HP Pavilion dv2-1030ea
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Pavilion dv2-1030ea (Pavilion dv2 Series)
Processor: AMD Athlon Neo MV-40
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 650 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv2-1030ea
HP Pavilion dv2 is a great laptop, but lacking in power and performance compared to some others. HP aims to provide the perfect combination of portability and performance with the Pavilion dv2-1030ea. While this isn't a massively powerful machine, HP has produced a compact laptop that's capable of carrying out basic multimedia tasks. While the Pavilion dv2-1030ea is a decent laptop with some nice features, in terms of power and speciﬁcations, it's expensive and worth looking elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
We like the HP Pavilion dv2 a lot. We dislike it a lot, too. Makes sense? The laptop looks absolutely fantastic and has excellent build quality to boot. It's very thin, relatively light, and the dv2-1030ea model ships with a Mobility Radeon HD 3410 512MB discrete graphics card for reasonable gaming performance. The keyboard's just lovely and the LED-backlit screen is well above average, if a little too reflective for our taste. 720p (QuickTime) movies are taken in its stride and the overall package is polished.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 57%
Source: Pocket Lint
Want a compact high-definition notebook? As to whether you’ll like the dv2, and indeed whether it can be judged as a success or not, depends entirely on what you need out of a laptop. With limited everyday performance, it’s definitely not a machine you’ll be able to replace your home PC with, but for those with simple needs, or seeking a laptop primarily for the commute, it’s ideal. Yes, you can get netbooks for cheaper, but few offer the same quality or usability, and most also lack the higher-res screen and external optical drive. Overall, we like the dv2, and it crams in a lot for your money. Just don’t go thinking it’s perfect.
70, Leistung 50, Verarbeitung 80, Ergonomie 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 50% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
AMD and HP have been wise not to call its latest collaboration a netbook. Why? Partly because it plainly isn't a netbook, it has a 1,280 x 800 resolution display, but mainly because, had they taken this view, we'd have probably told them to insert their new product up their preferred organic orifice - we've seen more than enough netbooks already, thanks! Despite outstanding design and an excellent feature set, the HP Pavilion dv2 is let down by its disappointing battery life and some poor decisions in regards to specification and bundling. There's lots of promise here and if you're happy to invest in an extra battery this is a smart and practical machine, but it's not quite the genre defining product it could have been.
70, Leistung 60, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% features: 80%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410: Entry level dedicated GPU from AMD which supports only PCI-E 1.1 (3430 and upwards support PCI-E 2.0). Technically a slower clocked HD 3430/3450.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
MV-40: Slow single core processor for small and thin laptops. A bit faster than Atom based systems but the power consumption is also higher.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
66.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.