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HP Pavilion dv2 review: HP Pavilion dv2

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HP includes an industry-standard, one-year, parts-and-labor warranty with the system. Upgrading to a two-year plan will cost an extra $169. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line, an online knowledge base, and driver downloads.

Multimedia Multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Portege R600-ST520W
1313 
HP Mini 2140
4080 
Sony Vaio P
5062 
HP Pavilion dv2
5257 
Samsung NC20
7218 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Portege R600-ST520W
272 
HP Pavilion dv2
377 
Sony Vaio P
881 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Portege R600-ST520W
248 
HP Pavilion dv2
367 
Samsung NC20
589 
HP Mini 2140
789 
Sony Vaio P
962 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Portege R600-ST520W
308 
HP Mini 2140
301 
Samsung NC20
275 
Sony Vaio P
188 
HP Pavilion dv2
149 

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System configurations:

HP Pavilion dv2
Windows Vista Home Edition SP1 (64-bit); 1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo Processor MV-40; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3140; 320GB Western Digital 5400rpm

Samsung NC20
Windows XP Professional SP3; 1.3GHz VIA Nano U2250; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 128MB VIA/SG3 Chrome9 HC3 IGP; 160GB TK 5400rpm

Toshiba Portege R600-ST520W
Windows Vista Business Edition SP1; 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo U9400; 3072MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 160GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

Sony Vaio P
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel GMA 500; 64GB Samsung SSD

Dell Inspiron 1210
Windows XP Home SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel GMA 500; 80GB Samsung 4200rpm

HP Mini 2140
Windows XP Home SP2; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 224MB Mobile Intel GMA 950; 160GB Toshiba 5400rpm

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