HP Pavilion dv2-1132AX
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Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv2-1132AX
Source: Good Gear Guide Archive.org version
The HP Pavilion dv2-1132AX is one of the new breed of slim laptops to hit the Australian market. It aims to be very portable, affordable and reasonably powerful — and it hits the mark in all three areas. If netbooks are too small for you and regular 15in laptops are way too big, then the HP Pavilion dv2-1132AX could be just what you're looking for. It runs an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Neo CPU, has an HDMI port, and is perfect for office work as well as watching videos and editing photos.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
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.
L325: Subnotebook processor for small and light laptops. Still based on the old mixture of K8 and K10 microarchitecture in 65nm. Faster than Atom based systems, but also with a higher power consumption.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.
The same applies to tablets in this size range.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.
In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.
70%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.