As promised, here are a few photos of the HP Pavilion DV2 line of notebooks from CES Unveiled last night. The DV2 series machines are some of the first laptops using the the AMD Yukon platform with the new AMD Neo processor.
They’re larger than netbooks, with 12 inch displays. And they cost more, with prices starting around $699. But either it’s the magic of CES, or I’m starting to believe that there is a place for a device that’s somewhere in between a netbook and a full sized, full featured laptop. And the Pavilion DV2 line seems nicely situated to fill that niche. It offers better graphics and CPU performance than an Intel Atom-based netbook, but still weighs in at less than 4 pounds.
The DV2 price starts at $699, but you can add options like a higher capacity battery or an external Blu-ray drive which will jack up the price a bit. You can find a basic rundown of the specs and another photo after the break.
What do you think? Would you pay $700 for a 12 inch, 4 pounder, or if you’re going to spend that kind of money would you rather get a larger machine with a faster CPU?
- CPU: 1.6GHz AMD Athlon NEo MV-40
- Display: 12.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixels
- RAM: Up to 4GB of DDR2 533MHz
- Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD3410
- HDD: 160/250/320/500GB 5400 RPM SATA
- OS: Windows Vista Basic or Home premium
- Connectivity: Ethernet, 802.11b/g WiFi plus optional 802.11n, Bluetooth, or WWAN
- Expansion: 3USB ports, 5-in-1 card reader, VGA, HDMI
- Battery: 4 cell 40WHr or 6 cell, 65WHr
- Dimensions: 11.5″ x 9.5″ x 1/3″
- Weight: 3.8 pounds