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HP's Neo based DV2 notebook available
Prices start at €599
HP's 12-inch Pavilion DV2, the first and thus far only notebook to use AMD's Neo platform, is available now available in Europe.
It is based on AMD's Athlon MV-40 CPU at 1.6GHz, and ships either with HD3410 discrete graphics or X1250 IGP. For the moment HP is offering three SKUs, two with integrated graphics and one featuring the HD3410 with 512MB of memory.
All currently available SKUs ship with 2GB of memory and Vista Home Premium, with hard drive capacities ranging from 160GB to an impressive 500GB. Prices range from €599 for the entry level model with a 160GB hard drive, to €749 for the top spec'd 500GB unit. The 1090eg (NP799EA), with HD3410 graphics and a 320GB hard drive seems like the best deal, and it costs €655.
Although it's not bargain priced, it sounds like a good deal, especially if you consider the price of a high end Atom netbook nowadays. A thin and stylish 12-incher for €599 is not a bad deal at all, especially if you need HDMI.
You get one here.