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AMD's Yukon Platform and the HP Pavilion dv2 Unveiled!

AMD's Yukon Platform and the HP Pavilion dv2 Unveiled!



The HP Pavilion dv2: Thin, Light and Chic

The HP Pavilion dv2: Thin, Light and Chic

HP's recent track record when it comes to swanky, feature-packed notebooks has so far been sparkly and shiny. From the sweet HP Mini 1000 to the HP EliteBook built with aircraft-grade aluminum, the company originally founded by William Hewlett and David Packard seem determined to innovate their way through the recession.

Tough times call for special measures, and it certainly seems that today's launch of the new HP Pavilion dv2 was designed with just that in mind. At just under 1-inch thin and tipping scales starting from 1.64kg, one of these sweet shiny notebooks will only set you back a about S$1299 and upwards, depending on the final hardware configuration.

The HP Pavilion dv2 however doesn't sport an optical drive like many others of its form factor. Good thing that for its price, it comes bundled with an external LightScribe SuperMulti 8x DVD+/-RW DL writer.

What about performance? Given the platform's specifications, we were certain that it beats any mini-notebook based on the Atom platform. The Gigabyte M912 mini-notebook we reviewed obtained a Windows Experience Index of 2.7, whereas the HP Pavilion dv2 managed a score of 3.4 as seen in this shot:-