All of HP’s 12-inch (and under) laptops have either been tablets, netbooks, or products aimed at the business crowd—until now. The Pavilion DV2 is HP’s new 12-inch consumer laptop that is under an inch thick.
The DV2 is powered by a 1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor, supports up to 4GB RAM (only one slot, however), offers up to 500 GB storage, and comes with HDMI-out. It also has an 8x DVD burner, webcam, 802.11n wi-fi, Bluetooth and WWAN configurations available. The DV2 will hit stores in March, costing between $US600-$US800.
The HP Pavilion DV3 is also out and has an LED-backlit, 13.3-inch screen. It’s pretty much identical to the DV3500t, except that it has a 2.3 GHz AMD Turion™ X2 Ultra ZM-84 Dual-Core Mobile Processor, and an ATI Radeon HD3200 video card. The DV3 should be available for pre-order immediately, and will sit in a price range between $US800-$US1200 dollars, depending on configuration. [HP]