HP Pavillion dv2 gets an Athlon Neo
AMD’s recently announced Athlon Neo processor already has a laptop in tow — the HP Pavillion dv2. This 12-incher should perform better than most netbooks with the new 1.6GHz MV-40 Athlon Neo processor though not that strong enough to pit against the Core 2 Duos.
AMD Athlon Neo 1.6GHz MV-40 processor
12.1-inch (1,280×800 pixels) display screen
up to 4GB RAM
160/250/320/500GB SATA HDD
ATI Mobility Radeon HD3410
5-in-1 card reader
Vista Home Premium 64-bit
4-cell or 6-cell (up to 4 hours) battery life
Like the HP Mini 2140, it only has 92% of standard keyboard size but only weighs 3.8 lbs. Price starts at $699 for basic specs but could go up to $899 with the discreet graphics and an external Blu-Ray player.