HP is bringing out two new CPU upgrade options for its Pavilion dv2 laptop. The dv2 has a 12 inch display and weighs less than 4 pounds, making it a bit bigger and heavier than most netbooks. But the AMD Neo processor and ATI Radeon graphics give it significantly better performance when it comes to handling video games and watching high definition movies. Unfortunately, the CPU is pretty sluggish.
But now it looks lke HP will begin offering the notebook with a choice of a dual core Congo CPU or an Athlon X2 dual core processor. Both of these chips will likely boost performance for average, non-graphics related tasks. You’ll also probably have a better experience with Flash video, which tends to rely on the CPU, not the GPU. No word on what the new processors will do to battery life.