the discreet video! I used Media Player Classic with the CoreAVC h.264 codec. HDMI output to my HDTV played flawlessly.
Summary: This device is a better option for those who are thinking to buy a netbook as I wanted. There are some reasons I didn't bought a netbook: - Almost all have 160 GB HD - It has only 1gb ram, instead some that have 2gb - Some have reduced keyboard - They don't have dedicated video card This HP-Dv2 has more good things like: - It's also thin as netbooks - It's only 2 inches bigger than netbooks - It comes with an exteral usb dvd drive - Good processor similar to the intel...
Summary: I believe that this laptop will provide some of you with exactly what you want, not a netbook with a 10" screen, but not a heavy laptop with a 15" screen. This is in between. Honestly, I love the laptop, I set mine up to dual boot the Windows Vista, and I installed Windows 7 on the other drive partition. Thankfully, 320GB is plenty of hard drive for two operating systems. The HP Entertainment PC software features make it very easy for anyone to stream TV, radio, and etc.