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AMD Ships New Neo Processors In HP Pavilion dv2z

AMD Ships New Neo Processors In HP Pavilion dv2z

We've heard that Intel may have a few new Atom processors on tap for release later this year, so it makes sense to see AMD propping up its own low-end, low-power lineup. Rather than unveil them alone, however, it seems as if Advanced Micro Devices is enlisting the assistance of Hewlett-Packard, as the newest Athlon Neo and Turion Neo processors are surfacing in the all-new Pavilion dv2z notebook.



Beginning this week, consumers in the market for a new ultraportable can find the aforementioned machine on sale, and while the base configuration arrives with the Neo MV-40, you can opt to upgrade to the Athlon Neo X2 L335 (1.6GHz) or Turion Neo X2 L625 (also 1.6GHz). Both of these chips boast a dual-core design, and paired up with ATI discrete graphics, should enable high-res video playback and possibly even some light-duty gaming.



Other specifications include a 12.1" LED BrightView display, HDMI socket, optional Blu-ray drive, Altec Lansing speakers, HP's MediaSmart software, an optional Gobi chip for onboard WWAN, webcam with dual-array microphones, your choice of an ATI Mobility Radeon HD3410 (discrete) or the Mobility Radeon X1250 (integrated), a battery life of five hours and a weight of 3.81lbs. It's available to order now starting at $599.99.
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     This has always been my problem with the netbooks really. I could by a single core Atom netbook with limited functionality. Yes it will browse the net and maybe some other things at a slower rate than normal for 3-350. Or I could spend a 100-150 more and get a fully functional dual core discrete graphics 12" notebook. This option while attractive seem to not actually be a question to me. Yeah super small 8-10" low weight is cool, but this unit probably weighs a pound more and performs 100% faster, with a bigger keyboard.

     So why would I buy a netbook over a fully functional computer???

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Portability! that is the answer to your question... Is also an option an people like that! :)

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