The HP Pavilion Dv2 debuts AMD's new Ultrathin notebook platform

The highlight of HP's CES lineup is this new, thin, 12-inch AMD-powered model, called the Pavilion Dv2.

HP's new Pavilion Dv2.

The highlight of HP's CES lineup is this new, thin, 12-inch AMD-powered model, called the Pavilion Dv2. At first glance, another glossy HP laptop with an AMD processor may induce yawns, but when we learned this was the first system to use AMD's new Netbook-like Athlon Neo platform, our ears perked up.

Pitched as a kind of step-up from Netbooks, Neo provides for a little more processing muscle--at least enough to power Windows Vista. The CPU is called the Neo MV-40, runs at 1.6GHz, and comes paired with ATI Mobility Radeon HD3410 graphics.

Besides that, the Dv2 also has a fairly large keyboard for a 12-inch laptop, starts at about 3.8 pounds, and is 1.3-inches thick at its thickest point. The display is a 1,280 x 800 LED.

Look for the HP Dv2 later in January, somewhere north of $500. Check out some more photos after the jump.

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HP Pavilion dv2

The Bottom Line: HP's slick-looking 12-inch Pavilion dv2 carves out a niche between entry-level Netbooks and expensive ultraportables. / Read full review

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