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HP Pavilion dv2-1030us

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv2-1030usNotebook: HP Pavilion dv2-1030us (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
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv2-1030us

50% HP Pavilion dv2-1030us (Staples)
Source: PC Mag English
AMD made it clear that it had no desire to compete in the netbook space and that it would rather put its money on the lightweight and inexpensive HP Pavilion dv2 (1030-us) to fill the void between netbooks and expensive ultraportables. The dv2 had the budget ultraportable space all to itself—at least for a brief period—until Intel's CULV (Consumer Ultra Low Voltage) processors came in and completely rained on HP and AMD's parade. As the netbook category grows and Intel's consumer ultra-low voltage class rolls in, HP's ultraportable Pavilion dv2-1030us is being pushed out of the game faster than it came in.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%

Comment

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.8 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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 %

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50%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)