The newest 12-inch notebook from HP is not an ultraportable. With the new AMD Athlon Neo, the HP Pavilion dv2 promise of reducing the gap between notebooks and low-yielding higher-priced ultraportable laptops. This pint-sized power can handle the 1080p HD content from a Blu-ray player or even the next level of your favorite video game and is priced from just $ 699. But in a world full of $ 300 notebooks the dv2 survive? We take a quick look at a pre-production sample of this notebook at CES and we're ready to say what they think.

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The pre-production sample of the HP Pavilion dv2 that we used features the following specifications:
Processor: 1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo 64-bit processor
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3410 (256MB dedicated memory)
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium with SP 1 (32-bit)
Screen: 12.1" HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
Memory: 3GB (up to 4GB configurable)
Storage: 160GB HDD
Optical Drive: External Blu-ray Drive with Double Layer Support
Wireless and Communications: 802.11b/g WLAN
Battery: 4-cell Li-Ion