Summary: I think this should be categorized as one of the first ultrabooks ever. Its really slim. Its been some years since I bought it and I changed some HDs and the silver painting started to come off already. I am using a SSD with it today and it seens to gain speed again. Just dont use it on your lap because it will get really hot!
Summary: In the course of the past 12 years I have used 8 different laptown computers for work. The brands include Gateway, IBM, Compaq in the early days and within the last few years primarily Dell. My last work computer was a Dell Latitude 600 which I really liked, primarily for it's size. Most of my work was on the road so the computer size was the most important consideration.
Summary: To me, it's just the right combination of power, portability, and features. This laptop is positioned perfectly between a netbook (which costs half as much) and an ultraportable (which costs twice as much). It looks a lot like a netbook, except it's not a netbook. There is no sense comparing dv2-1030us to a glorified calculator with 1 GB of RAM and a 4 GB SSD.
Summary: This laptop hit the sweet spot for me. I had a netbook, the MSI Wind, and it was great for what it was. However, the 1024x600 screen size was a constant issue for me..many programs weren't really happy with that resolution. My eyes are fine, and screen size isn't an issue, but the resolution was. So my next laptop I also wanted it to be ultraportable, but I need a 720p minimum size resolution AND a discrete graphics card (and NOT an Intel.
Summary: My grandson just loves this small 12.5 inch Hewlett-Packard laptop. We gave it to him for his birthday. The price was very reasonable. It is very easy for him to transport to and from class. He is very please with it's performance.
Pat from Arlington, VA "Pat from Arlington, VA", Amazon
16 July 2009
Summary: [...] I use laptops as desktops and connect it to a full keyboard and mouse. It's fast for what I do and has a very nice picture. But I use google docs and such, so it's mostly like a netbook to me. Because of size, I am now thinking about taking it with me on trips versus watching movies on my Storm. So far, so good.
Summary: Bought the DV2 for about 700 2 months ago, and am pleased to say that this little notebook performs quite admirably, all things considered. The Neo surprised me with astounding speed - for a single core processor. Don't let that mislead you, however; under most circumstances, one wouldn't be able to distinguish the diminutive single core from one of AMD/Intel's lower/mid-range dual core processors.
Summary: Just bought this laptop at staples after returning a sorry excuse for a laptop a 10.1 inch dell inspirion laptop. This laptop looks awesome, is fast and does everything one would want in a lightweight, stylish package. You can buy it at staples for $599. I have been using this machine for over a week now and I see no problems with it.
Summary: Ideally sized computer for those who need more than a netbook but find full sized laptops too heavy. Too soon to confirm battery life projections but so far so good. Would probably benefit from Windows 7 upgrade. Good build quality.