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Old 06-19-2009, 07:00 PM
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Default HP Pavilion dv2 Unboxing and First Impressions

<p><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="600" height="360" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/unwuDx0q9e0&amp;fmt=18" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/unwuDx0q9e0&amp;fmt=18"></embed></object></p><p>This is an unboxing and first impressions video of the HP Pavilion dv2 notebook (the dv2z-1199us) in moonlight white. This thin and light notebook from HP, running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit, features the AMD Turion Neo X2 Dual-Core CPU (1.6 Ghz, 1 MB L2 cache), a 320 GM 5400 RPM hard drive, 4 GB of RAM, an external Blu-ray ROM/DVD burner drive, a 1.3 megapixel Web cam, 12.1 inch WXGA (1280 x 800) BrightView screen, 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 GPU, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, 5-in-1 memory card reader, and powered by a 6-cell battery. <MORE /></p><p>The dv2 has three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI out, a 100 megabit Ethernet port, and weighs 3.81 pounds. It is 11.5 inches by 9.45 inches by 0.93 inches.&nbsp;This particular configuration, as of June 17th 2009, would cost $1009 USD if ordered from HP.com. The dv2 base configuration starts at $599 USD.</p><p>Intersted in buying a dv2?&nbsp;<a href="http://tinyurl.com/l9mryq" target="_blank">Here's an HP Shopping link you can use</a>. [Affiliate]</p><p><em>Jason Dunn owns and operates&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thoughtsmedia.com/" target="_blank">Thoughts Media Inc.</a>, a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys&nbsp;<a href="http://photos.jasondunn.com/" target="_blank">photography</a>, mobile devices,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jasondunn.com/" target="_blank">blogging</a>, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, and his sometimes obedient dog. He's still searching for the ultimate netbook.</em></p><p><em></em><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//ppct/auto/1240336793.usr1.gif" /></p><p><strong>Do you enjoy using new hardware, software and accessories, then sharing your experience with others? Then join us on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thoughtsmedia.com/reviewteam.php" target="_blank">Thoughts Media Review Team</a>! We're looking for individuals who find it fun to test new gear and give their honest opinions about the experience. It's a volunteer role with some great perks. Interested?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thoughtsmedia.com/reviewteam.php" target="_blank">Then click here for more information.</a></strong></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//ppct/auto/1240336793.usr1.gif" /></p>
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:38 AM
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Hi Jason;

I found your unboxing video while trying to source a dv2-1199us here in Calgary. I'm fairly certain that HP never did offer a dual-core neo in the Canadian models and the Canadian website is sadly lacking in anything resembling an option to customize your laptop order. Even worse, while trying to source a dv2 with a neo x2 and the HD3410 graphics, I realized the Futureshop/BestBuy, Source and Staples stores only offer the low-end models you can find on the canadian HP website, as the new DM3z 13 inch unit shows.

Yes you can actually get a neo x2 in these models but sadly are limited to the ATI 3200 graphics. The DM3t 1040us model is even worse with the intel 4500 igp but I haven't seen any of those in the wild yet. One thing with the DM3t is as a us model, if you do find one in Canada, it might actually ship with an english keyboard instead of that craptacular bi-lingual monstrosity all of the 'ca' designated models ship with now.

Anyway, I do have a point to make, as you did an unboxing on a dv2-1199us model here in Calgary, is there any way you might be able to source one of these units from your industry contacts?

Thanks much!
 
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