Pros

  • Slim, smart profile; great touchpad
  • Flexible and affordable

Cons

  • Tinny sound
  • Keys could be a bit bigger

At A Glance

The dv2 carves out a solid niche between netbook and notebook by delivering good performance at a reasonable price.

Manufacturer’s Description

The HP Pavilion dv2-1030us Entertainment Notebook is exquisitely thin but fully loaded with performance and connectivity features. This lustrous-looking, espresso black laptop is ready to help you do everything in style.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number NM325UA
Processor
Processor type Athlon Neo MV-40
Processor speed 1600.0 MHz
Display
Display size 12.1 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 800
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Mobility Radeon HD3410
Storage
Drive size 320.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
General Information
UPC Code 884420990550
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Video - S-Video
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 0
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Slots
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 800.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 11.5 inches
Depth 9.5 inches
Height 1.3 inches
Weight 4.6 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.6 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Included Software
  • Microsoft Works
  • Corel Painter 4 Essentials
  • Muvee
  • HP MediaSmart
  • CyberLink DVD Suite
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad
Other Hardware Earphones

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 45.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Superior
Battery
Battery Life 2:58:47 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 635.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 535.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 538.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 970.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 576.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 630.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 870.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 440.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 19.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 17.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 19.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 15.74   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 10.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 22.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 17.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 22.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 1083.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0