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HP Pavilion dv2 Entertainment Notebook PC

Up close and personal at CES Unveiled  (Source: DailyTech/Brandon Hill)
AMD announces a new ultrathin notebook platform

Intel has been hogging all of the limelight with its Atom processor. The tiny, 45nm processor has found its way into the majority of netbooks on the market and power devices ranging from $300 on up to $900+ range.

While Intel initially had the market cornered with the Atom processor and 945GM chipset, NVIDIA is now stepping into the market to provide its own IGP for the Atom. The NVIDIA Ion platform provides a single-chip solution and incorporates a GeForce 9400 GPU which completely obliterates anything Intel can currently offer with the Atom's chipset in graphics performance.

While NVIDIA is looking to simply shove Intel partly aside with its Ion offerings, AMD is looking to take on Intel its own with the new Yukon platform for "ultrathin" notebooks. Yukon incorporates a new Athlon Neo processor and ATI Radeon X1250 integrated graphics processor -- an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 discrete graphics processor is available as an option.

AMD says that the new platform is a nice balance between the bargain basement netbooks that have flooded the market and more functional (and higher priced) ultraportables. "Before today, there was a compromise associated with selecting a highly portable notebook, forcing consumers to choose either the full PC experience of an ultraportable at a high price or the limited PC experience of a mininotebook at a low price," stated Chris Cloran, AMD's Corporate VP of the Client Division.

"In introducing the AMD ultrathin notebook platform, AMD enables balanced PC performance, including the option of advanced graphics and video for true HD entertainment, all in an affordable, ultrathin notebook, bringing consumers uncompromised mobility."

AMD's poster child for the Yukon platform is the new HP Pavilion dv2 Entertainment Notebook PC. The dv2 incorporates the aforementioned 1.6GHz Athlon Neo MV-40 processor and the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3140 graphics processor. The notebooks includes a 12.1" LED backlit display (1280x800), 802.11n, WWAN support, support for up to a 500GB HDD, HDMI-out, near full-size keyboard, and an optional external Blu-ray drive.

Pricing for HP's Pavilion dv2 starts at $699.

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By neo64 on 1/6/2009 7:56:36 PM , Rating: 3
will dt ever get enough of that HP girl..

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By therealnickdanger on 1/6/2009 8:15:22 PM , Rating: 5
God, I hope never.

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By quiksilvr on 1/7/2009 12:47:16 AM , Rating: 2
I remember a different HP girl Dailytech used quite commonly:

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By therealnickdanger on 1/7/2009 8:16:50 AM , Rating: 2
Hey, they changed it! Booo! They were using the image you linked to as of yesterday.

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By nugundam93 on 1/7/2009 8:52:51 AM , Rating: 2
best HP girl ftw!

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By wordsworm on 1/6/2009 9:39:07 PM , Rating: 5
will dt ever get enough of that HP girl..

They should have included her on the space elevator story.

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By MonkeyPaw on 1/7/2009 11:49:55 AM , Rating: 2
Kinda looks like she's doing the "5 dollar footlong" dance. And before you let your imagination get the best of you, I mean from the Subway commercials. If the song is now stuck in your head, you're welcome.

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By wordsworm on 1/7/2009 2:49:23 PM , Rating: 2
If the song is now stuck in your head, you're welcome.

I usually buy all my TV on DVD, so as to avoid commercials. So, no damage done. Don't know the commercial to which you refer. Did I mention I really hate commercials?

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By Brandon Hill on 1/6/2009 10:07:59 PM , Rating: 3
Happy now?

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By dflynchimp on 1/6/2009 10:37:18 PM , Rating: 2
shoot, now I have to obsess over where I can get a larger picture of the newcomer!

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By cyriene on 1/6/2009 10:47:48 PM , Rating: 4
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By mattclary on 1/7/2009 7:59:27 AM , Rating: 2
I <3 gadget waifs.

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By Motoman on 1/7/2009 11:55:52 AM , Rating: 2

I <3 her. I <3 her a lot.

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By mattclary on 1/7/2009 8:03:34 AM , Rating: 2
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By amanojaku on 1/7/2009 12:17:16 PM , Rating: 2
Why does this girl's skirt have a penis on it? Up or down, that's a penis.

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By Aloonatic on 1/7/2009 3:57:16 AM , Rating: 2
Probably when they have had enough of the Fire Fox girl.

<for those who watch Harry Hill's TV Burp>

But, more importantly, who is better?

There is only one way to find out...

... (jelly/jello) Fiiiiiiiiiiight

</ for those who watch Harry Hill's TV Burp>

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